University of Liverpool
Overview
 
The University of Liverpool is a teaching and research university in the city of Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

, England. It is a member of the Russell Group
Russell Group
The Russell Group is a collaboration of twenty UK universities that together receive two-thirds of research grant and contract funding in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1994 to represent their interests to the government, parliament and other similar bodies...

 of large research-intensive universities and the N8 Group
N8 Group
The N8 Group consists of the eight most research-intensive universities in northern England. Rather than being a lobbying group , it is a research partnership intended to enhance collaboration between the universities in the group...

 for research collaboration. Founded in 1881 (as a University college
University college
The term "university college" is used in a number of countries to denote college institutions that provide tertiary education but do not have full or independent university status. A university college is often part of a larger university...

), it is also one of the six original "red brick" civic universities. The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners and offers more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects.
Encyclopedia
The University of Liverpool is a teaching and research university in the city of Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

, England. It is a member of the Russell Group
Russell Group
The Russell Group is a collaboration of twenty UK universities that together receive two-thirds of research grant and contract funding in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1994 to represent their interests to the government, parliament and other similar bodies...

 of large research-intensive universities and the N8 Group
N8 Group
The N8 Group consists of the eight most research-intensive universities in northern England. Rather than being a lobbying group , it is a research partnership intended to enhance collaboration between the universities in the group...

 for research collaboration. Founded in 1881 (as a University college
University college
The term "university college" is used in a number of countries to denote college institutions that provide tertiary education but do not have full or independent university status. A university college is often part of a larger university...

), it is also one of the six original "red brick" civic universities. The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners and offers more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects. It has an annual turnover of £340 million, including £123 million for research.

History

The University was established in 1881 as University College Liverpool, admitting its first students in 1882. In 1884, it became part of the federal Victoria University
Victoria University (UK)
Victoria University was an English federal university established by Royal Charter, 20 April 1880 at Manchester: a university for the North of England open to affiliation by colleges such as Owens College which immediately did so. University College Liverpool joined the University in 1884, followed...

. In 1894 Oliver Lodge, a professor at the University, made the world's first public radio transmission
Wireless
Wireless telecommunications is the transfer of information between two or more points that are not physically connected. Distances can be short, such as a few meters for television remote control, or as far as thousands or even millions of kilometers for deep-space radio communications...

 and two years later took the first surgical X-ray
X-ray
X-radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-rays have a wavelength in the range of 0.01 to 10 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz and energies in the range 120 eV to 120 keV. They are shorter in wavelength than UV rays and longer than gamma...

 in the United Kingdom. The Liverpool University Press
Liverpool University Press
Liverpool University Press, founded in 1899, is the third oldest university press in England after Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press....

 was founded in 1899, making it the third oldest university press
University press
A university press is an academic, nonprofit publishing house that is typically affiliated with a large research university, and publishes work that has been reviewed by scholars in the field. It produces mainly scholarly works...

 in England. Students in this period were awarded external degrees by the University of London
University of London
-20th century:Shortly after 6 Burlington Gardens was vacated, the University went through a period of rapid expansion. Bedford College, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics all joined in 1900, Regent's Park College, which had affiliated in 1841 became an official divinity school of the...

.

Following a Royal Charter
Royal Charter
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate. They were, and are still, used to establish significant organizations such as cities or universities. Charters should be distinguished from warrants and...

 and Act of Parliament
Act of Parliament
An Act of Parliament is a statute enacted as primary legislation by a national or sub-national parliament. In the Republic of Ireland the term Act of the Oireachtas is used, and in the United States the term Act of Congress is used.In Commonwealth countries, the term is used both in a narrow...

 in 1903, it became an independent university with the right to confer its own degrees called the University of Liverpool. The next few years saw major developments at the university, including Sir Charles Sherrington's discovery of the synapse
Synapse
In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell...

 and Professor William Blair-Bell's work on chemotherapy
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with an antineoplastic drug or with a combination of such drugs into a standardized treatment regimen....

 in the treatment of cancer. In the 1930s to 1940s Professors Sir James Chadwick
James Chadwick
Sir James Chadwick CH FRS was an English Nobel laureate in physics awarded for his discovery of the neutron....

 and Sir Joseph Rotblat
Joseph Rotblat
Sir Joseph Rotblat, KCMG, CBE, FRS , was a Polish-born, British-naturalised physicist.His work on nuclear fallout was a major contribution to the agreement of the Partial Test Ban Treaty...

 made major contributions to the development of the atomic bomb. From 1943 – 1966 Allan Downie
Allan Watt Downie
Allan Watt Downie was a Scottish microbiologist involved in the eradication of smallpox.He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in March,1955 Downie bodies are named for him.-External links:...

, Professor of Bacteriology, was involved in the eradication of smallpox
Smallpox
Smallpox was an infectious disease unique to humans, caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The disease is also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera, which is a derivative of the Latin varius, meaning "spotted", or varus, meaning "pimple"...

.

In 1994 the university was a founding member of the Russell Group
Russell Group
The Russell Group is a collaboration of twenty UK universities that together receive two-thirds of research grant and contract funding in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1994 to represent their interests to the government, parliament and other similar bodies...

, a collaboration of twenty leading research-intensive universities, as well as a founding member of the N8 Group
N8 Group
The N8 Group consists of the eight most research-intensive universities in northern England. Rather than being a lobbying group , it is a research partnership intended to enhance collaboration between the universities in the group...

 in 2004. In the 21st century physicists, engineers and technicians from the University of Liverpool were involved in the construction of the Large Hadron Collider
Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It is expected to address some of the most fundamental questions of physics, advancing the understanding of the deepest laws of nature....

 at CERN
CERN
The European Organization for Nuclear Research , known as CERN , is an international organization whose purpose is to operate the world's largest particle physics laboratory, which is situated in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border...

, working on two of the four detectors in the LHC.

The University has produced nine Nobel Prize winners, from the fields of science, medicine and peace
Peace
Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the...

. The Nobel laureates include the physician Sir Ronald Ross, physicist Professor Charles Barkla, the physiologist Sir Charles Sherrington, physicist Sir James Chadwick, chemist Sir Robert Robinson, physiologist Professor Har Gobind Khorana, physiologist Professor Rodney Porter, physicist Professor Joseph Rotblat and ecological economist Dr Pushpam Kumar. Sir Ronald Ross was also the first British Nobel laureate in 1902.

The term "red brick" was first coined by Liverpool professor Edgar Allison Peers
Edgar Allison Peers
Edgar Allison Peers , also known by his pseudonym Bruce Truscot, was an English Hispanist and educationist. He was Professor in Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool and is notable for founding the Modern Humanities Research Association and the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies .As "Bruce...

 (writing as Bruce Truscot) to describe the red brick built civic universities that were built in the UK, mostly in the latter part of the 19th century; these were characterised by Victorian buildings of red brick, such as Victoria Building, which was historically the administrative heart of the University.

Present

Liverpool has the sixth largest financial endowment
Financial endowment
A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution. The total value of an institution's investments is often referred to as the institution's endowment and is typically organized as a public charity, private foundation, or trust....

 of any UK university, valued at £110m, according to the Sutton Trust. It is a member of the Russell Group of Universities and a founding member of the Northern Consortium
NCUK
The Northern Consortium is an educational charity, owned by eleven universities in the north of England, which provides pre-university courses for international students as preparation for study outside of their home country...

. The University has over 23,000 registered students, with almost 18,000 full-time registered students. The University has a broad range of teaching and research in both arts and sciences, and has a large medical school, which is associated with the neighbouring Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Liverpool, England. Along with Broadgreen Hospital, the hospital operates on behalf of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust and is associated with the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John...

. In September 2008, Sir Howard Newby
Howard Newby
Sir Howard Joseph Newby CBE is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.-Early life:He grew up in Derbyshire, going to school in Etwall, before attending Atlantic College as a scholarship student.-Career:...

 took up the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University, following the retirement of Sir Drummond Bone.

The University has a Students' union
Students' union
A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, guild of students or government of student body is a student organization present in many colleges and universities, and has started appearing in some high schools...

 to represent students' interests, known as the Liverpool Guild of Students
University of Liverpool Guild of Students
Liverpool Guild of Students is the student union of the University of Liverpool , though LSU and LGoS are now in partnership....

.

Whilst Liverpool has a total of five universities, the colloquial term Liverpool University commonly refers to the University of Liverpool rather than any of the other four: Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool Hope University is a university in Liverpool, England. Two of its three founding colleges were established in 1844 and 1856, the third opening in the 1960s. It is the only ecumenical university in Europe. Based on two campuses, the main campus is located in Childwall and the second...

, Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University is a British 'modern' university located in the city of Liverpool, England. The university is named after John Moores and was previously called Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts and later Liverpool Polytechnic before gaining university status in 1992, thus...

, Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University is situated in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. It has three faculties: Education, Health and Social Care, and Arts and Sciences.- History :...

, or LIPA
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is, despite its young age, one of the United Kingdom's leading institutions for the performing arts. The university is situated in the English city of Liverpool...

.

Campus and facilities

The University is mainly based around a single urban campus approximately five minutes walk from Liverpool City Centre, at the top of Brownlow Hill and Mount Pleasant. The main site is divided into three faculties: Health and Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science and Engineering. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Leahurst) and Ness Botanical Gardens are based on the Wirral Peninsula
Wirral Peninsula
Wirral or the Wirral is a peninsula in North West England. It is bounded by three bodies of water: to the west by the River Dee, forming a boundary with Wales, to the east by the River Mersey and to the north by the Irish Sea. Both terms "Wirral" and "the Wirral" are used locally , although the...

. There was formerly a research station at Port Erin on the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
The Isle of Man , otherwise known simply as Mann , is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, within the British Isles. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Lord of Mann is...

 until it closed in 2006. The Johnston Laboratories
Johnston Laboratories
The Johnston Laboratories at the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, England performed a variety of pathology and medical research during the 20th century. They are now located in what is presently called the Johnston Building. The Laboratories were founded by early University benefactor and...

, a pathology research facility of repute during much of the 20th century, is now the biochemistry department of the university.

Academic reputation

In the Times Good University Guide 2011, the University of Liverpool was ranked 28th.[29]

In the Complete University Guide 2008, published in The Independent
The Independent
The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010. It is nicknamed the Indy, while the Sunday edition, The Independent on Sunday, is the Sindy. Launched in 1986, it is one of the youngest UK national daily...

, the University of Liverpool was ranked 42nd out of 113, based on nine measures, while The Times
The Times
The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register . The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times are published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary since 1981 of News International...

Good University Guide 2008 ranked Liverpool 34th out of 113 universities. The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times is a British Sunday newspaper.The Sunday Times may also refer to:*The Sunday Times *The Sunday Times *The Sunday Times *The Sunday Times...

university guide recently ranked the University of Liverpool 27th out of 123. In 2010, "The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times is a British Sunday newspaper.The Sunday Times may also refer to:*The Sunday Times *The Sunday Times *The Sunday Times *The Sunday Times...

 has ranked University of Liverpool 29th http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/stug/universityguide.php of 122 institutions nationwide. In 2008 the THE-QS World University Rankings rated University of Liverpool 99th best in the world, and 137th best worldwide in 2009. In 2011 the QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings is a ranking of the world’s top 500 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds using a method that has published annually since 2004....

 ranked the university in 123rd place, up 14. Times Higher Education are publishing a separate ranking soon.
UK University Rankings
League tables of British universities
Rankings of universities in the United Kingdom are published annually by The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times and The Times...

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
Times Good University Guide 28th 28th 28th 39th 41st 41st= 42nd 38th 37th= 40th 40th 38th= 32nd 38th 24th= 22nd= 28th= 19th=
Guardian University Guide 39th 47th 44th 36th 47th 47th 45th 43rd 37th
Sunday Times University Guide 30th 27th 31st 29th 36th 31st= 33rd 31st 34th 32nd 29th=
Daily Telegraph 41st 33rd
The Independent / Complete 32nd 34th 42nd 41st
The Financial Times 35th 32nd 36th 36th
QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings is a ranking of the world’s top 500 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds using a method that has published annually since 2004....

123 121

Green issues

In 2008 the University of Liverpool was voted joint seventeenth greenest university in Britain by WWF supported company Green League. This represents an improvement after finishing 55th in the league table the previous year.

The position of the university is determined by point allocation in departments such as Transport, Waste management, sustainable procurement and Emissions amongst other categories; these are then transpired into various awards. Liverpool was awarded the highest achievement possible in Environmental policy, Environmental staff, Environmental audit, Fair trade status, Ethical investment policy and Waste recycled whilst also scoring points in Carbon emissions, Water recycle and Energy source.

