Fullerian Professor of Physiology and Comparative Anatomy, 1967-1973
A grandson of Thomas Huxley, he was educated at University College School, London, and Westminster School before studying at Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he was elected a Fellow. During the 1939-1945 war he worked for Anti-Aircraft Command and the Admiralty. After 1945 he held various appointments relating to biophysics in the Department of Physiology at the University of Cambridge. He won the Nobel Prize in 1963 for explaining how nerves use electricity to send signals around the body. He was President of the British Association in 1977 and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1984 until 1990.