Bernard Stonehouse

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Bernard Stonehouse
Born(1926-05-01)1 May 1926
Kingston upon Hull, England
Died12 November 2014(2014-11-12) (aged 88)
Scientific career
FieldsPolar research
Doctoral advisorDavid Lack
Doctoral students
Stonehouse Bay, Antarctica (on the right in this picture), is named after Bernard Stonehouse.

Dr Bernard Stonehouse (1 May 1926 – 12 November 2014)[1] was a British scientist who specialised in polar research and popular science.

Life and career[edit]

Stonehouse was born in Hull on 1 May 1926.[2][3] He attended Hull Grammar School before joining the Royal Navy in 1944, and was seconded as a naval pilot to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (later renamed the British Antarctic Survey) from 1946–1950.[2][3][4] After returning to Britain in 1950, Stonehouse studied zoology and geology at University College, London,[4] and then earned his D.Phil. from Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology and Merton College, Oxford,[2] which involved spending 18 months studying emperor penguins on South Georgia.[3][4] He led the British Ornithologists' Union's centenary expedition to Ascension Island between 1957 and 1959.[2][4] From 1960 to 1968, Stonehouse worked at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand)[2] and later appointments saw him working at the University of British Columbia, the University of Bradford, and, as editor of the Polar Record, at the Scott Polar Research Institute (part of the University of Cambridge).[3][4] He retired as editor in 1992 but continued as a senior associate, forming the Institute's Polar Ecology and Management Group, and promoting Antarctic tourism.[4]

Stonehouse married Sally Clacey in 1955; they had two daughters and a son.[1][2] He died on 12 November 2014. He is commemorated in the names of Stonehouse Bay and Mount Stonehouse.[4][5][6][7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Announcements". Daily Telegraph. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 439.
  3. ^ a b c d Liz Cruwys & Beau Riffenburgh (2002). "Bernard Stonehouse: biologist, writer, and educator". Polar Record. 38 (205): 157–169. doi:10.1017/S003224740001754X.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Bernard Stonehouse - obituary". The Telegraph. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Stonehouse, Mount". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Stonehouse Bay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Stonehouse Bay". Antarctic Gazetteer. Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Retrieved 24 August 2011.