Check out the list of notable University Of Manchester alumni. Some of the notable University Of Manchester students are Ludwig Wittgenstein, J. J. Thomson, James Chadwick, Anthony Burgess and Henry Moseley.

Formed in 2004 after the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester, the University of Manchester is a redbrick, public research university in England. With almost 40,000 students, the University of Manchester is the second largest university in the United Kingdom and the largest single-site university. It has a great blend of students of different diversities hailing from different corners of the world. According to QS World University Rankings, it was ranked 29th in the world in 2016. It was also voted ‘the most targeted university’ with an astonishing rate of students who apply for admissions here. The campus is spread out across Manchester and is easily accessible by one and all. The highly-qualified faculty which includes famous scientists, economists, novelists and Nobel Laureates create an impeccable learning environment by incorporating world-leading research, expertise and technology to everyday learning. The excellence of the university is reflected in its programs, particularly in the life sciences, engineering, economics, humanities and sociology departments. The university, in fact teaches more academic topics than any other university in the United Kingdom. A number of noteworthy people have completed their education in the University of Manchester, such as John Dalton (founder of modern atomic theory), Ernst Rutherford (nuclear physicist), Benedict Cumberbatch and James Chadwick. Keeping reading to know some of the most distinguished alumni’s from the University of Manchester who have left their mark on the world.
Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
(Journalist)

18 October 1984

Kent, United Kingdom

British

Libra

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
(Philosopher)

26 April 1889

29 April 1951

Vienna

Austrian

Taurus

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
(Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner)

18 December 1856

30 August 1940

Manchester, Lancashire, UK

British

Sagittarius

James ChadwickJames Chadwick
(Discoverer of Neutron)

20 October 1891

24 July 1974

Bollington

British

Libra

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

22 November 1993

Harpurhey, Manchester, England

British

Pisces

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
(Physicist)

23 November 1887

10 August 1915

Weymouth, Dorset

British

Sagittarius

Haider al-AbadiHaider al-Abadi
(75th Prime Minister of Iraq)

1952 AD

Baghdad, Iraq

Iraqi

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
(Astronomer)

28 December 1882

22 November 1944

Kendal

British

Capricorn

Norman Robert Foster Norman Foster
(Architect)

01 June 1935

Stockport, Cheshire, England

British

Gemini

John CockcroftJohn Cockcroft
(Physicist)

27 May 1897

18 September 1967

Todmorden

British

Gemini

John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
(Chemist)

23 January 1929

Berlin, Germany

Canadian

Aquarius

Michael SmithMichael Smith (Chemist)
(Biochemist)

26 April 1932

04 October 2000

Blackpool, England

Canadian

Taurus

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
(Physicist)

14 February 1869

15 November 1959

Midlothian, Scotland

British

Aquarius

Norman HaworthNorman Haworth
(Chemist)

19 March 1883

19 March 1950

Chorley, Lancashire, England

British

Pisces

Arthur Harden Arthur Harden
(Biochemist)

12 October 1865

17 June 1940

Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

British

Libra

Robert Robinson Robert Robinson
(Scientist)

13 September 1886

08 February 1975

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

British

Virgo

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
(Actor, Singer, Voice actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Jazz musician, Model, Drummer, Pianist, Bandleader)

30 January 1951

London

British

Aquarius

Parineeti ChopraParineeti Chopra
(Actor)

22 October 1988

Ambala

Indian

Libra

Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall
(Comedian, Television presenter, Actor, Screenwriter)

07 July 1988

London

British

Cancer

Rik MayallRik Mayall
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Comedian, Autobiographer, Writer, Director, Screenwriter)

07 March 1958

09 June 2014

Harlow

British

Pisces

Josh WiddicombeJosh Widdicombe
(Comedian)

08 April 1983

Dartmoor

British

Aries

Ben EltonBen Elton
(Actor, Comedian, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Playwright, Lyricist, Songwriter)

03 May 1959

Catford

Australian,British

Taurus

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(Television presenter, Musician, Journalist)

02 July 1963

Chipping Barnet

British

Cancer

Alasdair MacIntyreAlasdair MacIntyre
(Philosopher, Professor)

12 January 1929

Glasgow

British,American

Capricorn

Robert PowellRobert Powell
(Actor)

01 June 1944

Salford

British

Gemini

Andre GeimAndre Geim
(Physicist, Inventor, Professor, Scientist)

21 October 1958

Sochi

British

Libra

James LovelockJames Lovelock
(Biologist, Chemist, University teacher, Mythographer)

26 July 1919

England

British

Leo

Meera SyalMeera Syal
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, Novelist, Writer)

27 June 1961

Wolverhampton

British

Cancer

Dave GormanDave Gorman
(Comedian)

02 March 1971

Stafford

British

Pisces

Michel ChossudovskyMichel Chossudovsky
(researcher, Author, Economist, conspiracy theorist)

1946 AD

Canada

Canadian

Jesse ArmstrongJesse Armstrong
(Television producer, Screenwriter, Writer)

Oswestry

British

Robert BoltRobert Bolt
(Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer)

15 August 1924

20 February 1995

Sale

British

Leo

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(Anthropologist, Sociologist)

28 May 1920

18 December 1983

Glasgow

British

Gemini

David AaronovitchDavid Aaronovitch
(Journalist, Television presenter, Writer, Author)

08 July 1954

London

British

Cancer

Colin McGinnColin McGinn
(Philosopher, University teacher)

10 March 1950

West Hartlepool

British

Pisces

Anna FordAnna Ford
(Journalist, Presenter, News presenter)

02 October 1943

Tewkesbury

British

Libra

Peter Maxwell DaviesPeter Maxwell Davies
(Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Film score composer)

08 September 1934

14 March 2016

Salford

British

Virgo

Adrian EdmondsonAdrian Edmondson
(Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter)

24 January 1957

Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

British

Aquarius

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(Journalist)

12 January 1954

Basingstoke

British

Capricorn

Jo CoburnJo Coburn

12 November 1968

British

Scorpio

Ian Livingston, Baron Livingston of ParkheadIan Livingston, Baron Livingston of Parkhead
(Politician)

28 July 1964

Glasgow

British

Leo

Irene KhanIrene Khan
(Lawyer)

24 December 1956

Dhaka

Bangladeshi

Capricorn

John Henry PoyntingJohn Henry Poynting
(Physicist, University teacher)

09 September 1852

30 March 1914

Manchester

British

Virgo

Joseph John ThomsonJoseph John Thomson
(Mathematician, Physicist)

18 December 1856

30 August 1940

Manchester

British

Sagittarius

Philip David Charles CollinsPhilip David Charles Collins
(Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter)

30 January 1951

Hounslow

British

Aquarius

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