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Judy Webb
Name: Judith Webb
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Forthcoming events of interest to Dipterists 2015-2016

12 & 13 December 2015, 10am-6pm daily, DF Beginners Workshop ‘Introduction to Fly Families’ – John & Barbara Ismay and Oxford University Museum of Natural History, South Parks Road, Oxford (www.oum.ox.ac.uk ). Please contact John and Barbara Ismay, 67 Giffard Way, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 9DN (E-mail: schultmay@insectsrus.co.uk) in advance to book your place at the workshop. Places are limited to 12 participants, so early booking recommended.


30 January 2016, Tachinidae Identification Workshop. Tutors:  Matt Smith and Chris Raper.  Dinton Pastures, Pelham-Clinton Building, Hurst, Reading RG10 0TH.  See: http://www.benhs.org.uk/. 

19-21 February 2016, DF Advanced Workshop on Flies in the Sarcophagidae, Calliphoridae & Rhinophoridae. . Tutors: Steven Falk and Daniel Whitmore.  Preston Montford Field Studies Centre, Shrewsbury. Details posted in this issue and will be on FSC website: http://www.field-studies-council.org/prestonmontford/

19 March 2016, BENHS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address. University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW.

2-9 July 2016, DF Summer Field Meeting to Kent based in Canterbury.

Spring 2017, DF Advanced Workshop. The proposed fly families are Ephydridae and Drosophilidae, with Martin Drake and Peter Chandler tutoring.

Throughout the Year:

BENHS Dinton Pastures Open Days in the Pelham-Clinton Building, Hurst, Reading. Open 10:30-16:00 on second and fourth Sunday in each month except April to September when only on the second Sunday of each month (except for August when there are no Open Days). We encourage you to bring along your pinned flies and use the Diptera Collections and library for identification.  Other Dipterists are usually present meaning good chat and assistance with identifications may be possible. The grid reference for Dinton Pastures is SU 784718, turn left off the B3030 driving North from Winnersh. The site is about 15 minutes  walk from Winnersh station, which has trains running on a half-hourly service from Reading and Waterloo. See: www.benhs.org.uk   
The Northants and Peterborough Diptera Group hold meetings every weekend from end of April until sometime in September/October. Contact John Showers on: showersjohn@gmail.com
The Devon Fly Group will be holding regular field meetings throughout the year. Contact Martin Drake (01460 2206650, martindrake2@gmail.com).

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