Administrative / Biographical History

Lindor Brown was educated at the University of Manchester, taking his B.Sc in physiology in 1924, a M.Sc in 1925 and MB ChB in 1928. Brown worked at the National institute for Medical Research, where he was part of a team, which devised a controversial theory of cholinegic chemical transmission. He later became head of the physiology and pharmacology divisions at the Institute. He was professor of physiology at University College, London, before being appointed Waynflete professor of physiology at Oxford University in 1959.He was principal of Hertford College, Oxford, from 1968 until his death. Brown was knighted in 1957 and was elected FRS in 1946.