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Richard Keynes

Birthdate: (90)
Death: Died
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Son of Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes and Margaret B. Keynes
Husband of <private> Pinsent Adrian
Father of Adrian Maynard Keynes; <private> Keynes; <private> Keynes and <private> Keynes
Brother of Quentin Keynes; Milo Keynes and <private> Keynes

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About Richard Keynes

Richard Darwin Keynes, CBE FRS[1] (14 August 1919 – 12 June 2010) 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.[2]

Keynes was the eldest son of Geoffrey Keynes and his wife Margaret Elizabeth (née Darwin), 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 (née Pinsent). They had four sons, Adrian (1946–1974),[3] Randal Keynes (b. 1948), Roger Keynes (b. 1951),[4] and Simon Keynes (born 1952).

He was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1948 to 1952, of Peterhouse from 1952 to 1960 and of Churchill College (1961–2010). He was elected Professor of Physiology in the University in 1973.[3] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1959 and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1984.[4] 1946). 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. His career at Cambridge included: demonstrator in Physiology (1949–53); Lecturer (1953–60); Fellow of Peterhouse College (1952–60, and an Honorary Fellow, 1989); Head of the Physiology Department, and first Deputy Director (1960–64), then Director (1965–73); Director of the ARC Institute of Animal Physiology (1965–72); Professor of Physiology (1973–87); Fellow of Churchill College, since 1961.

Outside Cambridge, Keynes's positions included: Secretary-General of the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (1972–78), then Vice-President (1978–81) and President (1981–84); chairman of the International Cell Research Organisation (1981–83) and the ICSU/Unesco International Biosciences Networks (1982–93); President of the European Federation of Physiological Societies (1991); a Vice-President of the Royal Society (1965–68); Croonian Lecturer (1983); Fellow of Eton College (1963–78); foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy (1971), American Philosophical Society (1977), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1978) and the American Physiological Society (1994).

   * Keynes, R. (Ed.) (1979). The Beagle Record: Selections From the Original Pictorial Records and Written Accounts of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521218225. 
   * Keynes, R.; David J. Aidley (2001). Nerve and Muscle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521805848. 
   * Bolis, C.; R. D. Keynes, Simon Hugh Piper Maddrell (Ed.s) (1984). Comparative Physiology of Sensory Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521250021. 
   * Keynes, R. (Ed.) (2000). Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes and Specimen Lists from H. M. S. Beagle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052167350X. 
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   * Keynes family
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Richard Keynes's Timeline

August 14, 1919
April 21, 1946
Age 26
June 12, 2010
Age 90