- Aubrey Manning
name = Aubrey Manning
birth_name = Aubrey William George Manning
birth_date = birth date and age|1930|04|24
birth_place = Chiswick, London
footnotes = Professor Aubrey William George Manning OBE FRSE
FIBiol(born 24 April, 1930in London, UK) is a distinguished English zoologistand broadcaster.
Aubrey was born in
Chiswick, but when the Second World Warbroke out the family moved to Englefield Greenin Surrey[ [http://www.open2.net/therulesoflife/meetaubrey.html Open University web site - Accessed 2008-08-12] ] . Manning was educated at Strode's School in Egham, at University College Londonwhere he read zoology and then at Merton College, Oxfordwhere he completed his DPhil under Niko Tinbergen. After National Service he joined the University of Edinburghas an assistant lecturer. His main research and teaching interests are on animal behaviour, development and evolution. He has been involved with environmental issues since 1966 and with the Centre for Human Ecologysince its inception at the University of Edinburghin 1970. He was Professor of Natural History at the university from 1973-1997. In December 1997, a gallery in the Natural History Collection of Edinburgh University was named in his honour on his retirement. He is now Emeritus Professor.
Manning was elected Fellow of the
Royal Society of Edinburgh(1973) and received an OBE in 1998. He also holds honorary doctorates from Université Paul Sabatierin Toulouseand the Open University. He received the Zoological Society of LondonSilver Medal in 2003 for public understanding of science.
Among his many posts, he has been Chairman of Edinburgh
Brook Advisory Centre, Chairman of Council of the Scottish Wildlife Trustand a trustee of the National Museums of Scotlandand of and Project Wallacea. He is President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trustsand Patron of the Optimum Population Trust.
He has written "An Introduction to Animal Behaviour" (1967)
Cambridge University Press, which is now in its fifth edition. His television broadcasts have included: the BBC Two's "Earth Story" and "Talking Landscapes". His radio broadcasts included "The Rules of Life" for BBC Radio 4and the Open University in 2006 [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/rulesoflife.shtml BBC Radio 4 web site - Listen again - Accessed 2008-08-12] ] . He also broadcast five series of Radio 4's "Unearthing Mysteries", "Sounds of Life" and "Origins: the Human Connection".
In 1959 he married
Margaret BastockPhD (d. 1982) with whom he had two sons. In 1985 he married Joan Hermann PhD with whom he had another son.
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* [http://www.carnyx.tv/prodnotes_sevenwonders.htm Presenter of Seven Natural Wonders of the South]
NAME = Manning, Aubrey
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