David Newth

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Prof David Richmond Newth FRSE LLD (1921-1988) was a British zoologist and scientific author.


He was born near Birmingham on 19 October 1921 the son of Herbert Greenway Newth and his wife Annie Munroe Fraser, a Scot. He was educated at King Edward VI Aston School in Birmingham. He then studied Zoology at the University of London graduating BSc and gaining a postgraduate doctorate (PhD).

In the Second World War he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the REME.[1] In 1947 he began lecturing in Zoology at University College, London. In 1960 he became Professor of Biology at Middlesex Hospital School and in 1965 transferred to Scotland as Professopr of Zoology at Glasgow University.[2]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1966. His proposers were James Duncan Robertson, Sir Maurice Yonge, Percy Brian and John Paul.[3]

He retired in 1981 and died at Lochgoilhead in northern Scotland on 5 June 1988.


In 1946 he married Jean Winifred Haddon.


  • Animal Growth and Development (1970)
  • Simple Nervous Systems (1975)


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  2. ^ "University of Glasgow - Research Institutes - Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology - Research - Cell Engineering - Dr J Barnes - Selected Publications". www.gla.ac.uk.
  3. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.