100 Notable alumni of
University of Reading

The University of Reading is 471st in the world, 163rd in Europe, and 41st in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Reading sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Frauke Petry

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    Frauke Petry
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in the University of Reading
    1995-1998 studied chemistry
    Occupations
    politicianchemistentrepreneurorganistchoir director
    Biography

    Frauke Petry is a German politician who chaired the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party from 4 July 2015 to 29 September 2017. A chemist by training and with a professional background as a businesswoman, some political scientists described Petry as a representative of the national conservative wing of that party.

  2. Tang Wei

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    Tang Wei
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actormodel
    Biography

    Tang Wei is a Chinese actress. She rose to prominence for her appearance in Lust, Caution (2007).

  3. Wilfred Owen

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    Wilfred Owen
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1893-1918 (aged 25)
    Enrolled in the University of Reading
    Studied botany
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC was an English poet and soldier. He was one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was much influenced by his mentor Siegfried Sassoon and stood in contrast to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Among his best-known works – most of which were published posthumously – are "Dulce et Decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility", "Spring Offensive" and "Strange Meeting".

  4. Jamie Cullum

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    Jamie Cullum
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    composerpianistsinger-songwriterjazz musiciansinger
    Biography

    Jamie Cullum is an English jazz-pop singer-songwriter and radio presenter. Although primarily a vocalist and pianist, he also accompanies himself on other instruments, including guitar and drums. He has recorded eight studio albums, three compilation albums, one live album and twenty-four singles. Since April 2010, he has presented a weekly Tuesday evening jazz show on BBC Radio 2.

  5. Julian Barratt

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    Julian Barratt
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    comediancomposerstage actorwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Julian Barratt Pettifer is an English comedian, actor, musician, and record producer. As a comedian and comic actor, he is known for his use of surreal humour and black comedy. During the 2000s he was part of The Mighty Boosh comedy troupe alongside comedy partner Noel Fielding.

  6. Michael Rosen

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    Michael Rosen
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writerYouTubernovelistauthor
    Biography

    Michael Wayne Rosen is a British children's author and poet who has written 140 books. He served as Children's Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009. He has also been a TV presenter and a political columnist.

  7. Penny Mordaunt

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    Penny Mordaunt
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Penelope Mary Mordaunt is a British Conservative Party politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth North since 2010 and as Paymaster General since February 2020. Mordaunt previously served in Theresa May's Cabinet as International Development Secretary from 2017 to 2019 and Defence Secretary in 2019.

  8. Arthur Brown

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    Arthur Brown
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Arthur Wilton Brown is an English singer-songwriter best known for his flamboyant and theatrical performances, eclectic (and sometimes experimental) work and his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice, in particular his high pitched banshee screams. He was also notable for his unique stage persona such as extreme facepaint and burning helmet.

  9. James Cracknell

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    James Cracknell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    rowerocean rower
    Biography

    James Edward Cracknell, is a British athlete, rowing champion and double Olympic gold medalist. He was married to TV and radio presenter Beverley Turner, with whom he has three children. Cracknell was appointed OBE for "services to sport" in the 2005 New Year Honours List.

  10. Amina J. Mohammed

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    Amina J. Mohammed
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Amina Jane Mohammed is a Nigerian diplomat and politician who is serving as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, she was Nigerian Minister of Environment from 2015 to 2016 and was a key player in the Post-2015 Development Agenda process.

  11. Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland

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    Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianfarmerlarge estate owner
    Biography

    Ralph George Algernon Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland,, styled Lord Ralph Percy until 1995, is a British hereditary peer and rural landowner and current head of the House of Percy.

  12. Falz

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    Falz
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    rappercomedianlawyeractorchief executive officer
    Biography

    Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor who began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called "The School Boys" with his friend before his professional career as a music artist began in 2009. Falz became more well known after his song "Marry Me" featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade.

  13. Stephen Baxter

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    Stephen Baxter
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    novelistscience fiction writerwriter
    Biography

    Stephen Baxter is an English hard science fiction author. He has degrees in mathematics and engineering.

