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Cambridge University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Comprised of 31 independent, self-governing colleges: Lucy Cavendish College, Christ's College, Churchill College, Clare College, Clare Hall, Corpus Christi College, Darwin College, Downing College, Murray Edwards College (a/k/a New Hall), Emmanuel College, Fitzwilliam College, Girton College, Gonville & Caius College, Homerton College, Hughes Hall, Jesus College, King's College, Magdalene College, Newnham College, Pembroke College, Peterhouse, Queens' College, Robinson College, St Catharine's College, St Edmund's College, St John's College, Selwyn College, Sidney Sussex College, Trinity College, Trinity Hall, and Wolfson College.

Location:
Cambridge, England

Founding Date:
1209 AD

Enrollment:
16,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edwin A. Abbott
Author
20-Dec-1838 12-Oct-1926 Flatland
Peter Ackroyd
Author
5-Oct-1949   The Great Fire of London
Douglas Adams
Author
11-Mar-1952 11-May-2001 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
John Couch Adams
Astronomer
5-Jun-1819 21-Jan-1892 Discovered planet Neptune
Edgar Adrian
Scientist
30-Nov-1889 4-Aug-1977 Electricity within nerve cells
George Biddell Airy
Astronomer
27-Jul-1801 2-Jan-1892 British Astronomer Royal
Mark Akenside
Poet
9-Nov-1721 23-Jun-1770 The Pleasures of the Imagination
Christopher Alexander
Architect
4-Oct-1936   A Pattern Language, The Nature of Order
Gordon W. Allport
Psychologist
11-Nov-1897 9-Oct-1967 Personality: A Psychological Interpretation
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Jon Amiel
Film Director
20-May-1948   Entrapment
Mulk Raj Anand
Novelist
22-Dec-1905 28-Sep-2004 Untouchable
Philip W. Anderson
Physicist
13-Dec-1923   Solid state physics
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher
8-May-1954   The Ethics of Identity
Edward Victor Appleton
Physicist
6-Sep-1892 21-Apr-1965 Ionosphere, shortwave radio
Michael Apted
Film Director
10-Feb-1941   Gorillas in the Mist
John Arden
Playwright
26-Oct-1930   Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
Daniel I. Arnon
Biologist
14-Nov-1910 20-Dec-1994 Photophosphorylation
Roger Ascham
Scholar
1515 30-Dec-1568 The Scholemaster
Francis W. Aston
Chemist
1-Sep-1877 20-Nov-1945 Invented the mass spectograph
Michael Atiyah
Mathematician
22-Apr-1929   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
David Attenborough
Naturalist
8-May-1926   Life on Earth
Richard Ayoade
Actor
12-Jun-1977   Dean Learner on Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Hertha Ayrton
Physicist
28-Apr-1854 26-Aug-1923 Electric arc
Charles Babbage
Mathematician
26-Dec-1791 18-Oct-1871 Inventor of the Difference Engine
Francis Bacon
Philosopher
22-Jan-1561 9-Apr-1626 Novum Organum
Nathaniel Bacon
Politician
2-Jan-1647 26-Oct-1676 Bacon's Rebellion
Martin N. Baily
Economist
1945   Council of Economic Advisers, 1995-96, 1999-2001
Deborah Baker
Author
28-Mar-1959   In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding
Stanley Baldwin
Head of State
3-Aug-1867 14-Dec-1947 UK Prime Minister three times
Arthur Balfour
Head of State
25-Jul-1848 19-Mar-1930 UK Prime Minister, 1902-05
John Ball
Naturalist
20-Aug-1818 21-Oct-1889 Irish Alpinist
J. G. Ballard
Author
18-Nov-1930 19-Apr-2009 Empire of the Sun, Crash
Jamie Bamber
Actor
3-Apr-1973   Battlestar Galactica
Charles Glover Barkla
Physicist
7-Jun-1877 23-Oct-1944 X-ray scattering
Robert Bartlett
Historian
27-Nov-1950   The Making of Europe
Gregory Bateson
Anthropologist
9-May-1904 4-Jul-1980 Steps to an Ecology of Mind
William Bateson
Biologist
8-Aug-1861 8-Feb-1926 Founder of genetics
Jacob D. Beam
Diplomat
24-Mar-1908 16-Aug-1993 US Ambassador to the USSR, 1969-73
R. Meredith Belbin
Educator
1926   Father of team-role theory
David Bell
Business
?   CEO of Financial Times Group, 1993-2005
Richard Bentley
Critic
27-Jan-1662 14-Jul-1742 Reformed classical scholarship
J. D. Bernal
Physicist
10-May-1901 15-Sep-1971 X-ray crystallography
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Sir Walter Besant
Author
14-Aug-1836 9-Jun-1901 All Sorts and Conditions of Men
John Biffen
Politician
3-Nov-1930 14-Aug-2007 Leader, House of Commons, 1982-87
Thomas Bilney
Religion
c. 1495 19-Aug-1531 English martyr, influenced Latimer
David Blackbourn
Historian
1-Nov-1949   Populists and Patricians
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Scientist
26-Nov-1948   Co-Discoverer of telomerase
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Arthur Bliss
Composer
2-Aug-1891 28-Mar-1975 Morning Heroes
Hans Blix
Government
28-Jun-1928   Weapons inspector before Iraq War
Anthony Blunt
Historian
26-Sep-1907 26-Mar-1983 Art historian, Soviet spy
Eavan Boland
Poet
24-Sep-1944   In a Time of Violence
John G. Bolton
Astronomer
5-Jun-1922 6-Jul-1993 First Director of Parkes Observatory
Hugh Bonneville
Actor
10-Nov-1963   Downton Abbey
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
J. C. Bose
Botanist
30-Nov-1858 23-Nov-1937 Plant physiology
Steve Bourne
Computer Programmer
?   /bin/sh
David F. Bradford
Economist
8-Jan-1939 22-Feb-2005 Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93
Lawrence Bragg
Physicist
31-Mar-1890 1-Jul-1971 Bragg's Law of diffraction
William Bragg
Physicist
2-Jul-1862 12-Mar-1942 Analyzed crystal structures
E. R. Braithwaite
Novelist
27-Jun-1912   To Sir, with Love
William Bridgeman
Politician
31-Dec-1864 14-Aug-1935 UK Home Secretary, 1922-24
Leon Brittan
Politician
25-Sep-1939   UK Home Secretary, 1983-85
Eleanor Bron
Actor
14-Mar-1934   A Touch of Love
Lyndon Brook
Actor
10-Apr-1926 9-Jan-2004 Reach for the Sky
Rupert Brooke
Poet
3-Aug-1887 23-Apr-1915 1914 and Other Poems
Ernest W. Brown
Astronomer
29-Nov-1866 22-Jul-1938 Tables of the Motion of the Moon
John Browne
Business
20-Feb-1948   CEO of British Petroleum, 1995-2007
Stanley Bruce
Head of State
15-Apr-1883 25-Aug-1967 Prime Minister of Australia, 1923-29
John Bull
Composer
c. 1562 12-Mar-1628 English composer and organist
Edward Bullard
Physicist
21-Sep-1907 3-Apr-1980 Continental drift, magnetic fields
Claus von Bulow
Socialite
11-Aug-1926   Allegedly tried to kill wife Sunny
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Novelist
25-May-1803 18-Jan-1873 The Last Days of Pompeii
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Astronomer
15-Jul-1943   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
Thomas Burnet
Religion
1635 27-Sep-1715 Telluris Tehoria Sacra
Andrew Burnham
Politician
7-Jan-1970   British MP, Leigh
Janet Burroway
Novelist
21-Sep-1936   The Dancer from the Dance
Charles W. Burson
Attorney
c. 1944   Al Gore's Chief of Staff, 1999-2001
Rab Butler
Politician
9-Dec-1902 8-Mar-1982 UK Foreign Secretary, 1963-64
Samuel Butler
Author
4-Dec-1835 18-Jun-1902 Erewheon
Samuel Butler
Scholar
30-Jan-1774 4-Dec-1839 Headmaster of Shrewsbury School
Stewart Butterfield
Business
1973   Co-Founder of Flickr
A. S. Byatt
Critic
24-Aug-1936   Possession
Lord Byron
Poet
22-Jan-1788 19-Apr-1824 English romantic poet
Vincent Cable
Politician
9-May-1943   British MP, Twickenham
José A. Cabranes
Judge
22-Dec-1940   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
John Caius
Doctor
6-Oct-1510 29-Jul-1573 Second founder of Gonville and Caius College
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Head of State
7-Sep-1836 22-Apr-1908 UK Prime Minister, 1905-08
Thomas Campion
Composer
12-Feb-1567 1-Mar-1620 English musical poet, Bookes of Ayres
David Cannadine
Historian
7-Sep-1950   Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
Robert Carr
Politician
11-Nov-1916 17-Feb-2012 UK Home Secretary, 1972-74
Thomas Cartwright
Religion
c. 1535 27-Dec-1603 English Puritan divine
Edmund Castell
Lexicographer
1606 1685 Lexicon Heptaglotton
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
Politician
18-Jun-1769 12-Aug-1822 Architected Napoleon's defeat
James McKeen Cattell
Psychologist
24-May-1860 20-Jan-1944 Academic freedom
Paul Cavanagh
Actor
8-Dec-1888 15-Mar-1964 The Scarlet Claw
Andrew Cavendish
Aristocrat
2-Jan-1920 3-May-2004 11th Duke of Devonshire
Henry Cavendish
Chemist
10-Oct-1731 24-Feb-1810 Discovered hydrogen
William Cecil
Government
13-Sep-1520 5-Aug-1598 Closest advisor to Elizabeth I
Lord Chadlington
Business
?   CEO of Huntsworth
James Chadwick
Physicist
20-Oct-1891 24-Jul-1974 Discovered the neutron
Ernst B. Chain
Scientist
19-Jun-1906 12-Aug-1979 Isolated penicillin
Austen Chamberlain
Politician
16-Oct-1863 16-Mar-1937 British pol, Nobel Prize recipient
Alexander Chancellor
Editor
4-Jan-1940   Editor of The Spectator, 1975-84
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Astronomer
19-Oct-1910 21-Aug-1995 Evolutionary stages of stars
Graham Chapman
Comic
8-Jan-1941 4-Oct-1989 Monty Python's King Arthur
Sydney Chapman
Mathematician
29-Jan-1888 16-Jun-1970 Geomagnetism
Prince Charles
Royalty
14-Nov-1948   Heir to the throne of Britain
Leslie Charteris
Novelist
12-May-1907 15-Apr-1993 Created Simon Templar
Ron Chernow
Author
1949   The Warburgs and Alexander Hamilton
John Chisholm
Business
c. 1946   Chairman of QinetiQ
Charles Chree
Astronomer
5-May-1860 12-Aug-1928 Geomagnetic phenomena
Charles Churchill
Poet
1731 4-Nov-1764 Rosciad
A. J. Clark
Scientist
19-Aug-1885 30-Jul-1941 Drug responses
Charles Clarke
Politician
21-Sep-1950   UK Home Secretary, 2004-06
David L. Clarke
Archaeologist
3-Nov-1937 27-Jun-1976 Analytical Archaeology
John Clarke
Physicist
10-Feb-1942   Superconducting quantum interference
Kenneth Clarke
Politician
2-Jul-1940   Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1993-97
Samuel Clarke
Philosopher
11-Oct-1675 17-May-1729 Newtonian theologian
John Cleese
Comic
27-Oct-1939   Monty Python
Nick Clegg
Politician
7-Jan-1967   Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Paul Clement
Government
24-Jun-1966   US Solicitor General, 2005-08
John Cockcroft
Physicist
27-May-1897 18-Sep-1967 Split the atom
Christopher Cockerell
Inventor
4-Jun-1910 1-Jun-1999 Hovercraft
Jonathan Coe
Novelist
19-Aug-1961   What a Carve Up!
