Adrian Horridge

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George Adrian Horridge
Adrian Horridge FRS on his 90th birthday.jpg
Born (1927-12-12) 12 December 1927 (age 90)
Education Cambridge
Awards FRS (1969), FAA (1971)
Scientific career
Fields Neurobiology
Institutions University of St Andrews Australian National University

George Adrian Horridge FRS FAA (born 12 December 1927) is an Australian neurobiologist and professor at Australian National University.[1]


Horridge was born in Sheffield, England, where he attended King Edward VII School. He obtained a scholarship to St John's College, Cambridge in 1946.[2] He earned a PhD from the University of Cambridge and was appointed to a Fellowship in Chemistry at St. John's in 1953.[3] From 1960 till 1969 he was Director of the Gatty Marine Laboratory at the University of St Andrews. From 1969 till 1993 he was a professor at the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University, and subsequently Emeritus Professor. He lives in Yarralumla, Canberra.

In 2001 he was awarded a Centenary Medal "for service to Australian society in the biological sciences".[4]



  1. ^ Horridge, George Adrian, Biographical entry, Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. ^ KES Magazine, July 1946,
  3. ^ KES Magazine, Summer 1953, King Edward VII School Sheffield
  4. ^ Centenary Medal, 1 January 2001, It's an Honour

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