It is with great sadness that the College has been informed of the death of Dr Nicholas (Nick) Allen, who died on 21 March 2020. Nick was a...
Articles and Books by H.B.D. Kettlewell
1931: Notes on Heliothis peltigera. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 42: 62-4.
1942-3: A survey of the insect Panaxia (Callimorpha) dominula L. Proceedings. South London Entomological and Natural History Society 1942-3: 1-49.
1943-4: Temperature experiments on the pupae of Heliothis peligera Schiff. and Panaxia dominula L. Proceedings. South London Entomological and Natural History Society 1943-4: 69-81.
1945: Exhibition of Panaxia dominula aberrations. Proceedings. Royal Entomological Society of London. Series C, Journal of Meetings 9: 29.
1946: Further observations on Panaxia dominula. Entomologist 79: 31.
1946: Female assembling scents with reference to an important paper on the subject. Entomologist 79: 8-14.
1946: Further observations on the season 1945 with special reference to Pontia daplidice. Entomologist 79: 111.
1947: On genetic control of migration. Proceedings. Royal Entomological Society of London. Series C. 12: 43.
1952: Use of radioactive tracer in the study of insect populations (Lepidoptera). Nature 170: 584-86.
1952: A possible genetic explanation and understanding of migration of continuous brooded insects. Nature 169: 832-3.
1955: How industrialisation can alter species. Discovery 16 (12): 507-11.
1955: Selection experiments in Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera. Heredity 9 (3): 323-42.
1955: Brood size and dispersal in Biston betularia L. Entomologist 88: 50.
1955: Recognition of appropriate backgrounds by the pale and black phases of Lepidoptera. Nature 175: 943-4.
1955: Labelling Locusts with radioactive isotopes. Nature 175: 821.
1955: A further case of similar assembling scents. Entomologist 88: 19.
1956: A southern migration of Vanessa atalanta L., the Red Admiral. Entomologist 89 (1112): 18-19.
1956 Melanism and an answer to J.W.H. Harrison. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 68: 286-92.
1956: Further selection experiments on Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera. Heredity 10 (3): 287-301.
1956 : A résumé of investigations on the evolution of melanism in the Lepidoptera. Proceedings. Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences 145: 297-303.
1956 : Evolution in action. Times Science Review No. 19.
1956: An answer to one thought 'on reading Dr. Ford's book Moths'. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 68: 286-92.
1956: Xanthorhoë montanata and X. spadicearia assembling to females of Biston betularia. Entomologist 89: 130.
1957: The contribution of Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera to our knowledge of evolution. Advancement of Science 52: 245.
1957: Industrial Melanism in moths and its contributions to our knowledge of evolution. Proceedings. Royal Institution of Great Britain 36, 164: 1-13.
1957 : Problems in Industrial Melanism. Entomologist 90: 98-105.
1958: A survey of the frequencies of Biston betularia L. (Lep.) and its melanic forms in Britain. Heredity 12: 51-72.
1958: Evolution and the environment. New Scientist 4: 297-9.
1958: Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera and its contribution to our knowledge of evolution. Proceedings. 10th International Congress of Entomologists. 2: 831-41.
1958: The importance of the micro-environment to evolutionary trends in the Lepidoptera. Entomologist 91: 214-24.
1959: Darwin's missing evidence. Scientific American 200: 48-53.
1959: New aspects of the genetic control of Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera. Nature 183: 918-21.
1959 : Brazilian insect adaptations. Endeavour 72: 200-10.
1959: Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera and its contribution to our knowledge of evolution. The Society of American Zoologists (lecture records) 1959: 25-40.
1960: Radioactive migrants - a request. Entomologist 93: 75.
1960: Migrateurs radioactifs. Entomologiste 41: 1-2.
1960 A report on the investigation into radioactive migrants 1960. Entomologist 94 (Pl. 3 and 4): 49-52.
1960: With L.M. Cook. Radioactive labelling of lepidopterous larvae: a method of estimating late larval and pupal mortality in the wild. Nature 187: 301-2.
1961 : The phenomenon of Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera. Annual Review of Entomology. 6: 245-62.
1961: The radiation theory of female assembling in the Lepidoptera. Entomologist 94: 59-65.
1961: Geographic Melanism in the Lepidoptera of Shetland. Heredity 16: 393-402.
1961: Selection experiments on melanism in Amathes glareosa Esp. (Lepidoptera) Heredity 16: 415-34.
