Matt Ridley

Successful author and columnist. Chairman of science park.

Matt Ridley is currently the chairman of The International Center for Life, a science park and education project.

Matt Ridley received his BA and D Phil at Oxford researching the evolution of behavior. He has been science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor of The Economist. He has a regular column in The Daily Telegraph. He is also the author of The Red Queen (1993), The Origins of Virtue (1996) and Genome (1999). Matt Ridley is currently the chairman of The International Centre for Life.

Matt Ridley is the author of Nature and Nurture, the international best-seller Genome, as well as The Origins of Virtue and The Red Queen. His books have been translated into 23 languages and have been short-listed for six literary prizes.
He is chairman of the International Centre for Life, a Ј70 million science park and education project. He is also deputy Chairman of Northern Rock plc, chairman of Northern 2 VCT, and a director of Northern Investors Company plc and PA Consulting. He lives near Newcastle upon Tyne.

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