Catalogue, 1985, Single Lens, Story of the Simple Microscope, New Books: 3, Heinemann, London, January.
Announcement, 1985, Compute, Spring Books Catalogue: 16, London: Hamish Hamilton.
BJF, 1985, Governing by Computer, Communications International 12, (1): 24, 1 January.
Anon, 1985, BJF Reappointed to Court of Governors, AGM Report, Association of Past Students, University College, Cardiff, 28 January.
BJF, 1985, Rethink on Agrochemicals, Manufacturing Chemist, 56, (1): 53, January.
McNulty, John, 1985, Too Cerebral for Sex (cites BJF on microbial intelligence), Intelligence: 3, Jan/Feb.
Ford, Brian J., 1985, Single Lens, the Story of the Simple Microscope, 182 pp, ISBN 0-434-26844-5, London: William Heinemann, £9.95, March.
Nasso, Christine, [editor], 1985, Biography of BJF [in] Contemporary Authors, New Revision, 15: 131-132, Detroit: Gale Research.
Van Kasteren, Hoost, 1985, Het beste ergrootglas (review of Single Lens), Wetenschap & Onderwijs, NRC Handelsblad, 7 March.
Spencer, Lloyd, 1985, Taking a closer Look (review of Single Lens), New Scientist; 38, 7 March.
Simms, Tom, 1985, Review of Single Lens, Tom Simms News Agency [report], March.
Bradbury, Savile, 1985, Objects of Curiously (review of Single Lens), Times Higher Education Supplement, 7 March.
Marshman, Audrey, 1985, Sarah Marries Three Times in One Week, The Stroller Column, South Wales Echo, 15 March.
Schuuring, Casper, 1985, Microscopisch speurwerk, (review of Single Lens), Intermediair, 21, (14): 45, 55, with photograph, 5 April.
Report, 1985, Speuren met oude spullen van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Logboek van de Wetenschap, Eindhovens Dagblad: 11, with illustrations, 12 April.
Schuuring, Caspar, 1985, Speurtocht naar erfenis Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Brabants Dagblad: 25, [with pictures], 13 April.
Evennett, Peter, 1985, Nature Magnified (review of Single Lens), Nature: 695-696, 25 April.
Ford, Brian J., 1985, Single Lens, the Story of the Simple Microscope, [US Edition] 182 pp, ISBN 0-06-015-366-0, New York: Harper & Row, $14.95, April.
Baily, Ronald, 1985, The Beginnings of the Microscope (review of Single Lens, with illustrations), Washington Times Magazine, USA, 29 April.
Biography, 1985, BJF [in] Who's Who in Broadcasting: 63, 2nd Edn, London: Garrick.
Turner, G. I'E., 1985, (review of Single Lens), British Book News, #502: 82, May.
Anon, 1985, review of Single Lens [in] The Irish Times, 4 May.
Announcement, 1985, Buffet party for Brian J Ford's 'silver jubilee', Association of Past Students Bulletin, Cardiff:University College, 22 May.
BJF, 1985, [presents] Jensheits Das Kanal, Series of four Documentary programmes on German TV, produced by Dietmar Zimmermann (German dubbed version). Programme subjects:
First Transmission: Summer 1985 (repeated, with new commentary in English, 1986).
BJF, 1985, - V Ichigô, V Unigô, [new Japanese edition of German Secret Weapons, translation by Osamu Watanabe], 208 pp, Tokyo: Kodan Sha.
Roach, Owen, 1985, Trapped within a Cage, (Thesis with dedication to BJF) University of Kent at Canterbury.
BJF, 1985, How far Advanced are JET Experiments? Research & Development Report, Brussels: DG XII, European Commission.
Announcement, 1985, Single Lens [in] Science News USA (127): 322, 24 May.
BJF, 1985 [Paper] Science for the public - a matter of realities, 2pp [plus extract & poster] Science Popularisation Conference, LUISS University Rome , 26 June.
Lacey, A. J., 1985, Review of Single Lens [in] Proceedings, Royal Microscopical Society, 20, (4): 181-2, July.
Morrison, Philip, 1985, Review of Single Lens [in] Scientific American, 253, (1): 27-29, July.
Anon, 1985, Review of Single Lens [comparison with Steven Spielberg film], ArtScene, Ridgewood Times, USA, 12, 11July.
Biography, 1985, BJF [in] Petriburgian, Centenary edn: 129, Peterborough: King's School.
BJF, 1985, Genetic Destiny Project [and] The Vital Body book proposals, Summer Catalogue, London: Mitchell Beazley.
Ford, Brian J., 1985, Compute; How, Where, Why . . . Do you really Need To? 115pp, ISBN 0-241-11490-X, £7.95, London: Hamish Hamilton, July.
Vousden, Elizabeth, 1985, Have we been Conned by Computers? [Interview with BJF], Options magazine: 95-98, July .
Anon, 1985, Review of Compute, [in] Working Woman, ? July.
Beale, Robert, 1985, Computer Kidolgy [review of Compute], Evening News, Manchester, 18 July.
Barker, John, 1985, [editor] review of Single Lens, Journal of Biological Education, 19, (2): 175, August.
Programme, 1985, BJF Chairs Eureka Conference, 6 August, Queen's College, Cambridge.