  14. Adrian Tchaikovsky

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    Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    writerscience fiction writerlegal executive
    Biography

    Adrian Czajkowski is a British fantasy and science fiction author. He is best known for his series Shadows of the Apt, and for his novel Children of Time.

  15. Andy Mackay

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    Andy Mackay
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    oboistcomposersongwriterrecord producermanufacturer
    Biography

    Andrew Mackay is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known as a founding member (playing oboe and saxophone) of the art rock group Roxy Music.

  16. Martin Hughes-Games

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    Martin Hughes-Games
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    television producerpresenter
    Biography

    Martin Hughes-Games is a natural history programme producer and presenter. He is best known for co-presenting the BBC magazine-style nature series Springwatch and its spin-offs, Winterwatch, Autumnwatch, and Springwatch Unsprung.

  17. Cornelia Parker

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    Cornelia Parker
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    sculptorprintmaker
    Biography

    Cornelia Ann Parker OBE, RA is an English visual artist, best known for her sculpture and installation art.

  18. Rotimi Alakija

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    Rotimi Alakija
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    disc jockeyrecord producerartist
    Biography

    Rotimi Alakija, better known as DJ Xclusive, is a Nigerian disc jockey, record producer and recording artist.

  19. Julian Baggini

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    Julian Baggini
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    philosopherwriter
    Biography

    Julian Baggini is a British philosopher, journalist and the author of over 20 books about philosophy written for a general audience. He is co-founder of The Philosophers' Magazine and has written for numerous international newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing on the subject of philosophy he has also written books on atheism, secularism and the nature of national identity. He is a patron of Humanists UK.

  20. Avi Shlaim

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    Avi Shlaim
    Born in
    Iraq Flag Iraq
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Avraham "Avi" Shlaim FBA is an Israeli-British historian, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and fellow of the British Academy. He is one of Israel's New Historians, a group of Israeli scholars who put forward critical interpretations of the history of Zionism and Israel.

  21. Vincent Connare

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    Vincent Connare
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    photographerengineerdesigner
    Biography

    Vincent Connare is an American type designer and former Microsoft employee. Among his creations are the Comic Sans font and the Trebuchet MS font. Besides text typefaces, he finalized and hinted the font Marlett which has been used for scalable User Interface icons in Microsoft Windows since 1995 and created portions of the font Webdings that was first shipped with Internet Explorer.

  22. Sophie Walker

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    Sophie Walker
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Sophie Walker is a British political activist who was the founding leader of the Women's Equality Party (WE) in the United Kingdom.

  23. Adrian Bradshaw

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    Adrian Bradshaw
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    General Sir Adrian John Bradshaw, KCB, OBE is a former British Army officer who served as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He also served as Director Special Forces from 2006 to 2009 and Commander Land Forces in 2013.

  24. Paul Scully

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    Paul Scully
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul Stuart Scully is a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sutton and Cheam since 2015. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as its deputy chairman from 2019 to 2020 and as its vice chairman for the London region from 2017 to 2019, having replaced Stephen Hammond who had the Conservative whip withdrawn for rebelling against the government over the EU withdrawal bill.

  25. Mike Penning

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    Mike Penning
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir Michael Alan Penning is a British Conservative Party politician, who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hemel Hempstead since 2005.

  26. John Lytton, 5th Earl of Lytton

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    John Lytton, 5th Earl of Lytton
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Peter Michael Scawen Lytton, 5th Earl of Lytton, 18th Baron Wentworth, DL, FRICS, styled Viscount Knebworth between 1951 and 1985, is a British chartered surveyor, peer, and member of the House of Lords.

  27. Dimeji Bankole

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    Dimeji Bankole
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    economistbusinesspersonpolo player
    Biography

    Sabur Oladimeji "Dimeji" Bankole is a Nigerian politician who served as the 9th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. Elected at the age of 37, Bankole is the youngest Speaker in the history of the House and 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial election candidate under the platform of Action Democratic Party.

