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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Many institutions, comprising over 115,000 students. They include:

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
1836

Enrollment:
115,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David W. K. Acheson
Government
?   Food Safety Czar
Richard Aldington
Poet
8-Jul-1892 27-Jul-1962 Death of a Hero
T. M. Aluko
Novelist
14-Jun-1918 1-May-2010 One Man, One Wife
Moniza Alvi
Poet
2-Feb-1954   The Country at My Shoulder
Alfred Austin
Poet
30-May-1835 2-Jun-1913 Poet Laureate of England, 1892-1913
Hertha Ayrton
Physicist
28-Apr-1854 26-Aug-1923 Electric arc
Arnold Bennett
Novelist
27-May-1867 27-Mar-1931 Five Towns novels
Sune K. Bergström
Scientist
10-Jan-1916 15-Aug-2004 Prostaglandins
Tony Blankley
Pundit
21-Jan-1948 7-Jan-2012 McLaughlin Group pundit
J. C. Bose
Botanist
30-Nov-1858 23-Nov-1937 Plant physiology
George E. P. Box
Mathematician
18-Oct-1919 28-Mar-2013 Statistician at University of Wisconsin
Malcolm Bradbury
Critic
7-Sep-1932 27-Nov-2000 The History Man
E. R. Braithwaite
Novelist
27-Jun-1912   To Sir, with Love
R. Hanbury Brown
Astronomer
31-Aug-1916 16-Jan-2002 Optical intensity interferometer
Robert Browning
Poet
7-May-1812 12-Dec-1889 Prominent Victorian poet and playwright
E. Margaret Burbidge
Astronomer
12-Aug-1919   Synthesis of the elements in stars
Frank Macfarlane Burnet
Scientist
3-Sep-1899 31-Aug-1985 Acquired immunological tolerance
Forbes Burnham
Head of State
20-Feb-1923 6-Aug-1985 President of Guyana, 1980-85
Walter Capps
Politician
5-May-1934 28-Oct-1997 Congressman from California, 1997
Johnnie Carson
Diplomat
7-Apr-1943   US Asst. Secy. of State for Africa
Tom Cole
Politician
28-Apr-1949   Congressman, Oklahoma 4th
Alex Comfort
Doctor
10-Feb-1920 26-Mar-2000 The Joy of Sex
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Novelist
5-Jun-1884 27-Aug-1969 Pastors and Masters
Anthony H. Cordesman
Government
2-Aug-1938   The Lessons of Modern War
Bernard Cornwell
Novelist
1944   Sharpe series
Tom Courtenay
Actor
25-Feb-1937   The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Michael Craton
Historian
20-Aug-1931   History of the Bahamas
Alain de Botton
Author
20-Dec-1969   The Architecture of Happiness
John Deacon
Bassist
19-Aug-1951   Bassist for Queen
William M. Diefenderfer III
Government
3-May-1945   Deputy Director of OMB, 1989-91
Luisa Diogo
Head of State
11-Apr-1958   Prime Minister of Mozambique
Romola Garai
Actor
1-Jul-1982   Rory O'Shea Was Here
Greer Garson
Actor
29-Sep-1904 6-Apr-1996 Mrs. Miniver
Philip Giraldi
Government
c. 1946   Former CIA officer
Nigel Green
Actor
15-Oct-1924 15-May-1972 The Ipcress File
Paul Greengard
Scientist
11-Dec-1925   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Peter Hain
Politician
16-Feb-1950   British MP, Neath
Harry Hill
Comic
1-Oct-1964   The Harry Hill Show
Robert Hill
Government
25-Sep-1946   Australian Minister for Defence, 2001-06
Damien Hirst
Artist
1965   Animal slices in formalin as art
Frederick Hopkins
Scientist
20-Jun-1861 16-May-1947 Discovered vitamins
Desmond Hoyte
Head of State
9-Mar-1929 22-Dec-2002 President of Guyana, 1985-92
Thomas Henry Huxley
