Michael Dixon (museum director)
Dixon was born on 16 March 1956. He was educated at Tiffin School, a boys grammar school in Kingston upon Thames. He studied at Imperial College London, graduating Bachelor of Science (BSc) and was awarded Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS). He undertook postgraduate studies at the University of York, completing his Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in 1984.
The appointment of Dixon at the NHM is noteworthy in its marking a break with tradition in which the Director has been an eminent practising scientist.
In 1988, Dixon married Richenda Milton-Thompson. Together they had two children; one son and one daughter. They divorced in 1999. In 2001, he married for a second time to Deborah Mary Reece (née McMahon). Together they have one son.
- 'Dixon to head Natural History Museum', The Independent (10 January 2004)
- National Museum Directors Conference
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