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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 PC is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston from 1997 to 2010. In 2004, she was ...more
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James Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Physicist
Sir James Chadwick, CH, FRS was an English physicist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. In 1941, he wrote the final draft of the MAUD ...more
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Norman Haworth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist
Sir Norman Haworth FRS. was a British chemist best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid while working at the University of Birmingham. He received the 1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry ...more
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Robert Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist
Sir Robert Robinson, OM, PRS, FRSE was an English organic chemist and Nobel laureate recognised in 1947 for his research on plant dyestuffs and alkaloids. In 1947, he also received the Medal of ...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, OM, FRS was a British astronomer, physicist, and mathematician of the early 20th century who did his greatest work in astrophysics. He was also a philosopher of ...more
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Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Meteorologist
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who received 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 "J. J." Thomson, OM, FRS was an English physicist. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of London and appointed to the Cavendish Professorship of ...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, CBE was a German-born British physicist. Rudolf Peierls had a major role in Britain's nuclear programme, but he also had a role in many modern sciences. His obituary in ...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 was a British biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their investigations into the fermentation of ...more
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Harold Davenport is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Mathematician
Harold Davenport FRS 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 "Marcy" Kaptur is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district, who has served since 1983. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, ...more
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John Mann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician
John Mann is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom who has been the Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw since 2001, after the retirement of previous MP Joe Ashton. John Mann serves on ...more
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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, CH, CBE, FRS is an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who lives in Dorset, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates ...more
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Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, is the fifth President of Iceland, having served since 1996; he was unopposed in 2000, re-elected for a third term in 2004, re-elected unopposed for a ...more
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Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist, Scientist
Michael Smith CC, OBC, FRS was a British-born Canadian biochemist and businessman. He was the winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in developing site-directed mutagenesis. ...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 is a British film critic, writer, musician and a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He is the chief film critic for The Observer, and a ...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 is a British statistician known for his contributions to multilevel modelling methodology and software, and for applying this to educational assessment and league tables. He is ...more
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John Crank is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Mathematician
John Crank was a mathematical physicist, best known for his work on the numerical solution of partial differential equations. Crank was born in Hindley in Lancashire, England. His father was a ...more
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Ottón Solís is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician
Ottón Solís Fallas is a Costa Rica politician. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Costa Rica in 1976 and gained a Master's Degree in Economics from ...more
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Edward Schunck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist
Henry Edward Schunck 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 and other related works of fantasy. In 2014 he published Half a King, the first book in his ...more
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William Hanson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Manchester Alumni
William Hanson is an etiquette consultant, social commentator and broadcaster, based in Manchester and who has been hailed by Sky News as 'the UK's leading consultant in etiquette & ...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 was an English academic and commercial research chemist. Pyman was born in Malvern, the eldest son of Frank Pyman and his wife Florence Lee, daughter of Henry Lee MP for ...more