LORD WALTON OF DETCHANT WALTON, Member of House of Lords. Territorial Decoration, 1965; Knight Bachelor, 1979; Life Peerage, 1989; Honorary Doctor of Science, Leeds University, 1979, Leicester University, 1980, Hull University, 1988; Honorary Doctor de L’University, Aix-Marseille, 1975; Honorary FACP, 1980; Honorary FRCP (Edin.), 1981; Honorary FRCP (Canada), 1984; Honorary MD, Sheffield University, 1987; Honorary DCL., Newcastle, 1988.
Member, House of Lords Select Committee, Science and Technology, Sub-Cttee. I, Systematic Biology Research, 1991, Sub-Cttee. II. Forensic Science, 1992.
House of Lords Library Committee, 1991, Library and Computers Committee, 1992. Consultant neurologist, Newcastle upon Tyne General Hospital, 1958-1983. Professor, of Neurology, 1968-1983, Dean of Medicine, 1971-1981, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
President, British Medical Association, 1980-1982. President, General Medical Council, 1982-1989. Warden, Green College, Oxford, 1983-1989.
President, Royal Society of Medicine, 1984-1986. President, World Federation of Neurology, 1989-Chmn., Hamlyn Foundation National Commission on education, 1991-1993.