Sacha Baron Cohen
Comic
13-Oct-1971   Boyakasha! Respec
Nicholas Coleridge
Business
1957   Managing Director, Condé Nast
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet
21-Oct-1772 25-Jul-1834 Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Anthony Collins
Philosopher
21-Jun-1676 13-Dec-1729 A Discourse on Freethinking
Olivia Colman
Actor
30-Jan-1974   Sophie Chapman on Peep Show
Alex Comfort
Doctor
10-Feb-1920 26-Mar-2000 The Joy of Sex
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
John Conway
Mathematician
26-Dec-1937   Game of Life
Peter Cook
Comic
19-Nov-1937 9-Jan-1995 Bedazzled
Alistair Cooke
Journalist
20-Nov-1908 29-Mar-2004 Alistair Cooke's America
Allan M. Cormack
Physicist
23-Feb-1924 7-May-1998 Computerized axial tomography (CAT scans)
E. J. H. Corner
Botanist
12-Jan-1906 14-Sep-1996 Durian theory
John Cotton
Religion
4-Dec-1585 23-Dec-1652 First Church of Boston
Robert Cotton
Scholar
22-Jan-1571 6-May-1631 Cottonian Library
Christian Coulson
Actor
3-Oct-1978   Tom Riddle in Harry Potter
Gregory B. Craig
Attorney
4-Mar-1945   White House Counsel, 2009
Thomas Cranmer
Religion
2-Jul-1489 21-Mar-1556 First Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury
F. Marion Crawford
Novelist
2-Aug-1854 9-Apr-1909 Whosoever Shall Offend
Henry Page Croft
Politician
22-Jun-1881 7-Dec-1947 British Under-Secretary of War, 1940-45
Aleister Crowley
Religion
12-Oct-1875 1-Dec-1947 Wickedest man in the world
Ralph Cudworth
Philosopher
1617 26-Jun-1688 Intellectual System of the Universe
John Culver
Politician
8-Aug-1932   US Senator from Iowa, 1974-81
Barry Cunliffe
Archaeologist
10-Dec-1939   Iron Age Communities in Britain
Tim Curry
Actor
19-Apr-1946   Frank N. Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sir Simonds D'Ewes
Curator
18-Dec-1602 18-Apr-1650 Journals of all the Parliaments
Henry Dale
Scientist
9-Jun-1875 23-Jul-1968 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Richard Dalitz
Physicist
28-Feb-1925 13-Jan-2006 Dalitz pairs and Dalitz plots
Charles Darwin
Naturalist
12-Feb-1809 19-Apr-1882 Proposed theory of evolution via natural selection
Erasmus Darwin
Naturalist
12-Dec-1731 18-Apr-1802 English naturalist, very bad poet
George Darwin
Astronomer
9-Jul-1845 7-Dec-1912 Evolution of the Sun-Earth-Moon system
Clement Davies
Politician
19-Feb-1884 23-Mar-1962 Leader of the UK Liberal Party, 1945-56
Paul Davies
Physicist
22-Apr-1946   The Mind of God
Andrew Davis
Conductor
2-Feb-1944   Music Director, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Richard Dawes
Scholar
1708 21-Mar-1766 Miscellanea Critica
John Day
Playwright
1574 c. 1640 The Parliament of Bees
Alain de Botton
Author
20-Dec-1969   The Architecture of Happiness
Augustus De Morgan
Mathematician
27-Jun-1806 18-Mar-1871 De Morgan's Laws
John Dennis
Critic
1657 6-Jan-1734 The Usefulness of the Stage
Delia Derbyshire
Electronic Musician
5-May-1937 3-Jul-2001 Constructed the Doctor Who theme
Jared Diamond
Scientist
10-Sep-1937   Guns, Germs and Steel
Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Politician
13-Aug-1954   Congressman from Florida, 1993-2011
Paul Dirac
Physicist
8-Aug-1902 20-Oct-1984 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Ray Milton Dolby
Inventor
18-Jan-1933   Inventor of Dolby stereo
John Donne
Poet
1572 31-Mar-1631 Anniversaries
Margaret Drabble
Novelist
5-Jun-1939   The Millstone
Nick Drake
Singer/Songwriter
19-Jun-1948 25-Nov-1974 Pink Moon
John Dryden
Poet
19-Aug-1631 1-May-1700 Absalom and Achitophel
Will Durant
Historian
5-Nov-1885 7-Nov-1981 The Story of Civilization
Frank W. Dyson
Astronomer
8-Jan-1868 25-May-1939 Six pips on the BBC
Freeman Dyson
Physicist
15-Dec-1923   Theoretical physicist at Institute for Advanced Study
Abba Eban
Government
2-Feb-1915 17-Nov-2002 Foreign Minister of Israel, 1966-74
Myron Ebell
Activist
1953   Global Warming cynic
Richard Eberhart
Poet
5-Apr-1904 9-Jun-2005 Collected Poems
Arthur Eddington
Astronomer
28-Dec-1882 22-Nov-1944 Eddington luminosity
James Chuter Ede
Politician
11-Sep-1882 11-Nov-1965 UK Home Secretary, 1945-51
King Edward VII
Royalty
9-Nov-1841 6-May-1910 King of England, 1901-1910
Prince Edward
Royalty
10-Mar-1964   The Earl of Wessex
Robert G. Edwards
Scientist
27-Sep-1925 10-Apr-2013 In vitro fertilization
Jennifer Egan
Novelist
6-Sep-1962   A Visit from the Goon Squad
Herb Elliott
Track and Field
25-Feb-1938   Middle distance runner
Daniel Ellsberg
Government
7-Apr-1931   Pentagon Papers source
William Empson
Critic
27-Sep-1906 15-Apr-1984 Seven Types of Ambiguity
Martin Evans
Scientist
1-Jan-1941   Embryonic stem cells
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Rona Fairhead
Business
c. 1962   CEO of Financial Times Group
Richard Fanshawe
Poet
1608 16-Jun-1666 Translator of Camões
Julian Fellowes
Actor
17-Aug-1949   Shadowlands
Niall Ferguson
Historian
18-Apr-1964   The House of Rothschild
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
Government
28-Oct-1951   CEO of TIAA-CREF
Marshall Field III
Business
28-Sep-1893 8-Nov-1956 Founder of the Chicago Sun-Times
Orlando Figes
Historian
20-Nov-1959   A People's Tragedy
Antony Fisher
Activist
1915 Jul-1988 Libertarian think-tank founder
Ronald Fisher
Mathematician
17-Feb-1890 29-Jul-1962 Analysis of variance and covariance
John Flamsteed
Astronomer
19-Aug-1646 31-Dec-1719 Founder of Greenwich Observatory
John Ambrose Fleming
Engineer
29-Nov-1849 19-Apr-1945 Invented the vacuum tube
John Fletcher
Playwright
1579 29-Aug-1625 Collaborator with Francis Beaumont
Howard Florey
Scientist
24-Sep-1898 21-Feb-1968 Isolated penicillin
Mary Parker Follett
Business
3-Sep-1868 18-Dec-1933 Community centers and conflict resolution
Trent Ford
Actor
16-Jan-1979   How to Deal
E. M. Forster
Author
1-Jan-1879 7-Jun-1970 Howards End
John Forster
Author
2-Apr-1812 2-Feb-1876 Life of Charles Dickens
Richard Fortey
Paleontologist
1946   Trilobites and graptolites
Dian Fossey
Anthropologist
16-Jan-1932 26-Dec-1985 Gorillas in the Mist
Norman Fowler
Politician
2-Feb-1938   Former MP, now Baron Fowler
William A. Fowler
Astronomer
9-Aug-1911 14-Mar-1995 Element generation within stars
Joseph S. Francisco
Chemist
1955   Atmospheric chemist
Rosalind Franklin
Chemist
25-Jul-1920 16-Apr-1958 Photographed DNA's structure
Sir James Frazer
Anthropologist
1-Jan-1854 7-May-1941 The Golden Bough
Fred Frith
Guitarist
2-Feb-1949   Avant garde rock guitarist
David Frost
Journalist
7-Apr-1939   BBC's Breakfast with Frost
Stephen Fry
Actor
24-Aug-1957   Jeeves and Wooster
John H. Gaddum
Scientist
31-Mar-1900 30-Jun-1965 Drug antagonism
James K. Galbraith
Scholar
29-Jan-1952   Economics Professor at UT-Austin
Francis Galton
Anthropologist
16-Feb-1822 17-Jan-1911 Word Association Test
Stephen Gardiner
Religion
c. 1493 12-Nov-1555 English bishop, statesman
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Author
16-Sep-1950   The Signifying Monkey
Michael Geist
Blogger
11-Jul-1968   Internet law professor, University of Ottawa
Leo Genn
Actor
9-Aug-1905 26-Jan-1978 Quo Vadis
Gwilym Lloyd George
Politician
4-Dec-1894 14-Feb-1967 UK Home Secretary, 1954-57
Ivar Giaever
Physicist
5-Apr-1929   Tunneling through superconductors
Walter Gilbert
Chemist
21-Mar-1932   Sequencing techniques for DNA
William Gilbert
Physicist
24-May-1544 10-Dec-1603 De Magnete
John Gilmour
Politician
27-May-1876 30-Mar-1940 UK Home Secretary, 1932-35
Joscelyn Godwin
Historian
16-Jan-1945   Historian of the esoteric
Thomas Gold
Scientist
22-May-1920 22-Jun-2004 Certain that oil is not a fossil fuel
