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Bristol University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1876 as University College, Bristol, and amalgamated in 1909 with Bristol Medical School (founded 1833) and several other institutions.

Location:
Bristol, England

Founding Date:
1876

Enrollment:
11,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Bohm
Physicist
20-Dec-1917 29-Oct-1992 Particle physicist
Sarah Brown
First Lady
1963   Wife of Gordon Brown
Geoffrey Burbidge
Astronomer
24-Sep-1925 26-Jan-2010 Quasi-steady state cosmology
Angela Carter
Author
7-May-1940 16-Feb-1992 Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
J. M. G. Le Clézio
Novelist
13-Apr-1940   Nomadic novelist
Alex Cox
Film Director
15-Dec-1954   Repo Man
Max Delbrück
Scientist
4-Sep-1906 10-Mar-1981 Molecular structure of viral genes (phages)
Paul Dirac
Physicist
8-Aug-1902 20-Oct-1984 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Peter Fowler
Physicist
27-Feb-1923 8-Nov-1996 Cosmic radiation
Klaus Fuchs
Spy
29-Dec-1911 28-Jan-1988 Manhattan Project scientist, spy for USSR
Richard Gregory
Psychologist
24-Jul-1923 17-May-2010 Optical illusions and "hands-on" science
Anastasia Griffith
Actor
23-Mar-1978   Katie Connor on Damages
Gerhard Herzberg
Physicist
25-Dec-1904 3-Mar-1999 Molecular spectroscopy
David Hunt
Politician
21-May-1942   Former MP, The Wirral
Jason Isaacs
Actor
6-Jun-1963   Black Hawk Down
Mick Jackson
Film Director
4-Oct-1943   The Bodyguard
Chris Langham
Actor
14-Apr-1949   The Thick of It
Bernard Lovell
Astronomer
31-Aug-1913 6-Aug-2012 Radio astronomer at Jodrell Bank
Matt Lucas
Actor
5-Mar-1974   Little Britain
Chris Morris
Comic
5-Sep-1965   Brass Eye
Simon Conway Morris
Paleontologist
6-Nov-1951   Evolutionary paleobiologist
Simon Pegg
Actor
14-Feb-1970   Shaun of the Dead
Tim Pigott-Smith
Actor
13-May-1946   The Jewel in the Crown
George H. Poste
Biologist
c. 1944   Health Technology Networks
David Walliams
Comic
20-Aug-1971   Little Britain
Emily Watson
Actor
14-Jan-1967   Angela's Ashes
Robert E. White
Diplomat
21-Sep-1926   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 1980-81
Michael Winterbottom
Film Director
29-Mar-1961   24 Hour Party People

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Barry Cunliffe
Archaeologist
10-Dec-1939   Iron Age Communities in Britain
Richard Dalitz
Physicist
28-Feb-1925 13-Jan-2006 Dalitz pairs and Dalitz plots
Geoffrey Eglinton
Geologist
1-Nov-1927   Molecular organic geochemistry
Paul K. Feyerabend
Philosopher
13-Jan-1924 11-Feb-1994 Against Method
Peter Fowler
Physicist
27-Feb-1923 8-Nov-1996 Cosmic radiation
Richard Gregory
Psychologist
24-Jul-1923 17-May-2010 Optical illusions and "hands-on" science
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Historian
31-Oct-1951   Reformation: Europe's House Divided
Keith Moffatt
Mathematician
12-Apr-1935   Fluid dynamics
Nevill F. Mott
Physicist
30-Sep-1905 8-Aug-1996 Properties of semiconductors
Cecil Powell
Physicist
5-Dec-1903 9-Aug-1969 Discovered the pi-meson
Sir William Ramsay
Chemist
2-Oct-1852 23-Jul-1916 Discovered noble gases

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Winston Churchill
Head of State
30-Nov-1874 24-Jan-1965 WWII Prime Minister of England
Richard Burdon Haldane
Government
30-Jul-1856 19-Aug-1928 Lord Chancellor, 1912-15 and 1924
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
Cecil Powell
Physicist
5-Dec-1903 9-Aug-1969 Discovered the pi-meson
Sir William Ramsay
Chemist
2-Oct-1852 23-Jul-1916 Discovered noble gases


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