Witherby Memorial Lectures

 

1968
Sir Landsborough Thomson
The sub-species concept
1969
Dr D Lack
The number of bird species on islands
1970
H N Southern
Tawny Owls
1971
Dr E M Nicholson
Geograms
1972
Sir Peter Scott
Species extinction in birds
1973
Mrs P Hall
Speciation and specialisation
1974
D Nethersole-Thompson
Greenshanks
1975
Dr J C Coulson
Ringing as an ecological tool
1976
Professor G M Dunnet
The ages of birds – adolescence and senility
1977
Dr D W Snow
The relationships between the African and European avifaunas
1978
Ill-health prevented the lecture being given.
1979
S Cramp
Ornithology and bird conservation
1980
Dr D A Ratcliffe
The Peregrine
1981
Professor W G Hale
The biology of the Redshank
1982
Dr J Kear
Some thoughts on eggs
1983
Dr C M Perrins
A study of the Great Tit
1984
Professor P P G Bateson
Imprinting in young birds
1985
Dr I Newton
Individual performance in Sparrowhawks
1986
Dr C H Fry
The Bee-eaters
1987
Dr F Cooke
Natural selection in Snow Geese
1988
Professor P R Evans
Migration strategies of shorebirds
1989
Professor J R Krebs
Food hoarding in tits
1990
No lecture took place due to severe adverse weather conditions.
1991
Dr J D Goss-Custard
The importance of scale in the study of bird populations
1992
Dr G R Potts
Is there a future for farmland birds?
1993
Professor Dr P Berthold
Some new developments in bird migration research
1994
Professor J H Lawton
All change? Numbers and range in the field and in the mind
1995
Dr A Watson
Thinking, practice and people in bird population ecology
1996
Dr M Owen
Wildlife and water: partnerships for effective action
1997
Dr M P Harris
Individuality in a densely colonial seabird: the Common Guillemot
1998
Dr J P Croxall
Albatrosses, Fisheries and Futures
1999
Professor D T Parkin
Birding and DNA
2000
Dr D G C Harper
The public and private lives of Robins
2001
Professor Dr F Bairlein
The study of bird migration: where to go?
2002
Professor N B Davies
Cuckoo versus host
2003
Professor D M Bryant
Swallows – life in an uncertain world
2004
Professor P Monaghan
Bad beginnings and untimely ends: Life history trade-offs in birds
2005
Professor W J Sutherland
Science and Conservation
2006
Professor T Piersma
What is it like to be a Knot? Towards a cognitive ecology of shorebirds
2007
Dr M Marquiss
Case studies with predatory birds
2008
Professor P Grant
Evolution of Darwin’s finches
2009
Dr F Spina
Birds and rings across the Mediterranean: the role of ringing for science and for conservation in Italy
2010
Professor TR Birkhead
Sperm and Eggs: Promiscuity in birds
2011
Professor R E Green
Birth, death and bird conservation
2012
Professor S Wanless
An Exaltation of Auks