Fund members

The Wallace Memorial Fund has three permanent members. They are:

George Beccaloni
Janet Beccaloni
Richard Wallace

Dr George W. Beccaloni (Chairman)


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Mrs Janet Beccaloni (Secretary)
Mr Richard Wallace (Treasurer)

Mini Biography of George:

George Beccaloni works at the Natural History Museum, London, where he is the Curator of Orthopteroid Insects and the Director of the Wallace Correspondence Project. He is a co-executor of Wallace’s Literary Estate, the founder of the Wallace Memorial Fund, and in 2002 he helped the Museum acquire the World’s largest collection of Wallace-related manuscripts from Wallace’s descendants. In the past George has worked on the evolution of mimicry, macroecological patterns in butterfly-hostplant relationships, and novel methods to quantify the diet breadths of phytophagous insects. He created the online databases Wallace Letters Online, the Blattodea Species File, and the Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex), and has published five books including ‘Natural Selection and Beyond: The Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace’ (co-edited with Charles Smith). His current research interests include Wallace and cockroaches. Recently he was the historical consultant for the BBC series  ‘Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero’. To see George's full cv click HERE.