Robert Hinde

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Robert Hinde
Born (1923-10-26)26 October 1923
Norwich, England
Died 23 December 2016(2016-12-23) (aged 93)
Citizenship British
Alma mater
Scientific career
Institutions University of Cambridge
Thesis A comparative behaviour study of the Paridae (1951)
Doctoral advisor David Lack
Doctoral students
Influences Niko Tinbergen

Robert Aubrey Hinde CBE FRS FBA /hnd/ (26 October 1923 – 23 December 2016) was a British zoologist, the Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology at the University of Cambridge.[1]


Born in Norwich, England, Hinde was the master of St. John's College, Cambridge in 1989-94.[2] He was the chair of British Pugwash. He studied "the application of biological and psychological data to understanding the bases of religion and ethics" and "eliminating the causes of war".[3]

Hinde was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge and at Balliol College, Oxford. He was a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association.

He died on 23 December 2016 at the age of 93.[4]



  1. ^ "Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor Robert Aubrey Hinde, CBE, FRS, FBA,FRCPsych — Department of Zoology". Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Master and Fellows of St John's College | St John's College, Cambridge". Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 December 2004. Retrieved 31 March 2006. 
  4. ^ HINDE
  5. ^ Hinde, R.A. (1974). Biological bases of human social behaviour. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780070289321. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Francis Harry Hinsley
Master of St John's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Peter Goddard