Born Harold Munro Fuchs in Clapham, London, 1889; educated at Brighton College; read the Natural Sciences Tripos, specialising in zoology, at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1908-1911; worked at the Plymouth Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 1911-1912, and the Stazione Zoologica, Naples, 1912; Lecturer in Zoology, Royal College of Science, (Imperial College), London, 1913; changed name to Fox, 1914; enlisted in the Army Service Corps and served in the Balkans, Egypt, Salonika and Palestine, 1914-1918; Lecturer at the Government School of Medicine, Cairo, 1919-1923; Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1920-1928; Balfour Student, Cambridge University, 1924-1927; lead an expedition to study the fauna of the Suez Canal, 1924-1925; Professor of Zoology, University of Birmingham, 1927-1941; elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1937; Professor of Zoology, Bedford College, London, 1941-1954; Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Royal Institution, 1953-1956; Emeritus Professor, Bedford College, London, Research Associate, Queen Mary College, London, 1955-1967; awarded the Darwin Medal 1966; research ranged over many aspects of zoology, but was especially concerned with marine invertebrates and ostracod crustacea; died, 1967. Publications: Blue Blood in Animals, and other essays in biology (G Routledge & Sons, London, 1928); Selene, or Sex and the Moon (Kegan Paul & Co, London, 1928); Biology. An introduction to the study of life (University Press, Cambridge, 1932); Elementary Science Harold Webb and Mildred Annie Grigg [with the assistance of Fox] (University Press, Cambridge, 1935,1936); Plants & Animals. The biology sections from Elementary Science by Harold Webb and Mildred Annie Grigg, edited by Fox (University Press, Cambridge, 1937); The Personality of Animals (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, New York, 1940); The Nature of Animal Colours ... Illustrated by colour photographs (Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1960).
From the guide to the FOX, Professor Harold Munro (1889-1967), 1905-1968, (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)