Lives of the fellows

Christopher John Davis

b.3 May 1940 d.19 November 2015
BSc Bristol(1962) MB ChB(1965) PhD(1971) MRCP(1974) FRCP(1987)

Christopher John Fursdon Davis was a consultant neurologist in Oxford, Northampton and Kettering. He was born in Weston-super-Mare. His father, Leslie Marlborough Septimus Davis, was a banker; his mother, Elise May Davis née Fursdon, was a housewife. He was educated at St Peter’s School in Weston-super-Mare and then at Taunton School, and went on to study medicine at Bristol University. He gained a BSc in anatomy 1962 and qualified in 1965.

He was a house physician and house surgeon at Bristol Royal Infirmary from 1965 to 1966, and then a Medical Research Council junior research fellow in the department of physiology, Bristol, working for Arthur Buller. From 1970 to 1972 he was a senior house officer on the medical rotation at Newcastle General Hospital, and then became a Medical Research Council research registrar in neurology, also at Newcastle General Hospital.

In 1974 he was appointed as a neurology registrar in Newcastle and Middlesbrough. He then became a lecturer in neurology at Manchester Royal Infirmary for two years, and in 1977 was appointed as a consultant neurologist for the United Oxford Hospitals and visiting neurologist to Northampton and Kettering hospitals.

He enjoyed gardening and squash. He also had a broad interest in live and visual arts. As a schoolboy he played county schools rugby.

In 1962 he married Elise Lesly Wilkinson, a general practitioner. They later divorced. They had two sons, Julian and Benjamin.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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