Liverpool was the first among UK universities to develop their desktop computer power management solution, which has been widely adopted by other institutions. The university has subsequently piloted other advanced software approaches further increasing savings. The university has also been at the forefront of using the Condor HTC computing platform in a power saving environment. This software, which makes use of unused computer time for computationally intensive tasks usually results in computers being left turned on. The university has demonstrated an effective solution for this problem using a mixture of Wake-on-LAN and commercial power management software.

Sport

The University of Liverpool has a proud sporting tradition and has many premier teams in a variety of sports. The current sporting project comes under the title of Club Liverpool. This athletic union offers nearly 50 types of sport ranging from football, rugby, cricket and hockey to others such as windsurfing, lacrosse and cheerleading. Many of the sports have both male and female teams and most are involved in competition on a national scale. BUCS is the body which organises national university competitions involving 154 institutions in 47 sports. Most sports involve travelling to various locations across the country, mainly on Wednesday afternoons.

Two other prominent competitions are the Christie Championships and the Varsity Cup. The Christie Cup is an inter-university competition between Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester. The Varsity Cup is a popular "derby" event between Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University is a British 'modern' university located in the city of Liverpool, England. The university is named after John Moores and was previously called Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts and later Liverpool Polytechnic before gaining university status in 1992, thus...

 and the University of Liverpool.

Notable alumni

  • Dr Barham Ahmad Salih
    Barham Salih
    Barham Ahmad Salih is an Iraqi Kurdish politician. He is currently the prime minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He is married and has a daughter who attended Princeton University and a son who graduated from King's Academy in Madaba, Jordan and currently attends Columbia.-Early life:Dr....

    , Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Sanjay Jha
    Sanjay Jha
    Sanjay K. Jha is chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility and previously served as co-chief executive officer of Motorola. from 2008.-Early life:...

    , Co-CEO Motorola,Inc. and CEO of Motorola's Mobile Devices business.
  • Clive Barker
    Clive Barker
    Clive Barker is an English author, film director and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories which established him as a leading young horror writer...

  • Charles Barkla, Physicist and Nobel Laureate
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Paul Bayley is a British design critic, cultural critic and author.-Childhood and Education:Bayley spent his childhood years in Liverpool, attending Booker Avenue County Primary School and Quarry Bank High school . The latter was also attended at an earlier date by the late Beatle John...

  • Torben Betts
    Torben Betts
    Torben Betts is an award-winning English playwright and screenwriter.A consistently controversial dramatist, who has written heavily naturalistic plays as well as epic, poetic works, he has been hailed as a successor to writers as diverse as Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Bond and Howard Barker...

    , award-winning playwright
  • Roger Bolton
    Roger Bolton (producer)
    Roger John Bolton is a British television producer and radio presenter.-Early life:After attending Carlisle Grammar School and Liverpool University he joined the BBC as a trainee in 1967.-Television:He has worked on television as an editor of the revived Tonight in 1978, Panorama in 1979 and...

    , broadcaster and television producer
  • Paula Byrne
    Paula Byrne
    Paula Byrne, born into a large working-class family in Birkenhead in 1967, is a British author and biographer most famous for her bestsellers Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson and Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead...

  • Steve Coppell
    Steve Coppell
    Stephen James "Steve" Coppell is an English former footballer and manager, currently without a club.As a player, he was a highly regarded right winger known for his speed and work rate. He won domestic honours with Manchester United and represented England at the World Cup...

    , footballer and manager
  • Barry Horne (footballer)
    Barry Horne (footballer)
    Barry Horne is a Welsh former professional footballer and former chairman of the Professional Footballers Association.-Playing career:...

    , journalist and pundit
  • Frances Crook
    Frances Crook
    Frances Crook OBE is the Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, the oldest penal reform charity in the United Kingdom.-University and Beyond:...

  • Victoria Derbyshire
    Victoria Derbyshire
    Victoria Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster who currently presents the mid-morning news/current affairs & interview programme on BBC Radio 5 Live between 10am and 12noon each weekday...

  • Carol Ann Duffy
    Carol Ann Duffy
    Carol Ann Duffy, CBE, FRSL is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in May 2009...

    , Poet Laureate
  • Steve Firth
    Steve Firth
    Steve Firth is the bass player for the English band Embrace.He studied art at Liverpool University, and also completed a psychology degree....

    , musician
  • Maxwell Fry
    Maxwell Fry
    Edwin Maxwell Fry, CBE, RA, FRIBA, FRTPI, known as Maxwell Fry , was an English modernist architect of the middle and late 20th century, known for his buildings in Britain, Africa and India....

    , modernist architect
  • Rob Grant
    Rob Grant
    Robert Grant is a British comedy writer and television producer, who was born in Salford and studied Psychology at Liverpool University for two years....

  • Nick Grimshaw
    Nick Grimshaw
    Nicholas Peter "Nick" Grimshaw is a British television and radio presenter. Commonly known as 'Grimmy', he has presented shows for Channel 4, E4, BBC One, BBC Two and Channel 4 youth strand T4...

  • Brian Hall
  • John Holt
    John Holt
    -People:* John Holt , English author* John Holt , trader and businessman* John Holt , West Indian cricketer* John Holt , American teacher and author...

    , physicist
  • Beverley Hughes
    Beverley Hughes
    Beverley June Hughes, Baroness Hughes of Stretford is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston from 1997 to 2010. In 2004, she was appointed to the Privy Council...

     MP
    Member of Parliament
    A Member of Parliament is a representative of the voters to a :parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, the term applies specifically to members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title, such as senate, and thus also have different titles for its members,...

     PC
    Privy council
    A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government. The word "privy" means "private" or "secret"; thus, a privy council was originally a committee of the monarch's closest advisors to give confidential advice on...

  • Dr Robert Roland Hughes, pioneer in Neuroscience
    Neuroscience
    Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics,...

     and Electroencephalography
    Electroencephalography
    Electroencephalography is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain...

  • Frank Irving
    Frank Irving
    Frank Irving was a British aeronautical engineer, glider pilot, author and university Senior Lecturer.- Early life and education :...

    , aeronautical engineer, glider pilot and author
  • Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, First President and Prime Minister of The Gambia
  • Rory Jennings
    Rory Jennings
    Rory Jennings is a British actor. He is best known for his role as Craig Dixon in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. Jennings made his first appearance in Eastenders on 27 July 2007, and left on 7 September 2007. He has also made an appearance in a Post Office TV advertisement.- Early life :He has...

    , actor
  • Syed Kamall
    Syed Kamall
    Dr Syed Salah Kamall is a British Conservative Party politician, Member of the European Parliament for London.Kamall was born and brought up in London. He is married with two children. He was educated at The Latymer School, Edmonton...

  • Brian Keaney
    Brian Keaney
    Brian Keaney is a British author born in Walthamstow, East London. He is an author of mainly young adult fiction, and currently resides in London where he continues work as an author.-Personal life:...

    , children's author
  • Sir Frank Kermode, literary critic
  • Professor Sir Ian Kershaw
    Ian Kershaw
    Sir Ian Kershaw is a British historian of 20th-century Germany whose work has chiefly focused on the period of the Third Reich...

    , historian
  • Peter Kilfoyle
    Peter Kilfoyle
    Peter Kilfoyle is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton from 1991 to 2010.-Early life:...

  • Robert Legget
    Robert Legget
    Robert Ferguson Legget, CC, FRSC was a civil engineer, historian and non-fiction writer. He was internationally known for his contributions to engineering, geology and building research and standardization...

  • Sir Leigh Lewis
    Leigh Lewis
    Sir Leigh Lewis, KCB is a retired senior British civil servant, who served as the Permanent Secretary for the British Department for Work and Pensions from 2006-2011....

    , permanent secretary
  • Oliver W F Lodge
    Oliver W F Lodge
    Oliver William Foster Lodge , was a poet and author; he was the eldest son of Sir Oliver Lodge , the physicist, and his wife Mary , who had studied painting at the Slade...

  • Chris Lowe
    Chris Lowe
    Chris Lowe is an English musician, who, with colleague Neil Tennant, makes up the pop duo Pet Shop Boys.-Childhood:...

  • Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch FBA, FSA, FR Hist S is Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford...

    , historian
  • Rex Makin
    Rex Makin
    Elkan Rex Makin, usually known as Rex Makin, is a solicitor and philanthropist who has practised in Liverpool, England, for over sixty years. He is most noted for his involvement with The Beatles' early career and subsequently high-profile cases such as the Hillsborough and Heysel Stadium...

    , solicitor and philanthropist
  • Helen Marnie
    Helen Marnie
    Helen Marnie is a member of the electronic music band Ladytron. She sings the majority of Ladytron's songs, with Mira Aroyo providing vocals on some songs or singing simultaneously with Helen on others.Helen also plays keyboards during Ladytron's live shows Helen Marnie (born in 1978 in Glasgow,...