Maurice Goldhaber
Physicist
18-Apr-1911 11-May-2011 Neutrons
Ralph E. Gomory
Business
c. 1938   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Jane Goodall
Naturalist
3-Apr-1934   Primate researcher
Thomas Gray
Poet
26-Dec-1716 30-Jul-1771 An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard
Stephen Greenblatt
Critic
7-Nov-1943   The Swerve
Robert Greene
Playwright
Jul-1558 3-Sep-1592 Friar Bacon
Meg Greenfield
Journalist
27-Dec-1930 13-May-1999 The Washington Post
Paul Greengard
Scientist
11-Dec-1925   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Paul Greengrass
Film Director
13-Aug-1955   The Bourne Supremacy
Germaine Greer
Activist
29-Jan-1939   Feminism Diva
Richard Gregory
Psychologist
24-Jul-1923 17-May-2010 Optical illusions and "hands-on" science
Sir Thomas Gresham
Business
1518 21-Nov-1579 Founder of Gresham College
Nehemiah Grew
Botanist
26-Sep-1641 25-Mar-1712 Anatomy of Plants
Ernest Howard Griffiths
Physicist
15-Jun-1851 3-Mar-1932 The Thermal Measurement of Energy
Nicholas Grimald
Poet
1519 1559 Songes and Sonettes
John Guillermin
Film Director
11-Nov-1925   The Bridge at Remagen
John Gummer
Politician
26-Nov-1939   British MP, Suffolk Coastal
Thom Gunn
Poet
29-Aug-1929 25-Apr-2004 The Man with Night Sweats
Ian Hacking
Philosopher
18-Feb-1936   The Taming of Chance
Christopher Haigh
Historian
28-Aug-1944   English Reformations
Stephen Hales
Scientist
7-Sep-1677 4-Jan-1761 Statical Essays
Edward Hall
Historian
c. 1495 1547 English chronicler
Joseph Hall
Author
1-Jul-1574 8-Sep-1656 Virgidemiarum
Peter Hall
Educator
19-Mar-1932   Cities in Civilization
Peter Hall
Theater Director
22-Nov-1930   Work Is a 4-Letter Word
Rebecca Hall
Actor
3-May-1982   Vicky Cristina Barcelona
John Halliday
Actor
14-Sep-1880 17-Oct-1947 The Philadelphia Story
Robert Hamer
Film Director
31-Mar-1911 4-Dec-1963 Kind Hearts and Coronets
G. H. Hardy
Mathematician
7-Feb-1877 1-Dec-1947 A Mathematician's Apology
David Hare
Playwright
5-Jun-1947   Racing Demon
Sir John Harington
Author
1561 20-Nov-1612 The Metamorphosis of Ajax
Joanne Harris
Novelist
3-Jul-1964   Chocolat
Naomie Harris
Actor
6-Sep-1976   Pirates of the Caribbean
Robert Harris
Author
7-Mar-1957   Fatherland
Roy Harrod
Economist
13-Feb-1900 9-Mar-1978 Towards a Dynamic Economics
Basil Liddell Hart
Military
31-Oct-1895 29-Jan-1970 Military strategist
David Hartley
Philosopher
8-Aug-1705 28-Aug-1757 Theory of associationism
Samuel Hartlib
Scholar
c. 1600 c. 1662 Influential German-English man of letters
John Harvard
Religion
26-Nov-1607 14-Sep-1638 Bequest to Harvard College
William Harvey
Doctor
1-Apr-1578 3-Jun-1657 Discovered circulation of blood
Martin Harwit
Astronomer
9-Mar-1931   Helium-cooled rockets and infrared spectroscopy
Stephen Hawking
Physicist
8-Jan-1942   Wheelchair-bound physicist
Norman G. Heatley
Scientist
10-Jan-1911 5-Jan-2004 Isolated penicillin
Tony Hendra
Comic
1941   National Lampoon
George Herbert
Poet
3-Apr-1593 1-Mar-1633 The Temple
Robert Herrick
Poet
1591 Oct-1674 Hesperides
John Herschel
Astronomer
7-Mar-1792 11-May-1871 Discovered many moons of Saturn
John Hersey
Novelist
17-Jun-1914 24-Mar-1993 A Bell for Adano
Chaim Herzog
Head of State
17-Sep-1918 17-Apr-1997 President of Israel, 1983-93
Antony Hewish
Astronomer
11-May-1924   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
John R. Hicks
Economist
8-Apr-1904 20-May-1989 Value and Capital
Tom Hiddleston
Actor
9-Feb-1981   Thor
Raymond Hide
Physicist
17-May-1929   Earth's rotation
Archibald V. Hill
Scientist
26-Sep-1886 3-Jun-1977 Studied muscles and nerves
James Hilton
Novelist
9-Sep-1900 20-Dec-1954 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Peter B. Hirsch
Scientist
16-Jan-1925   Electron microscopy in metallurgy
Benjamin Hoadly
Religion
14-Nov-1676 17-Apr-1761 Anglican Bishop and controversialist
Eric Hobsbawm
Historian
9-Jun-1917 1-Oct-2012 The Age of Revolution
Alan L. Hodgkin
Scientist
5-Feb-1914 20-Dec-1998 Electrical impulses in nerves
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
William Holder
Musicologist
1616 24-Jan-1698 Music theorist
Tom Hollander
Actor
25-Aug-1967   Gosford Park
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author
29-Aug-1809 7-Oct-1894 The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Matthew Holness
Comic
?   Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Thomas Hooker
Religion
7-Jul-1586 7-Jul-1647 American colonial Puritan leader
Geoff Hoon
Politician
6-Dec-1953   UK Minister of Defence, 1999-2005
Frederick Hopkins
Scientist
20-Jun-1861 16-May-1947 Discovered vitamins
John Hopkinson
Engineer
27-Jul-1849 27-Aug-1898 English electrical engineer
Nick Hornby
Author
17-Apr-1957   High Fidelity
Jeremiah Horrocks
Astronomer
1619 3-Jan-1641 Observed transit of Venus
Outerbridge Horsey
Diplomat
1-Oct-1910 18-Aug-1983 US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1963-66
Edward Horsman
Politician
1807 30-Nov-1876 Scottish parliamentarian
Fenton J. A. Hort
Religion
23-Apr-1828 30-Nov-1892 Translator of the New Testament
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Economist
31-Dec-1924 15-Apr-2008 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
Michael Howard
Politician
7-Jul-1941   UK Home Secretary, 1993-97
Geoffrey Howe
Politician
20-Dec-1926   UK Foreign Secretary, 1983-89
John Howe
Religion
17-May-1630 2-Apr-1706 The Living Temple
David Howell
Politician
18-Jan-1936   Former MP, Guildford
Fred Hoyle
Astronomer
24-Jun-1915 20-Aug-2001 Opposed the Big Bang but named it
Arianna Huffington
Columnist
15-Jul-1950   The Huffington Post
Ted Hughes
Poet
16-Aug-1930 28-Oct-1998 Crow
T. E. Hulme
Poet
16-Sep-1883 28-Sep-1917 Modernist poet and critic
Tim Hunt
Scientist
19-Feb-1943   Regulators of cell cycle
Douglas Hurd
Politician
8-Mar-1930   Former UK Home, Foreign Secretary
Waris Hussein
Film Director
9-Dec-1938   Melody
Andrew F. Huxley
Scientist
22-Nov-1917 30-May-2012 Electrical impulses in nerves
Michael Ignatieff
Author
12-May-1947   Blood and Belonging
David Ignatius
Columnist
1950   Washington Post op-ed columnist
Andy Inglis
Business
c. 1960   BP's head of exploration & production, 2007-10
Christopher Isherwood
Author
26-Aug-1904 4-Jan-1986 The Berlin Stories
Derek Jacobi
Actor
22-Oct-1938   Claudius on I, Claudius
M. R. James
Author
1-Aug-1862 12-Jun-1936 Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
James H. Jeans
Astronomer
11-Sep-1877 16-Sep-1946 Continuous creation theory
Patrick Jenkin
Politician
7-Sep-1926   Former MP, Wanstead and Woodford
David L. Johnston
Educator
c. 1942   President, University of Waterloo
G. Lewis Jones
Diplomat
18-May-1907 13-Nov-1971 US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1956-59
Griff Rhys Jones
Actor
6-Nov-1953   Alas Smith & Jones
Simon Jones
Actor
27-Jul-1950   Arthur Dent on radio Hitchhiker's Guide
Ben Jonson
Playwright
11-Jun-1572 6-Aug-1637 Volpone
Brian D. Josephson
Physicist
4-Jan-1940   Discovered the Josephson Effect
Tony Judt
Historian
2-Jan-1948 6-Aug-2010 Postwar
Nicholas Kaldor
Economist
12-May-1908 30-Sep-1986 An Expenditure Tax
Pyotr Kapitsa
Physicist
8-Jul-1894 8-Apr-1984 Discovered superfluidity
Steven T. Katz
Author
12-Aug-1944   Professor of Religion
John C. Kendrew
Chemist
24-Mar-1917 23-Aug-1997 Determined structure of myoglobin
Otto Kerner
Politician
15-Aug-1908 9-May-1976 Governor of Illinois, 1961-68
Roy Kerr
Mathematician
16-May-1934   Rotating black holes
John Maynard Keynes
Economist
5-Jun-1883 21-Apr-1946 Father of Keynesian economics
Ancel Keys
Scientist