  28. Alex Gregory

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    Alex Gregory
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    rower
    Biography

    Alex Gregory, is an English rower and a two-time Olympic Gold medallist from 2012 and 2016 in the Coxless four.

  29. Tim Tolkien

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    Tim Tolkien
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Tim Tolkien is an English sculptor who has designed several monumental sculptures, including the award-winning Sentinel.

  30. Fuziah Salleh

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    Fuziah Salleh
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Fuziah binti Salleh is a Malaysian politician who served as the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of religious affairs in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and former Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. She has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kuantan since March 2008. She is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the PH opposition coalition.

  31. Rachel Treweek

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    Rachel Treweek
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Reading
    In 1984 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    Anglican priestbishop
    Biography

    Rachel Treweek is a British Anglican bishop, Lord Spiritual and former speech and language therapist. Since June 2015, she has been Bishop of Gloucester, the first female diocesan bishop in the Church of England. From 2011 until 2015, she was the Archdeacon of Hackney in the Diocese of London.

  32. Rob Wilson

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    Rob Wilson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Owen Biggs Wilson is an English politician and political author. He was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for the Reading East parliamentary constituency in the 2005 general election, being re-elected in the elections of 2010 and 2015, before being defeated in 2017. He became Minister for Civil Society in the Cabinet Office on 27 September 2014.

  33. Jan Kavan

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    Jan Kavan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Jan Kavan is a former Czech politician and diplomat.

  34. Claire Martin

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    Claire Martin
    Occupations
    meteorologist
    Biography

    Claire Martin Morehen is a former national television weather presenter with CBC Television in Canada. She is a niece of Barbara Edwards, who in 1974 became the BBC's first female weather presenter in the UK.

  35. Bunny Guinness

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    Bunny Guinness
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    horticulturisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Peta "Bunny" Guinness is a British chartered landscape architect, journalist and radio personality who is a regular panellist on the long running BBC Radio 4 programme, Gardener's Question Time. She also writes a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph. She presented The Great Garden Challenge on Channel 4 in 2005.

  36. Elisa Ferreira

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    Elisa Ferreira
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Reading
    In 1985 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Elisa Maria da Costa Guimarães Ferreira, GCC is a Portuguese politician and economist who has been serving as European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms in the administration of President Ursula von der Leyen since 2019. She previously served as vice-governor of the Bank of Portugal from 2016 until 2019. She was as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Socialist Party; part of the Party of European Socialists between 2004 and 2016. In 2019, she was selected by Portugal to serve as a European Commissioner.

  37. Mark Prisk

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    Mark Prisk
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Mark Prisk is a British politician who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Hertford and Stortford from 2001 until 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, he was Minister of State for Business and Enterprise from 2010 to 2012 and Minister of State for Housing and Local Government from 2012 to 2013.

  38. Joan Smith

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    Joan Smith
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Joan Alison Smith is an English journalist, novelist, and human rights activist, who is a former chair of the Writers in Prison committee in the English section of International PEN and was the Executive Director of Hacked Off.

  39. Jonathan Foyle

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    Jonathan Foyle
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Jonathan Foyle is an architectural historian, broadcaster and advocate for heritage sites. He is also an artist.

  40. Hugh Robertson

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    Hugh Robertson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir Hugh Michael Robertson, is the Chairman of the British Olympic Association and Chairman of Camelot, the operator of The National Lottery. He was formerly a British Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Faversham and Mid Kent from 2001 to 2015. He was the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs until July 2014, having previously been the Minister for Sport and for the Olympics.

  41. Jill Purce

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    Jill Purce
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    voice teacherfamily therapist
    Biography

    Jill Purce is a British voice teacher, Family Constellations therapist, and author. In the 1970s, Purce developed a new way of working with the voice, introducing the teaching of group overtone chanting, producing a single note whilst amplifying vocal harmonics. She is a former fellow of King's College London, Biophysics Department. She produced over 30 books as general editor of the Thames and Hudson Art and Imagination series. Between 1971 and 1974, she worked in Germany with the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Since the early 1970s, she has taught diverse forms of contemplative chant, especially overtone chanting. For over 15 years, she has been leading Family Constellations combined with chant.

