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Sir Edwyn Wren Hoskyns (born 4 February 1956) is a British paediatrician and researcher into childhood diseases, notably tuberculosis, and from 2 June 2010 the 17th Hoskyns Baronet of Harewood in the County of Hereford in the Baronetage of England.
The 17th Bt carries and uses the name Wren that derives from the name of the son of the 7th Bt. who married Theodosia, the great-granddaughter of the famous English architect and polymath, Sir Christopher Wren. Theodosia was her father's only child, and married Chandos Wren-Hoskyns on 20 April 1837 after Chandos Hoskyns had his name changed in the previous week by Royal Licence. They had one daughter, who died without marrying. The Hoskyns family continued to use Wren and Chandos in other branches in subsequent generations to keep the names alive.
The Harewood Park estate was in the family until 1941, and since 2000 has been owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. Media speculation is that the impending development of the estate is as a country residence for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
He is the son of physician Sir Benedict Leigh Hoskyns, 16th Baronet from 1956–2010, and Ann Wilkinson.
He married Jane Sellers, daughter of John Sellers, in 1981. They have two children:
- The heir is their son, Robin Chevallier Hoskyns, b. 5 July 1989.
- Lucy Mary Hoskyns, b. 1993
Education and work
He attended King's College School, Cambridge,as a chorister, and then Harwich County High School. He subsequently attended Nottingham University there graduating with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees before graduating as a medical doctor (1980) specialising in paediatrics (1993). He is a Member (MRCP) and Fellow (FRCP) of the Royal College of Physicians. His paediatric research has included considerable work with Tuberculosis (Phthisiatry). As of 2011, he was practising at Leicester General Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Hoskyns' publications include:
- Tuberculous meningitis in children: problem to be addressed effectively with thorough contact tracing, Rajneesh Walia and Wren Hoskyns, European Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 159, Number 7, 535-538 (2000)
- Paediatric tuberculosis, postgraduate Medical Journal, 2003;79:272-278
- Treatment failure in Tuberculosis, ERJ Express. 29 November 2006
He is regularly cited and acknowledged by other published researchers in the field of childhood diseases, notably tuberculosis.
Benedict Leigh Hoskyns
- Sir Benedict Hoskyns obituary, Janet Hoskyns, 14 June 2010 The Guardian,accessed 1 February 2011
- HOSKYNS of Harewood,Hereford, leighrayment.com, accessed 2 february 2011
- Lundy, Darryl. "Chandos Wren-Hoskyns". The Peerage.[unreliable source], thepeerage.com, accessed 2 february 2011
- Rebecca English, Daily Mail, Prince William and Kate Middleton will live an ultra-modern - and ultra green - royal fairytale, 17 November 2010
- Hereford Times, Harewood Park, potential home of Prince William and his future Princess Catherine?, 8 December 2010
- Lundy, Darryl. "Edwyn Wren Hoskyns". The Peerage.[unreliable source], thepeerage.com, accessed 1 February 2011
- Dr Edwyn Wren Hoskyns, drfosterhealth.co.uk, accessed 1 February 2011
- Tuberculous meningitis in children, springerlink.com, accessed 2 February 2011
- Paediatric tuberculosis, Wren Hoskyns, 2002/3, accessed 2 February 2011
- Treatment failure in Tuberculosis, Jayachandran R Panickar and Wren Hoskyns, ERJ Express. 29 November 2006, accessed 1 February 2010