    , member of the band Ladytron
    Ladytron
    Ladytron are an English electronic band formed in 1999 in Liverpool, Merseyside. The group consists of Helen Marnie , Mira Aroyo , Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu .Their sound blends electropop with New Wave and shoegazing elements. Ladytron described their sound as "electronic pop"...

  • Anna Maxwell Martin
    Anna Maxwell Martin
    Anna Maxwell Martin , sometimes credited as Anna Maxwell-Martin, is a two-time BAFTA award-winning English actress who has won acclaim for her performances as Lyra in His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre, as Esther Summerson in the BBC's 2005 adaptation of Bleak House, and as N in...

  • Declan McManus (Honorus Causa)
  • Tony McNulty
    Tony McNulty
    Anthony "Tony" James McNulty is a former British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Harrow East from 1997 to 2010 and was a government minister from 2002 to 2009. He was Minister for London and Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform at the Department for...

     (Labour Minister)
  • Brian Millard
    Brian Millard
    Brian Millard was a British local politician, and was the leader of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 2005-2007.Millard attained a degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, before attending the University of Liverpool to complete his doctorate.He was the Liberal Democrat Leader of...

    , leader of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
    Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
    Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority for the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. The council is currently in no overall control since the 2011 local elections when the Liberal Democrats lost their majority. The Liberal Democrats now have 31...

     from 2005 to 2007
  • Margaret Murphy
    Margaret Murphy
    - Biography :Murphy was born and brought up in Liverpool where she gained a degree in Environmental Biology at the University of Liverpool and later an MA with Distinction in Writing at Liverpool JMU, a course on which she now lectures...

    , crime writer and winner of First Blood Award
  • Doug Naylor
    Doug Naylor
    Douglas R. Naylor is a British comedy writer, science fiction writer, director and television producer.Naylor was born in Manchester, England and studied at the University of Liverpool. In the mid-1980s, Naylor wrote two regular comedy sketch shows for BBC Radio 4 entitled Cliché and Son of Cliché...

  • Sir John Neale, historian of Tudor England
  • Ernest Newman
    Ernest Newman
    Ernest Newman was an English music critic and musicologist. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians describes him as "the most celebrated British music critic in the first half of the 20th century." His style of criticism, aiming at intellectual objectivity in contrast to the more subjective...

    , music critic and biographer of Wagner
    Richard Wagner
    Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, theatre director, philosopher, music theorist, poet, essayist and writer primarily known for his operas...

  • Lord Nicholls, retired Law Lord
  • Gordon Oakes
    Gordon Oakes
    Gordon James Oakes was a British Labour Party politician.Oakes was educated at Wade Deacon grammar school, Widnes and at Liverpool University...

  • Stel Pavlou
    Stel Pavlou
    Stelios Grant Pavlou is a British author and screenwriter.-Biography:Stel Pavlou was born in Gillingham, Kent in England, of Greek Cypriot descent. He grew up in Rochester and Chatham, Medway and attended Chatham Grammar School for Boys. The middle child of three, his younger brother is the...

  • David Andrew Phoenix
    David Andrew Phoenix
    David Andrew Phoenix OBE DSc was born in 1966 in Greater Manchester, England. After attending school in Bolton he progressed to study Biochemistry at Liverpool University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science...

     OBE, Biochemist
  • Dee Plume and Sue Denim, musicians from the band Robots in Disguise
    Robots in Disguise
    Robots in Disguise are an English electropunk band. The group is composed of Dee Plume , Sue Denim , and a rolling live line-up of backing musicians...

  • Phil Redmond
    Phil Redmond
    Phil Redmond CBE is an English television producer and screenwriter.He is well-known for creating several popular television series such as Grange Hill , Brookside and Hollyoaks...

    , television producer
  • Wolfgang Rindler
    Wolfgang Rindler
    Wolfgang Rindler is a leading physicist working in the field of General Relativity where he is well known for introducing the term "event horizon", Rindler coordinates, and for popularizing the use of spinors in general relativity. He is also a prolific textbook author.-Education:Rindler gained...

    , physicist
  • Dame Stella Rimington
    Stella Rimington
    Dame Stella Rimington, DCB is a British author, who was the Director General of MI5 from 1992 to 1996. She was the first female DG of MI5, and the first DG whose name was publicised on appointment...

