John William Sutton Pringle

Sir John William Sutton Pringle FRS[1] (J.W.S. Pringle) (1912–1982) was a British zoologist. His research interests were in insect physiology, especially proprioception, flight muscle, and cicada song.

Pringle studied at King's College, Cambridge where he took a first class degree in the Natural Sciences Tripos. He was appointed Demonstrator in Zoology at the University of Cambridge, 1937–1938, and Fellow of King's College, 1938–1944. After war service in radar with the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) he returned to Cambridge as Lecturer in Zoology and fellow of Peterhouse. In 1959 he was appointed Reader in Experimental Cytology. In 1961 he moved to the Linacre Chair of Zoology at Merton College, Oxford.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1954.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wigglesworth, V. (1983). "John William Sutton Pringle. 22 July 1912-2 November 1982". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 29: 524. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1983.0019. JSTOR 769812.

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