List of University of Birmingham alumni

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This is a list of notable alumni related to the University of Birmingham and its predecessors, Mason Science College and Queen's College, Birmingham. Excluded from this list are those people whose only connection with Birmingham University is that they were awarded an honorary degree.

Heads of state and government[edit]

State Leader Office
 St. Lucia Kenny Anthony Prime Minister of St. Lucia, 1997–2006, 2011–
 United Kingdom Stanley Baldwin[1] Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1923–24, 1924–29, 1935–1937
 Gibraltar Joe Bossano Chief Minister of Gibraltar, 1988–96
 United Kingdom Neville Chamberlain[2][3] Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1937–1940
 Bahamas Perry Christie Prime Minister of the Bahamas, 2005–07, 2012–

Nobel Prize recipients[edit]

Name Year Prize Affiliation Reference
Francis William Aston 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry BSc in Applied/Pure Science, 1910; DSc in Applied/Pure Science, 1914 (also a lecturer at the university) [4][5]
Maurice Wilkins 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine PhD in Physics, 1940 [6]
Sir John Vane 1982 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine BSc in Chemistry, 1947 [7]
Sir Paul Nurse 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine BSc in Biology, 1970 [8]

In addition, soil scientist Peter Bullock (1958 BA Geography) contributed to the reports of the IPCC, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007[9][10]

Academics[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Computer science, mathematics and statistics[edit]

Cultural studies[edit]

Economics[edit]

Education[edit]

Engineering[edit]

English[edit]

Geography[edit]

Geology[edit]

History[edit]

Humanities, management and social sciences[edit]

Medicine and dentistry[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Physics[edit]

Political science[edit]

Theology[edit]

Zoology[edit]

Actors, comedians and directors[edit]

Armed forces[edit]

General Sir Mike Jackson

Authors and writers[edit]

Business and entrepreneurship[edit]

Charities and NGOs[edit]

Engineers[edit]

Healthcare[edit]

Lawyers and judges[edit]

Media and journalism[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Politics and government[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

The Caribbean[edit]

Europe[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Oceania[edit]

International organisations and ambassadors[edit]

Religion[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Sport[edit]

Others[edit]

See also[edit]

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