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University of Manchester

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Established 2004 by the merger UMIST (1824) and the Victoria University of Manchester (1851).

Location:
Manchester, England

Founding Date:
1824

Motto:
Cognitio, sapientia, hvmanitas

Enrollment:
35,500

Official Website:
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hank Barnette
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Bethlehem Steel, 1992-2000
Margaret Beckett
Government
15-Jan-1943   UK Foreign Secretary, 2006-07
Robert Bolt
Playwright
15-Aug-1924 20-Feb-1995 A Man for All Seasons
Malcolm Bradbury
Critic
7-Sep-1932 27-Nov-2000 The History Man
Ronald A. Brenneman
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Petro-Canada
R. Hanbury Brown
Astronomer
31-Aug-1916 16-Jan-2002 Optical intensity interferometer
Anthony Burgess
Novelist
25-Feb-1917 25-Nov-1993 A Clockwork Orange
Terence Burns
Business
13-Mar-1944   Chairman of Marks & Spencer
Melvin Calvin
Chemist
8-Apr-1911 8-Jan-1997 Deciphered photosynthesis
Sydney Chapman
Mathematician
29-Jan-1888 16-Jun-1970 Geomagnetism
John Cockcroft
Physicist
27-May-1897 18-Sep-1967 Split the atom
Benedict Cumberbatch
Actor
19-Jul-1976   BBC's Sherlock Holmes
W. Roy Dunbar
Business
1961   CEO of Network Solutions
Arthur Eddington
Astronomer
28-Dec-1882 22-Nov-1944 Eddington luminosity
Geoffrey Eglinton
Geologist
1-Nov-1927   Molecular organic geochemistry
Ben Elton
Comic
3-May-1959   Writer, Blackadder
Norman Foster
Architect
1-Jun-1935   Architect of the Gherkin
Robin Freestone
Business
c. 1959   CFO of Pearson
Dawn French
Comic
11-Oct-1957   French and Saunders
Hans Geiger
Physicist
30-Sep-1882 24-Sep-1945 Co-Inventor of the Geiger Counter
Andre Geim
Physicist
Oct-1958   Super-thin carbon physics
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Head of State
14-May-1943   President of Iceland
Arthur Harden
Chemist
12-Oct-1865 17-Jun-1940 Enzymes of sugar fermentation
Norman Haworth
Chemist
19-Mar-1883 19-Mar-1950 Carbohydrates and vitamin C
Raymond Hide
Physicist
17-May-1929   Earth's rotation
Rob James-Collier
Actor
23-Sep-1976   Thomas Barrow on Downton Abbey
James Prescott Joule
Physicist
24-Dec-1818 11-Oct-1889 English physicist, Joule's Law
Marcy Kaptur
Politician
17-Jun-1946   Congresswoman, Ohio 9th
Abba Lerner
Economist
28-Oct-1903 27-Oct-1982 The Economics of Control
Bernard Lovell
Astronomer
31-Aug-1913 6-Aug-2012 Radio astronomer at Jodrell Bank
James Lovelock
Scientist
26-Jul-1919   The Gaia Theory
Rik Mayall
Actor
7-Mar-1958   Rick on The Young Ones
Timothy Mott
Business
c. 1949   Co-Founder of Macromedia
Said Musa
Head of State
19-Mar-1944   Prime Minister of Belize
Konstantin Novoselov
Physicist
Aug-1974   Super-thin carbon physics
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
John C. Polanyi
Chemist
23-Jan-1929   Infrared chemiluminescence
Robert Powell
Actor
1-Jun-1944   Jesus of Nazareth
Sir Robert Robinson
Chemist
13-Sep-1886 8-Feb-1975 Researcher of alkaloids
Erskine Sandiford
Head of State
24-Mar-1937   Prime Minister of Barbados, 1987-94
Wallace Sargent
Astronomer
15-Feb-1935   Astrophysicist at CalTech
Michael Smith
Chemist
26-Apr-1932 4-Oct-2000 Oligonucleotide-based mutagenesis
Paul G. Stern
Business
31-Oct-1938   CEO of Northern Telecom, 1989-93
Alan Turing
Mathematician
23-Jun-1912 7-Jun-1954 Computing pioneer
Victor W. Turner
Anthropologist
28-May-1920 1983 The Drums of Affliction
Barry Unsworth
Novelist
10-Aug-1930 5-Jun-2012 Sacred Hunger
C. T. R. Wilson
Physicist
14-Feb-1869 15-Nov-1959 Cloud chamber

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Samuel Alexander
Philosopher
6-Jan-1859 13-Sep-1938 Space, Time, and Deity
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Sydney Chapman
Mathematician
29-Jan-1888 16-Jun-1970 Geomagnetism
Thomas George Cowling
Mathematician
17-Jun-1906 16-Jun-1990 Cowling model
David Edgerton
Historian
16-Apr-1959   The Shock of the Old
Andre Geim
Physicist
Oct-1958   Super-thin carbon physics
Arthur Harden
Chemist
12-Oct-1865 17-Jun-1940 Enzymes of sugar fermentation
George de Hevesy
Chemist
1-Aug-1885 5-Jul-1966 Radioisotope researcher
John R. Hicks
Economist
8-Apr-1904 20-May-1989 Value and Capital
Archibald V. Hill
Scientist
26-Sep-1886 3-Jun-1977 Studied muscles and nerves
Arthur Lewis
Economist
23-Jan-1915 15-Jun-1991 Economics of developing nations
Bernard Lovell
Astronomer
31-Aug-1913 6-Aug-2012 Radio astronomer at Jodrell Bank
E. Arthur Milne
Mathematician
14-Feb-1896 21-Sep-1950 Kinematic relativity
Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley
Physicist
23-Nov-1887 10-Aug-1915 Confirmed importance of atomic number
Sir Robert Robinson
Chemist
13-Sep-1886 8-Feb-1975 Researcher of alkaloids
Ernest Rutherford
Physicist
30-Aug-1871 19-Oct-1937 Father of nuclear physics
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
Victor W. Turner
Anthropologist
28-May-1920 1983 The Drums of Affliction
Chaim Weizmann
Head of State
27-Nov-1874 9-Nov-1952 First President of Israel

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Andre Geim
Physicist
Oct-1958   Super-thin carbon physics


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