  42. Peter Aldous

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    Peter Aldous
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    chartered surveyorpolitician
    Biography

    Peter James Guy Aldous is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Waveney constituency in Suffolk since the 2010 general election.

  43. Mark Pawsey

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    Mark Pawsey
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mark Julian Francis Pawsey is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rugby since the 2010 general election.

  44. Stella Kyriakides

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    Stella Kyriakides
    Born in
    Cyprus Flag Cyprus
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Reading
    Graduated with Bachelor of Psychology in psychology
    Occupations
    politicianclinical psychologist
    Biography

    Stella Kyriakides is a Cypriot psychologist and politician of the conservative Democratic Rally party who has been serving as European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety since 2019. She was the first Cypriot national and third woman to serve as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

  45. Michael Cox

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    Michael Cox
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    professorhistorianpolitical scientist
    Biography

    Michael E. Cox is a British academic and international relations scholar. He is currently Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Director of LSE IDEAS. He also teaches for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, an alliance of NYU Stern and the London School of Economics and HEC School of Management.

  46. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

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    Princess Dina Mired of Jordan
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Biography

    Princess Dina Mired of Jordan is a Jordanian humanitarian and health activist. She is a leading global advocate for Cancer Control and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). She is the President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and the first Arab Muslim to have been elected to lead in such a prestigious global post. Princess Dina is the former Director-General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation.

  47. Mark Gasson

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    Mark Gasson
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Mark N. Gasson is a British scientist and visiting research fellow at the Cybernetics Research Group, University of Reading, UK. He pioneered developments in direct neural interfaces between computer systems and the human nervous system, has developed brain–computer interfaces and is active in the research fields of human microchip implants, medical devices and digital identity. He is known for his experiments transmitting a computer virus into a human implant, and is credited with being the first human infected with a computer virus.

  48. Pippa Greenwood

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    Pippa Greenwood
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    horticulturistbotanistphytopathologisttechnical writertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Pippa Greenwood is an English plant pathologist. She appears frequently on the BBC's long-running Gardeners' World television programme and has been a regular panellist on Gardeners' Question Time on BBC Radio 4 since 1994. She also was the gardening consultant on the ITV series Rosemary and Thyme in 2003–2006.

  49. Simon Gass

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    Simon Gass
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Sir Simon Lawrance Gass is a British civil servant. Since 2019, he has been appointed as Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee. Between 2018 and 2019, he was the Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies. During his diplomatic career, he served as British ambassador to Greece and to Iran.

  50. Anton Apriantono

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    Anton Apriantono
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Anton Apriantono is an Indonesian academician who was Indonesia's Minister of Agriculture between October 2004 and October 2009. He studied at the University of Reading and currently is a faculty in Department of Food Science and Technology at Bogor Agricultural University.

  51. Richard Wilson

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    Richard Wilson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    sculptormusician
    Biography

    Richard Wilson is an English sculptor, installation artist and musician.

  52. David Marks

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    David Marks
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    David Francis Marks is a psychologist, author and editor of twenty-five books largely concerned with four areas of psychological research – health psychology, consciousness, parapsychology and intelligence. He has also published books about artists and their works.

  53. Zion Lights

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    Zion Lights
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    poetblogger
    Biography

    Zion Lights is a British author and activist known for her environmental work and science communication. She is the co-founder of Emergency Reactor alongside filmmaker Robert Stone and Daniel Aegerter. In 2020 she was appointed the UK director of Environmental Progress by Michael Shellenberger where she worked for 6 months.

