Blakemore, Colin Brian
Born: 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
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.
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