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Dawkins, Prof. Marian Ellina Stamp free

CBE 2014; DPhil; FRS 2014

Born Hereford 13 Feb. 1945; d of Arthur Maxwell Stamp and (Alice) Mary Stamp (née Richards); m 1967, (Clinton) Richard Dawkins , qv (marr. diss. 1984)

Professor of Animal Behaviour, University of Oxford, since 1998


Queen’s Coll., Harley St, London; Somerville Coll., Oxford (BA 1966; DPhil 1971)


Pt-time res. asst to Prof. Niko Tinbergen, 1971–74; Deptl Demonstrator in Animal Behaviour, Dept of Zool., Oxford Univ., 1974–80; Mary Snow Fellow in Biol Scis, Somerville Coll., Oxford, 1980–2012, now Fellow Emeritus


Animal Suffering: the science of animal welfare, 1980; Unravelling Animal Behaviour, 1986, 2nd edn 1995; Through Our Eyes Only?: the search for animal consciousness, 1993; Observing Animal Behaviour, 2007; Why Animals Matter: animal consciousness and human well-being, 2012; (with A. Manning) An Introduction to Animal Behaviour, 2012


photography, wind-surfing, walking, playing the piano


Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS

(01865) 271215