June 2010 – vol. 103, issue 6 Richard George Bolney (Dick) Brown was one of the most intelligent and charming of the Oxford ornithologists of the 1950s. A tall, lanky, sociable figure, for decades no international conference was complete without him in the bar. He was born in Wolverhampton and educated at Downside School and New College, where he read zoology and watched Common Coots Fulica atra. He completed a doctoral thesis... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.