14 Dec. 1936, Bristol, England.    UK citizen.

     Cottesmore School 1944-49,
     Marlborough College 1949-54,
     Trinity College Cambridge, 1954-60; B.A. 1957, Ph.D. 1960.
     Numerous academic awards at school and university.

     22 Aug. 1959 to Alexandra Joy (Sandra) Hearnshaw
    Children: Nicholas(1962), Catherine(1963), Lucy(1965), Alexander(1967).

Professional career:
     Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1959-64
     Harkness Fellow (held at I.A.S., Princeton) 1960-61
     Lecturer, Cambridge Univ. 1961-64
     Reader, Oxford  Univ.,  Fellow  St.  Catherine's College 1964-65
     Professor of Pure Mathematics at Liverpool 1965-99
     Royal Society Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Mexico, in 1967
     SERC Senior Fellow, 1983-88
     JSPS Fellow (at Tokyo Inst. of Technology) Sep.-Nov.1987
    Senior Fellow, University of Liverpool 1999-2003
    Emeritus Professor at Liverpool 1999-.

Membership of professional bodies:
     Fellow Camb. Phil. Soc. 1958-
     Amer. Math. Soc. 1961-
     London Math. Soc. 1961-
            Council 1973-80, 1992-96; President  1978-80;
            Junior Berwick prize 1965, Whitehead prize 1976, Polya prize 1988
     F.R.S. 1969-;
            Council 1974-76; Sylvester medal 1988.
     Foreign member, Royal Danish Academy, 1991-
     Hon Member, Irish Math. Soc. 2000.

         Invited major  speaker  at  numerous  international  conferences.
Excluding European conferences, these were: ICM,  Moscow,  1966;  ICM, Nice, 1970;
ELAM, Bahia Blanca, 1973; ELAM, Rio,  1976;  Topology  of manifolds, Tokyo, 1973;
Australasian.  Math.  Conv.,  Sydney,  1981; American Math. Soc. summer institutes  in
Topology  (Seattle,  1963 and Stanford, 1976) and Singularity theory (Arcata, 1981);
Singularity theory, Sao Carlos (Brazil), 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008; Sapporo (Japan) 2003.
        Principal coordinator for European Singularity Project 1991-4 and European Singularities Network 1995-7.
Principal organiser for singularity theory symposium,  Liverpool, 1969-70, and for meeting on homological group theory, Durham, 1977.

     Supervised numerous research students: 22  have  obtained doctorates.

Editorial boards:
    Compositio Math. 1967-92;
    Cambridge Math. Tracts  1968-;
    London Math. Soc. 1977-92.
    Joint Editor, Proc. London Math. Soc. 1992-98.

Other activities:
    Treasurer, Wirral area SDP, 1985-88; Wirral West Liberal Democrats, 1988-
    Governor, West Kirby Grammar School for girls, 1987-
    Treasurer, Hoylake Chamber Concert Society, 2000-
    Hobbies and recreations: reading, gardening, walking.

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