Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
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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.