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University of Sheffield

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Sheffield, England

Founding Date:
1897

Motto:
Rerum cognoscere causas

Enrollment:
26,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Blunkett
Politician
6-Jun-1947   UK Home Secretary, 2001-04
Gavin Bryars
Composer
16-Jan-1943   Avant-garde composer
Stephen Daldry
Film Director
2-May-1961   The Hours
John T. Dickson
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Agere Systems, 2000-05
Jessica Ennis
Track and Field
28-Jan-1986   Heptathlete
Joanne Harris
Novelist
3-Jul-1964   Chocolat
Penelope L. Hughes
Business
c. 1960   Former Coca-Cola executive
Sir Harold Kroto
Chemist
7-Oct-1939   Co-Discovered fullerenes
Caroline S. Matthews
Business
c. 1960   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
Leon Mirsky
Mathematician
19-Dec-1918 1-Dec-1983 Transversal Theory
Steven Mithen
Archaeologist
16-Oct-1960   After the Ice
Jim O'Neill
Economist
c. 1956   Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Richard J. Roberts
Scientist
6-Sep-1943   Eukaryotic (split) genes
Rachel Shelley
Actor
8-Aug-1969   The L Word
John R. Vane
Scientist
29-Mar-1927 19-Nov-2004 Prostaglandins

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Empson
Critic
27-Sep-1906 15-Apr-1984 Seven Types of Ambiguity
Howard Florey
Scientist
24-Sep-1898 21-Feb-1968 Isolated penicillin
Hans Krebs
Scientist
25-Apr-1900 22-Nov-1981 Tricarboxylic acid cycle
Edward Mellanby
Doctor
8-Apr-1884 30-Jan-1955 Rickets
George Porter
Chemist
6-Dec-1920 31-Aug-2002 Rapid chemical and biological processes


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