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University of Nottingham

Russell Group public research university in Nottingham, England
By James Barham, PhD

The University of Nottingham traces its ultimate roots to a private adult-education and teacher-training (normal) school founded in that Midlands city in 1798. In 1873, the University of Cambridge began offering college extension courses in connection with the normal school. However, the official founding of the present university is usually taken to coincide with the establishment of University College Nottingham, in 1881.

After World War I, the college underwent significant expansion, and in 1928 it was transferred from its original building in downtown Nottingham to a larger site in what is now the University Park area, to the southwest of the city center. During this period, several highly distinguished persons delivered lectures at the university, including H.G. Wells (novelist), Albert Einstein (Nobel laureate in physics), and Mohandas K.(“Mahatma”) Gandhi (lawyer, Indian independence activist, and non-violent civil disobedience pioneer).

The school received its royal charter in 1948, officially becoming the University of Nottingham. At this time, it also became able to award degrees in its own name.

Today, the University of Nottingham has a half dozen campuses besides the University Park campus, including one in Malaysia and one in China.

The university is made up of five faculties comprising altogether some 40 academic departments. The student body numbers more than 33,000 individuals associated with the five campuses located in Nottingham and environs, and nearly 44,000 worldwide.

Prominent alumni and faculty of the University of Nottingham include the following:

  • Mathematician and Fields Medalist, Caucher Birkar
  • Computer scientist, Nigel Shadbolt
  • Novelist, D.H. Lawrence
  • Mystery writer, Barry Baldwin
  • Screenwriter, Michael Hirst
  • Actors, Haydn Gwynne, Ruth Wilson, Theo James, Nicholas Farrell & Liz Carr
  • Astronomer, Gerald Hawkins
  • Cosmologist, Edmund Copeland
  • Physicists, Andre Geim (Nobel laureate), Louis Essen & Clare Burrage
  • Physicist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging pioneer and Nobel laureate for physiology or medicine, Peter Mansfield
  • Aeronautical engineer, Sophie Harker
  • Chemists, Martyn Poliakoff, Frederic Kipping & Elena Besley
  • Geologist, A.E. Trueman
  • Paleontologists, Mark Purnell & M. Paul Smith
  • Meteorologist, Helen Willetts
  • Biophysicist and medical engineer, Adrian B. Mann
  • Biochemists, David Dolphin & Michael Creeth
  • Structural biologist, Janet Thornton
  • Embryologist, Ian Wilmut
  • Microbiologist, Milton Wainwright
  • Pathologist, Mark A. Smith
  • Epidemiologists, Jonathan Van-Tam & Richard Wilkinson
  • Pharmacologists, Stewart Adams & Christophe Wiart
  • Neuroscientist, Matthew Walker
  • Psycholinguist, Zoltán Dörnyei
  • Historians, Jeremy Lawrance & Ian Kershaw
  • Sociologist, Reiner Grundmann
  • Classicist, Helen Lovatt
  • New Testament scholar, Scot McKnight
  • Geographer, Roger Tomlinson
  • Economists, Clive Granger (Nobel laureate) & Ivy Pinchbeck
  • Political scientist, David Regan
  • Business journalist and columnist, Jeff Randall
  • British radio broadcaster, Emma Barnett
  • TV talk show host and columnist, Michael Coren
  • Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak
  • Current World Health Organization (WHO) Director, General Tedros Adhanom
  • British High Court Judge, Nigel Sweeney

From Wikipedia

The University of Nottingham is a public research university in Nottingham, United Kingdom. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881, and was granted a royal charter in 1948. The University of Nottingham belongs to the elite research intensive Russell Group association.

Source: Wikipedia

What is University of Nottingham known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

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Influential People

Who are University of Nottingham's Most influential alumni?

University of Nottingham 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Economics, Education, and Business

Ron Grigg

British chemist

David Ross

English businessman

Graham Twelftree

Australian theologian

Catherine Waddams

Economist and academic

Peter Rice

Peter Rice

Television executive

William Woodruff

William Woodruff

Professor, historian, writer

Meg-John Barker

Meg-John Barker

British psychologist

David Garner

British chemist

Joyce Baldwin

British biblical scholar

Kenneth Wade

British chemist

Paul Dibb

Nigel Sweeney

British High Court judge