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Authorised form of namePenrose; Lionel Sharples (1898 - 1972)
Dates1898 - 1972
Date of birth11 June 1898
Date of death12/05/1972
ActivityCareer:
Professor of Human Genetics, University College, London; creator, with his son Sir Roger, of the Penrose Staircase
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/03/1953
RelationshipsFather of Sir Roger Penrose (FRS 1972); son-in-law of John Beresford Leathes (FRS 1911)
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1973 vol 19 pp 521-561, plate, by Harry Harris
References:
David C Watt, 'Lionel Penrose, FRS (1898-1972) and Eugenics: Part One' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 137-151, plate
David C Watt, 'Lionel Penrose, FRS (1898-1972) and Eugenics. Part Two' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 339-354
Royal Society codeNA7958
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1953/18Penrose, Lionel Sharples: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/50/84Referee's report by Ronald Aylmer Fisher, on a paper 'The relative aetiological importance of birth order and maternal age in [mongolism]' by Lionel Sharples PenroseMay 1934
IM/GA/AR/6934Penrose, Lionel Sharplesnd
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