King Edward’s School, Birmingham and Balliol and Saint Antony’s Colleges Oxford.
During his early career, Maurice Shock worked for British intelligence. He was a Fellow of University College, Oxford and was later made an Honorary Fellow of the college. His academic publications include The Liberal Tradition: From Fox to Keynes (co-edited with Alan Bullock, 1967) and related works.
Maurice Shock served as the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester from 1977 to 1987 and then became Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford until 1994.
The Maurice Shock Building for medical sciences at the University of Leicester was named after him.
Maurice Shock was a member of the United Kingdom General Medical Council from 1989-1999).
Married Dorothy Donald in 1947.