Authorised form of nameThorpe; William Homan (1902 - 1986)
Other forms of nameWilliam Hornan
Dates1902 - 1986
Date of birth01/04/1902
Date of death07/04/1986
Research fieldEntomology
Clarence School, Weston-super-Mare; Mill Hill boarding school; Jesus College, Cambridge ( Agriculture, Diploma in Agricultural Science); Rockefeller Fellowship (1927-1929); PhD, Cambridge University (1929)
Lecturer in Entomology, University of Cambridge (1932); Fellow and Tutor, Jesus College, Cambridge (1932)
Godman-Salvin Medal, British Ornithologists' Union (1968); Frink Medal, Zoological Society of London (1980); Fyssen Prize (1982)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election15/03/1951
Age at election48
Bulloch's Roll
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1987 vol 33 pp 619-639, plate, by R A Hinde
Alt names in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1987 vol 33
Royal Society codeNA1991
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1951/22Thorpe, William Homan: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/65/263Referee's report by William Robin Thompson, on a paper 'Further experiments on olfactory conditioning in a parasitic insect. The nature of the conditioning process' by William Homan ThorpeOctober 1938
RR/44/100Referee's report by David Keilin, on a paper 'Experiments upon respiration in the larvæ of certain parasitic hymenoptera' by William Homon ThorpeNovember 1931
RR/63/112Referee's report by William Robin Thompson, on a paper 'Olfactory conditioning in a parasitic insect and its relation to the problem of host selection' by William Homan Thorpe and F G W JonesMay 1937
RR/67/418Referee's report by Harold Munro Fox, on a paper 'Further studies on pre-imaginal olfactory conditioning in insects' by William Homan ThorpeMarch 1939
IM/GA/WS/4102Thorpe, William Homannd
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