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UCL's 'Great Britons'

31 October 2006

Three UCL academics and a distinguished alumnus are among the figures nominated for the 2006 Morgan Stanley Great Britons awards.

Professor Geoff Raisman (UCL Spinal Repair Unit) and Dr Paul Brennan (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) have both been nominated in the Science & Innovation category. Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Sir Jonathan Miller, who studied medicine at UCL in the 1950s, are in contention for the Public Life award category.

The Morgan Stanley Great Britons awards are given each year to outstanding individuals in seven categories - the Arts, Business, Campaigning, Creative Industries, Public Life, Science & Innovation and Sport. Now in its third year, the award's previous overall winners were Lord Sebastian Coe, leader of the 2012 London Olympics Committee (2005) and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the internet (2004).

This year's winners, for each category and overall, will be announced at an award ceremony in London on 18 January 2007.

Image: Clockwise from top left: Professor Geoff Raisman, Dr Paul Brennan, Sir Jonathan Miller and Professor Sir Michael Marmot