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Neil Robert Chalmers

director

Neil Robert Chalmers, museum director.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, squash.

Connections

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