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