John Heslop-Harrison. 10 February 1920 – 7 May 1998

Brian E.S. Gunning

Elected F.R.S. 1970


There could be no better words with which to open an account of John (Jack) Heslop–Harrison's life than his own advice to students: ‘He who makes botany his life's work has many satisfactions before him; not least the sheer pleasure of investigating and handling entities so intrinsically beautiful and perfect at all levels of organization as plants’ (1).*

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