Elected: 1975
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Dr Eric Cyril Raynold Reeve FRSE
Eric Cyril Raynold Reeve, known to his friends as Eric, was born on September 14th 1913, in Liverpool. His father had been a Church of England missionary in Japan from 1907 to 1910, while his mother was the daughter of a vicar, so the ambience of his early years was very much Church of England. He was the second of four brothers. They lived in a succession of towns in England as his father moved from parish to parish. In 1915 they moved to Great Yarmouth and in 1920 to Hockering, Norfolk and later to Lowestoft, Suffolk, where he became a close friend of Benjamin Britten at the local prep school. Britten was Head Boy, while Eric became School Captain. Two or three years later he entered Norwich Grammar School, in the Cathedral Close, as a boarder, and spent the rest of his schooldays there.

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