Elected: 1963
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor Alan John Brook FRSE, MBE
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Professor Alan Brook, Emeritus Professor at the University of Buckingham, died peacefully on 5th March, 2013, at the Red House Nursing Home, Maids Moreton, just 10 minutes into his 90th birthday. Alan Brook was born on 5th March 1923 in Newcastle upon Tyne. He attended Dame Allan’s School before becoming a Kitchener Scholar at Kings College, Newcastle, which was then part of the University of Durham, and where he subsequently obtained a BSc degree in botany. After spending some time in operational research during war service with the Royal Air Force in India and Sri Lanka, he came back to Newcastle and, in 1949, he was awarded the degree of DPhil for a thesis on the algae associated with the slow sand filters of water treatment works.