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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 166, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IX$
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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264751

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264751.001.0001

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Laurence Ernest Rowland Picken 1909–2007

Laurence Ernest Rowland Picken 1909–2007

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(p.225) (p.226) (p.227) Laurence Ernest Rowland Picken 1909–2007
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 166, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IX
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Richard Widdess

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264751.003.0012

Laurence Picken contributed to both the sciences and the humanities, and had in particular pioneered a radical transformation in musical perspectives. His work in zoology brought national and international recognition with the award of the Sc.D. in 1952, Fellowship of the Institute of Biology, a Walker-Ames Visiting Professorship at the University of Washington in 1959, and the Linnean Society's Trail Medal in 1960. The Organization of Cells and Other Organisms was the crowning achievement of a long and distinguished career in the natural sciences. Alongside the zoological research and teaching, Picken developed a parallel career as a musicologist, issuing a series of studies on Chinese and other musics that were quite as original and, for their time, definitive, as his scientific publications.

Keywords:   musicology, zoology, biography, obituary

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