26-Jan-1904 20-Nov-2004 Nutritionist, created the K ration
H. Gobind Khorana
Scientist
9-Jan-1922 9-Nov-2011 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Aaron Klug
Chemist
11-Aug-1926   Structural analysis of viruses
Georges J.F. Köhler
Scientist
17-Apr-1946 1-Mar-1995 Hybridoma technique (monoclonal antibodies)
John A. Koskinen
Business
30-Jun-1939   President, US Soccer Foundation
Howard J. Krongard
Government
12-Dec-1940   US State Dept Inspector General
Imre Lakatos
Philosopher
9-Nov-1922 2-Feb-1974 Philosopher of Science and Mathematics
Anthony Lake
Government
2-Apr-1939   Clinton's National Security Advisor
Norman Lamont
Politician
8-May-1942   Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1990-93
Lev Landau
Physicist
22-Jan-1908 1-Apr-1968 Superfluidity of helium
Ian Lang
Politician
27-Jun-1940   British MP for Galloway, 1979-97
Paul Langevin
Physicist
23-Jan-1872 19-Dec-1946 Studied piezoelectricity
Lewis Lapham
Editor
8-Jan-1935   Editor Emeritus, Harper's
Hugh Latimer
Religion
c. 1490 16-Oct-1555 English Reformation
Hugh Laurie
Actor
11-Jun-1959   Jeeves and Wooster, House
William Law
Religion
1686 9-Apr-1761 Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
Louis Leakey
Anthropologist
7-Aug-1903 1-Oct-1972 Discovered Homo Habilis
Nathaniel Lee
Playwright
c. 1653 6-May-1692 The Rival Queens
John F. Lehman
Politician
14-Sep-1942   9-11 Commission member
John Lehmann
Poet
2-Jun-1907 7-Apr-1987 Thrown to the Woolfs
Luis Leloir
Chemist
6-Sep-1906 2-Dec-1987 Conversion of carbohydrates
Brian Lenihan
Politician
21-May-1959 10-Jun-2011 Irish Finance Minister, 2008-11
Mark Leonard
Author
27-Aug-1974   What Does China Think?
Abba Lerner
Economist
28-Oct-1903 27-Oct-1982 The Economics of Control
Lawrence Lessig
Attorney
3-Jun-1961   Constitutional and internet law
David K. P. Li
Business
13-Mar-1939   CEO, Bank of East Asia
Selwyn Lloyd
Politician
28-Jul-1904 18-May-1978 Speaker, House of Commons, 1971-76
Louise Lombard
Actor
13-Sep-1970   Sofia Curtis on CSI
Lee Hsien Loong
Head of State
10-Feb-1952   Prime Minister of Singapore
Graham Love
Business
c. 1955   CEO of QinetiQ
Malcolm Lowry
Novelist
28-Jul-1909 27-Jun-1957 Under the Volcano
André Lwoff
Scientist
8-May-1902 30-Sep-1994 Operon theory of genetic control
Michael Lynch
Business
1965   Founder and CEO of Autonomy Corporation
Donald Lynden-Bell
Astronomer
5-Apr-1935   Astrophysicist at Cambridge
Jonathan Lynn
Screenwriter
3-Apr-1943   Yes, Minister
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Historian
25-Oct-1800 28-Dec-1859 History of England
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Historian
31-Oct-1951   Reformation: Europe's House Divided
Alan G. MacDiarmid
Chemist
14-Apr-1927 7-Feb-2007 Metallic polymers
Heather Mac Donald
Columnist
c. 1956   Neoconservative bombthrower
Ian MacDonald
Critic
3-Oct-1948 20-Aug-2003 Revolution in the Head
Donald Maclean
Spy
25-May-1913 6-Mar-1983 Spy for Moscow, Cambridge Five
Fitzroy Maclean
Politician
11-Mar-1911 15-Jun-1996 Eastern Approaches
Iain Macleod
Politician
11-Nov-1913 20-Jul-1970 UK Colonial Secretary, 1959-61
John Madden
Film Director
8-Apr-1949   Shakespeare in Love
John Makinson
Business
?   Chairman & CEO, Penguin Group
Miriam Margolyes
Actor
18-May-1941   The Age of Innocence
Christopher Marlowe
Playwright
6-Feb-1564 30-May-1593 Doctor Faustus
Richard Marquand
Film Director
17-Apr-1938 4-Sep-1987 Return of the Jedi
Andrew Marr
Journalist
31-Jul-1959   BBC Political Editor, 2000-05
Alfred Marshall
Economist
26-Jul-1842 13-Jul-1924 Principles of Economics
Archer J. P. Martin
Chemist
1-Mar-1910 28-Jul-2002 Partition chromatography
Andrew Marvell
Poet
31-Mar-1621 18-Aug-1678 English poet and member of Parliament
Eric Maskin
Economist
12-Dec-1950   Mechanism design theory
James Mason
Actor
15-May-1909 27-Jul-1984 North by Northwest
Harrie Massey
Astronomer
16-May-1908 27-Nov-1983 British National Committee for Space Research
Ann Mather
Business
c. 1960   CFO of Pixar, 1999-2004
Arjun K. Mathrani
Business
c. 1944   CFO of Chase Manhattan, 1994-96
Drummond Matthews
Geologist
5-Feb-1931 20-Jul-1997 Plate tectonics
Frederick Denison Maurice
Religion
29-Aug-1805 1-Apr-1872 19th c. Anglican theologian
James Clerk Maxwell
Physicist
13-Jun-1831 5-Nov-1879 Maxwell's equations
Thomas May
Poet
1595 13-Nov-1650 The History of the Long Parliament
John Maynard Smith
Biologist
6-Jan-1920 19-Apr-2004 Applied game theory to evolutionary biology
Richard Mayne
Author
2-Apr-1926 29-Nov-2009 The Community of Europe
John McCallum
Politician
9-Apr-1950   Canadian MP, Markham--Unionville
William McDougall
Psychologist
22-Jun-1871 28-Nov-1938 An Introduction to Social Psychology
Ian McKellen
Actor
25-May-1939   Gandalf the Grey
Marshall McLuhan
Author
21-Jul-1911 31-Dec-1980 Understanding Media
John McNee
Diplomat
c. 1951   Canadian Ambassador to the UN
John McPhee
Author
8-Mar-1931   Annals of the Former World
David J. P. Meachin
Business
c. 1941   Cross Border Enterprises
James Edward Meade
Economist
23-Jun-1907 22-Dec-1995 Theory of International Economic Policy
Edward Mellanby
Doctor
8-Apr-1884 30-Jan-1955 Rickets
Paul Mellon
Philanthropist
11-Jun-1907 1-Feb-1999 Yale Center for British Art benefactor
Sam Mendes
Film Director
1-Aug-1965   American Beauty
Thomas Merton
Author
31-Jan-1915 10-Dec-1968 The Seven Storey Mountain
John Michell
Geologist
1724 21-Apr-1793 Phaenomena of Earthquakes
Anne Milgram
Attorney
c. 1970   Attorney General of New Jersey, 2007-10
Jonathan Miller
Film Director
21-Jul-1934   Beyond the Fringe
Robert L. Mills
Physicist
15-Apr-1927 27-Oct-1999 Subatomic particles
A. A. Milne
Author
18-Jan-1882 31-Jan-1956 Winnie the Pooh
E. Arthur Milne
Mathematician
14-Feb-1896 21-Sep-1950 Kinematic relativity
Richard Monckton Milnes
Poet
19-Jun-1809 11-Aug-1885 Poetry for the People
César Milstein
Scientist
8-Oct-1927 24-Mar-2002 Hybridoma technique (monoclonal antibodies)
John Milton
Poet
9-Dec-1608 8-Nov-1674 Paradise Lost
James A. Mirrlees
Economist
5-Jul-1936   Asymmetric information in economics
Andrew Mitchell
Politician
23-Mar-1956   British MP, Sutton Coldfield
David Mitchell
Comic
14-Jul-1974   Peep Show
Peter Mitchell
Chemist
29-Sep-1920 10-Apr-1992 ADP to ATP conversion in mitochondria
Steven Mithen
Archaeologist
16-Oct-1960   After the Ice
Keith Moffatt
Mathematician
12-Apr-1935   Fluid dynamics
Christopher Monckton
Politician
14-Feb-1952   Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party
Mark Moody-Stuart
Business
15-Sep-1940   Chairman of Anglo American
Philip Moon
Physicist
17-May-1907 9-Oct-1994 Gamma ray fluorescence
G. E. Moore
Philosopher
4-Nov-1873 24-Oct-1958 Principia Ethica
Stanford Moore
Chemist
4-Sep-1913 23-Aug-1982 Amino-acid analyzer
Richard K. Morgan
Novelist
1965   Altered Carbon
Simon Conway Morris
Paleontologist
6-Nov-1951   Evolutionary paleobiologist
Nevill F. Mott
Physicist
30-Sep-1905 8-Aug-1996 Properties of semiconductors
Lord Mountbatten
Military
25-Jun-1900 27-Aug-1979 Last Viceroy of India
Malcolm Muggeridge
Author
24-Mar-1903 14-Nov-1990 Highly iconoclastic English wit
Frederick Mulley
Politician
3-Jul-1918 15-Mar-1995 UK Minister of Defence, 1976-79
Iris Murdoch
Novelist
15-Jul-1919 8-Feb-1999 The Sea, the Sea
Richard W. Murphy
Diplomat
29-Jul-1929   US Ambassador to Syria, 1974-78
Vladimir Nabokov
Novelist
23-Apr-1899 2-Jul-1977 Lolita
Joseph Needham
Historian
9-Dec-1900 24-Mar-1995 Science and Civilization in China
Jawaharlal Nehru
Head of State
14-Nov-1889 27-May-1964 First Prime Minister of India
Howard H. Newman
