Patricia Lindop

Patricia Lindop at a Pugwash conference in the later 1950s[1]

Patricia Joyce Lindop FRCP (21 June 1930 – 1 February 2018) was British professor of radiation biology at the University of London and the organiser of at least 100 "Pugwash" meetings at which scientists met to discuss their campaign for nuclear disarmament.

Early life and family

Patricia Lindop was born on 21 June 1930, the second child of Elliot D. Lindop and Dorothy Jones.[2] Her father was an engineer who had worked for Shell in India and later owned his own fuel distribution business.[3] She was educated at Malvern Girls' College in Worcestershire and it was there that she met her future husband, Gerald Paton Rivett Esdale (died 1992), who was a pupil at the neighbouring boys' college.[1] They married in 1957 and had one son and one daughter.[2]

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