Julian Huxley

Huxley {{circa|1964}} Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was a British evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist. He was a proponent of natural selection, and a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century modern synthesis. He was secretary of the Zoological Society of London (1935–1942), the first Director of UNESCO, a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund and the first President of the British Humanist Association.

Huxley was well known for his presentation of science in books and articles, and on radio and television. He directed an Oscar-winning wildlife film. He was awarded UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science in 1953, the Darwin Medal of the Royal Society in 1956, and the Darwin–Wallace Medal of the Linnaean Society in 1958. He was also knighted in that same year, 1958, a hundred years after Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace announced the theory of evolution by natural selection. In 1959 he received a Special Award of the Lasker Foundation in the category Planned ParenthoodWorld Population. Huxley was a prominent member of the British Eugenics Society and was its president from 1959 to 1962.

There is a public house named after Sir Julian in Selsdon, London Borough of Croydon, close to the Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve which he helped establish. Provided by Wikipedia
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Involved: Huxley, Julian
Year: 1942
Publisher: Europa Verl. (Zürich [u.a.])
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The advancement of science
Volume 11 from Macmillan war pamphlets
Involved: Huxley, Julian
Year: 1941
Publisher: Macmillan (London)
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Year: 1969
Publisher: Piper (München)
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Involved: Huxley, Julian
Year: 1950
Publisher: Nest-Verl. (Nürnberg)
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Year: 1951
Publisher: Wingate [u.a.] (London)
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By means of natural selection or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life
Volume 294
Year: 1962
Publisher: Mentor Books (New York, NY)
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Three essays
Year: 1960
Publisher: New American Libr. (New York, NY)
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