List of University of Birmingham people

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This is a list of notable people related to the University of Birmingham.

Chancellors[edit]

The University of Birmingham has had seven Chancellors since gaining its Royal Charter in 1900.[1] Joseph Chamberlain, the first Chancellor, was largely responsible for the university gaining its Royal Charter in 1900 and for the development of the Edgbaston campus.

Name Duration
Joseph Chamberlain 1900–1914
Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (Nobel Peace Prize, 1937) 1918–1944
Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) 1945–1973
Sir Peter Scott 1973–1983
Sir Alex Jarratt 1983–2002
Sir Dominic Cadbury 2002–2013
Lord Karan Bilimoria 2014–

Vice-Chancellors & Principals[edit]

  • Sir Oliver Lodge, physicist, Principal of the University of Birmingham 1900-19
  • Sir Charles Grant Robertson, British academic historian, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Principal of the University of Birmingham 1920-1923, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 1923-1938
  • Sir Raymond Priestley, geologist and early Antarctic explorer, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 1938-1952
  • Humphrey Francis Humphreys, academic, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 1952-1953
  • Sir Robert Aitken, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 1953-1968, helped set up the University of Warwick
  • Lord Hunter of Newington, physician, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 1968-1981
  • Edward Marsland, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 1982-1987
  • Sir Michael Thompson, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 1987-1996
  • Maxwell Irvine, theoretical physicist, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 1996-2001[2]
  • Sir Michael Sterling, Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 2001-2009
  • Sir David Eastwood, former Chief Executive at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Vice-chancellor & Principal of the University of Birmingham 2009-

Academics[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Birmingham University OTC[edit]

Birmingham University Air Squadron[edit]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chancellors of the University". Birmingham University. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Professor Maxwell Irvine". The Telegraph. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Blue Plaque Guide" (PDF). Birmingham University. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "David Hugh Alexander Hannay". Debrett's. Retrieved 26 December 2014.