Authorised form of nameClarke; Sir; Cyril Astley (1907 - 2000)
Dates1907 - 2000
Place of birthLeicester, Leicestershire, England
Date of birth22/08/1907
Place of deathHoylake, Cheshire
Date of death21/11/2000
Research fieldGenetics
Oundle School; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; Guy's Hospital, London
In Life Insurance Practice (for 3 years); Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve as medical specialist in hospital ships (during World War 2); Honorary Consultant Physician, David Lewis Northern Hospital, Liverpool (1946); Reader in Medicine, Liverpool (1958-1965); founded Nuffield Unit of Medical Genetics and was its director (1963-1972); Professor of Medicine, Liverpool University (1965-1972); President of the Royal College of Physicians (1972-1977), initiated review of constitution; Chairman, Council of Bedford College (1975-1985); his collection of butterflies is at Natural History Museum
CBE 1969; KBE 1974
RCP (President 1972-1977); Royal Entomological Society (President 1991-1992); British Mule Society (President)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/03/1970
Age at election62
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Buchanan Medal 1990
RelationshipsSon of Astley Vavasour Clarke, Physician at Leicester Royal Infirmary; married (1935) Frieda Hart (died 1998); three sons
Obituaries: Daily Telegraph (30/11/2000); Guardian, Independent (1/12/2000)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2002 vol 48 pp 69-85, plate, by Sir David Weatherall FRS
A Cohen, 'Roland Trimen and the merope harem' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 205-218
NCUACS 93/6/00. Papers deposited in the Department of Special Collections and Archives, Liverpool University Library
Royal Society codeNA6605
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
HWT/39/90Great Britain-China Committee (later Great Britain-China Centre)August 1976
HWT/39/53Great Britain-China Committee (later Great Britain-China Centre)June 1974
HWT/39/95Great Britain-China Committee (later Great Britain-China Centre)January 1977
IM/000865Clarke, Sir Cyril Astley1984
IM/GA/JGRS/7870Clarke, Sir Cyril Astley1976
WF/364Grant application from Chelsea College of Science & Technology to the Wolfson Foundation1973-1981
WF/918Grant application from the University of Hull to the Wolfson Foundation1978-1988
WF/205Grant applications from University of Sheffield to the Wolfson Foundation1964-1981
WF/282Grant applications from Hampstead Child-Therapy Course & Clinic to the Wolfson Foundation 1970 - 1981
WF/464Grant applications from Nightingale to the Wolfson Foundation1975-1985
WF/467Grant applications from Middlesex Hospital Medical School to the Wolfson Foundation1971-1976
WF/417Grant applications from Guy's Hospital, Medical & Dental Schools to the Wolfson Foundation1969-1977
WF/490Grant application from the Cornwall Arthritis Appeal to the Wolfson Foundation1977-1978
WF/624Grant applications from Barnardo's to the Wolfson Foundation1978-1982
WF/640Grant application from the Society of Clinical Psychiatrists Research Fund1976-1980
WF/751Grant application from the National Society for Cancer Relief (Macmillan) to the Wolfson Foundation1979-1981
WF/407Grant application from University College, Oxford to the Wolfson Foundation1972-1981
WF/786Grant application from the Royal College of Radiologists to the Wolfson Foundation1979-1982
WF/19Grant applications from the Royal Postgraduate Medical School to the Wolfson Foundation1956-1984
WF/487Grant applications from King's College London to the Wolfson Foundation1977-1981
WF/475Grant application from the Royal College of Psychiatrists to the Wolfson Foundation1975-1977
WF/639Grant application from The London Hospital Medical College to the Wolfson Foundation1978-1979
WF/233Grant application from Glasgow Royal Infirmary to the Wolfson Foundation1967-1981
EC/1970/05Clarke, Cyril Astley: certificate of election to the Royal Society
WF/385Grant applications from the Royal College of General Practitioners to the Wolfson Foundation1971-1985
WF/716Grant application from University of Oxford to the Wolfson Foundation1977-1988
WF/617Grant application from the University of Dundee to the Wolfson Foundation1970-1981
WF/650Grant application from The University of Nottingham to the Wolfson Foundation1 January 1976
WF/610Grant application from the University of Manchester to the Wolfson Foundation1976-1984
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