  54. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

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    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    authorwriter
    Biography

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is a Kenyan writer. She won the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story "Weight of Whispers", which considers an aristocratic Rwandan refugee in Kenya. The story was originally published in Kwani?, the Kenyan literary magazine set up by Binyavanga Wainaina after he won the Caine Prize the previous year. In 2004, she won the Woman of the year (Arts, Heritage category) for her contributions to the arts in Kenya. In September 2015, her critically acclaimed book Dust was not only shortlisted for the Folio Prize, but also won Kenya's pre-eminent literary prize, the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature.

  55. Nina Allan

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    Nina Allan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    science fiction writercolumnist
    Biography

    Nina Allan is a British writer of speculative fiction. She has published four collections of short stories, a novella and two novels. Her stories have appeared in the magazines Interzone, Black Static and Crimewave and have been nominated for or won a number of awards, including the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire and the British Science Fiction Association Award.

  56. James Wainaina Macharia

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    James Wainaina Macharia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Wainaina Macharia is a Kenyan accountant who was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Cabinet Secretary for transport in November 2015.He replaced in acting capacity Michael kamau who was suspended in March 2015. Before that he was the cabinet secretary for health..

  57. Sharon Bowles

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    Sharon Bowles
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Sharon Margaret Bowles, Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted is a Liberal Democrat politician. She was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South East England region of the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2014. She sat in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe grouping. She was educated at the independent Our Lady's Abingdon, the University of Reading and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

  58. John Marshall

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    John Marshall
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    John Stanley Marshall is an English drummer and founding member of the jazz rock band Nucleus. From 1972 to 1978, he was the drummer for Soft Machine, replacing Phil Howard when he joined.

  59. Nicholas Kay

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    Nicholas Kay
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Sir Nicholas Peter Kay is a British diplomat. He has served as the British ambassador to Afghanistan, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From 2013 to 2016 he was the United Nations Special Representative for Somalia.

  60. Charlotte Scott

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    Charlotte Scott
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Charlotte Harland Scott is a British-born Zambian economic and social development specialist who served as the First Lady of Zambia from October 2014 to January 2015 during the tenure of her husband, interim President Guy Scott. She had previously served as the Chief of Social Policy and Economic Analysis, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation for UNICEF Zambia from 2007 until 2012. In 2016, Scott contested the Lusaka Central seat in the National Assembly during the general election.

  61. Nick Thorpe

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    Nick Thorpe
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Nick Thorpe is a British journalist and documentary filmmaker who is the Central Europe Correspondent for BBC News, the main newsgathering department of the BBC, and its 24-hour television news channels BBC World News and BBC News Channel, as well as the BBC's domestic television and radio channels and the BBC World Service. He is based in Budapest and has over 30 years' experience of reporting for the BBC and United Kingdom newspapers, becoming BBC Budapest Correspondent in 1986. He became BBC Central Europe Correspondent in 1996.

  62. Gordon Hillman

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    Gordon Hillman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-2018 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    anthropologistarchaeologist
    Biography

    Gordon Hillman was a British archaeobotanist and academic at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. He has been described as "a pivotal figure in the development of archaeobotany at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, through his research, publications and teaching had a major influence on the field worldwide."

  63. Sarah Darwin

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    Sarah Darwin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    botanist
    Biography

    Sarah Catherine Vogel FLS is a British botanist.

  64. Lynne Brindley

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    Lynne Brindley
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    librarian
    Biography

    Dame Lynne Janie Brindley, DBE, FRSA, HonFBA was the Master of Pembroke College, Oxford until June 2020.

  65. Klajda Gjosha

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    1983-.. (age 38)
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    politician
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    Klajda Gjosha is an Albanian politician, who served as Minister of European Integration from 15 September 2013 to 11 september 2017 in the Edi Rama first government.

  66. Robert Gillmor

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    1936-.. (age 85)
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    ornithologistillustrator
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    Robert Gillmor MBE is a British ornithologist, artist, illustrator, author and editor. He is a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) and has been its secretary, chairman and president. He has contributed to over 100 books, and in 2001 was a recipient of the RSPB Medal.