Business
c. 1947   Former Partner, Warburg Pincus
Isaac Newton
Physicist
4-Jan-1643 31-Mar-1727 Father of the clockwork universe
Thandie Newton
Actor
6-Nov-1972   The Truth About Charlie
Ernest Fox Nichols
Physicist
1-Jun-1869 29-Apr-1924 Infrared radiation
Philip Noel-Baker
Politician
1-Nov-1889 8-Oct-1982 Instrumental creating League of Nations and UN
Ronald G. W. Norrish
Chemist
9-Nov-1897 7-Jun-1978 Rapid chemical processes
John Nott
Politician
1-Feb-1932   Defence Minister during Falklands War
Trevor Nunn
Theater Director
14-Jan-1940   Royal Shakespeare Company, 1968-86
Brendan O'Neill
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Imperial Chemical Industries, 1999-2003
Michael Oakeshott
Philosopher
11-Dec-1901 19-Dec-1990 Rationalism in Politics
Titus Oates
Criminal
15-Sep-1649 12-Jul-1705 Popish Plot
Sophie Okonedo
Actor
1-Jan-1969   Hotel Rwanda
Mark Oliphant
Physicist
8-Oct-1901 14-Jul-2000 Deuterium reactions
John Oliver
Comic
23-Apr-1977   The Daily Show
Frank Oppenheimer
Physicist
14-Aug-1912 3-Feb-1985 Founder of the Exploratorium
Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist
22-Apr-1904 18-Feb-1967 Physicist, headed the Manhattan Project
William Oughtred
Mathematician
5-Mar-1574 30-Jun-1660 Inventor of the slide rule
David Owen
Politician
2-Jul-1938   UK Foreign Secretary, 1977-79
William Paley
Religion
1743 25-May-1805 Moral and Political Philosophy
Seymour Papert
Computer Programmer
1-Mar-1928   Programming language LOGO
Matthew Parker
Religion
6-Aug-1504 15-May-1575 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1559-75
Cecil Parkinson
Politician
1-Sep-1931   Thatcherite MP and Minister
Charles Stewart Parnell
Politician
27-Jun-1846 6-Oct-1891 Irish Nationalist leader
Thomas Parnell
Poet
1679 1718 The Hermit
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Astronomer
10-May-1900 7-Dec-1979 Hydrogen in the Sun
George Peacock
Mathematician
9-Apr-1791 8-Nov-1858 Treatise on Algebra
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
Vladimir Peniakoff
Military
30-Mar-1897 May-1951 Head of Popski's Private Army
Roger Penrose
Mathematician
8-Aug-1931   Theory of cosmic censorship
Samuel Pepys
Author
23-Feb-1633 26-May-1703 London diarist
Spencer Perceval
Head of State
1-Nov-1762 11-May-1812 UK Prime Minister, 1809-12
Max F. Perutz
Chemist
19-May-1914 6-Feb-2002 X-Ray analysis of hemoglobin
John Pethica
Physicist
1953   Atomic force microscopy
Kim Philby
Spy
1-Jan-1912 11-May-1988 One of the Cambridge Five in MI6
Ambrose Philips
Poet
c. 1675 18-Jun-1749 Pastorals
Gregory Pincus
Scientist
9-Apr-1903 22-Aug-1967 Inventor of oral contraceptives
William Pitt the Elder
Head of State
15-Nov-1708 11-May-1778 Seven Years War
William Pitt the Younger
Head of State
28-May-1759 23-Jan-1806 UK Prime Minister
Sylvia Plath
Poet
27-Oct-1932 11-Feb-1963 Daddy
George Plimpton
Author
18-Mar-1927 25-Sep-2003 Paper Lion
J. H. Plumb
Historian
20-Aug-1911 21-Oct-2001 England in the Eighteenth Century
Norman Podhoretz
Author
16-Jan-1930   Prominent neocon author
Richard Poirier
Critic
9-Sep-1925 15-Aug-2009 Raritan, A Quarterly Review
John A. Pople
Chemist
31-Oct-1925 15-Mar-2004 Quantum mechanics of molecules
George Porter
Chemist
6-Dec-1920 31-Aug-2002 Rapid chemical and biological processes
Rodney R. Porter
Scientist
8-Oct-1917 6-Sep-1985 Chemical structure of antibodies
Michael Portillo
Politician
26-May-1953   Former Conservative MP
George H. Poste
Biologist
c. 1944   Health Technology Networks
Andrew Powell
Musician
18-Apr-1949   Orchestral arranger for Alan Parsons
Cecil Powell
Physicist
5-Dec-1903 9-Aug-1969 Discovered the pi-meson
Enoch Powell
Politician
16-Jun-1912 8-Feb-1998 British demagogue
John Cowper Powys
Novelist
8-Oct-1872 17-Jun-1963 Wolf Solent
Simon Preston
Organist
4-Aug-1938   Organist at Westminster Abbey, 1981-87
J. B. Priestley
Novelist
13-Sep-1894 14-Aug-1984 An Inspector Calls
James Prior
Politician
11-Oct-1927   Minister for Northern Ireland, 1981-84
Frederic Prokosch
Novelist
17-May-1908 6-Jun-1989 The Skies of Europe
Joseph Proudman
Mathematician
30-Dec-1888 26-Jun-1975 Tidal currents
Reginald Punnett
Biologist
20-Jun-1875 3-Jan-1967 Early geneticist
Francis Pym
Politician
13-Feb-1922 6-Mar-2008 UK Foreign Secretary, 1982-83
A. R. Radcliffe-Brown
Anthropologist
17-Jan-1881 24-Oct-1955 Father of modern social anthropology
Tunku Abdul Rahman
Head of State
8-Feb-1903 6-Dec-1990 First Prime Minister of Malaysia, 1957-70
Kathleen Raine
Poet
14-Jun-1908 6-Jul-2003 Cambridge poet, scholar of Blake
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Scientist
1952   Ribosomes
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Mathematician
22-Dec-1887 26-Apr-1920 Self-educated mathematician
Robin Raphel
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1997-2000
Ahmed Rashid
Author
8-Jun-1948   The Resurgence of Central Asia
Lord Rayleigh
Physicist
12-Nov-1842 30-Jun-1919 Why the sky is blue
Michael Redgrave
Actor
20-Mar-1908 21-Mar-1985 Mourning Becomes Electra
Eddie Redmayne
Actor
6-Jan-1982   Red
Martin Rees
Astronomer
23-Jun-1942   President of the Royal Society
Uwe E. Reinhardt
Educator
24-Sep-1937   Health economist
Robin W. Renwick
Diplomat
13-Dec-1937   UK Ambassador to the US, 1991-95
I. A. Richards
Critic
26-Feb-1893 7-Sep-1979 The Meaning of Meaning
Owen Willans Richardson
Physicist
26-Apr-1879 15-Feb-1959 Electron emissions of metals
Nicholas Ridley
Religion
c. 1500 16-Oct-1555 Anglican Bishop and martyr
Andrew Roberts
Historian
13-Jan-1963   Eminent Churchillians
Richard J. Roberts
Scientist
6-Sep-1943   Eukaryotic (split) genes
Charles Stewart Rolls
Business
27-Aug-1877 12-Jul-1910 Co-Founder of Rolls-Royce
Eugene Victor Rostow
Educator
25-Aug-1913 25-Nov-2002 Dean of Yale Law School, 1955-65
Edmund de Rothschild
Business
2-Jan-1916 17-Jan-2009 British banker
William S. Rukeyser
Journalist
1939   Managing Editor of Fortune
Alan Rusbridger
Editor
29-Dec-1953   Editor of The Guardian
Salman Rushdie
Novelist
19-Jun-1947   The Satanic Verses
Bertrand Russell
Mathematician
18-May-1872 2-Feb-1970 Mathematician, atheist, and social critic
Dora Russell
Activist
3-Apr-1894 31-May-1986 Feminist, birth control and peace activist
Ernest Rutherford
Physicist
30-Aug-1871 19-Oct-1937 Father of nuclear physics
Martin Ryle
Astronomer
27-Sep-1918 14-Oct-1984 Radio astronomer
Charles Ryskamp
Administrator
21-Oct-1928 26-Mar-2010 Frick Collection Director, 1987-97
Abdus Salam
Physicist
29-Jan-1926 21-Nov-1996 Electroweak Theory
Philippe Sands
Scholar
17-Oct-1960   Lawless World
Frederick Sanger
Chemist
13-Aug-1918   Two-time Nobel laureate in chemistry
Siegfried Sassoon
Poet
8-Sep-1886 1-Sep-1967 War Poems
Richard R. Schrock
Chemist
4-Jan-1945   Metathesis
Amartya Sen
Economist
3-Nov-1933   Poverty and Famines
Thomas Shadwell
Playwright
c. 1642 19-Nov-1692 Epsom Wells
Peter Shaffer
Playwright
15-May-1926   Amadeus, Equus
John Shattuck
Attorney
1943   CEO, JFK Library Foundation
Charles Shaughnessy
Actor
9-Feb-1955   Maxwell Sheffield on The Nanny
Charles Sherrington
Doctor
27-Nov-1857 4-Mar-1952 Neurons and synapses
James Shirley
Playwright
1596 29-Oct-1666 Love Tricks
William Shirley
Government
2-Dec-1694 24-Mar-1771 Colonial Governor of Massachusetts
David Shoenberg
Physicist
4-Jan-1911 10-Mar-2004 Physicist at Cambridge
Peter Shore
Politician
20-May-1924 24-Sep-2001 Former MP, Stepney
Henry Sidgwick
Philosopher
31-May-1838 29-Aug-1900 Method of Ethics
Don Siegel
Film Director
26-Oct-1912 20-Apr-1991 Dirty Harry
Richard G. Sim
Business
c. 1944   APW Ltd.
