University of Birmingham

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MottoLatin: Per Ardua Ad Alta
FormationFebruary 23, 1875
HeadquartersBirmingham, England
Sponsored byCarnegie Corporation
University located in Birmingham, England

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

It is a research institution, with over 19,000 undergraduate students and over 11,000 graduate students[1]. It is a founding member of the Russell Group university group, and of the global university research group Universitas 21.


Founded on February 23, 1875 by the Birmingham industrialist Josiah Mason, Mason Science College marked the beginning of higher education and teaching in Birmingham and was to become part of the newly founded University of Birmingham 25 years later. However, it was Joseph Chamberlain's passionate commitment to what was, from the point of view of the time and in comparison to traditional English universities, a more progressive and liberal educational policy that was actually significant for its creation. The university still relies on this entrepreneurial spirit today.


Carnegie CorporationEstablished by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, with large grants especially to form the education sector. Lots of grants to "security" think tanks too.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Valerie Amos13 March 1954PoliticianBritish Labour politician
Hilary Armstrong30 November 1945Politician
Luciana Berger13 May 1981PoliticianFormer Labour MP Liverpool Wavertree, former Chair of Labour Friends of Israel. After parliament started working for PR-company Edelman.
Kevin BonaviaPolitician
Future Labour MP?
Neville Chamberlain18 March 18699 November 1940UKPolitician
Nick Cull1964UKPropaganda expert
David Kelly14 May 194417 July 2003UKWhistleblower
Bioweapons developer
Dr David Kelly, a biological weapons expert who died in highly suspicious circumstances
Martin Landray1968UKEpidemiologist
Big pharma/Lobbyist
UK epidemiologist working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who used potentially deadly dose in trial of COVID-drug hydroxychloroquine.
Raimonda Murmokaitė17 July 1959LithuaniaDiplomatLithuanian diplomat who was President of the United Nations Security Council in February 2014 and May 2015, and Chairman of the UNSC's Counter-Terrorism Committee 2014-2015.
Mark PymanUKPropagandistInstitute for Statecraft specialist in "anti-corruption" linkedIn=
Phil Shiner25 December 1956UKAcademic
Ruth Smeeth29 June 1979Politician
Zarah Sultana31 October 1993Politician
Yanis Varoufakis24 March 1961
Brian Whitaker1947UKJournalistGuardian journalist with an interest in Bellingcat
Ann Widdecombe4 October 1947UK
Hossein Yassaie
Faik Öztrak26 March 1954TurkeyPoliticianTurkish politician identifying with the West
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