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BILL HAMILTON AT SCHOOL 1949 1954 compiled by Martin Jacoby
 

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BILL HAMILTON AT SCHOOL 1949 ≠ 1954
compiled by Martin Jacoby
Bill and I were at school together but never knowingly met. However, I followed his
academic course ≠ science with a main interest in biology, so we shared the same
teachers. Visiting the Fribourg University website devoted to Bill, it occurred to me
that some account of his life at school would be interesting, so I sent this letter to
selected school contemporaries:
W. D. Hamilton at Tonbridge School
Dear [surname, to avoid offending doctors, knights, priests, colonels &c.],
.......if you will forgive the form of address we used 50 years ago.
You probably know that Bill Hamilton (Smythe House 19493

19543
) was one of the most distinguished scientists of all time. I am
compiling information about his life at school, and I see that you were with
him in ......... [class, team, house & dates]. Would you find a moment to jot
down and let me have anything you can remember about him? I hope that
memories will be individual and spontaneous so I shall not give you any
categories of information that I might appear to want. Of course I shall

  

Source: Amrhein, Valentin - Zoologisches Institut, Universitšt Basel

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology