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Michaelhouse School, Natal, 1945-1948
B.Sc. University of Natal 1951 (Botany & Zoology)
B.Sc.(Hons) University of  Natal 1952 (Zoology)
M.Sc. University of Natal 1955 (Zoology)
Ph.D. University of Natal 1961 (Zoology)

Lecturer, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg 1958-1965
Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 1965-1968
Senior Lecturer, University of Natal, Durban 1971-1981
Medical Faculty Dean’s Representative in Faculty of Science, University of Natal, Durban 1973-1990
Associate Professor, University of Natal, Durban 1982-1987
Professor (ad hominem), University of Natal, Durban 1987-1991
Emeritus Professor, University of Natal 1992+
Order for Meritorious Service, South Africa 1992
Honorary Research Associate, Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg 1982+
Honorary Research Associate, University of Natal 1991+
Scientific Research Associate, Natural History Museum, London 1998+
Honorary Foreign Member (Life), American Society of Ichtyhologists and Herpetologists 1982
Exceptional Contribution to African Herpetology Award, Herpetological Association of Africa 1991
Honorary Life Member, Herpetological Association of Africa 1996
Scientific Fellow, The Zoological Society of London 2006+
Parapsychology Foundation Research Grant 1967-1970
Wildlife Conservation Society Research Grant in the Natural History Museum, London 1997

109 monographs, book chapters & papers published in various fields of biology, philosophy & history of science, and parapsychology, from 1957 to present. Four novels, New Creation (2012), Brief Authority (2012), The Life Play (2013), New Enlightenment (2013) published by Kima Global, Cape Town.

Studied musical composition, University of Cape Town, 1954-1957. Composed music for the stage, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

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