Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society offers a close look at the lives and achievements of our late Fellows.
A new volume of the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society is now available online. There is so much to write about our late Fellows, that this year we are exceptionally publishing two volumes. This is the first one.
The breadth of disciplines covered by the Fellows commemorated in this volume ranges from experimental psychology to botany to astronomy. Notably, the volume features a riveting memoir of Richard Gregory, a pioneer of cognitive psychology, whose work involved the development and interpretation of visual illusions. It also includes Ernest McCulloch, half of the brilliant partnership that discovered haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and changed how we think about human tissue generation and regeneration.
We hope that reading about the careers of successful scientists will encourage younger generations to follow their path.
Ray Guillery at the University of Chicago, 1977