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T. T. Macan [Thomas Townley, called 'Kit' or 'TTM'] (1910–1985). Entomologist and field studies director, educated at Wellington and Cambridge, graduating in biology. Member of 1933 oceanographical expedition to Indian Ocean, specialising in starfish. Joined Freshwater Biological Association in 1935, becoming Deputy Director 1946 and remaining there until retirement in 1976, apart from war service as entomologist in Royal Army Medical Corps. Keen promoter of field studies, organised annual Easter field course at Windermere and scout camps. Founding editor of Freshwater Biology journal; leading roles in international association of limnology.

E. Barton Worthington (1905–2001). Ecologist and science administrator. Cambridge graduate, career alternating between Britain and Africa. Took part in African lakes expeditions 1927–31 and African research survey 1934–37. Secretary and first full-time director of Freshwater Biological Association 1937–46; returned to Africa in the late 1940s as science and development advisor; deputy scientific director for Nature Conservancy 1957–65 and scientific director International Biological Programme 1964–74. Active in water biology and international nature conservation, concerned with environmental impacts of drainage and irrigation. CBE 1967.

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