John Maynard Smith: A Centenary Celebration

Fulton Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH

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*This event has been postponed until further notice*

The School of Life Sciences, at the University of Sussex, is hosting a special event to commemorate the work and life of John Maynard Smith on 13 May. The year 2020 marks 100 years since the birth of John Maynard Smith (JMS); a renowned evolutionary biologist who set up the School of Life Sciences (formally the School of Biological Sciences) in 1965. The event will see JMS’ former colleagues, friends and family share recent research in his field of science and share personal reminisces and anecdotes of working with him. The John Maynard Smith Centenary Symposium is sponsored by The Genetics Society.

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Meeting organisers:

Adam Eyre-Walker

Jessica Gowers


  • Ed Feil – University of Bath
  • Eors Szathmary – Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • Brian Charlesworth – University of Edinburgh
  • Deborah Charlesworth- University of Edinburgh
  • Andrew Pomiankowski – UCL
  • Susan Riechert – University of Tennessee
  • Kayla King – University of Oxford
  • Nick Lane – University College London
  • Florence Debarre – Universite de Sorbonne