Nobel Prize Winners

From revealing the structure of DNA to developing new treatments for heart disease and cancer, raising awareness of climate change to pioneering molecular machines, at the University of Birmingham we have been conducting research that matters for over one hundred years.

The work of our Nobel Prize winners has tackled global challenges and pioneered new discoveries which have transformed our understanding of the world. In 2016 we were delighted to add three more Nobel Prize winners to our alumni and staff for prizes in Chemistry and Physics. These awards highlight the eminence of research at Birmingham, where our academics continue to be at the forefront of ground-breaking discoveries, shaping policy and saving lives across the world.

Nobel Peace Prize 1937

Lord Robert Cecil for being one of the architects of the League of Nations, later to become the United Nations.