HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
dismiss
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Author photo. Michael Gilkes, in the cabin of a boat - in his element!

Michael Gilkes, in the cabin of a boat - in his element!

Michael Gilkes (1) [1923–2014]

MembersReviewsRatingFavorited   Events   
0000
    No works currently cataloged.

Top members (works)

None

Recently added

None

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Michael Gilkes, FRCS, FRCOphth., FRGS (b.31 August 1923) was a trustee of Brighton Toy and Model Museum until his death at the end of 2014.

He was born in Montreal due to his professional musician mother being on a song recital tour at the time, and was brought up in Birmingham.

Michael was very into boats and the Antarctic, and was the station Medical Officer and Ship's Surgeon at Leith Harbour, on South Georgia Island, which is some distance Eastward and slightly southward of the Falkland Islands, and is pointed to by the Antarctic Peninsula. Due to his time there, Michael became an expert on the history of Shackleton, and penguins.

He went on to become an opthalmic surgeon, and was a Founder Friend of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), founder member of the James Caird Society, and a member of the Royal Cruising Club.

Michael was interviewed on the early influence of toys on his life for the Toys in the Community project, and the transcript is scheduled to be part of the project's website collection of oral history transcripts in 2016. http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/in...
http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h5...

Member ratings

Average: No ratings.

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

. You can edit the division.

Name disambiguation

Go to the disambiguation page to edit author name combination and separation.

Includes

Michael Gilkes is composed of 1 name.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 143,948,433 books! | Top bar: Always visible