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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Victoria University of Manchester?” and “Which celebrities are Victoria University of Manchester alumni?”

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Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Scientist Scientist and Inventor from United States of America. Educated in U.S.A. with M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing. Also holds Ph.D. and M.S. in Polymer and Chemical Engineering from University of ...more

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Arthur Stanley Eddington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Victoria 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) 3 on the list Famous Victoria 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) 4 on the list Famous Victoria 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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Arthur Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Victoria 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) 6 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Mathematician Harold Davenport FRS was an English mathematician, known for his extensive work in number theory.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Architect, Philosopher, Teacher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. From ...more

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Francis Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Writer Francis Thompson was an English poet and ascetic. After attending college, he moved to London to become a writer, but, in menial work, became addicted to opium, and was a street vagrant for ...more

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Osborne Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Physicist, Engineer Osborne Reynolds FRS was a prominent innovator in the understanding of fluid dynamics. Separately, his studies of heat transfer between solids and fluids brought improvements in boiler and ...more

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John Henry Poynting is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Physicist John Henry Poynting was an English physicist. He was a professor of physics at Mason Science College, from 1880 to 1900, and then the successor institution, the University of Birmingham until ...more

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George Gissing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Novelist, Writer George Robert Gissing was an English novelist who published 23 novels between 1880 and 1903. Gissing also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. He published his first novel, Workers ...more

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Irene Khan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Irene Zubaida Khan is a Bangladeshi lawyer who served as the seventh Secretary General of Amnesty International. In 2011, she was elected Director-General of the International Development Law ...more

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Esther Roper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Esther Roper Esther Roper was an English suffragist and social justice campaigner who fought for equal employment and voting rights for working class women.

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Nemone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Television producer, Radio personality, Disc jockey Nemone Metaxas is a British DJ, radio presenter, television presenter/producer and former athlete of Greek descent. Her family's Greek ancestral village is in Sekhia and the family name is ...more

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Phil Woolas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Television producer Philip James Woolas is a British politician who was the Labour Member of Parliament for Oldham East and Saddleworth from his election in 1997 to 2010. He was the Minister of State for Borders ...more

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William Barton Worthington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Civil engineer, Engineer William Barton Worthington was a British civil engineer. Worthington was born in Lancaster to Samuel Barton Worthington, a railway engineer. He was educated at Owens College, Manchester, and ...more

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Andrew Stunell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Sir Robert Andrew Stunell OBE MP is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom. He was the Member of Parliament for Hazel Grove, and was first elected at the 1997 general election. From ...more

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Bob Spink is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Robert Michael Spink is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was elected as the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Castle Point in Essex in 1992, lost his seat in 1997, but regained ...more

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John Cockcroft is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Physicist Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM, KCB, CBE, FRS was a British physicist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for splitting the atomic nucleus with Ernest Walton, and was instrumental in the ...more

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Carl Schorlemmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Chemist Carl Schorlemmer FRS was a German chemist who did research on hydrocarbons and contributed to the study of the history of chemistry.

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Louis de Bernières is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Louis de Bernières is a British novelist most famous for his fourth novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin. In 1993 de Bernières was selected as one of the "20 Best of Young ...more

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Dafydd Wigley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician Dafydd Wigley, Baron Wigley is a Welsh politician. He served as Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Caernarfon from 1974 until 2001 and as an Assembly Member for Caernarfon from 1999 until ...more

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Nicholas Higham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Nicholas Higham Mathematician Nicholas John Higham FRS is a British numerical analyst and Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester.

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Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Physicist, Presenter Brian Edward Cox, OBE, is an English physicist, and professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester in the UK. He is best known to the public ...more

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Mark Hendrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Politician Mark Phillip Hendrick is a British Labour Co-operative politician. He previously represented the Central Lancashire seat as a Member of the European Parliament from 1994–1999. Since winning a ...more

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Gregory Kenneth Egan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni

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F. M. Powicke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Historian Sir Frederick Maurice Powicke was an English medieval historian. He was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, a professor at Belfast and Manchester, and from 1928 until his retirement Regius ...more

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David Clark, Baron Clark of Wi... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
David George Clark, Baron Clark of Windermere PC DL is a British Labour politician, former cabinet minister and author.

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Sir Edward Holden, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Sir Edward Holden, 1st Baronet Sir Edward Hopkinson Holden, 1st Baronet was a British banker and Liberal politician, most notable for his role in developing the Midland Bank into the largest bank in the world.

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Gerald B. Whitham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Gerald B. Whitham Gerald Beresford Whitham was a British–born American applied mathematician and the Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied Mathematics of Applied & Computational Mathematics at the ...more

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John Charnley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
John Charnley Sir John Charnley FRS was a British orthopaedic surgeon. He pioneered the hip replacement operation, which is now one of the most common operations both in the UK and elsewhere in the world, and ...more

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Charlotte Keatley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Charlotte Keatley Playwright Charlotte Keatley is an English playwright. She studied drama at the Victoria University of Manchester and as a postgraduate at the University of Leeds. She has worked as a journalist for ...more

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James Drake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
James Drake Civil engineer Sir James Drake CBE was a chartered civil engineer who is regarded as the pioneer of the national motorway network in the United Kingdom. As the County Surveyor and Bridgemaster of Lancashire ...more

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Mohammad Hassan Ganji is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Mohammad Hassan Ganji Ph.D was an Iranian meteorologist and academic. He was born in Birjand. He is credited as being the father of modern geography in Iran. Ganji established the Iran ...more

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Ernest Fookes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Ernest Fookes Dr. Ernest Faber Fookes was a New Zealand-born rugby union wing who was capped for the England national team on ten occasions between 1896 and 1899.

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Michael Julian Drake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Victoria University Of Manchester Alumni
Michael Julian Drake Michael Julian Drake, Regent’s Professor, was the Director of the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Head of the Department of Planetary Sciences. He was the principal ...more