Claude Simon
Novelist
10-Oct-1913 6-Jul-2005 Le Tricheur
Manmohan Singh
Head of State
26-Sep-1932   Prime Minister of India
Simon Singh
Author
19-Sep-1964   Fermat's Last Theorem
John Skelton
Poet
c. 1460 21-Jun-1529 Why come ye nat to courte
Tony Slattery
Actor
9-Nov-1959   Whose Line Is it Anyway?
Sir Hans Sloane
Curator
16-Apr-1660 11-Jan-1753 Milk chocolate and the British Museum
Ali Smith
Author
24-Aug-1962   There But For The
C. Aubrey Smith
Actor
21-Jul-1863 20-Dec-1948 The Four Feathers
Zadie Smith
Novelist
27-Oct-1975   White Teeth
Jan Smuts
Politician
24-May-1870 11-Sep-1950 South African Prime Minister
C. P. Snow
Author
15-Oct-1905 1-Jul-1980 The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution
Henry Spelman
Scholar
c. 1564 Oct-1641 English antiquary
Jonathan D. Spence
Historian
11-Aug-1936   The Search for Modern China
Harold Spencer Jones
Astronomer
29-Mar-1890 3-Nov-1960 10th Royal Astronomer of England
Edmund Spenser
Poet
c. 1552 13-Jan-1599 The Faerie Queene
Lyman Spitzer, Jr.
Astronomer
26-Jun-1914 31-Mar-1997 Father of space telescopes
Richard Spring
Politician
24-Sep-1946   British MP, West Suffolk
Norman St. John-Stevas
Politician
18-May-1929   Leader, House of Commons, 1979-81
Barbara Stallings
Educator
c. 1944   Watson Institute for International Studies
Sir Leslie Stephen
Encyclopaedist
28-Nov-1832 22-Feb-1904 Dictionary of National Biography
Laurence Sterne
Novelist
24-Nov-1713 18-Mar-1768 Tristram Shandy
Dan Stevens
Actor
10-Oct-1982   Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey
Dennis Stevenson
Business
19-Jul-1945   Chairman of HBOS
Ian Stewart
Mathematician
24-Sep-1945   Catastrophe theory
Potter Stewart
Judge
23-Jan-1915 7-Dec-1985 US Supreme Court Justice, 1958-81
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
9-Feb-1943   Ex-Chief Economist of the World Bank
George Gabriel Stokes
Physicist
13-Aug-1819 1-Feb-1903 Fluid dynamicist, optic waves
Richard Stone
Economist
30-Aug-1913 6-Dec-1991 National Income and Expenditure
Lytton Strachey
Author
1-Mar-1880 21-Jan-1932 Eminent Victorians
Bjarne Stroustrup
Computer Programmer
1950   Inventor of C++ programming language
William Stukeley
Historian
7-Nov-1687 3-Mar-1765 Stonehenge, a Temple Restored
Sir John Suckling
Poet
1609 1642 Fragmenta Aurea
John E. Sulston
Scientist
27-Mar-1942   Genetic regulation of organ development
Clive Swift
Actor
9-Feb-1936   Keeping Up Appearances
Graham Swift
Novelist
4-May-1949   Last Orders
Tilda Swinton
Actor
5-Nov-1960   The Deep End
Thomas Sydenham
Doctor
13-Sep-1624 29-Dec-1689 The English Hippocrates
James Joseph Sylvester
Mathematician
3-Sep-1814 15-Mar-1897 Studied finite analysis
Richard L. M. Synge
Chemist
28-Oct-1914 18-Aug-1994 Partition chromatography
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Scientist
16-Sep-1893 22-Oct-1986 Vitamins C and B2
Peter Guthrie Tait
Physicist
28-Apr-1831 4-Jul-1901 Treatise on Quaternions
William Henry Fox Talbot
Inventor
11-Feb-1800 17-Sep-1877 Calotype method of photography
Brook Taylor
Mathematician
18-Aug-1685 29-Dec-1731 Calculus of Finite Differences
Jeremy Taylor
Religion
15-Aug-1613 13-Aug-1667 Holy Living and Holy Dying
J. André Teixeira
Business
17-Jun-1952   President of Coca-Cola Russia, 1998-2001
Julien Temple
Film Director
26-Nov-1953   The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Poet
6-Aug-1809 6-Oct-1892 The Charge of the Light Brigade
William Makepeace Thackeray
Novelist
18-Jul-1811 24-Dec-1863 Vanity Fair
Stephan Thernstrom
Scholar
1934   Neoconservative thinker
D'Arcy Thompson
Biologist
2-May-1860 21-Jun-1948 On Growth and Form
E. P. Thompson
Historian
3-Feb-1924 28-Aug-1993 The Making of the English Working Class
Emma Thompson
Actor
15-Apr-1959   Howard's End
George Paget Thomson
Physicist
3-May-1892 10-Sep-1975 Diffraction of electrons
J. J. Thomson
Physicist
18-Dec-1856 30-Aug-1940 Discovered the electron
Ken Thomson
Business
1-Sep-1923 12-Jun-2006 Ex-CEO, Thomson Corp.
