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Neil Robert Robert Chalmers

Neil Robert Chalmers, museum director.


  • CHALMERS, Neil was born on June 19, 1942 in Surrey. Son of William King and Irene Margaret (nee Pembleton) Chalmers.

  • Education

    • Student, King's College School, Wimbledon, England. Bachelor in Zoological with 1st class honors, Magdalen College, Oxford, England. Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Behavior, St. John's College, Cambridge, England.


    • Lecturer in Zoology, Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda 1966-1969. Scientific Director Natural Primate Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya 1969-1970. Lecturer, subsequently Senior Lecturer then Reader in Biology, The Open University 1970-1985, Dean of Science 1985-1988.

      Director The Natural History Museum, London since 1988.


    • Author: Social Behaviour in Primates, 1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.



    Music, squash.


    • Son of William King (deceased) and Irene Margaret (Pemberton) (deceased) C. Married Monica Elizabeth Byanjeru Rusoke, 1970. 2 children.
    • father: William King
    • mother: Irene Margaret (nee Pembleton) Chalmers
    • spouse: Monica Elizabeth Byanjeru Rusoke
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    Born June 19, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1966 - 1969
      Lecturer, zoological Makerere University College
      Kampala, Uganda
    • 1969 - 1970
      science director, National Primate Reserve Center
      Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
    • 1970 - 1985
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1985 - 1988
    • 1988
      director, British Museum Natural History