Authorised form of nameFogg; Gordon Elliott (1919 - 2005)
Other forms of nameTony
Dates1919 - 2005
Place of birthLangar, Nottinghamshire
Date of birth26/04/1919
Place of deathLlandegfan, Anglesey
Date of death30/01/2005
OccupationBotanist; worked in cyanobacteria
Dulwich College; Queen Mary College, London (1937)
Registered as a conscientious objector during WW2 conditional on undertaking research, assisted in national survey of seaweed resources - researched algaes used to make water soluble silk for parachutes to drop mines at sea, worked on pest control for Pest Control Ltd at Harston; Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Reader in Botany, University College London (1945-1960); Professor of Botany, Westfield College, London (1960-1971); Professor of Marine Biology, University College of North Wales (1971-1985) (Emeritus); President, British Phycological Society (1961-1962); Chairman, British Antarctic Survey Scientific Advisory Committee (1971-1964); Chairman, Freshwater Biological Association Council (1974-1985); Chairman, Scientific Advisory Panel, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (1974-1982); President, Institute of Biology (1976-1977); sat on Council of NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) and on Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
CBE 1983
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election18/03/1965
Age at election45
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1980-1982
Leeuwenhoek 1968
RelationshipsSon of a Methodist minister; married (1945) Beryl Llechid-Jones (died 1997)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2006 vol 52 pp 97-116, plate, by Anthony E Walsby
Obituary in Independent (18 February 2005)
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA4169
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1965/10Fogg, Gordon Elliott: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WRS/9375Fogg, Gordon Elliottnd
RR/70/100Referee's report by David Thoday, on a paper 'Quantitative studies on the wetting of leaves by water' by Gordon Elliott Fogg1947
RR/70/101Referee's report by Neil Kensington Adam, on a paper 'Quantitative studies on the wetting of leaves by water' by Gordon Elliott Fogg1947
MS/916Lecture notes by Gordon Elliott Fogg1938-1946
MS/911Watercolour collection of Gordon (Tony) Fogg18th Century-20th Century
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