Liverpool pioneers

Liverpool graduates have become pioneers in every field and we are associated with nine Nobel Prize winners.

Our Nobel Prize winners

Sir Ronald Ross

Sir Ronald Ross

1902; discovery of mode of spread of malaria

Professor Charles Glover Barkla

Professor Charles Glover Barkla

1917; discovery of the electromagnetic properties of x-rays.

Professor Sir Charles Sherrington

Professor Sir Charles Sherrington

1932; functional analysis of motor unit in a muscle.

Professor Sir James Chadwick

Professor Sir James Chadwick

1936; discovery of the neutron.

Professor Sir Robert Robinson

Professor Sir Robert Robinson

1947; investigation into alkaloids and other plant products.

Professor Har Gobind Khorana

Professor Har Gobind Khorana

1947; investigation into alkaloids and other plant products.

Professor Rodney Robert Porter

Professor Rodney Robert Porter

1972; structure of antibodies

Ronald H. Coase

Ronald H. Coase

1991; work in Economics for research into institutional structure and functioning of the economy.

Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat

Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat

1995; work to diminish the role of nuclear arms in international politics.

Other notable graduates include:

  • the first female Director General of MI5
  • the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey
  • the first Chief executive of Hong Kong
  • the founder of the Stirling prize for Architecture,

However, we’re proud of every member of our alumni community and welcome you to join us.