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    where did u find that stat.? i dont believe its true
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    It was Channel 4, I think a MORI poll a while ago highlighting Lib Dem's improlific status. 98 knew Blair was PM, 78 that IDS was Tory leader and 24 that Charles Kennedy was Lib Dem leader.

    As for Michael Jackson, 99% of the planet's people seems too high. Maybe the planet's children... :eek:
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    aww poor little charlie boy, the lib dems may be the only party which isnt *******ing us but their hardly the most ambitious and outgoing!
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    (Original post by d750)
    And H. G. Wells? I think he was an extramural student there.
    And Maurice Wilkins & Rosalin Franklin (made crucial contributions to the discovery of DNA's structure) but to be honest John Keats does it for me
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    (Original post by thenarbisbanned)
    Hate to be mean but that sounded quite pompous and elitist ...
    Yeah reading it back, it does. Sorry no offence intended to anyone!
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    Here are some famous people who went to Essex:

    BBC foreign correspondent Brian Hanrahan; Mrs Virginia Bottomley; the former President of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr Oscar Arias; the Chief Constable of Warwickshire, Mr Peter Joslin; Mexico's first and only astronaut, Dr Rodolfo Neri Vela; and Booker Prize Winner, Ben Okri.
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    Here are some famous people who went to Essex:

    BBC foreign correspondent Brian Hanrahan; Mrs Virginia Bottomley; the former President of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr Oscar Arias; the Chief Constable of Warwickshire, Mr Peter Joslin; Mexico's first and only astronaut, Dr Rodolfo Neri Vela; and Booker Prize Winner, Ben Okri.
    Didn't Nick Broomfield (documentary maker) go to Essex? He's well cool!
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    Others universities which havent been mentioned. .

    Trinity College Dublin - Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Jonathon Swift, Edmund Burke, Charles Berkeley, Ernest Walton, JP Donleavy, Oliver Goldsmith, JM Synge, Bram Stoker, Edward Carson, Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese, Wolfe Tone, Dermot Morgan ('Father Ted').

    Glasgow - Lord Kelvin, John Logie Baird, James Watt, Joseph Lister, Adam Smith, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, RD Laing, John Buchan, Charles Kennedy, John Smith, David Livingstone, Belle and Sebastian.

    Edinburgh - Arthur Conan Doyle, David Hume, Charles Darwin, Peter Roget, Sir David Steel, Sir Walter Scott, Gordon Brown, Stella Rimington, Kirstie Wark, Daisy Donovan.
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    (Original post by vincent gallo)
    Glasgow - Lord Kelvin, John Logie Baird, James Watt, Joseph Lister, Adam Smith, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, RD Laing, John Buchan, Charles Kennedy, John Smith, David Livingstone, Belle and Sebastian.
    Donald Dewar, Lord Orr, John Knox, Andrew Neil, Alistair Maclean, Archibald Cronin, William McIllvanney, Francis Hutcheson, Lord Derry Irvine, Sir James Black, the entire Ewing clan...
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    (Original post by waiting2smile)
    And Maurice Wilkins & Rosalin Franklin (made crucial contributions to the discovery of DNA's structure) but to be honest John Keats does it for me
    Maurice Wilkins contribution is debatable
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    Fluffy - Wolfson College, Oxford
 
 
 
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