Martin Holdgate

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Sir Martin Wyatt Holdgate CB (born 14 January 1931 in Horsham, England) is an English biologist and environmental scientist.

Early life[edit]

Holdgate was born in Horsham, England on 14 January 1931, and was educated at Arnold School. He then attended Cambridge University as an undergraduate at Queens' College, Cambridge from 1949, graduating in 1952 with degrees in zoology and botany.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

Holdgate has received numerous awards and honours for his work.[2]

Holdgate is also a member and fellow of the Institute of Biology, making him a Chartered Biologist, and entitling him to use the designations C.Biol and F.I.Biol.


Holdgate's publications include the following:[2]

  • Mountains in the Sea (1958)
  • Antarctic Ecology (editor, 1970)
  • A Perspective of Environmental Pollution (1979)
  • The World Environment 1972-82 (joint editor, 1982)
  • From Care to Action (1996)
  • The Green Web: A Union for World Conservation (1999)
  • Penguins and Mandarins: Memories of Natural and Un-Natural History (2003)
  • The Story of Appleby in Westmorland (2006)
  • Arnold: the story of a Blackpool school (2009)


  1. ^ Eminent Alumni, Queens's College, Cambridge, accessed 16 February 2010
  2. ^ a b Sir Martin Holdgate, CB, Debretts 'People of Today', accessed 16 February 2010

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