Peter Lees was born in 1940 in Farnworth, Lancashire, 8 miles as the crow flies from Neville Marshall’s birthplace, Stretford, Manchester. He took a first degree in Pharmacy, a doctorate in pharmacology and, much later in partial retirement, an MA degree in World War One Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. From 1962 to 2023, he has worked at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, first as Assistant Lecturer and finally as Deputy Principal. He has published more the 350 articles in the peer reviewed scientific literature, as well as short reviews on Marshall in the journals Veterinary History and Stand To! Public service duties have included Editorship of Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Vice-Chairman of the Veterinary Products Committee, Council member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Universities Research Assessment Exercise panel member for Veterinary Medicine and Member of the Council of the Inns of Court Tribunals Appointments Body.