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Huxley, Sir Julian Sorell (1887–1975)  

Maker: Howard Coster

Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (1887–1975) by Howard Coster, 1939 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Huxley, Sir Julian Sorell (1887–1975), zoologist and philosopher  

Robert Olby

Huxley, Sir Julian Sorell (1887–1975), zoologist and philosopher, was born on 22 June 1887 at 61 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, the eldest of three sons and a daughter of Leonard Huxley (1860–1933) and his first wife, Julia Frances Arnold (1862–1908). Leonard Huxley was at this time a schoolmaster at ...

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Manning, Thomas Henry (1911–1998), Arctic explorer and zoologist  

G. Hattersley-Smith

Manning, Thomas Henry (1911–1998), Arctic explorer and zoologist, was born at Shrublands, Dallington, Northamptonshire, on 22 December 1911, the only child of Thomas Edgar Manning (1884–1975), brewer and county cricketer, and his wife, Dorothy Frances Randall (1886–1968). Educated at Harrow School from 1925 to 1930, he entered ...

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Mitchell, Sir Peter Chalmers (1864–1945), zoologist  

J. C. Edwards

Mitchell, Sir Peter Chalmers (1864–1945), zoologist, was born at Dunfermline, Fife, on 23 November 1864, the third of the eleven children of the Revd Alexander Mitchell, and his wife, Marion Hay, daughter of the Revd Peter Chalmers. He was educated at Dunfermline high school...

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Romanes, George John [pseuds. Physicus, Metaphysicus] (1848–1894), evolutionary biologist  

Roger Smith

Romanes, George John [pseuds. Physicus, Metaphysicus] (1848–1894), evolutionary biologist, was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on 20 May 1848, the third son of the Revd George Romanes and Isabella Gair Smith. His father, who taught Greek at the small university in ...

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Romanes, George John (1848–1894)  

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George John Romanes (1848–1894) by Elliott & Fry, 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tinbergen, Nikolaas (1907–1988)  

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Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907–1988) by Walter Bird Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Tinbergen, Nikolaas (1907–1988), authority on animal behaviour  

R. A. Hinde

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Tinbergen, Nikolaas (1907–1988), authority on animal behaviour, was born on 15 April 1907 at The Hague in the Netherlands, the third of five children and second of four sons of Dirk Cornelis Tinbergen, schoolteacher, who taught Dutch language and history and was a scholar of medieval Dutch, and his wife, ...

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Walter Frank Raphael Weldon (1860–1906) by unknown photographer The College Art Collections, University of London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Weldon, Walter Frank Raphael (1860–1906), zoologist and biometrician  

M. Eileen Magnello

Weldon, Walter Frank Raphael (1860–1906), zoologist and biometrician, was born on 15 March 1860, at Highgate, Middlesex, the second child of the journalist and industrial chemist Walter Weldon (1832–1885) and his wife, Anne Cotton (d. 1881). His father's wealth came from his patents of the manganese regeneration process and the magnesia chlorine process. The family moved so frequently that ...

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Young, John Zachary (1907–1997)  

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John Zachary Young (1907–1997) by Walter Stoneman, 1950 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Young, John Zachary (1907–1997), zoologist  

B. B. Boycott

Young, John Zachary (1907–1997), zoologist, known universally as J. Z., was born at Fishponds, Bristol, on 18 March 1907, the first of three sons and two daughters of Philip Young (1878–1965), engineer, and his wife, Constance Maria, née Lloyd (1875–1955), schoolteacher. A great-great-grandfather, ...