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Blakemore, Colin Brian

Born: 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
Nationality: English
Categories: Biologists

1944 – Colin Blakemore was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. English neurophysiologist and psychobiologist.

      – He was educated at King Henry VIII School in Coventry.

      – Won a state scholarship to Corpus Christi College, and gained a first-class degree in medical sciences.

      – Completed his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, USA as a Harkness fellow.

1979 – Moved to the University of Oxford where he became Waynflete Professor of Physiology.

       – He was director of the MRC Center for Cognitive Neuroscience for eight years.

1989 – He was awarded the Royal Society’s Michael Faraday Prize for excellence.

       – Blakemore is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association.

1992 – With Les Ward of the anti-vivisection group Advocates for Animals.

       – Co-founded a bipartisan think tank called the Boyd Group.

1998 – Blakemore’s life was threatened in a statement released by Robin Webb.

2003 – Blakemore succeeded Professor Sir George Radda as the head of the Medical Research Council.

2007 – He announced he will be leaving his post at the MRC.