Gwen Bishop (Gwen Bonham, as she was known within ornithology) passed away on 20th March 2022 after a short illness. Born on 22nd November 1943 in Tring, Hertfordshire, Gwen attended Ashlyns Grammar School, Berkhamsted, where she displayed a firm dislike for formal teaching, thinking that science in particular would have no place in the secretarial job that lay ahead of her. She left school at age


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