From: International Authors and Writers Who’s Who

14th edition, 1995

FORD Brian John

b. Corsham, Wiltshire, England, Chartered Research Biologist, Author and Broadcaster; m. Janice May Smith, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 foster-children. Education: Biology, Cardiff University.


Personal Radio and Television Programmes: Science Now; Where Are You Taking Us?; It’s Your Line; Food for Thought; Heart Attack; Computer Challenge (game show). Editor: Science Diary; Science and Technical Authors’ Newsletter; Biology History. Books include: Microbiology and Food, 1970; Nonscience, 1971; Revealing Lens, 1973; Patterns of Sex, 1978; Cult of the Expert, 1982; Single Lens, 1985; Leeuwenhoek Legacy, 1991; Images of Science, 1992; First Encyclopedia of Science, 1993. Co-author: The Cardiff Book, 1971; Viral Pollution of the Environment, 1983; Walking in Britain, 1988; Sex and Your Health, 1989. Contributor to: The Times; Guardian; New Scientist; Nature; Microscopy; Private Eye; Daily Telegraph; British Medical Journal.

Former Activities:

Chairman of Nutrition and Fellow, Royal Society of Health; Member of Council, National Book League; President, European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations; Chairman, Science and Technical Writers, Society of Authors, London; Head of Entertainments and Vice Chairman, Savage Club, London.

Current Activities:

Fellow, and Member of Court of Governors, Cardiff University; Member of Council and Chairman of History Sector, Institute of Biology; Zoological Secretary and Surveyor of Scientific Instruments, Linnean Society; Member of Council, Society for the Application of Research. Directorships: British Mensa (UK), National Science Centre (UK), McCrone Research Institute (USA), Van Leeuwenhoek Institute (USA).

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