BJF, 2015, Critical Focus No 23: Leeuwenhoek Microscopes, Mystery and Mischief, The Microscope 63 (3): 131-142, [published January 2016].
BJF, 2015, contributions to Nazi Jihad, produced by Blink Films, first transmission on Discovery Channel, 3 January.
BJF, 2016, Genuine or copy? Novel methods of authenticating newLeeuwenhoek microscopes, Microscopy and Analysis, Digital image analysis supplement: S9-S13, January/February.
BJF, 2016, Illustrated presentations aboard MV Queen Victoria, World Voyage Caribbean sector:
- 387 How dinosaurs lived, Royal Court Theatre: 1100h, 29 January
- 388 The mystery of the microscope in the mud, Royal Court Theatre: 1000h, 1 February
- 389 Shocking secrets of Facebook, Royal Court Theatre: 1215h, 2 February
- 390 Miracle weapons of WWII, Royal Court Theatre: 1000h, 3 February
Sailing: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; Oranjestad, Aruba, Dutch West Indies; Cartegeña, Colombia; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Los Angeles, California, USA. 21 January-5 February.
Annoucement, 2016, Ada Smith Memorial lecture: The Truth about Three New Leeuwenhoek Microscopes, Illustrated presentation to Microscopical Society of Southern California: 1900h, Wildwood School, Santa Monica, California, January.
Announcement, 2016, Finding New Microscopes from the Dawn of Science, lecture announcement for 3 April 2016, Science Centre Singapore, February.
BJF, 2016, Ada Smith Memorial lecture: The Truth about Three New Leeuwenhoek Microscopes, Illustrated presentation to Microscopical Society of Southern California, Wildwood School, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, 1900-200hh: 5 February.
BJF, 2015, illustrated presentations aboard Cunard MV Queen Elizabeth, world voyage 603-5:
- 391 Hidden Wildlife we Never See, Royal Court Theatre, 1215-1300h, 31 March
- 392 WWII Secrets in the Modern World, Royal Court Theatre, 1100-1145h, 3 April
- 393 You Choose the Subject:
, Royal Court Theatre, 1000-1045h, 5 April
- Crucial role of human resources in a technological era
- Why is the Earth round?
- Navigating by degrees
- Arabic numerals
- Geomagnetic north pole
- Symmetry of the Universe
- Rise and fall of British Empire
Sailing: Hong Kong, China; Nha Trang, Vietman; Marina Bay, Singapore; Penang, Malaysia; Phuket, Malaysia. 30 March – 7 April.
BJF, 2016, Plant Intelligence, a Feast for the Senses; review of Brilliant Green, the Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence, by Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viol, The Biologist, 63 (2): 38.
Presentations aboard Cruise & Maritime, MV Marco Polo, Fjordland Spectacular cruise P-612:
- 394 Where Norway came from, Marco Polo Show lounge, 1100-1130h, 16 May.
- 395 Norway’s Spectacular Northern Lights, Marco Polo Show lounge, 1500-1530h, 19 May.
- 396 Secrets behind Norway’s giant Dinosaur, Marco Polo Show lounge, 1500-1530h, 22 May.
Sailing: Hull, England; Bergen, Norway; Molde, Norway; Åndalsnes, Norway; Geiranger, Norway; Flåm Norway; Olden, Norway; Hull, England. 15-23 May.
BJF, 2016, Presentations at Inter/Micro 16:
- An Evening with Brian: Magical Mystery Tour of the Cell, 1900-2000h, Monday 6 June.
- Putting Slurry under the Microscope: how Coal Tips collapse, Tuesday 7 June.
- Leeuwenhoek goes under the Scanning Electron Microscope, Wednesday 8 June.
Chicago: McCrone Research Institute.
Report, 2016, Local scientist is back on the box, Discovering Whittlesea: 16, July.
Presentations aboard Cunard MV Queen Elizabeth, Great Britain voyage Q609:
- 397 Fantastic Food of the Future, Royal Court Theatre, 1215-1300h, 24 June.
