Biography, 1981, BJF [in] Writers' Directory, 1982-1984 edition, London: St. James'.
Ford, Brian J., 1981, Die Deutschen Geheimwaffen, [2nd German edition German Secret Weapons, translation by H. Weilguni], ISBN 3-8118-4307-9, Rastatt: Moewig.
Hawkes, Nigel, 1981, [cites Revealing Lens in] Early Scientific Instruments: 164, New York: Abbeville Press.
Garfield, R., 1981, review of Patterns of Sex, Science Books, 16: 260, May.
BJF, 1981, The Leeuwenhoek Specimens, with specimen packet annotations (published in modified form in The Leeuwenhoek Legacy, (1991) q.v., p 72) May.
Announcement, 1981, Robert Brown and the Discovery of the Cell Nucleus, Linnean Society Circular: 32, 28 May.
BJF, 1981, The van Leeuwenhoek Specimens [low-resolution file], Notes & Records of the Royal Society, 36 (1): 37-59. Download high-resolution PDF.
Veitch, Andrew, 1981, Find shows Evidence of Cell Studies in 1600s, The Guardian: 3, 28 July.
Day, Sir Robin, 1981, Interview with BJF on specimens, BBC News, 1315h, 29 July.
BJF, 1981, Leeuwenhoek's Specimens discovered after 307 years, Nature, 292: 407, 30 July.
BJF, 1981, Found - van Leeuwenhoek's Original Specimens, New Scientist, 91: 301, 30 July.
Berry, Adrian, 1981, Finds sheds Light on Microscopy, Daily Telegraph: 5, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Historic Find in Vaults, The Scotsman, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Biologist makes Historic Find, Evening Express, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Microbiology - Historic Find, Evening News, Doncaster, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Science Shock, Evening Mail, Birmingham, 30 July.
Report, 1981, First in Field by 200 Years, Glasgow Herald, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Discovery of Microscopic Specimens 300 years old, Oxford Mail, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Specimen Finds alter our History, Evening Leader, 30 July.
Report, 1981, New Find shatters Scientists' Beliefs, South Wales Echo, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Science given a Micro Shock, Evening Mail, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Specimen finds shows Science is much Older, Shropshire Star, 30 July.
Report, 1981, Biology Slides 300 years old, Evening Echo & Post, 30 July.
Script, 1981, The News Quiz, BBC, 1830h, 31 July:
'Simon: Gillian Reynolds - where would you go underground for a seventeenth century slideshow? Answer: To the vaults of the Royal Society where biologist Brian Ford revealed that slides prepared by Antony Leeuwenhoek - a Dutch 17th century pioneer of the microscope - shows that his techniques were almost as advanced as today's. The collection of slides includes examples of cell structure, views of Bournemouth and fragments of a British Rail Edam sandwich.'
BJF, 1981, Robert Brown and the Nucleus, Newsletter of the Linnean Society: 2-3, Summer.
Walgate, Robert, 1981, Origineles coupes van Leeuwenhoek verrasend dun, NRC Handelsblad, 12 August.
Report, 1981, [on Leeuwenhoek specimens], Die Zeit, mid-August.
BJF, 1981, Three Simple Microscopes by Bancks of London [report of demonstration], Quekett Microscopical Club Newsletter, 20: 6a.
BJF, 1981, Leeuwenhoek Specimens. [Presentation and exhibit for Quekett Microscopical Club], Natural History Museum, 25 August. [reported in: Quekett Microscopical Club Newsletter, 21: 1a, March 1982].
Wood, R., 1981, Discovery Unmasked, letter, [and] BJF, 1981, But ... [response], Nature, 293: 6, 3 September.
Award, 1981, BJF's correlated electron and optical micrographs of sections cut by Antony van Leeuwenhoek [highly commended], Royal Microscopical Society Competition, 15 September.
Report, 1981, BJF discovers Leeuwenhoek specimens, Science Digest, 89 (9): September.
BJF, 1981, [Reviews] Turner, G. l'E., Essays ... [in] The Microscope, 29: 108-109.
Announcement, 1981, Picture of Leeuwenhoek specimens, Biologist, 28 (4): cover picture.
BJF, 1981, Specimens from the Dawn of Microscopy, Biologist, 28 (4): 180-181.
BJF, 1981, A Clear Case of Second Sight, The Guardian: 22, 22 October.
Temple, Robert, 1981, Tiny Tomb, Science People, Discover, 2 (10): 88, October.
BJF, 1981, Robert Brown and the Discovery of the Nucleus, a lecture-demonstration, Linnean Society, 1600h, 5 November.
ffolkes, Michael, 1981, Menu design for BJF with R. V. Jones, Annual Dinner at the Savage Club, 20 November.
Biography, 1981, BJF [in] Directory of Publishing: 335, 10th edn., London.
Knox, Peter, 1981, Ancient Lens, Observer Colour Magazine: 27, 22 November.
BJF, 1981, [with Sibley, Brian], Editorial, Broadcasting Bulletin: 1-3, London: Society of Authors, 25 November.
Cairns, John, 1981, Report on Leeuwenhoek specimens, Aquatic Biology Newsletter, Louisiana, November.
BJF, 1981, Ce qu'observaient les Premiers Microscopistes, La Recherche, 12: 1147-1149.
BJF, 1981, The Annotation of Leeuwenhoek's packets of Specimens - a Preliminary Account, Proceedings of the Royal Microscopical Society, 16 (6): 393-395.
BJF, 1981, Lo que Observaban los Primeros Microscopistas [translation from La Recherche], Mundo Cientifico, 1 (9): 1037-1039.
BJF, 1981, The Mystery of the Missing Microscopes, Illustrated London News, 269: 76-77, December.