Alastair Graham

Alastair Graham, FRS (1906 – 12 December 2000) was a Scottish zoologist who specialised in malacology.

He was born in Costorphine, near Edinburgh and educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, leaving in 1924 as Dux of School. He entered Edinburgh University and was awarded an MA in 1927 but then turned to science, gaining a B.Sc in Zoology in 1929. After a short period of research at Edinburgh he was appointed a lecturer at Sheffield University where he developed his lifelong interest in prosobranch gastropods. After four years in Sheffield he was appointed to a Readership at Birkbeck College, London, becoming Head of Department in 1943 and Professor in 1947.

In 1952 he accepted the Chair of Zoology at the University of Reading, where he co-authored a classic monograph, ''British prosobranch molluscs'', with Dr Vera Fretter, which was published in 1962. He became Dean of the Faculty and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the latter for two terms, before his retirement in 1972.

He served as President of the Malacological Society of London from 1954 to 1957, and as Editor of their Proceedings from 1969 to 1985. Provided by Wikipedia
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