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University of Leeds

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Founding Date:
1904

Motto:
Et augebitur scientia

Enrollment:
33,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bill Bruford
Drummer
17-May-1949   Drummer for King Crimson
Leslie Cheung
Singer
12-Sep-1956 1-Apr-2003 Cantopop singer, jumped to death
Paul W. Douglas
Business
12-Sep-1926   CEO of Freeport Minerals, 1975-81
Storm Jameson
Novelist
8-Jan-1891 1986 The Pot Boils
Mark Knopfler
Musician
12-Aug-1949   Dire Straits
Otto Loewi
Scientist
3-Jun-1873 25-Dec-1961 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Colin Platt
Historian
11-Nov-1934   The English Medieval Town
George Porter
Chemist
6-Dec-1920 31-Aug-2002 Rapid chemical and biological processes
Corinne Bailey Rae
Singer
26-Feb-1979   Put Your Record On
Harold Shipman
Criminal
14-Jan-1946 13-Jan-2004 Serial killer had 215 victims
Wole Soyinka
Playwright
13-Jul-1934   Politically-charged Nigerian author
Jack Straw
Politician
3-Aug-1946   Leader, House of Commons, 2006-07

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Bragg
Physicist
2-Jul-1862 12-Mar-1942 Analyzed crystal structures
Thomas George Cowling
Mathematician
17-Jun-1906 16-Jun-1990 Cowling model
Lawrence Gowing
Historian
21-Apr-1918 5-Feb-1991 Art historian, biographer of Vermeer
Geoff Hoon
Politician
6-Dec-1953   UK Minister of Defence, 1999-2005
Owen Lattimore
Author
29-Jul-1900 31-May-1989 Scholar of Mongolia
Ralph Miliband
Scholar
7-Jan-1924 21-May-1994 Parliamentary Socialism
Colin Platt
Historian
11-Nov-1934   The English Medieval Town
E. P. Thompson
Historian
3-Feb-1924 28-Aug-1993 The Making of the English Working Class
J. R. R. Tolkien
Author
3-Jan-1892 2-Sep-1973 Lord of the Rings

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Melvyn Bragg
TV Personality
6-Oct-1939   The South Bank Show


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