Prof Colin Whittemore

Session: TBC


Presentation: Yesterday's science; an unsafe foundation for future discovery?



Professor Colin Whittemore, FRSE was born in 1942 on a small family dairy farm in Cheshire, England. He studied at Harper Adams Agricultural College, followed by The University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

In 1970, Colin was appointed Lecturer in Animal Production at the University of Edinburgh, becoming Professor of Agriculture & Rural Economy in 1990, and subsequently Head of the Institute of Ecology and Resource Management and Postgraduate Dean of Science and Engineering.

He is a past recipient of the BSAS Sir John Hammond Memorial Prize for scientific contribution to an understanding of nutrition and growth, a past BSAS President and an Honorary member.

His awards include The Royal Agricultural Society of England Gold Medal for Outstanding Research in Agriculture, The Meat & Livestock Commission David Black Award for innovation in sciences relating to the pig industry, and The Fellowship of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Colin has published seven authored academic text books, over 200 original peer-reviewed research papers, and more than 250 other papers presented to learned scientific meetings. 

Recent books include ‘Farming Stories from the Scottish Borders’ and ‘Animal Farming’.

His recreations include a lifetime with horses, and he finds relaxation in skiing, hillwalking and writing.