Brian Tierney
Scholar
1922   Origins of Papal Infallibility
Stephen Timms
Politician
29-Jul-1955   Labour MP for East Ham, stabbed
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
Eckhart Tolle
Religion
16-Feb-1948   The Power of Now
John Townsend
Mathematician
7-Jun-1868 16-Feb-1957 Electron's charge
G. M. Trevelyan
Historian
16-Feb-1876 21-Jul-1962 England under Queen Anne
Roger Y. Tsien
Scientist
1-Feb-1952   Green Fluorescent Protein
Alan Turing
Mathematician
23-Jun-1912 7-Jun-1954 Computing pioneer
Herbert Hall Turner
Astronomer
13-Aug-1861 20-Aug-1930 Stellar positions
Paul Twomey
Business
18-Jul-1961   CEO of ICANN
William Tyndale
Religion
1492 6-Oct-1536 Bible translator, burnt at the stake
Tom Udall
Politician
18-May-1948   US Senator from New Mexico
David M. Upton
Business
c. 1959   Professor at HBS
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Composer
12-Oct-1872 26-Aug-1958 Sinfonia Antarctica
John Venn
Mathematician
4-Aug-1834 4-Apr-1923 Venn diagrams
Frederick Vine
Geologist
17-Jun-1939   Plate tectonics
Justine Waddell
Actor
4-Nov-1976   Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Sir Thomas Francis Wade
Diplomat
25-Aug-1818 31-Jul-1895 British envoy to China
Edmund Waller
Poet
3-Mar-1606 21-Oct-1687 Go, Lovely Rose
John Wallis
Mathematician
23-Nov-1616 28-Oct-1703 Arithmetica Infinitorum
Robert Walmsley
Military
1-Feb-1941   Retired Royal Navy Admiral
Horace Walpole
Author
24-Sep-1717 2-Mar-1797 Wrote the first Gothic novel
Robert Walpole
Head of State
26-Aug-1676 18-Mar-1745 UK's first Prime Minister
Sir Francis Walsingham
Government
c. 1532 6-Apr-1590 Secretary to Elizabeth I
Ernest T. S. Walton
Physicist
6-Oct-1903 25-Jun-1995 Split the atom
Michael Walzer
Philosopher
3-Mar-1935   Just and Unjust Wars
Nathaniel Ward
Religion
c. 1578 Oct-1652 Wrote Massachusetts' Body of Liberties
Peter Watkins
Film Director
29-Oct-1935   Punishment Park
Douglas G. Watson
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Novartis USA, 1996-99
James Watson
Scientist
6-Apr-1928   Co-Discoverer of DNA
Robert Webb
Comic
29-Sep-1972   Peep Show
Eugen Weber
Historian
24-Apr-1925 17-May-2007 The Western Tradition
Rachel Weisz
Actor
7-Mar-1971   The Constant Gardener
W. C. Wentworth
Government
1790 20-Mar-1872 Australian patriot
William Whiston
Religion
9-Dec-1667 22-Aug-1752 Apostolical Constitutions
Patrick White
Novelist
28-May-1912 30-Sep-1990 Riders in the Chariot
T. H. White
Author
29-May-1906 17-Jan-1964 The Once and Future King
Alfred North Whitehead
Mathematician
15-Feb-1861 30-Dec-1947 Metaphysical mathematician
William Whitelaw
Politician
28-Jun-1918 1-Jul-1999 UK Deputy Prime Minister, 1979-88
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics
William Wilberforce
Activist
24-Aug-1759 29-Jul-1833 Abolitionist activist and author
Andrew Wiles
Mathematician
11-Apr-1953   Proved Fermat's Last Theorem
Malcolm R. Wilkey
Judge
6-Dec-1918 15-Aug-2009 US Ambassador to Uruguay, 1985-90
Maurice Wilkins
Biologist
15-Dec-1916 5-Oct-2004 Took X-ray pictures of DNA
Olivia Williams
Actor
26-Jul-1968   The Sixth Sense
Raymond Williams
Critic
31-Aug-1921 26-Jan-1988 Culture and Society
Rowan Williams
Religion
14-Jun-1950   Archbishop of Canterbury
Barry W. Wilson
Business
c. 1945   Senior VP at Medtronic
C. T. R. Wilson
Physicist
14-Feb-1869 15-Nov-1959 Cloud chamber
Tony Wilson
TV Personality
20-Feb-1950 10-Aug-2007 Founder of Factory Records
Sophie Winkleman
Actor
5-Aug-1980   The Trial of Tony Blair
Michael Winner
Film Director
30-Oct-1935 20-Jan-2013 Death Wish
John Winthrop
Politician
12-Jan-1588 26-Mar-1649 Governor of Massachusetts Colony
William Wollaston
Philosopher
26-Mar-1659 29-Oct-1724 The Religion of Nature Delineated
William Hyde Wollaston
Chemist
6-Aug-1766 22-Dec-1828 Discovered palladium, rhodium
Shaun Woodward
Politician
26-Oct-1958   British MP, St. Helens South
Leonard Woolf
Author
25-Nov-1880 14-Aug-1969 British memoirist, husband of Virginia
William Wordsworth
Poet
7-Apr-1770 23-Apr-1850 English romantic poet laureate
Douglas T. Wright
Educator
4-Oct-1927   President, University of Waterloo, 1981-93
Sir Thomas Wyat
Poet
1503 6-Oct-1542 Introduced sonnet to England
Daniel Yergin
Author
6-Feb-1947   The Prize
Lee Kuan Yew
Head of State
16-Sep-1923   Prime Minister of Singapore, 1959-90
Warren Zimmermann
Diplomat
16-Nov-1934 2-Feb-2004 US Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1989-92

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edwin A. Abbott
Author
20-Dec-1838 12-Oct-1926 Flatland
Lord Acton
Historian
10-Jan-1834 19-Jun-1902 British historian
Edgar Adrian
Scientist
30-Nov-1889 4-Aug-1977 Electricity within nerve cells
George Biddell Airy
Astronomer
27-Jul-1801 2-Jan-1892 British Astronomer Royal
Kingsley Amis
Novelist
16-Apr-1922 22-Oct-1995 Lucky Jim
Philip W. Anderson
Physicist
13-Dec-1923   Solid state physics
Michael Atiyah
Mathematician
22-Apr-1929   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
Charles Babbage
Mathematician
26-Dec-1791 18-Oct-1871 Inventor of the Difference Engine
Charles Glover Barkla
Physicist
7-Jun-1877 23-Oct-1944 X-ray scattering
William Bateson
Biologist
8-Aug-1861 8-Feb-1926 Founder of genetics
Daniel Bell
Sociologist
10-May-1919 25-Jan-2011 The End of Ideology
J. D. Bernal
Physicist
10-May-1901 15-Sep-1971 X-ray crystallography
Alec Boksenberg
Astronomer
18-Mar-1936   Image Photon Counting System
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
Lawrence Bragg
Physicist
31-Mar-1890 1-Jul-1971 Bragg's Law of diffraction
Joseph Brodsky
Poet
24-May-1940 28-Jan-1996 "Social parasite" turned Poet Laureate
Anita Brookner
Novelist
16-Jul-1928   Hotel Du Lac
Martin Bucer
Religion
11-Nov-1491 28-Feb-1551 German Protestant reformer
Edward Bullard
Physicist
21-Sep-1907 3-Apr-1980 Continental drift, magnetic fields
Geoffrey Burbidge
Astronomer
24-Sep-1925 26-Jan-2010 Quasi-steady state cosmology
David Cannadine
Historian
7-Sep-1950   Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
Thomas Cartwright
Religion
c. 1535 27-Dec-1603 English Puritan divine
Edmund Castell
Lexicographer
1606 1685 Lexicon Heptaglotton
Sydney Chapman
Mathematician
29-Jan-1888 16-Jun-1970 Geomagnetism
William Cochran
Physicist
30-Jul-1922 28-Aug-2003 Crystallography
John Cockcroft
Physicist
27-May-1897 18-Sep-1967 Split the atom
John Conway
Mathematician
26-Dec-1937   Game of Life
E. J. H. Corner
Botanist
12-Jan-1906 14-Sep-1996 Durian theory
Alan Cottrell
Scientist
17-Jul-1919 15-Feb-2012 Metallurgist at Cambridge
George Darwin
Astronomer
9-Jul-1845 7-Dec-1912 Evolution of the Sun-Earth-Moon system
Cecil Day-Lewis
Poet
27-Apr-1904 22-May-1972 UK Poet Laureate, 1968-72
James Dewar
Physicist
20-Sep-1842 27-Mar-1923 Researcher of low temperatures
Paul Dirac
Physicist
8-Aug-1902 20-Oct-1984 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Arthur Eddington
Astronomer
28-Dec-1882 22-Nov-1944 Eddington luminosity
Peter P. Edwards
Chemist
1949   Metal-non-metal transition
Robert G. Edwards
Scientist
27-Sep-1925 10-Apr-2013 In vitro fertilization
Artur Ekert
Physicist
19-Sep-1961   Quantum cryptography
Orlando Figes
Historian
20-Nov-1959   A People's Tragedy
Ronald Fisher
Mathematician
17-Feb-1890 29-Jul-1962 Analysis of variance and covariance
Howard Florey
Scientist
24-Sep-1898 21-Feb-1968 Isolated penicillin
Robert W. Fogel
Economist
1-Jul-1926   Cliometrics
Sir James Frazer
Anthropologist
1-Jan-1854 7-May-1941 The Golden Bough
Otto Robert Frisch
Physicist
1-Oct-1904 22-Sep-1979 Described fission
Cynthia A. Glassman
Government
?   Economic Affairs, US Commerce Dept.
