Matt Ridley

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Birthday
7, 1958
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1958 (age 61)
Birthplace
England

About

A British journalist, businessman, politician, and author, he is known for his many popular science books, which include The Red Queen (1994), Genome (1999), and Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, & What Makes Us Human (2003). He served as science editor for The Economist during the 1980s.

Before Fame

He studied zoology at the University of Oxford. Later, he worked as the non-executive chairman for the UK based bank, Northern Rock, and also served as a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Trivia

He was once a visiting professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

Family Life

He was born in Northumberland, England. He later married neuroscientist Anya Hurlbert; together, they had a son and a daughter.

Associated With

Lewis Carroll is another famous English author.