BJF, 1985, [paper]: Perspectives, Perspicacity and Perseverance - an Overview of Innovators, Mensa at Cambridge, Queen's College, 0930h, 9 August.
BJF, 1985, [transcribed as] Inventing the Future, Mensa at Cambridge, August.
Lloyd, Tom, 1985, [editor], Report - Independence is the Mother of Invention, [report on Inventing The Future, q.v.], Financial Weekly: 7, 16-22 August.
Rees, Paul, 1985, Air Time [report on BJF continuity announcing for the BBC], Wales and the World, Western Mail: 2, 22 August.
Biography, 1985, BJF [in] International Film & Television Yearbook: 388, August.
BJF, 1985, Jensheits des Kanals (German TV Series), Schulsfernsehen, 53, (2): 65.
BJF, 1985, [paper] The Writer and Information Sources, Society of Authors' Course, University of Coventry, Warwick, 6-8 September.
Announcement, 1985, BJF Speaker at Old Petriburgians Centenary Dinner, King's School, Peterborough, 21 September.
Ford, Brian J., 1985, Geheime alliierte Waffen, Von der Atombombe bis zur chemischen Keule, [2nd German Edition of Allied Secret Weapons, translation by Leopold Vrba], ISBN 3-8118-4349-4, Rastatt: Moewig.
Award, 1985, Technical Category Photomicrographs, Annual International Photographic Competition, London: Institute of Science Technology, Autumn.
Anon, 1985, Der Experten-Kult, Press Leaflet, Neu - Paul Zsolnay Verlag, Vienna, 26 September.
BJF, 1985, Spontaneous Disintegration of Heat Treated Glass, Forensic Report (with video record) for Myer Cohen, Solicitors, Cardiff, September.
BJF, 1985, Feedback, Start - Magazine for Literature & Arts: 3, September/October.
Serebriakoff, Victor, 1985, 'Brian J Ford - brilliant autodidact' [in] Mensa - the Society for the Highly Intelligent: 255, London: Constable.
Ford, Brian J., 1985, Las Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual y Otras que las Imitan [chapter in] El Sexo y la Salud, [Spanish edition of Sex and your Health, translation] editor James Bevan, ISBN 84-320-4570-5, Barcelona: Editorial Planeta, September.
BJF, 1985, The Vital Body, dummy presentation, London: Mitchell Beazley.
BJF, 1985, [Delegate to] Symposium: Towards 2000, European Parliament, Strasbourg (Chairman James Burke), 7-11 October.
BJF, 1985, [Correspondent to] Symposium: Food, Nutrition and Health, Maillot Centre, Paris, 9 October.
Report, 1985, Brian J Ford - la Scienzia per il Pubblico, Il Medico: 11, 14 October.
Poster, 1985, A Diet of Dreams, Public Lecture: University of Kent, Canterbury, (Professor John Adams), October.
Report, 1985, La scienzia per il Pubblico, Giornalisti Scientifico: 111, October.
Clark, Margaret, 1985, Eureka! [report on BJF in Chair at Mensa at Cambridge International meeting], Mensa, October.
BJF, 1985, [paper] Food for Body, Food for Brain, Institute of Biology, University of Surrey, Guildford, 23 October.
BJF, 1985, Host to EUSJA visit, London and Home Counties; programme published by Central Office of Information (John Gillan) for Cabinet Office (Tom Buchanan), 28 October - 2 November.
BJF, 1985, [paper] A Diet of Dreams, Keynes College, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1800h, 8 November. [Tape recording in AVM Room, ref: c1360].
Robinson, N. H., 1985, Single Lens [in] Additions to Royal Society Library: 23-26.
BJF, 1985, [report] Steel Research in the European Community, 5pp, for DG XII, Brussels: European Commission, November.
BJF, 1985, [paper] Origins of the Microscope, Cambridge Medical Society, Newmarket, 15 November.
Biography, 1985, BJF [in] The Writers' Directory, 1986-8 edition.
BJF, 1985, The Memorabilia Catalogue, Survey of Instruments, London: Linnean Society, November/December.
Biography, 1985, BJF [in] International Author's and Writers' Who's Who, Tenth Edition.
BJF, 1985, Narrator of: Keeping it Safe, documentary film produced for Nirex by Illustra Films, London. Release date: 16 November.
Ford, Brian J., 1985, Der Experten-Kult, vom Maximalen Minimum [German and Austrian edition of Cult of the Expert, translation by Ralph Restetzki], 232pp, ISBN 3-552-03718-7, Hamburg and Vienna: Paul Zsolnay Verlag, November.
BJF, 1985, [Report] Fibrous Inclusions and Floaters in a Potable Water Sample, investigation commissioned by the Virus Laboratory, London: Thames Water Authority, December.
Report, 1985, De Thuiscomputer: Rage die Overgaat, Eindhovens Dagblad: 25, 13 December
Schuuring, Casper, 1985, Engelse journalist Brian Ford in Nieuwste Boek, Brabands Dagblad: 27, 14 December.
Frank, Arthur, 1985, Lost or Forgotten Microscopes [cites the 'recent discovery by Brian J Ford'], Microscopy, 35: 270-271.
McCrone, Walter, 1985, [editor] review of Single Lens, The Microscope: 33, (4): 303-305.
Metzger, L., [ed], 1991, Biography of BJF [in] Contemporary Authors [new revision series] 15: 131-132, Detroit: Gale Research.