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

List of famous alumni from University of Manchester, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Manchester include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Manchester alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Manchester 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 Manchester.

Examples of graduates on this list include Benedict Cumberbatch and Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Manchester?” and “Which celebrities are University of Manchester alumni?”
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Beverley Hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Lecturer
Beverley June Hughes, Baroness Hughes of Stretford (born 30 March 1950) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stretford and Urmston from 1997 to 2010. In ...more
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James Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
James Chadwick Physicist
Sir James Chadwick, (20 October 1891 – 24 July 1974) was a British physicist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. In 1941, he wrote the final ...more
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Norman Haworth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist
Sir Walter Norman Haworth FRS (19 March 1883 – 19 March 1950) was a British chemist best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid (vitamin C) while working at the University of ...more
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Robert Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist
Sir Robert Robinson (13 September 1886 – 8 February 1975) was a British organic chemist and Nobel laureate recognised in 1947 for his research on plant dyestuffs (anthocyanins) and alkaloids. In ...more
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Arthur Stanley Eddington... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Scientist, Astronomer
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He was also a philosopher of science and a populariser of science. The ...more
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Charles Thomson Rees Wil... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Meteorologist
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS (14 February 1869 – 15 November 1959) was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the cloud chamber.
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Joseph John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist
Sir Joseph John Thomson (18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940) was an English physicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics, credited with the discovery and identification of the electron, the first ...more
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Rudolf Peierls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Physicist, Scientist
Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, (; German: [ˈpaɪɐls]; 5 June 1907 – 19 September 1995) was a Jewish German-born British physicist who played a major role in the Manhattan Project and Tube Alloys, ...more
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Arthur Harden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist
Sir Arthur Harden, FRS (12 October 1865 – 17 June 1940) was a British biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their ...more
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Harold Davenport is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Mathematician
Harold Davenport FRS (30 October 1907 – 9 June 1969) was an English mathematician, known for his extensive work in number theory.
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Marcy Kaptur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician, Urban planner
Marcia Carolyn Kaptur (; born June 17, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district and a Democrat. The district stretches from Kaptur's hometown of Toledo to ...more
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John Mann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician
John Mann may refer to:
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James Lovelock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Futurist, Environmentalist, Professor
James Ephraim Lovelock, (born 26 July 1919) is an independent scientist, environmentalist, and futurist. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the Earth ...more

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Ólafur Ragnar Gr&... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (Icelandic: [ˈouːlavʏr ˈraknar ˈkrimsɔn] (listen); born 14 May 1943) is an Icelandic politician who was President of Iceland from 1996 to 2016. He was first ...more
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Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist, Scientist
Michael Smith (April 26, 1932 – October 4, 2000) was a British-born Canadian biochemist and businessman. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Kary Mullis for his work in developing ...more
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Mark Kermode is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Film critic, Journalist, Musician
Mark James Patrick Kermode (né Fairey; born 2 July 1963) is an English film critic and musician. He is the chief film critic for The Observer, contributes to the magazine Sight & ...more
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Norman Foster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Designer, Architect
Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, OM, HonFREng is an English architect whose company, Foster + Partners, maintains an international design practice famous for high-tech ...more
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Harvey Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Professor, Statistician
Harvey Goldstein (born 30 October 1939) is a British statistician known for his contributions to multilevel modelling methodology and software, and for applying this to educational assessment ...more
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John Crank is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Mathematician
John Crank (6 February 1916 – 3 October 2006) was a mathematical physicist, best known for his work on the numerical solution of partial differential equations. Crank was born in Hindley in ...more
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Ottón Solí... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician
Ottón Solís Fallas (born 31 May 1954 near Pérez Zeledón) is a Costa Rican politician. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Costa Rica in ...more
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Edward Schunck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist
Henry Edward Schunck (16 August 1820 – 13 January 1903) was a British chemist who did much work with dyes.
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George Grenfell-Baines ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Architect
Professor Sir George Grenfell-Baines OBE DL was an English architect and town planner. Born in Preston, as George Baines, his family’s humble circumstances forced him to start work at the age of ...more
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Joe Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Film Editor, Writer
Joe Abercrombie is a British fantasy writer and film editor. He is the author of The First Law trilogy, as well as other fantasy books in the same setting and a trilogy of young adult novels. ...more
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William Hanson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
William Hanson (born 2 September 1989) is a British etiquette expert, social commentator, and author who teaches around the world and comments on matters relating to etiquette and civility for ...more
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Frank Lee Pyman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist
Frank Lee Pyman FRS (8 April 1882 – 1 January 1944) was an English academic and commercial research chemist.Pyman was born in Malvern, the eldest son of Frank Pyman and his wife Florence Lee, ...more