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Notable figures from QMUL’s history

Queen Mary University of London was built upon not only the historic collaborations between institutions, academics and students, but the initiative and ideas of individuals. There are many people who have played an important role in making us who we are today, and here we meet some of those historic figures and find out their unique part in our QMUL story.

  • John Barber Beaumont 1774—1841John Barber Beaumont
    1774—1841
  • Ann Dudin Brown 1822—1917Ann Dudin Brown
    1822—1917
  • Sir Edmund Hay Currie 1834—1913Sir Edmund Hay Currie
    1834—1913
  • Constance Maynard 1849—1935Constance Maynard
    1849—1935
  • Sir Sidney Lee 1859—1926 © National Portrait Gallery, LondonSir Sidney Lee
    1859—1926
  • John Leigh Smeathman Hatton 1865—1933John Leigh Smeathman Hatton
    1865—1933
  • Professor John Turner MacGregor-Morris 1872—1959Professor John Turner MacGregor-Morris
    1872—1959
  • Ernest John Wignall 1875—1933Ernest John Wignall
    1875—1933
  • Bertha Surtees Phillpotts 1877—1932Bertha Surtees Phillpotts
    1877—1932
  • Dr Ellen Delf-Smith 1883—1980Dr Ellen Delf-Smith
    1883—1980
  • Mary Danvers Stocks (nee Brinton), Baroness Stocks 1891—1975 © National Portrait Gallery, LondonMary Danvers Stocks (nee Brinton), Baroness Stocks
    1891—1975
  • Pao Swen Tseng 1894—1978Pao Swen Tseng
    1894—1978
  • Kathleen Chesney 1899—1976Kathleen Chesney
    1899—1976
  • (Benjamin) Ifor Evans, Baron Evans of Hungershall 1899—1982 © National Portrait Gallery, London(Benjamin) Ifor Evans, Baron Evans of Hungershall
    1899—1982
  • Sir Joseph Rotblat 1908—2005 © National Portrait Gallery, LondonSir Joseph Rotblat
    1908—2005
  • Maud Godward 1910—2002Maud Godward
    1910—2002
  • Gwyn Owain Jones 1917—2006Gwyn Owain Jones
    1917—2006
  • Sir John Vane 1927—2004Sir John Vane
    1927—2004
  • Peter Landin 1930—2009Peter Landin
    1930—2009
  • Ian Butterworth 1930—2013Ian Butterworth
    1930—2013
  • Professor Sir Peter Mansfield 1933—2017Professor Sir Peter Mansfield
    1933—2017

These are just some of the people that made us who we are today. As a result, there are thousands of graduates across the globe who count QMUL as their alma mater. Read more about our notable alumni

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