History of the Primate Society

The Primate Society was founded on May 22 1967 by the Primate Group of the Zoological Society of London. In November 1970, the Society affiliated to the International Primatological Society and adopted the title ‘Primate Society of Great Britain’ (PSGB).

Founding Council

  • J.R. Napier (President), R.P. Michael (Hon.Sec.), R.J. Andrew (Hon.Treasurer)
  • E.H. Ashton, L.D. Brookes, C.R. Cold, P. Cotes, J.H. Crook, J. Davies
  • R.N. T-W-Fiennes, R.A. Hinde, G.H. Manley, I. Rowlands, A.C. Warren, L. Weiskrantz

Past Presidents

  • 1967 - 1970 J.R. Napier
  • 1970 - 1973 R.P. Michael
  • 1973 - 1976 R.N. T-W-Fiennes
  • 1976 - 1979 M.H. Day
  • 1979 - 1982 R.D. Martin
  • 1982 - 1986 D.J. Chivers
  • 1986 - 1989 B. Wood
  • 1989 - 1993 R.I.M. Dunbar
  • 1993 - 1996 H.O. Box
  • 1998 - 2001 P.C. Lee
  • 2001 - 2005 R. Barton
  • 2005 - 2010 A. Maclarnon
  • 2010 - 2013 K. Bard
  • 2014 - 2017 S. Bearder

Past Secretaries

  • 1967 - 1970 R.P. Michael
  • 1970 - 1974 K.R. Hobbs
  • 1974 - 1975 V. Reynolds
  • 1975 - 1978 R.D. Martin
  • 1978 - 1981 A.F. Dixson
  • 1981 - 1985 S.K. Bearder
  • 1985 - 1987 H.O. Box
  • 1987 - 1990 R.C. Hubrecht
  • 1990 - 1993 P.C. Lee
  • 1993 - 1996 C. Ross
  • 1996 - 1999 H. Buchanan-Smith
  • 1999 - 2005 J. Lycett
  • 2005 - 2010 C. Schaffner
  • 2010 - 2012 S Elton
  • 2012 - 2017 A. Smith

Past Treasurers

  • 1967 - 1970 R.J. Andrew
  • 1970 - 1974 A. Jolly
  • 1974 - 1977 D.J. Chivers
  • 1977 - 1980 E.B. Keveme
  • 1980 - 1984 L. Aiello
  • 1984 - 1987 A. MacLarnon
  • 1987 - 1990 S. Kingsley
  • 1990 - 1994 R. Crompton
  • 1994 - 1998 G.R. Hosey
  • 1998 - 2002 C. Evans
  • 2002 - 2008 R. Hill
  • 2008 - 2011 G. Brown
  • 2012 - 2014 C. Cunningham

Past Editors

  • 1974 - 1977 N.R. Chalmers
  • 1977 - 1993 J.C. Ingram
  • 1993 -1996 D. Brandon-Jones
  • 1996 - 2006 W. Sellers
  • 2006 - 2015 T. Rae