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Famous University Of Manchester Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 21.1k views283 items

List RulesPeople 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 June Hughes, Baroness Hughes of Stretford (born 30 March 1950) is a British Labour...  more
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    James Chadwick

    Sir James Chadwick, (20 October 1891 – 24 July 1974) was a British physicist who was awarded...  more
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    Sir Walter Norman Haworth FRS (19 March 1883 – 19 March 1950) was a British chemist best known...  more
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    Sir Robert Robinson (13 September 1886 – 8 February 1975) was a British organic chemist and...  more
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    Arthur Stanley Eddington

    Scientist, Astronomer
    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer,...  more
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    Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

    Physicist, Chemist
    Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS (14 February 1869 – 15 November 1959) was a Scottish...  more
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    Joseph John Thomson

    Mathematician, Physicist
    Sir Joseph John Thomson (18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940) was an English physicist and...  more
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    Rudolf Peierls

    Physicist, Scientist
    Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, (; German: [ˈpaɪɐls]; 5 June 1907 – 19 September 1995) was a Jewish...  more
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    Sir Arthur Harden, FRS (12 October 1865 – 17 June 1940) was a British biochemist. He shared...  more
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    Harold Davenport

    Harold Davenport FRS (30 October 1907 – 9 June 1969) was an English mathematician, known for...  more
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    Marcy Kaptur

    Politician, Urban planner
    Marcia Carolyn Kaptur (; born June 17, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th...  more
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    John Mann

    John Mann may refer to:...  more
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    James Lovelock

    Futurist, Environmentalist
    James Ephraim Lovelock, (born 26 July 1919) is an independent scientist, environmentalist,...  more
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    Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (Icelandic: [ˈouːlavʏr ˈraknar ˈkrimsɔn] (listen); born 14 May 1943) is...  more
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    Michael Smith

    Chemist, Scientist
    Michael Smith (April 26, 1932 – October 4, 2000) was a British-born Canadian biochemist and...  more
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    Mark Kermode

    Film critic, Journalist
    Mark James Patrick Kermode (né Fairey; born 2 July 1963) is an English film critic and...  more
  • 17

    Norman Foster

    Designer, Architect
    Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, OM, HonFREng is an English architect whose...  more
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    Harvey Goldstein

    Professor, Statistician
    Harvey Goldstein (born 30 October 1939) is a British statistician known for his contributions...  more
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    John Crank

    John Crank (6 February 1916 – 3 October 2006) was a mathematical physicist, best known for his...  more
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    Ottón Solís

    Ottón Solís Fallas (born 31 May 1954 near Pérez Zeledón) is a Costa Rican politician. He...  more
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    Henry Edward Schunck (16 August 1820 – 13 January 1903) was a British chemist who did much...  more
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    Professor Sir George Grenfell-Baines OBE DL was an English architect and town planner. Born in...  more
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    Joe Abercrombie

    Film Editor, Writer
    Joe Abercrombie is a British fantasy writer and film editor. He is the author of The First Law...  more
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    William Hanson (born 2 September 1989) is a British etiquette expert, social commentator, and...  more
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    Frank Lee Pyman FRS (8 April 1882 – 1 January 1944) was an English academic and commercial...  more