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Victoria University of Manchester

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1851 as Owens College, it received a Royal Charter and became Victoria University in 1880. Merged into the University of Manchester in 2004.

Location:
Manchester, England

Founding Date:
1851

Motto:
Arduus Ad Solem

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Bolt
Playwright
15-Aug-1924 20-Feb-1995 A Man for All Seasons
James Chadwick
Physicist
20-Oct-1891 24-Jul-1974 Discovered the neutron
John Charnley
Doctor
29-Aug-1912 5-Aug-1982 Hip replacement surgery
Ernest Howard Griffiths
Physicist
15-Jun-1851 3-Mar-1932 The Thermal Measurement of Energy
Christopher Haigh
Historian
28-Aug-1944   English Reformations
J. J. Thomson
Physicist
18-Dec-1856 30-Aug-1940 Discovered the electron

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Lawrence Bragg
Physicist
31-Mar-1890 1-Jul-1971 Bragg's Law of diffraction
David Edgerton
Historian
16-Apr-1959   The Shock of the Old
William Stanley Jevons
Economist
1-Sep-1835 13-Aug-1882 Theory of Political Economy


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