J.Z. Young

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J.Z. Young (John Zachary Young) was born on 18 March, 1907 in Bristol, United Kingdom, is a Writer. Discover J.Z. Young’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of J.Z. Young networth?

Popular As John Zachary Young
Occupation writer
Age 90 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born 18 March 1907
Birthday 18 March
Birthplace Bristol, United Kingdom
Date of death July 4, 1997
Died Place Oxford, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Who Is J.Z. Young’s Wife?

His wife is Raymonde Parsons (29 August 1957 – 4 July 1997) ( his death) ( 1 child), Phyllis Heaney (17 December 1931 – 1957) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

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Wife Raymonde Parsons (29 August 1957 – 4 July 1997) ( his death) ( 1 child), Phyllis Heaney (17 December 1931 – 1957) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
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J.Z. Young Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is J.Z. Young worth at the age of 90 years old? J.Z. Young’s income source is mostly from being a successful Writer. He is from United Kingdom. We have estimated J.Z. Young’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Young married twice, to Phyllis Heaney (a painter) with whom he had two children, Simon Zachary and Cordelia, and in 1987 following her death to Raymonde Parsons (also an artist) with whom he had one child, Kate Frances.


In 1981, Young became a founding member of the World Cultural Council.


However, Young is probably best remembered for his two textbooks, The Life of Vertebrates and The Life of Mammals. He was President of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) from 1976 to 1986. His personal research library is held in the National Marine Biological Library at the MBA.


Among his honors are a Linnean Medal for zoology from the Linnean Society of London, awarded in 1973. He was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) by the University of Bath in 1974. The chair of the Anatomy Department at University College London is named the J. Z. Young Chair in his honour. For many years, Young spent the summer experimenting season at the Stazione Zoologica in Naples. In 1991, the city awarded him honorary citizenship, and the President of the Stazione Zoologica awarded him its Gold Medal. That year he was also invited by the Italian Biological Society to give an anniversary lecture, as the society's oldest living member; for this lecture, Young picked the same subject he had talked about 63 years earlier, in 1928.


He was a writer, known for Life’s Balance (1965). He was married to Raymonde Parsons and Phyllis Heaney.


Young was born in Mangotsfield near Bristol. After moving to London to take up his position at University College London, he lived first in Chelsea then moved to Camden Town in 1962. After his retirement in 1974, he gradually moved from London to an old brick kiln house in Brill in Buckinghamshire. For most of his retirement, he continued to work both at the Stazione Zoologica in Naples and at a laboratory in the Psychology Department of Oxford University, and to publish scientific papers.


In 1950, Young was invited by the BBC to deliver the Reith Lectures. In his series of eight radio broadcasts, titled Doubt and Certainty in Science, he introduced the BBC audience to the themes of his research, exploring the function of the brain and the then-current scientific methods used to increase understanding of it.


After WWII, Young's research interests turned to investigating the central nervous system and the functions of the brain. He discussed and corresponded with the mathematician Alan Turing on brain cells, memory, pattern recognition, and embryology, from 1949.


Most of Young's scientific research was on the nervous system. He discovered the squid giant axon and the corresponding squid giant synapse. His work in the 1930s on signal transmission in, and the fiber structure of, nerves inspired the work of Sir Andrew Huxley and Sir Alan Hodgkin for which they received a Nobel prize.


Young went to school at Marlborough College. In 1928, he received a first class honours degree in zoology from Magdalen College, Oxford. On Oct. 12, 1942, Young spoke at the Socratic Club in Oxford on the topic “Purpose and Design in Nature” as part of the series of talks and debates led by C. S. Lewis. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1945 and served as Professor of Anatomy at University College London from then until 1974. The following year, he became a Professor Emeritus and proposed a degree programme in the Human Sciences.


J. Z. Young was born on March 18, 1907 in Fishponds, Bristol, England as John Zachary Young.


Young revered the brother of his great-great- grandfather, Richard, the English scientist and Egyptologist Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.S. (1773–1829).