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Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior

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Ernest Jackson Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior (born 23 June 1926) is a distinguished microbiologist and parasitologist. Soulsby was brought up in the former county of Westmorland on the family farm at Williamsgill, Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith, and then at the University of Edinburgh. Soulsby was Professor of Animal Pathology at the University of Cambridge in the UK from 1978 to 1993. He has been a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge since 1978. Soulsby was a Veterinary Officer for the City of Edinburgh from 1949 to 1952, and then a lecturer in Clinical Parasitology at the University of Bristol from 1952 to 1954. From 1954 to 1963 Soulsby was a lecturer in Animal Pathology at the University of Cambridge. He was Professor of Parasitology at the University of Pennsylvania until 1978, when he returned to the University of Cambridge as Professor of Animal Pathology. Before his retirement Soulsby was also a visiting professor at various universities in Europe and the United States. He is an honorary member of numerous international parasitology societies and has been awarded numerous honorary degrees and awards.  ( Wikipedia article )

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1926-06-23

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University of Edinburgh

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