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University of Birmingham

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Birmingham, England

Founding Date:
1900

Motto:
Per Ardua Ad Alta

Enrollment:
24,900

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Francis W. Aston
Chemist
1-Sep-1877 20-Nov-1945 Invented the mass spectograph
John Stewart Bell
Physicist
28-Jun-1928 1-Oct-1990 Bell's theorem of quantum physics
Bob Blizzard
Politician
31-May-1951   British MP, Waveney
James Clavell
Novelist
10-Oct-1924 7-Sep-1994 Shogun and The Great Escape
Fielder Cook
Film Director
9-Mar-1923 20-Jun-2003 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Alan Cottrell
Scientist
17-Jul-1919 15-Feb-2012 Metallurgist at Cambridge
Tim Curry
Actor
19-Apr-1946   Frank N. Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show
Matthew Goode
Actor
3-Apr-1978   Chasing Liberty
George Isaak
Astronomer
7-Mar-1933 5-Jun-2005 Resonant scattering spectroscopy
Simon Le Bon
Musician
27-Oct-1958   Frontman of Duran Duran
David Lodge
Novelist
28-Jan-1935   How Far Can You Go?
Karen McCarthy
Politician
18-Mar-1947 5-Oct-2010 Congresswoman from Missouri, 1995-2005
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
Paul Nurse
Scientist
25-Jan-1949   Regulators of cell cycle
Alice Paul
Activist
11-Jan-1885 9-Jul-1977 Suffragette
Sheila A. Penrose
Business
c. 1946   Former Northern Trust executive
John C. Plant
Business
c. 1954   CEO of TRW Automotive
Edwin E. Salpeter
Astronomer
3-Dec-1924 26-Nov-2008 Quantitative electron microscopic autoradiography
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Jane E. Shaw
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Aerogen, 1998-2005
Timothy Smart
Business
1957   President of BT Global Services
John R. Vane
Scientist
29-Mar-1927 19-Nov-2004 Prostaglandins

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Francis W. Aston
Chemist
1-Sep-1877 20-Nov-1945 Invented the mass spectograph
Malcolm Bradbury
Critic
7-Sep-1932 27-Nov-2000 The History Man
Alan Cottrell
Scientist
17-Jul-1919 15-Feb-2012 Metallurgist at Cambridge
Richard Dalitz
Physicist
28-Feb-1925 13-Jan-2006 Dalitz pairs and Dalitz plots
Peter P. Edwards
Chemist
1949   Metal-non-metal transition
Norman Haworth
Chemist
19-Mar-1883 19-Mar-1950 Carbohydrates and vitamin C
George Isaak
Astronomer
7-Mar-1933 5-Jun-2005 Resonant scattering spectroscopy
David Lodge
Novelist
28-Jan-1935   How Far Can You Go?
Louis MacNeice
Poet
12-Sep-1907 3-Sep-1963 Autumn Journal
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
Philip Moon
Physicist
17-May-1907 9-Oct-1994 Gamma ray fluorescence
Mark Oliphant
Physicist
8-Oct-1901 14-Jul-2000 Deuterium reactions
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Cecil
Politician
14-Sep-1864 24-Nov-1958 Diplomat, Nobel Prize recipient
Joseph Chamberlain
Politician
8-Jul-1836 3-Jul-1914 British pol revered in Birmingham
Norman Haworth
Chemist
19-Mar-1883 19-Mar-1950 Carbohydrates and vitamin C


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