    , Director-General
    Director-General of MI5
    The Director General of the Security Service is the head of the Security Service , the United Kingdom's internal counter-intelligence and security agency...

     of MI5
    MI5
    The Security Service, commonly known as MI5 , is the United Kingdom's internal counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its core intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service focused on foreign threats, Government Communications Headquarters and the Defence...

  • Winifred Robinson
    Winifred Robinson
    Winifred Robinson is a BBC Radio presenter currently working on the You and Yours programme. Robinson was the fourth of six daughters of a docker and a housewife...

    , broadcaster
  • Patricia Routledge
    Patricia Routledge
    Katherine Patricia Routledge, CBE is an English character comedy actress and singer. She is best known for her role as character Hyacinth Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances and Hetty Wainthropp in the British television series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates...

    , actress
  • Amha Selassie of Ethiopia
    Amha Selassie of Ethiopia
    Amha Selassie, GCMG, GCVO, GBE was the last Emperor of Ethiopia. First proclaimed Emperor during the unsuccessful coup attempt by the Imperial Guards against his father Haile Selassie I in December 1960, he initially went along with this proclamation under duress. The coup collapsed within days...

  • Sir Robin Saxby
    Robin Saxby
    Sir Robin Saxby FREng was Chief Executive and then Chairman of ARM Holdings which he built to become the dominant supplier of embedded microprocessor architectures....

  • Scott Seaman-Digby, Conservative Councillor and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
  • Maeve Sherlock
    Maeve Sherlock
    Maeve Christina Mary Sherlock, Baroness Sherlock OBE is a Labour Party life peer who was the chief executive of the Refugee Council, a charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, between August 2003 and October 2006. Prior to joining the charity, she worked as a special advisor to the...

     OBE
  • Margaret Simey
    Margaret Simey
    Margaret Bayne Todd was a political and social campaigner born in Glasgow, but is usually more associated with Liverpool, settling there in the 1920s and becoming the first woman to achieve a degree in sociology...

    , social and political campaigner
  • F.E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead
  • Martin Smith
    Martin Smith (designer)
    Martin Smith is an automobile designer, currently Executive Design Director for Ford of Europe.-Background:Born in 1949 in Broomhill, Sheffield, England, Smith attended King Edward VII School. A car fanatic since he was a boy, he wrote letters to Mini designer Alec Issigonis asking how to become a...

    , vehicle designer
  • Jon Snow
    Jon Snow
    Jon Snow is an English journalist and presenter, currently employed by ITN. He is best known for presenting Channel 4 News.He was Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University from 2001 to 2008.-Early life:...

    , Channel 4
    Channel 4
    Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority , the station is now owned and operated by the Channel...

     television news presenter
  • Olaf Stapledon
    Olaf Stapledon
    William Olaf Stapledon was a British philosopher and author of several influential works of science fiction.-Life:...

    , novelist and philosopher
  • James Stirling
    James Stirling (architect)
    Sir James Frazer Stirling FRIBA was a British architect. He is considered to be among the most important and influential British architects of the second half of the 20th century...

    , architect
  • Lytton Strachey
    Lytton Strachey
    Giles Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic. He is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit...

    , biographer and essayist
  • Sir Michael Thompson
    Michael Thompson (academic)
    Sir Michael Warwick Thompson is a British academic, who served as Vice-Chancellor of the Universities of East Anglia and Birmingham....

    , academic
  • Steve Voake
    Steve Voake
    Steve Voake is a successful English children's author from Midsomer Norton, Somerset, whose books have sold all over the world.In 2003 he was head teacher of a primary school in Kilmersdon, Somerset, when the BBC reported that he was being hailed as the next J. K. Rowling...

    , children's author
  • Tung Chee Hwa
    Tung Chee Hwa
    Tung Chee Hwa, GBM was the first Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China....

    , first Chief Executive
    Chief Executive of Hong Kong
    The Chief Executive of Hong Kong is the President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and head of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The position was created to replace the Governor of Hong Kong, who was the head of the Hong Kong government during British rule...

     of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
  • Baroness Walmsley, politician
  • "Professor" Sid Watkins
    Sid Watkins
    Eric Sidney Watkins OBE, FRCS is a world-renowned English neurosurgeon.Watkins served twenty-six years as the FIA Formula One Safety and Medical Delegate, head of the Formula One on-track medical team, and first responder in case of a crash.He is commonly known within the Formula One fraternity as...