Scientist
24-May-1825 29-Jun-1895 Debated Wilberforce over evolution
Alec Issigonis
Engineer
18-Nov-1906 2-Oct-1988 Designer of the Mini Cooper
Carlos the Jackal
Terrorist
12-Oct-1949   International terrorist
Nancy Johnson
Politician
5-Jan-1935   Congresswoman from Connecticut, 1983-2007
Charles K. Kao
Scientist
4-Nov-1933   Fiber optics
Bernard Katz
Scientist
26-Mar-1911 20-Apr-2003 Neurotransmitters and the pineal gland
Dominic Keating
Actor
1-Jul-1962   Lt. Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise
Mary Leakey
Anthropologist
6-Feb-1913 9-Dec-1996 Discovered Proconsul
Bernard Lewis
Scholar
31-May-1916   Middle East scholar
Ada Lovelace
Mathematician
10-Dec-1815 27-Nov-1852 Programmed the (theoretical) difference engine
Ramsay MacDonald
Head of State
12-Oct-1866 9-Nov-1937 First Labour Prime Minister of UK
Adel A. Mahmoud
Doctor
c. 1942   Molecular Biology Professor at Princeton
Bronislaw Malinowski
Anthropologist
7-Apr-1884 16-May-1942 Founder of social anthropology
Peter Mansfield
Scientist
9-Oct-1933   Magnetic resonance imaging
Ann Dore McLaughlin
Government
16-Nov-1941   US Secretary of Labor, 1987-89
Surya N. Mohapatra
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Quest Diagnostics
Frederick Mulley
Politician
3-Jul-1918 15-Mar-1995 UK Minister of Defence, 1976-79
Bill O'Reilly
Talk Show Host
10-Sep-1949   The O'Reilly Factor
Humphry Osmond
Doctor
1-Jul-1917 6-Feb-2004 LSD proponent, turned on Aldous Huxley
Wilfred Owen
Poet
18-Mar-1893 4-Nov-1918 Dulce Et Decorum Est
Ulice Payne, Jr.
Baseball
1955   CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers, 2002-03
Christopher Pissarides
Economist
c. 1948   Job creation and destruction
Enoch Powell
Politician
16-Jun-1912 8-Feb-1998 British demagogue
DJ Qualls
Actor
12-Jun-1978   Road Trip
Robin Raphel
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1997-2000
B. Carroll Reece
Politician
22-Dec-1889 19-Mar-1961 Congressman from Tennessee
Ptolemy Reid
Head of State
8-May-1912 2-Sep-2003 Prime Minister of Guyana, 1980-84
Owen Willans Richardson
Physicist
26-Apr-1879 15-Feb-1959 Electron emissions of metals
Ronald Ross
Scientist
13-May-1857 16-Sep-1932 Discovered malaria parasite in mosquitoes
Joseph Rotblat
Physicist
4-Nov-1908 31-Aug-2005 Nuclear physicist, anti-nuke activist
Richard Rudgley
Author
19-Feb-1961   The Alchemy of Culture
Andrew V. Schally
Scientist
30-Nov-1926   Hypothalamic hormones (brain peptides)
Jay Sean
Singer/Songwriter
1979   Eyes on You
Stephen Smith
Politician
12-Dec-1955   Australian Foreign Minister
Norman St. John-Stevas
Politician
18-May-1929   Leader, House of Commons, 1979-81
Patrick Steptoe
Doctor
9-Jun-1913 21-Mar-1988 In vitro fertilization
Mark Strong
Actor
30-Aug-1963   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Max Theiler
Scientist
30-Jan-1899 11-Aug-1972 Yellow fever vaccination
Eckhart Tolle
Religion
16-Feb-1948   The Power of Now
KT Tunstall
Singer/Songwriter
23-Jun-1975   Eye to the Telescope
Bruce W. Wilkinson
Business
c. 1944   CEO of McDermott International
Kim Williams
Business
c. 1956   Wellington Management Company
Roland Young
Actor
11-Nov-1887 5-Jun-1953 Cosmo Topper
Todd Young
Politician
24-Aug-1972   Congressman, Indiana 9th

