Richard Keynes

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1919 – 2010

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Who was Richard Keynes?

Richard Darwin Keynes, CBE, FRS was a British physiologist. He was a great-grandson of Charles Darwin, and edited accounts and illustrations of Darwin's famous voyage aboard the HMS Beagle into The Beagle Record: Selections From the Original Pictorial Records and Written Accounts of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, which won praise from the New York Review of Books and The New York Times Book Review.

Keynes was the eldest son of Geoffrey Keynes and his wife Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of George Darwin. He was educated at Oundle School before going up to Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1945, he married Anne Pinsent Adrian, daughter of Edgar Adrian and his wife Hester. They had four sons, Adrian, Randal Keynes, Roger Keynes, and Simon Keynes.

During the war, Keynes served as a temporary experimental officer at the Anti-Submarine Establishment and Admiralty Signals Establishment, returning to Cambridge after the war to complete his degree. Keynes remained at Trinity College as a Research Fellow between 1948 and 1952, winning the Gedge Prize in 1948 and the Rolleston Memorial Prize in 1950.

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Born
Aug 14, 1919
England
Also known as
  • Richard Darwin Keynes
  • R. D. Keynes
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Oundle School
Died
Jun 12, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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