Authorised form of nameBateson; Sir; Paul Patrick Gordon (1938 - 2017)
Dates1938 - 2017
Place of birthChinnor Hill, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Date of birth31/03/1938
Date of death01/08/2017
Westminster School (1951-1956); BA Natural Sciences First class, King's College Cambridge, Senior Scholarship, Frank Smart Prize 1960 (1957-1960); Ph.D. Postgraduate research, Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, Cambridge (1960-1963); MA Cambridge 1965; Harkness Fellowship, Stanford Medical Centre, California (1963-1965)
Senior Assistant in Research, Cambridge (1965-1969); Lecturer in Zoology, Cambridge (1969-1978); Reader in Animal Behaviour (1978-1984); Director of Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour (1976-1988); Head of Department of Zoology (1994-1996); Professor of Ethology (1984-2005); Professor Emeritus (2005 - )
Appointments at King's College Cambridge - Junior Research Fellow, 1964-68; Senior Research Fellow, 1968-9; Official Fellow, 1969-1984; Professorial Fellow, 1984-1988; Provost (Head of College ) 1988-2003; Life Fellow 2003 -
Kt 2003
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/03/1983
Age at election44
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Biological Secretary and Vice President 1998-2003
RelationshipsRelated to William Bateson, FRS (a cousin of his grandfather), who was one of the champions of Gregor Mendel and coined the term "genetics". ; married Dusha Matthews 1963; 2 daughters, melissa b. 1968, Anna B. 1972
Published works'Defended to Death' Penguin 1983 with G Prins and others: 'Measuring Behaviour' Cambridge University Press 1986 (with P Martin); Second edition 1993. Translated into Japanese, Spanish and italian. Third edition 2007; 'The Behavioural and Physiological Effects of Culling Deer' The National Trust, 1997; 'Design for a Life: How Behaviour Develps' Jonathan Cape, 1999 (with P Martin); Paperback edition 2000. 'Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolution' Cambridge University Press, 2011 (with P Gluckman).
Film: 'Imprinting' 35 minutes. Appleton-Century, 1969 (with Ellen P Reese)
'Address of the President, Lord May of Oxford, AC, FRS, given at the Anniversary meeting on 30 November 2001' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 121-129
Patrick Bateson, 'William Bateson, Archibald Garrod and the Nature of the "Inborn"' in 'A Century of Mendelism in human genetics' ed M Keynes et al
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2071
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/005307Bateson, Sir Paul Patrick Gordon1999
CMB/461Minutes of the Committee on Elections2001-2016
CMB/426Royal Society/Wolfson Foundation Laboratory Refurbishment Grants Committee1999-2017
EC/1983/02Bateson, Paul Patrick Gordon: certificate of election to the Royal Society1979
IM/003357Royal Society Officers at Anniversary Day 20002000
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