Notable alumni: Dame Nancy Rothwell

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Science communicator and university leader

Dame Nancy is a highly distinguished neuroscientist and communicator of science, and an alumna of Queen Elizabeth College (which merged with King’s College London in 1985). She is Professor of Physiology Research, and President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester. She received an honorary degree of the University of London from King’s in 2008.

Did you know: Nancy gave up studying biology at school because she found it ‘boring, and considered becoming an artist before moving into neuroscience at university.