The British Herpetological Society

The British Herpetological Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious societies of its kind in the world. Founded in 1947 by Britain's leading herpetologists, the BHS still enjoys its national learned status. The society's Herpetological Journal is ranked as one of the leading scientific publications devoted to herpetology. The society actively support Conservation, Research, Education and responsible Captive breeding through it's specialist Committees.

Upcoming events


08-09-2019 2:30 pm -7:00 pm
Drake Hall
Drake Hall
Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Ave

Full details of the 2019 annual joint BHS / Thames and Chilterns Herpetological Group meeting are now available!

Once again we have a great line up of speakers and topics for this always popular event, held in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. With displays of captive bred live animals plus books, art, photography and more, this is a great event for all age ranges - so please do join us if you can!

The Herpetological Journal

The Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal, ranked as one of the leading scientific publications devoted to herpetology.

The Herpetological Bulletin

Our quarterly publication focuses on natural history, captive breeding and husbandry, veterinary and behavioural articles.

The Natterjack

The members ebulletin covers all aspects of the society's activities and interests; whatever your herp-related interests, there will be something for you.