Sidnie Manton

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Sidnie Manton
Sidnie Milana Manton.jpg
Born (1902-05-04)4 May 1902
Kensington, London
Died 2 January 1979(1979-01-02) (aged 76)
Nationality British
Fields Entomology, zoology
Institutions Girton College, Cambridge
Education St Paul's Girls' School
Alma mater Girton College, Cambridge (Sc.D., 1934)
Notable awards Linnean Medal (1963)
Frink Medal (1977)
Spouse John Philip Harding (m. 1937)

Sidnie Milana Manton, FRS[1] (4 May 1902 – 2 January 1979) was a British entomologist.

Early life[edit]

Sidnie Milana Manton was born in Kensington, London the daughter of a descendant of French aristocracy and a dentist. Her sister was the botanist Professor Irene Manton FRS. She was educated at the Froebel Demonstration School and at St. Paul's Girls' School before joining Girton College, Cambridge in 1921.


Manton joined Cambridge University and worked on the evolution of the arthropods, publishing "The Arthropoda: Habits, Functional Morphology and Evolution" in 1977.[2]

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in March 1948.[1][3]

Personal life[edit]

Manton married John Philip Harding in 1937. They had one son and one daughter.


  1. ^ a b Fryer, G. (1980). "Sidnie Milana Manton. 4 May 1902 – 2 January 1979". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 26: 327–326. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1980.0010. 
  2. ^ "Manton, Sidnie Milana". Online Encyclopedia. Net Industries. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lists of Royal Society Fellows 1660-2007". The Royal Society. Archived from the original on March 24, 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010.