- 398 WWII Secrets in the Modern World, Royal Court Theatre, 1415-1500h, 28 June.
- 399 Behind the Scenes of Facebook, Royal Court Theatre, 1230-1315h, 3 July.
Sailing: Southampton; Newhaven (Edinburgh); Invergordon (Inverness); Kirkwall, Orkney; Stornoway, Hebrides; Belfast, Ulster; Liverpool, England; St Peter Port, Guernsey; Herm, Channel Islands; Southampton. 23 June-5 July.
BJF, 2015, Critical Focus No 24: Cloudy, with a Chance of Microbes, The Microscope 64 (1): 29-41.
Sansom, Kath, 2016, Plaque is unveiled at Eastrea Village Centre, Wisbech Standard online, 27 July.
Sansom, Kath, 2016, Professor is thanked during unveiling of plaque at Eastrea Village Centre, Cambs Times online, 28 July.
Sansom, Kath, 2016, Brian honoured for his work to build new hall, Wisbech Standard: 7 [and] Cambs Times: 7, 29 July.
Report, 2016, Surprise Presentation at Eastrea Fun Day, Discovering Whittlesea, 146: 17, September.
BJF, 2016, illustrated presentations aboard P&O M/V Britannia, Western Mediterranean cruise:
- 400 Where the Mediterranean came from, Headliners Theatre, 1000-1045h, 10 October
- 401 Barcelona's great dinosaur, Headliners Theatre, 1000-1045h, 11 October
- 402 Secret Weapons in the modern World, Headliners Theatre, 1000-1045h, 16 October
- 403 Mystery wildlife that we never see, Headliners Theatre, 1000-1045h, 19 October
- 404 Hidden secrets of Facebook, Headliners Theatre, 1000-1045h, 20 October
- 405 You Choose the Subject:
Headliners Theatre, 1500-1550h, 20 October
- Chemical castration and sex crimes
- Story of penicillin and new antibiotics
- Problems caused by fracking
- Extraterrstrial life and UFOs
- Use of smart technology and energy saving
- Professor Patrick Steptoe and Louise Brown
- Were the American moon landings a hoax?
- Co-existence of science and religion
- Do prehistoric carvings relate to visitors from space?
Sailing: Gibraltar; Cartageña, Spain; Palma, Mallorca; Barcelona, Spain; Cadiz, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal. 9-21 October.
BJF, 2016, Critical Focus No 25: Big Beef over Mad Cow Disease, The Microscope 64 (2): 69-78.
Antonio Martínez Ron, 2016, El microscopio perdido de van Leeuwenhoek, Vozpopuli: 24 October.
BJF, 2016, review of Life's Engines, how Microbes made Earth habitable, by Paul Falkowski, Biologist 63 (5): 40, November.
Hay, William, 2016, [cites Brian J Ford on aquatic dinosaurs in] Towards understanding Cretaceous climate, an updated review, Science China Earth Sciences 20: 1-15, doi:10.1007/s11430-016-0095-9, November.
BJF, 2016, Contributor to TV series on Changing Adolf Hitler's sex and the Great Panjandrum in Netflix, White Rabbit episode 3, Crazy WWII Weapons, 9 December.
BJF, 2016, Secret Weapons, Technology, Science and the Race to Win WWII, Chinese translation (see web page in English), Beijing: Posts and Telecom Press.
BJF, 2016, narrates trailer for proposed documentary on the death of Freddie Mills, London: Tic Toc Films.
BJF, 2016, Fantastic Physics, and Worlds We Never See, The Microscope 64 (4): 119-129.
BJF, 2016, review of Marc J. Kuchner, Marketing for Scientists, 236 pp paperback, ISBN: 1-59726-994-8, Washington: Island Press [in] The Biologist.
BJF, 2016, review of Frances Ashcroft, The Spark of Life, ISBN 978-1-840-14301-4, 339 pp, London: Allen Lane [in] The Biologist.
BJF, 2016, Meat - the Story of our Greatest Addiction, London: One World Books.