1961: With R. J. Berry. The Study of a cline. Heredity 16: 403-14.
1961: With M.J. Heard. Accidental radioactive labelling of a migratory moth. Nature 189: 676-7.
1963: Recent advances in our knowledge of melanism in the Lepidoptera. Proceedings. 16th International Congress of Zoology. 2: 198-9.
1963: Lepidoptera as scientific tools. Journal Lepidopterists' Society 17: 173-7.
1963: The genetical and environmental factors which affect colour and pattern in the Lepidoptera with special reference to a migratory species. Entomologist 96: 127-30.
1963 The life-history of Utetheisa pulchella L. and its possible adaptive significance. Entomologist 96: 102-7.
1963: Your Book of Butterflies and Moths. London: Faber.
1963: With C.J. Cadbury. Investigations on the origins of Non-industrial Melanism. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 75: 149-60.
1964: The inherited and environmental contributions to the patterning of Utetheisa pulchella. Entomologist 97: 169-72.
1964: Adaptation mechanisms in the genetic armoury of Lepidoptera--ancient and modern. Zenith I: 11-14.
1964: Natural history and air pollution. New Scientist. 22: 34.
1964: With Julian Huxley. Charles Darwin and His World. London: Thames and Hudson.
1965: Insect adaptations in Brazil. Animals 5, No. 18.
1965: Insect adaptations in Africa. Animals 5, No. 19.
1965: Insect adaptations in Britain. Animals 5, No. 20.
1965: A 12-year survey of the frequencies of Biston betularia L. and its melanic forms in Great Britain. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 77: 195-218.
1965: Insect survival and selection for pattern. Science 148: 1290-5.
1965: Hibernation and pupation habits of Cossus cossus L. (Lep.). Cossidae. : : Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 77: 1-3.
1969: Evolution today. In Purnell's Encyclopaedia of Animal Life, No. 22.
1969: With R. J. Berry. Gene flow in a cline. Amathes glareosa Esp. and its melanic f. edda Stdg. (Lep.) in Shetland. Heredity 24: 1-14.
1969: With R.J. Berry, C.J. Cadbury, G.C. Phillips. Differences in behaviour, dominance, and survival within a cline. Heredity 24: 15-25.
1971: With C.J. Cadbury, D. R. Lees. Recessive melanism in the moth Lasiocampa quercus L. In Ecological Genetics and Evolution: essays in Honour of E.B. Ford, edited by Robert Creed. Oxford: Blackwell.
1971: With Miriam Rothschild. E.B. Ford: Bibliography. In Ecological Genetics and Evolution: essays in Honour of E.B. Ford, edited by Robert Creed. Oxford: Blackwell.
1973: The Evolution of Melanism: The Study of a Recurring Necessity. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
1956: Cinematographer Niko Tinbergen. Evolution in Progress. London: British Universities Film and Video Council.
1958: With the Shell Film Unit. Darwin and the Insects of Brazil. London: British Universities Film and Video Council.
A Visit to HBD Kettlewell, by Jim Kettlewell.
Clarke, Cyril A. 1979. Antenna 3 (4): 125
Clarke, Cyril A. 1979. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 91 (10): 253-255
Demuth, R.F. 1979. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 91 (10): 255-257
Ford, E.B. 1979. Nature 281: 166
Jessup, F.W. 1979. Lycidas [Wolfson College, Oxford] 7 (1978-79): 58. Available on this site: connect]
Tinbergen, Niko. 1979. Lycidas [Wolfson College, Oxford] 7 (1978-79): 58-60. Available on this site: connect]
E.P.W. [Wiltshire]. 1979 Proceedings of the British Entomological and Natural History Society 12 (3/4): 101-103.
24 March 2020Dr Nicholas Allen (1939-2020)19 March 2020Wolfson alumnus Chris Whitty takes the lead in UK's coronavirus response
Chris Whitty is England's chief medical officer and the UK department of health's top scientific adviser.9 March 2020Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Advice and updates from the College.
Annual Lecture21 - 21May MayAnnual Berlin Lecture 2020Thursday 21 May - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED BY THE ORGANISER*
Further details including title and abstract to follow. Launched in 1990 to celebrate the 80th birthday of the College's Founding President, Sir Isaiah Berlin, the Berlin Lecture is in his own field of study, the history of ideas. Each Trinity Term, we welcome speakers of the stature of Professor Amartya Sen, Professor Roy Foster, Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Michael Ignatieff and Baroness Helena Kennedy.