    , former Formula 1 chief medical officer
  • Sir David Weatherall
    David Weatherall
    Sir David John Weatherall is a British physician and researcher in molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine....

    , Regius Professor of Medicine (Oxford)
    Regius Professor of Medicine (Oxford)
    The Regius Professor of Medicine is an appointment held at the University of Oxford. The chair was founded by Henry VIII of England by 1546, and until the 20th century the title was Regius Professor of Physic...

    , 1992–2000
  • Laurence Westgaph
    Laurence Westgaph
    Laurence Westgaph , is a British historian, activist and television presenter, specialising in British black history and slavery.-Early years and education:...

    , social historian and activist
  • Jim Woodcock
    Jim Woodcock
    Professor Jim C. P. Woodcock FRSA FBCS FREng is a British computer scientist.Woodcock gained his PhD from the University of Liverpool. Until 2001 he was Professor of Software Engineering at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, where he was also a Fellow of Kellogg College...

    , Professor of software engineering
  • Hossein Bashiriyeh
    Hossein Bashiriyeh
    Hossein Bashiriyeh, is an Iranian scholar in political theory and political sociology, who was born in 1953 in Hamdan, Iran.He has a B.A. from Tehran University, an M.A. from Essex University and a Ph.D...

    , Iranian professor of Political science
  • Verna Wright
    Verna Wright
    Verna Wright was an evangelist, physician and research scientist specializing in rheumatology at Leeds University and co-founder of United Beach Missions.-Biography:...

    , evangelist, physician and research scientist

Nobel Prize winners

There have been nine Nobel Prize Laureates who have been based at the University during a significant point in their career.
  • Sir Ronald Ross (awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1908) for his work with malaria
    Malaria
    Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by eukaryotic protists of the genus Plasmodium. The disease results from the multiplication of Plasmodium parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include fever and headache, in severe cases...

    .
  • Professor Charles Barkla (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917) for discovering the electromagnetic properties of X-rays.
  • Sir Charles Sherrington (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1932) for his research into neurons.
  • Sir James Chadwick (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1935) for discovering neutrons.
  • Sir Robert Robinson (awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1947) for his research into anthocyanins and alkaloids.
  • Professor Har Gobind Khorana (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1968) for his work on the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.
  • Professor Rodney Porter (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1972) for his discovery of the structure of antibodies.
  • Professor Joseph Rotblat (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995) for his efforts with nuclear disarmament
    Nuclear disarmament
    Nuclear disarmament refers to both the act of reducing or eliminating nuclear weapons and to the end state of a nuclear-free world, in which nuclear weapons are completely eliminated....

    .

See also

  • Liverpool Knowledge Quarter
    Liverpool Knowledge Quarter
    The "Knowledge Quarter" in Liverpool, England is a modern term in business given to the vicinity of Liverpool City Centre that focuses heavily on the education, knowledge and research sectors....

  • Russell Group
    Russell Group
    The Russell Group is a collaboration of twenty UK universities that together receive two-thirds of research grant and contract funding in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1994 to represent their interests to the government, parliament and other similar bodies...

  • Liverpool University Press
    Liverpool University Press
    Liverpool University Press, founded in 1899, is the third oldest university press in England after Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press....

  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is a research and teaching institution focused on neglected tropical diseases and the control of diseases caused by poverty. It is a registered charity affiliated to the University of Liverpool...

  • Royal Liverpool University Hospital
    Royal Liverpool University Hospital
    The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Liverpool, England. Along with Broadgreen Hospital, the hospital operates on behalf of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust and is associated with the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John...

  • Liverpool University School of Architecture
    Liverpool University School of Architecture
    The Liverpool School of Architecture is an architecture school in Liverpool, England, and part of the University of Liverpool. It was the first architecture school in the United Kingdom to be affiliated with a university, and the first to have degree programmes validated by the Royal Institute of...

  • List of modern universities in Europe (1801–1945)

Further reading

  • Rigg, J. Anthony (1968) "A comparative history of the libraries of Manchester and Liverpool Universities up to 1903", in: Saunders, W. L., ed. University and Research Library Studies: some contributions from the University of Sheffield Post-graduate School of Librarianship and Information Science. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1968

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