  67. Wendy Barclay

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    20th Century
    Enrolled in the University of Reading
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    virologist
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    Wendy S. Barclay is a British virologist. She is currently Head of Department of Infectious Disease and Chair in Influenza Virology at Imperial College London. She leads a team of scientists studying the influenza virus and its physiology and morphology to discover novel vaccines. In particular, they are trying to understand more about influenza virus mutations, and how they can allow scientists to create new vaccines against possible flu pandemics.

  68. Paul Barnes

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    type designergraphic designer
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    Paul Barnes is a graphic designer and typographer. He has designed several new typefaces.

  69. Jane Setter

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    1966-.. (age 55)
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    linguist
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    Jane Setter is a British phonetician. She teaches at the University of Reading, where she is Professor of Phonetics. She is best known for work on the pronunciation of British and Hong Kong English, and on speech prosody in atypical populations.

  70. Jürgen Handke

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    university teacherlinguist
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    Jürgen Handke is a German professor of English linguistics.

  71. Joan Solà Cortassa

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    1940-2010 (aged 70)
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    linguistphilologistuniversity teacherwriterromanist
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    Joan Solà Cortassa was a Catalan linguist and philologist. He was professor of Catalan language and literature at the University of Barcelona from 1984 onwards, and vice president of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) from 2009.

  72. Melanie Smith

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    visual artist
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    Melanie Smith is an artist based in Mexico City. Her work has been characterized by a certain re-reading of the formal and aesthetic categories of avant-gardes and post-avant-garde movements, problematized at the sites and within the horizons of heterotopias. Her production is intimately related to a certain expanded vision of the notion of modernity, maintaining a relationship both with what this means in Latin America, particularly in Mexico, and with the implication this has for her formal explorations as a critical moment in the aesthetic-political structure of modernity and late modernity.

  73. David Karoly

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    meteorologist
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    David John Karoly is an Australian atmospheric scientist, currently based at CSIRO.

  74. Shukuru Kawambwa

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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    politician
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    Shukuru Jumanne Kawambwa is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Bagamoyo constituency since 2005. He is the former Minister of Education and Vocational Training. He has also served as the Minister of Infrastructure Development

  75. Abdullah Al Nuaimi

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    engineer
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    Abdullah bin Mohammad Bel Haif Al Nuaimi is an Emirati engineer and politician, who has been serving as minister of infrastructure development since 12 March 2013.

  76. Marilyn Singer

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    writerchildren's writer
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    Marilyn Singer is an author of children's books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction and non-fiction picture books, juvenile novels and mysteries, young adult fantasies, and poetry.

  77. William Bradshaw, Baron Bradshaw

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    1936-.. (age 85)
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    politician
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    William Peter Bradshaw, Baron Bradshaw, commonly known as Bill Bradshaw, is a British academic and politician. A Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, he was formerly also a County Councillor in Oxfordshire from 1993 until his resignation in January 2008.

  78. Lynne Neagle

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    politician
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    Lynne Neagle MS is a Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician. Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, Neagle has been the Member of the Senedd (MS) for the constituency of Torfaen since the Senedd was established in 1999.

  79. Dragan Marušič

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    mathematicianeditor
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    Dragan Marušič is a Slovene mathematician. Marušič obtained his BSc in technical mathematics from the University of Ljubljana in 1976, and his PhD from the University of Reading in 1981 under the supervision of Crispin Nash-Williams.

  80. Rob Varley

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    meteorologist
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    Rob Varley was appointed chief executive of the Met Office in 2014. He stepped down on 5 March 2018.

  81. Neil Cochrane

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    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
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    Neil Cochrane is a retired Scottish rugby union player. Cochrane played for Edinburgh Rugby from 2014 until his retirement at the end of the 2018 season having spent the early parts of his career in England. A former captain of the Scotland under 21s, he was known as a hard-hitting forward with plenty of pace and power.

  82. Steven Atkinson

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    1984-.. (age 37)
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    theatrical director
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    Steven Atkinson is a British producer working in theatre and film.