Thomas Gold
Scientist
22-May-1920 22-Jun-2004 Certain that oil is not a fossil fuel
John Golding
Critic
10-Sep-1929 9-Apr-2012 Cubism: A History and an Analysis
Thomas Gray
Poet
26-Dec-1716 30-Jul-1771 An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard
Richard Gregory
Psychologist
24-Jul-1923 17-May-2010 Optical illusions and "hands-on" science
Ernest Howard Griffiths
Physicist
15-Jun-1851 3-Mar-1932 The Thermal Measurement of Energy
Ian Hacking
Philosopher
18-Feb-1936   The Taming of Chance
J. B. S. Haldane
Biologist
5-Nov-1892 1-Dec-1964 Haldane's principle
G. H. Hardy
Mathematician
7-Feb-1877 1-Dec-1947 A Mathematician's Apology
Stephen Hawking
Physicist
8-Jan-1942   Wheelchair-bound physicist
George Herbert
Poet
3-Apr-1593 1-Mar-1633 The Temple
Antony Hewish
Astronomer
11-May-1924   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
Archibald V. Hill
Scientist
26-Sep-1886 3-Jun-1977 Studied muscles and nerves
Peter B. Hirsch
Scientist
16-Jan-1925   Electron microscopy in metallurgy
Alan L. Hodgkin
Scientist
5-Feb-1914 20-Dec-1998 Electrical impulses in nerves
Johannes Holtfreter
Zoologist
9-Jan-1901 13-Nov-1992 Chemotaxis
Frederick Hopkins
Scientist
20-Jun-1861 16-May-1947 Discovered vitamins
Fenton J. A. Hort
Religion
23-Apr-1828 30-Nov-1892 Translator of the New Testament
Fred Hoyle
Astronomer
24-Jun-1915 20-Aug-2001 Opposed the Big Bang but named it
Tim Hunt
Scientist
19-Feb-1943   Regulators of cell cycle
Andrew F. Huxley
Scientist
22-Nov-1917 30-May-2012 Electrical impulses in nerves
James H. Jeans
Astronomer
11-Sep-1877 16-Sep-1946 Continuous creation theory
Brian D. Josephson
Physicist
4-Jan-1940   Discovered the Josephson Effect
Pyotr Kapitsa
Physicist
8-Jul-1894 8-Apr-1984 Discovered superfluidity
Nicholas Kemmer
Physicist
7-Dec-1911 21-Oct-1998 Nuclear weapons and reactors
Frank Kermode
Critic
29-Nov-1919 17-Aug-2010 The Sense of an Ending
John Maynard Keynes
Economist
5-Jun-1883 21-Apr-1946 Father of Keynesian economics
Aaron Klug
Chemist
11-Aug-1926   Structural analysis of viruses
Hans Krebs
Scientist
25-Apr-1900 22-Nov-1981 Tricarboxylic acid cycle
C. S. Lewis
Novelist
29-Nov-1898 22-Nov-1963 Chronicles of Narnia
Donald Lynden-Bell
Astronomer
5-Apr-1935   Astrophysicist at Cambridge
Alfred Marshall
Economist
26-Jul-1842 13-Jul-1924 Principles of Economics
Drummond Matthews
Geologist
5-Feb-1931 20-Jul-1997 Plate tectonics
Frederick Denison Maurice
Religion
29-Aug-1805 1-Apr-1872 19th c. Anglican theologian
James Clerk Maxwell
Physicist
13-Jun-1831 5-Nov-1879 Maxwell's equations
James Edward Meade
Economist
23-Jun-1907 22-Dec-1995 Theory of International Economic Policy
John Michell
Geologist
1724 21-Apr-1793 Phaenomena of Earthquakes
César Milstein
Scientist
8-Oct-1927 24-Mar-2002 Hybridoma technique (monoclonal antibodies)
James A. Mirrlees
Economist
5-Jul-1936   Asymmetric information in economics
Peter Mitchell
Chemist
29-Sep-1920 10-Apr-1992 ADP to ATP conversion in mitochondria
Keith Moffatt
Mathematician
12-Apr-1935   Fluid dynamics
Philip Moon
Physicist
17-May-1907 9-Oct-1994 Gamma ray fluorescence
G. E. Moore
Philosopher
4-Nov-1873 24-Oct-1958 Principia Ethica
Simon Conway Morris
Paleontologist
6-Nov-1951   Evolutionary paleobiologist
Nevill F. Mott
Physicist
30-Sep-1905 8-Aug-1996 Properties of semiconductors
Joseph Needham
Historian
9-Dec-1900 24-Mar-1995 Science and Civilization in China
Isaac Newton
Physicist
4-Jan-1643 31-Mar-1727 Father of the clockwork universe
Ronald G. W. Norrish
Chemist
9-Nov-1897 7-Jun-1978 Rapid chemical processes
Onora O'Neill
Philosopher
23-Aug-1941   President of the British Academy, 2005-09
Mark Oliphant
Physicist
8-Oct-1901 14-Jul-2000 Deuterium reactions
George Peacock
Mathematician
9-Apr-1791 8-Nov-1858 Treatise on Algebra
John Pethica
Physicist
1953   Atomic force microscopy
J. H. Plumb
Historian
20-Aug-1911 21-Oct-2001 England in the Eighteenth Century
John A. Pople
Chemist
31-Oct-1925 15-Mar-2004 Quantum mechanics of molecules
Reginald Punnett
Biologist
20-Jun-1875 3-Jan-1967 Early geneticist
Kathleen Raine
Poet
14-Jun-1908 6-Jul-2003 Cambridge poet, scholar of Blake
Lord Rayleigh
Physicist
12-Nov-1842 30-Jun-1919 Why the sky is blue
Martin Rees
Astronomer
23-Jun-1942   President of the Royal Society
I. A. Richards
Critic
26-Feb-1893 7-Sep-1979 The Meaning of Meaning
William D. Rogers
Diplomat
12-May-1927 22-Sep-2007 Under Secretary of State, 1976-77
Bertrand Russell
Mathematician
18-May-1872 2-Feb-1970 Mathematician, atheist, and social critic
Henry Norris Russell
Astronomer
25-Oct-1877 18-Feb-1957 Giant stars and dwarfs
Ernest Rutherford
Physicist
30-Aug-1871 19-Oct-1937 Father of nuclear physics
Martin Ryle
Astronomer
27-Sep-1918 14-Oct-1984 Radio astronomer
Abdus Salam
Physicist
29-Jan-1926 21-Nov-1996 Electroweak Theory
Pedro Salinas
Poet
27-Nov-1891 4-Dec-1951 Generation of '27
Philippe Sands
Scholar
17-Oct-1960   Lawless World
David Shoenberg
Physicist
4-Jan-1911 10-Mar-2004 Physicist at Cambridge
Henry Sidgwick
Philosopher
31-May-1838 29-Aug-1900 Method of Ethics
George Steiner
Critic
23-Apr-1929   After Babel
George Gabriel Stokes
Physicist
13-Aug-1819 1-Feb-1903 Fluid dynamicist, optic waves
Richard Stone
Economist
30-Aug-1913 6-Dec-1991 National Income and Expenditure
Leo Strauss
Philosopher
20-Sep-1899 18-Oct-1973 Patron saint of Neoconservatism
D'Arcy Thompson
Biologist
2-May-1860 21-Jun-1948 On Growth and Form
George Paget Thomson
Physicist
3-May-1892 10-Sep-1975 Diffraction of electrons
J. J. Thomson
Physicist
18-Dec-1856 30-Aug-1940 Discovered the electron
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
John Townsend
Mathematician
7-Jun-1868 16-Feb-1957 Electron's charge
G. M. Trevelyan
Historian
16-Feb-1876 21-Jul-1962 England under Queen Anne
Roger Y. Tsien
Scientist
1-Feb-1952   Green Fluorescent Protein
John Venn
Mathematician
4-Aug-1834 4-Apr-1923 Venn diagrams
Sir Thomas Francis Wade
Diplomat
25-Aug-1818 31-Jul-1895 British envoy to China
Eugen Weber
Historian
24-Apr-1925 17-May-2007 The Western Tradition
William Whiston
Religion
9-Dec-1667 22-Aug-1752 Apostolical Constitutions
Bernard Williams
Philosopher
21-Sep-1929 10-Jun-2003 Leading moral philosopher
Raymond Williams
Critic
31-Aug-1921 26-Jan-1988 Culture and Society
Rowan Williams
Religion
14-Jun-1950   Archbishop of Canterbury
C. T. R. Wilson
Physicist
14-Feb-1869 15-Nov-1959 Cloud chamber
George Wishart
Religion
c. 1513 1-Mar-1546 Scottish religious reformer and martyr
Thomas Young
Physicist
13-Jun-1773 10-May-1829 Wave Theory of Light

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edgar Adrian
Scientist
30-Nov-1889 4-Aug-1977 Electricity within nerve cells
Prince Albert
Royalty
26-Aug-1819 14-Dec-1861 Royal Consort of Queen Victoria
Michael Atiyah
Mathematician
22-Apr-1929   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
Arthur Balfour
Head of State
25-Jul-1848 19-Mar-1930 UK Prime Minister, 1902-05
Richard Bentley
Critic
27-Jan-1662 14-Jul-1742 Reformed classical scholarship
Lawrence Bragg
Physicist
31-Mar-1890 1-Jul-1971 Bragg's Law of diffraction
Rab Butler
Politician
9-Dec-1902 8-Mar-1982 UK Foreign Secretary, 1963-64
John Caius
Doctor
6-Oct-1510 29-Jul-1573 Second founder of Gonville and Caius College
James Chadwick
Physicist
20-Oct-1891 24-Jul-1974 Discovered the neutron
John Cockcroft
Physicist
27-May-1897 18-Sep-1967 Split the atom
Alan Cottrell
Scientist
17-Jul-1919 15-Feb-2012 Metallurgist at Cambridge
Thomas Cromwell
Government
c. 1485 28-Jul-1540 Advisor to Henry VIII
Ian Davis
Business
c. 1951   Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co.
Sir Richard Empson
Government
? 17-Aug-1510 Taxman for Henry VII of England
Stephen Gardiner
Religion
c. 1493 12-Nov-1555 English bishop, statesman
Antony Hewish
Astronomer
11-May-1924   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
Alan L. Hodgkin
Scientist
5-Feb-1914 20-Dec-1998 Electrical impulses in nerves
Fred Hoyle
Astronomer
24-Jun-1915 20-Aug-2001 Opposed the Big Bang but named it
M. R. James
Author
1-Aug-1862 12-Jun-1936 Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
Judith Mayhew Jonas
Educator
18-Oct-1948   Provost of King's College, 2003-06
Pyotr Kapitsa
Physicist
8-Jul-1894 8-Apr-1984 Discovered superfluidity
Aaron Klug
Chemist
11-Aug-1926   Structural analysis of viruses
Keith Moffatt
Mathematician
12-Apr-1935   Fluid dynamics
Nevill F. Mott
Physicist
30-Sep-1905 8-Aug-1996 Properties of semiconductors
Onora O'Neill
Philosopher
23-Aug-1941   President of the British Academy, 2005-09
Max F. Perutz
Chemist
19-May-1914 6-Feb-2002 X-Ray analysis of hemoglobin
Prince Philip
Royalty
10-Jun-1921   Duke of Edinburgh
Michael Rake
Business
c. 1948   Chairman of British Telecom
Lord Rayleigh
Physicist
12-Nov-1842 30-Jun-1919 Why the sky is blue
Martin Rees
Astronomer
23-Jun-1942   President of the Royal Society
Ernest Rutherford
Physicist
30-Aug-1871 19-Oct-1937 Father of nuclear physics
David Shoenberg
Physicist
4-Jan-1911 10-Mar-2004 Physicist at Cambridge
Norman St. John-Stevas
Politician
18-May-1929   Leader, House of Commons, 1979-81
George Paget Thomson
Physicist
3-May-1892 10-Sep-1975 Diffraction of electrons
J. J. Thomson
Physicist
18-Dec-1856 30-Aug-1940 Discovered the electron
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
G. M. Trevelyan
Historian
16-Feb-1876 21-Jul-1962 England under Queen Anne
John Venn
Mathematician
4-Aug-1834 4-Apr-1923 Venn diagrams
Rowan Williams
Religion
14-Jun-1950   Archbishop of Canterbury


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