Adrian Horridge

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

George Adrian Horridge
Adrian Horridge FRS on his 90th birthday.jpg
Born (1927-12-12) 12 December 1927 (age 92)
AwardsFRS (1969), FAA (1971)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of St Andrews Australian National University


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]


  • What Does the Honeybee See?: And How Do We Know?. ANU E Press. 2009. ISBN 978-1-921536-98-4.
  • John Aloimonos, ed. (1997). "Pattern and 3D Vision of Insects". Visual navigation: from biological systems to unmanned ground vehicles. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-8058-2050-8.


  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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