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LORD WALTON OF DETCHANT WALTON

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.

Background

  • WALTON, LORD WALTON OF DETCHANT was born on September 16, 1922 in Rowlands Gill, County Durham. Parents: Herbert Walton and Eleanor Watson Walton (née Ward).

  • Education

    • King’s College Medical School, University of Durham, B.Sc, Bachelor of Medicine, 1940-1945. Spoken languages: English, some French.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • Essentials of Neurology, 1961. Disorders of Voluntary Muscle, 1964. Brain’s Diseases of the Nervous System.

      1969. Oxford Companion to Medicine, 1986.

    Religion

    Methodist.

    Membership

    Member. Parliamentary Scientific Committee. Clubs: member. Athenaeum. Member. United Oxford and Cambridge Club.

    Member. Frilford Heath Golf Club. Member, Bamburgh Castle Golf Club. Member, Marylebone Cricket Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, cricket, reading, music, sports. Medicine, science, education.

    Connections

    • Spouse Lady Mary Elizabeth Walton (née Harrison), 1946. Children: Ann, Judith, Christopher.
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