  83. Stephen Blackmore

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    botanist
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    Stephen Blackmore CBE FRSE FRSB FLS is a British botanist, who was educated at St. George's School, Hong Kong and the University of Reading where he completed his PhD in 1976 on the "Palynology and Systematics of the Cichorieae". He was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 1976. He then worked at the Royal Society of London’s Research Station on Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean before being appointed Lecturer in Biology and Head of the National Herbarium and Botanic Garden at the University of Malawi. In 1980, he was appointed Head of Palynology at Natural History Museum in London and from 1990 to 1999 served there as Keeper of Botany. In 1985 he organized, together with Keith Ferguson, the Linnean Society symposium "Pollen and Spores: Form and Function" and in 1990, together with Susan Barnes, "Pollen and Spores: Patterns of Diversification". He was the 15th Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from 1999 until 20 December 2013, and was appointed Her Majesty's Botanist in Scotland in 2010.

  84. Yadvinder Malhi

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    researcher
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    Yadvinder Singh Malhi is professor of Ecosystem Science at the University of Oxford and a Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford.

  85. Kate Westbrook

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    1939-.. (age 82)
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    jazz musicianhorn playerlibrettistpaintersinger
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    Kate Westbrook is an English painter and musician. Her musical work centres on her career as a vocalist, predominantly with the bands of her husband, British composer and bandleader Mike Westbrook. She also works extensively as librettist and doubles as instrumentalist (tenor horn and piccolo).

  86. Spiros Kouvelis

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    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Reading
    Graduated with postgraduate education in natural resource and environmentalist
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    politiciandiplomatenvironmentalist
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    Spyros Kouvelis is a Sustainability Expert and the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece.

  87. Chibamba Kanyama

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    businessperson
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    Chibamba Kanyama is a Zambian business leader and writer, specialising in communication strategy and economics.

  88. Julian Wagstaff

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    composerlibrettist
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    Julian Wagstaff is a Scottish composer of classical music, musical theatre and opera.

  89. Andrew Jefford

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    journalist
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    Andrew Jefford is an English journalist, radio presenter, poet, magazine editor, and as a wine writer, the author of various books and columns.

  90. Francis Zammit Dimech

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Francis Zammit Dimech is a Maltese politician who served in domestic Maltese politics as a member of the House of Representatives of Malta between 1987 and 2017 and as a Member of the European Parliament from 2017 till 2019. During his tenure within Maltese politics, Zammit Dimech held office as Minister for Foreign Affairs in the government of Lawrence Gonzi from 28 November 2012, until the defeat of Gonzi's government in the 2013 Maltese general election. He previously held numerous other ministerial responsibilities including communications, infrastructure, tourism, culture, and environment. Before being appointed Foreign Affairs Minister he served as Chair of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee. Prior to entering politics, Francis Zammit Dimech worked as a lawyer and broadcaster.

  91. Beate Hermelin

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    1919-2007 (aged 88)
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    psychologist
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    Beate Hermelin, affectionately known as Ati, was a German-born experimental psychologist, who worked in the UK and was a pioneer in the experimental study of autism. Her numerous scientific publications span five decades.

  92. Shah M. Faruque

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    scientist
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    Shah Mohammad Faruque is a professor in the School of Life Sciences at Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). He is widely recognized for his research in Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium which causes the epidemic diarrhoeal disease Cholera. Among other positions, previously he was a professor at BRAC University; director of the Genomics Centre at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), and formerly director of the Centre for Food and Water Borne Diseases in ICDDR,B. His areas of interest include microbial genomics, bacteriophages, environmental microbiology, ecology, and evolution of bacterial pathogens, particularly those associated with waterborne and foodborne diseases. Faruque is well known for his work on molecular genetics, epidemiology and ecology of the cholera pathogen, and its bacteriophages.

  93. Jolyon Howorth

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    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    political scientist
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    Jolyon Michael Howorth is a British scholar of French history, European politics and defense policy. He is currently Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics and Professor Emeritus of European Studies at the University of Bath; and a Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University. He served as Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2018–2019). He was Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University (2002–2018). He served as Professor of French Civilization at the University of Bath from 1985 to 2004.

