|Born||16 June 1923|
|Died||21 January 2013 89)(aged|
|Occupation||British ornithologist and conservationist|
Born on 16 June 1923 and educated at Bedford School and at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he completed his doctorate and post-doctoral research, Geoffrey Matthews was director of research and conservation, 1955–1988, and deputy director, 1973–1988, at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge. He was also a professorial fellow at Bristol University between 1970 and 1990.
- Matthews, G. V. T. (1955). Bird navigation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Matthews, G. V. T. (1968). Bird navigation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Matthews, G. V. T. (1971). Vogelflug. München: Goldmann.
- Matthews, G. V. T. (1973). Orientation and Position-finding by Birds. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199141364.
- ‘MATTHEWS, Geoffrey Vernon Townsend’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013 ; online edn, Feb 2013 accessed 18 Aug 2013