Authorised form of nameSmith; John Maynard (1920 - 2004)
ForenamesJohn Maynard
Dates1920 - 2004
Dates and placesBirth:
London (06 January 1920)
19 April 2004
ActivityResearch Field:
Eton College; Trinity College, Cambridge (Engineering); University College London (Zoology, 1947-1951)
Myles Aircraft (1942-1947); Lecturer in Zoology (1952-1965); Dean, School of Biological Sciences, Sussex University (1965- 1985); Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Sussex; Italian Balzan Prize (1991); Linnean Medal of the Linnean Society (1995); Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Crafoord Prize (1999 - with Ernst Mayr and George C Williams); Inamori Foundation Kyoto Prize (2001)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Darwin Medal 1986; Royal Medal 1997; Copley Medal 1999
Bernal 1980
1991-1993; VP 1991-1993
RelationshipsMarried (1941) Sheila Matthew
Obituaries in The Guardian (22 April 2004; 24 April 2004); The Telegraph (22 April 2004) and The Times (22 April 2004)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2005 vol 51 pp 253-265, plate, by Brian Charlesworth FRS and Paul Harvey FRS
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5065
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AV/2/37The origin of life / John Maynard Smith
IM/004282Maynard Smith, John nd
IM/004283Maynard Smith, John 1997
IM/003037Maynard Smith, John 1999
AV/1/1/14bScience, ideology and myth/ John Maynard Smith24 April 1980
AV/2/38Flight in birds and aeroplanes / John Maynard Smith
CH/10/38Cutting of a letter from Professor John Maynard Smith to the Editor of the Times relating to Equipment grants30 July 1967
AV/2/22Seven wonders of the world1995
AV/1/1/14aExperiments in microbial evolution: new techniques, new enzymes, new metabolic activities/ Patricia Hannah Clarke8 November 1979
EC/1977/31Smith, John Maynard: certificate of election to the Royal Society1976
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