  94. Sean Whelan

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    1967-.. (age 54)
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    scientistvirologist
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    Sean Whelan is a British-American virologist. He is known for identifying the cellular protein used as a receptor by Ebola virus, for defining the entry pathway that rabies virus uses to enter neurons, and for identifying the ribosome as a possible target for antiviral drugs. In July 2019, he was announced as the new Chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri. In February 2020, Whelan was recognized as the LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year 2020 by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals.

  95. Bradnee Chambers

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    1966-2019 (aged 53)
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    environmentalist
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    Bradnee Chambers was an expert on international environmental governance, law and politics. In March 2013 he was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a main United Nations multilateral conservation treaty He was also the acting Executive Secretary of the Gorilla Agreement and the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS) both administered under the UN Environment Programme. These agreements form the global framework for conservation of wild animals migrating between countries. The agreements cover an immense scope of wildlife including whales, dolphins, sharks, elephants, big cats (e.g. Cheetahs, snow leopards), bats, monarch butterflies, saiga antelope, waterbirds (e.g. Ducks, geese, flamingoes), and migratory fish (e.g. Sturgeons, the European eel).

  96. Vincent Gaffney

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    20th Century
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    archaeologist
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    Vincent Gaffney is a British archaeologist and the Anniversary Chair in Landscape Archaeology at the University of Bradford.

  97. Stephen P. Long

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    physiologist
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    Stephen Patrick Long is a British-born American environmental plant physiologist and member of the National Academy of Sciences studying how to improve photosynthesis to increase the yield of food and biofuel crops. He is the Stanley O. Ikenberry Chair Professor of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois and Distinguished Professor in Crop Sciences at Lancaster University. His work, published in Science, proved that photosynthesis can be manipulated to increase plant productivity—an idea once considered the holy grail of plant biology. Long has added to our understanding of the long-term impacts of climate change, such as rising levels of carbon dioxide and ozone on plants. He has briefed the former President George W. Bush, the Vatican, as well as Bill Gates and Anne, Princess Royal on food security and bioenergy.

  98. Michael Leifer

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    1933-2001 (aged 68)
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    political scientist
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    Michael Leifer CMG was a British International Relations scholar specialising in the politics and international relations of South East Asia.

  99. Silvano Levy

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    20th Century
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    art critic
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    Silvano Levy is an academic and art critic specialising in surrealism. He has published on Belgian surrealism with studies on René Magritte, E.L.T. Mesens and Paul Nougé. His research on The Surrealist Group in England began with a film on Conroy Maddox and the book Conroy Maddox: Surreal Enigmas, while a wider interest in the movement led to the publication of Surrealism: Surrealist Visuality (1997) and Surrealism (2000). Levy has curated national touring exhibitions of the work of Maddox and Desmond Morris, and has published a monograph on the latter entitled Desmond Morris: 50 Years of Surrealism (1997), which was followed by the enlarged re-edition Desmond Morris: Naked Surrealism (1999). Subsequent books on Morris include Lines of Thought: The Drawings of Desmond Morris (2008) and two volumes (2000 & 2012) of an analytical catalogue raisonné spanning eight decades. Silvano Levy's monograph on Maddox, The Scandalous Eye. The Surrealism of Conroy Maddox, was published by Liverpool University Press in 2003. 2015 saw the publication of Decoding Magritte. Further studies cover Sheila Legge, Toni del Renzio, André Breton, Dina Lenković, Jean-Martin Charcot and Birmingham surrealism. Dr Levy is editor of Surrealist Bulletin and has held academic posts at the University of Liverpool, Newcastle Polytechnic, the University of Bath, the University of Hull and Keele University, where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in French in 1998 and then to Reader in 2005.

  100. Judith Baxter

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    1955-2018 (aged 63)
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    linguist
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    Judith Baxter was a British sociolinguist and Professor of Applied linguistics at Aston University where she specialised in Gender and Language, and Leadership Language. She served in editorial positions with several academic journals.