Sir John Eccles
Sir John Carew Eccles was born in January 1903 and attended Melbourne University, coming to Magdalen as a Rhodes Scholar in 1925. He received a doctorate in 1929 and was Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen between 1934 and 1937.
He was Professor of Physiology at Otago University between 1944 and 1951 and then Professor of Physiology at the Australian National University until 1966. He received his Nobel Prize in 1963 and was an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen from 1964. He died in 1997.
His publications include The Physiology of Nerve Cells (1957), the Physiology of Synapses (1964), the Understanding of the Brain, [with the late Sir Karl Popper] (1973), Sherrington – his Life and Thought (1979), The Human Psyche (1980), The Evolution of the Brain – the Creation of the Self (1989).