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Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Glasgow and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Glasgow, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Glasgow include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Glasgow alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Glasgow are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Glasgow.

This list includes Gerard Butler, Emeli Sandé and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Glasgow?” and “Which celebrities are University of Glasgow alumni?”
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Don Cameron is listed (or ranked) 201 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Don Cameron Engineer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Don Cameron MBE BSc MA MIEE D.Eng FRSGS (born 1939) is a Scottish balloonist, and later founder of Cameron Balloons, the world's largest hot air balloon manufacturer.
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Robert W. Service is listed (or ranked) 202 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Poet, Writer

Age: Dec. at 84 (1874-1958)

Birthplace: City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called "the Bard of the Yukon". Born in Lancashire of Scottish descent, he ...more
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William Fraser Tolmie is listed (or ranked) 203 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
William Fraser Tolmie

Age: Dec. at 74 (1812-1886)

Birthplace: Inverness, United Kingdom

William Fraser Tolmie (a.k.a. "Dr. Tolmie") (February 3, 1812 – December 8, 1886) was a surgeon, fur trader, scientist, and politician. He was born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1812, and ...more
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Alec Spalding is listed (or ranked) 204 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Alec Spalding

Age: Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)

Birthplace: Middlesex, United Kingdom

Alec J. Spalding MBE (9 August 1923 – 2 October 2007) was a prominent figure in the UK Scout Association, serving in the 24th Glasgow (Bearsden) Scout Group for over fifty years. In recognition ...more
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Dugald Baird is listed (or ranked) 205 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Dugald Baird Physician

Age: Dec. at 87 (1899-1986)

Birthplace: Scotland

Sir Dugald Baird (16 November 1899–7 November 1986) was a Scottish medical doctor and a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology.
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Ian MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 206 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Ian MacGregor

Age: Dec. at 86 (1912-1998)

Birthplace: Kinlochleven, United Kingdom

Sir Ian Kinloch MacGregor, KBE (21 September 1912 – 13 April 1998) was a Scottish-American metallurgist and industrialist, most famous in the UK for his controversial tenure at British Steel ...more
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William Campbell is listed (or ranked) 207 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
William Campbell Missionary

Age: Dec. at 80 (1841-1921)

Birthplace: Scotland

William Campbell (Chinese: 甘為霖; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kam Ûi-lîm) (1841–1921) was a Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Formosa (Qing Taiwan). He wrote extensively on topics related to Taiwan ...more
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Alan Watson is listed (or ranked) 208 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Alan Watson

Age: 86

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

W. A. J. Watson is a Scottish law and legal history expert, and is regarded as one of the world's foremost authorities on Roman law, comparative law, legal history, and law and religion. He is ...more
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John Toland is listed (or ranked) 209 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
John Toland Philosopher

Age: Dec. at 52 (1670-1722)

Birthplace: Inishowen, Republic of Ireland

John Toland (30 November 1670 – 11 March 1722) was an Irish rationalist philosopher and freethinker, and occasional satirist, who wrote numerous books and pamphlets on political philosophy and ...more
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William Johnston Almon ... is listed (or ranked) 210 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 85 (1816-1901)

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

William Johnston Almon (27 January 1816 – 19 February 1901) was a Nova Scotian physician and Canadian parliamentarian. He was the son of William Bruce Almon. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Almon ...more
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John Horne is listed (or ranked) 211 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
John Horne

Age: Dec. at 80 (1848-1928)

Birthplace: Stirling, United Kingdom

John Horne PRSE FRS FRSE FEGS LLD (1 January 1848 – 30 May 1928) was a Scottish geologist. He served as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from 1915 to 1919.
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John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 212 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Physicist, Philosopher

Age: Dec. at 70 (1726-1796)

Birthplace: Rosneath, United Kingdom

John Anderson (26 September 1726 – 13 January 1796) was a Scottish natural philosopher and liberal educator at the forefront of the application of science to technology in the industrial ...more
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Thomas Masterman Winterb... is listed (or ranked) 213 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Physician, Philanthropist

Age: Dec. at 93 (1766-1859)

Birthplace: South Shields, United Kingdom

Dr. Thomas Masterman Winterbottom (26 March 1766 in South Shields – 8 July 1859) was an English physician, philanthropist and abolitionist remembered for describing African trypanosomiasis and ...more
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Michaela Tabb is listed (or ranked) 214 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Referee

Age: 51

Birthplace: Bath, United Kingdom

Michaela Tabb (born 11 December 1967, in Bath, England) is a Scottish snooker and pool referee, notable for establishing significant milestones for women officials in professional snooker. She ...more
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William Babtie is listed (or ranked) 215 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
William Babtie Soldier

Age: Dec. at 61 (1859-1920)

Birthplace: Dumbarton, United Kingdom

Lieutenant General Sir William Babtie, (7 May 1859 – 11 September 1920) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the ...more
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John Norman Davidson Kel... is listed (or ranked) 216 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
John Norman Davidson Kelly Writer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1909-1997)

Birthplace: Bridge of Allan, Scotland

John Norman Davidson Kelly (1909–1997) was a prominent academic within the theological faculty of the University of Oxford and Principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, between 1951 and 1979 during ...more
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Douglas Alexander Graham... is listed (or ranked) 217 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Douglas Alexander Graham

Age: Dec. at 78 (1893-1971)

Major General Douglas Alexander Henry Graham, (26 March 1893 – 28 September 1971) was a senior British Army officer who fought with distinction in both world wars. He is most notable during the ...more
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Michael Hirst is listed (or ranked) 218 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Michael Hirst

Age: 73

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Sir Michael William Hirst (born 2 January 1946) is a former Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party politician, chartered accountant and public relations consultant, company director and past ...more
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Colin Maclaurin is listed (or ranked) 219 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Mathematician

Age: Dec. at 48 (1698-1746)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Argyll

Colin Maclaurin (; Scottish Gaelic: Cailean MacLabhruinn; February 1698 – 14 June 1746) was a Scottish mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and algebra. The Maclaurin ...more
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James Herriot is listed (or ranked) 220 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Veterinary surgeon, Veterinarian

Age: Dec. at 79 (1916-1995)

Birthplace: Sunderland, United Kingdom

James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995), known by the pen name James Herriot, was a British veterinary surgeon and writer who used his many years of experiences as a ...more
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Sarah Boyack is listed (or ranked) 221 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Sarah Boyack

Age: 57

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Sarah Boyack (born 16 May 1961 in Glasgow) is a Scottish Labour politician, formerly constituency MSP for Edinburgh Central in the Scottish Parliament.
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Robert Blair is listed (or ranked) 222 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Soldier

Age: Dec. at 25 (1834-1859)

Birthplace: Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Robert Blair VC (13 March 1834 – 28 March 1859) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded ...more
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Robert Simson is listed (or ranked) 223 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Robert Simson Mathematician

Age: Dec. at 81 (1687-1768)

Birthplace: Scotland

Robert Simson (14 October 1687 – 1 October 1768) was a Scottish mathematician and professor of mathematics at the University of Glasgow. The Simson line is named after him.
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Eric Forth is listed (or ranked) 224 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 62 (1944-2006)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Eric Forth (9 September 1944 – 17 May 2006) was a British Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Birmingham North from 1979 until 1984. He was then ...more
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George Walter Tyrrell is listed (or ranked) 225 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
George Walter Tyrrell Geologist
Dr George Walter Tyrrell FRSE FGS (1883–1961) was a 20th-century British geologist, glaciologist and petrologist. A specialist in Arctic and Antarctic landscapes he was the first to describe the ...more