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Victor Appleton
Physicist
6-Sep-1892 21-Apr-1965 Ionosphere, shortwave radio
Charles Glover Barkla
Physicist
7-Jun-1877 23-Oct-1944 X-ray scattering
Sir Charles Bell
Doctor
Nov-1774 28-Apr-1842 New Idea of Anatomy of the Brain
J. D. Bernal
Physicist
10-May-1901 15-Sep-1971 X-ray crystallography
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Anthony Blunt
Historian
26-Sep-1907 26-Mar-1983 Art historian, Soviet spy
Peter Brown
Historian
26-Jul-1935   The Rise of Western Christendom
E. Margaret Burbidge
Astronomer
12-Aug-1919   Synthesis of the elements in stars
Dan Busbee
Attorney
c. 1932   Locke Purnell Rain Harrell
A. S. Byatt
Critic
24-Aug-1936   Possession
Gordon Childe
Archaeologist
14-Apr-1892 19-Oct-1957 The Dawn of European Civilisation
Norman Davies
Historian
8-Jun-1939   God's Playground
E. C. Dodds
Scientist
13-Oct-1899 16-Dec-1973 Diethylstilbestrol
Hans Eysenck
Psychologist
4-Mar-1916 4-Sep-1997 Intelligence and personality
Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Historian
6-Dec-1950   Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
John H. Gaddum
Scientist
31-Mar-1900 30-Jun-1965 Drug antagonism
J. B. S. Haldane
Biologist
5-Nov-1892 1-Dec-1964 Haldane's principle
Arthur Harden
Chemist
12-Oct-1865 17-Jun-1940 Enzymes of sugar fermentation
Peter Higgs
Physicist
29-May-1929   Higgs boson and Higgs field
Thomas Henry Huxley
Scientist
24-May-1825 29-Jun-1895 Debated Wilberforce over evolution
Bernard Lewis
Scholar
31-May-1916   Middle East scholar
Bronislaw Malinowski
Anthropologist
7-Apr-1884 16-May-1942 Founder of social anthropology
Karl Mannheim
Sociologist
27-Mar-1893 9-Jan-1947 Ideology and Utopia
Philip Noel-Baker
Politician
1-Nov-1889 8-Oct-1982 Instrumental creating League of Nations and UN
Rodney R. Porter
Scientist
8-Oct-1917 6-Sep-1985 Chemical structure of antibodies
Owen Willans Richardson
Physicist
26-Apr-1879 15-Feb-1959 Electron emissions of metals
Sir Robert Robinson
Chemist
13-Sep-1886 8-Feb-1975 Researcher of alkaloids
Joseph Rotblat
Physicist
4-Nov-1908 31-Aug-2005 Nuclear physicist, anti-nuke activist
Alan Rusbridger
Editor
29-Dec-1953   Editor of The Guardian
Amartya Sen
Economist
3-Nov-1933   Poverty and Famines
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
John R. Vane
Scientist
29-Mar-1927 19-Nov-2004 Prostaglandins
Bernard Williams
Philosopher
21-Sep-1929 10-Jun-2003 Leading moral philosopher

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Brown
Historian
26-Jul-1935   The Rise of Western Christendom
E. Margaret Burbidge
Astronomer
12-Aug-1919   Synthesis of the elements in stars
Amelia C. Fawcett
Business
c. 1956   COO of Morgan Stanley Intl., 2002-06
Aaron Klug
Chemist
11-Aug-1926   Structural analysis of viruses
Ronald Ross
Scientist
13-May-1857 16-Sep-1932 Discovered malaria parasite in mosquitoes


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