Theodore Thomson Flynn was the son of John Thompson Flynn and his wife Jessie Thomson. He was educated at Fort Street High School, Sydney, the Sydney Training College for Teachers, and the University of Sydney, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1907 and gained the university medal and the Johns Coutts scholarship in biology. On 23 January 1909 he married Lily Mary Young at St John's Church of England, Balmain North, Sydney, Australia.
He was appointed to the Newcastle and West Maitland Technical colleges, lecturing in chemistry and physics. His main interest remained in the natural sciences and in 1909 he became lecturer in biology at the University of Tasmania. In 1911 he accept the first chair of biology in Hobart as the Ralston professor. He earned his Doctor of Science degree at the University of Sydney in 1921 for work on marsupial embryology. In September 1930 he left Hobart for London to continue his research on marsupial embryology. In 1931 he took up the chair of zoology at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He was a fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies in London, a fellow of the International Institute of Embryology in Utrecht, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. After his retirement in 1948 as emeritus professor, he resided in Surrey, England. He died at Liss, Hampshire, England on 23 October 1968.
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