Stephen Keynes

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Stephen John Keynes OBE FLS (19 October 1927 – 13 August 2017) was a great-grandson of Charles Darwin, and chairman of the Charles Darwin Trust.[1]

He was educated at The Hall School, Hampstead, Oundle School, and the University of Cambridge.[2]

Keynes was the fourth son of Geoffrey Keynes and his wife Margaret Darwin, daughter of Sir George Darwin; he was also a nephew of the economist John Maynard Keynes. His brothers were Richard, Quentin and Milo. In 1955 he married Mary Cecilia Knatchbull-Hugessen, daughter of the Canadian senator Adrian Knatchbull-Hugessen. They have the following children:

  • Gregory Robert Edward Keynes (born 3 June 1956)
  • Elizabeth Harriet Keynes (born 15 December 1957)
  • Toby William Keynes (born 2 November 1959)
  • Martha Paganel Keynes (born 25 April 1961)
  • Zachary Edmund Keynes (born 18 October 1962)

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  1. ^ "Trustees". Charles Darwin Trust. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
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