Celebrity Lecturers in the UK

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The UK is famous for its world class universities and teaching facilities, so much so that even celebrities are rushing to teach here! Team AppUK have found the biggest names giving lectures at top universities across the country. Study in the UK, and you could be taught by a Hollywood star!



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Angelina Jolie

University: London School of Economics

One of the most famous women in the world, Angelina Jolie needs no introduction. As an actress and director, she has graced our cinema screens many times, whilst her private life is the subject of many gossip magazines. But starting from September 2017, she will be taking on a new role as she begins teaching a Master's course at LSE's Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Drawing on her knowledge from her work at the UK with female refugees and victims of war, Ms. Jolie will be actively teaching on the MSc course, which includes modules such as 'Gender and Militarisation' and 'Gender and Human Rights'.


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Stephen Hawking

University: University of Cambridge

One of the most famous scientists in the world, Stephen Hawking is also a former Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Having taught at the university for over 30 years, Professor Hawking retired from lectures back in 2009, but still plays an active part in university life, holding the position of Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He is also well-known for his research and work on General Relativity, alongside his battle with Motor Neurone Disease (ALS), as made famous in the film The Theory of Everything, in which he was portrayed by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.


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Brian Cox

University: University of Manchester

Brian Cox is an ex-pop star, with a handful of hit singles to his name. He is perhaps better known though as a presenter on many British TV shows, including 'Stargazing Live' and even 'The Science of Doctor Who'! Cox is also Professor of Particle Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. Manchester born himself, he is a University of Manchester alumni, and his research as a Professor has included work on the Large Hadron Collider.


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Ruby Wax

University: University of Surrey

Comedian and mental health awareness campaigner Ruby Wax often brings humour and entertainment to more serious subjects. We're sure this was also the case when she was appointed visiting Professor in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey. Having gained a Master's degree herself in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from University of Oxford, American born Ms. Wax has also been awarded an OBE for services to mental health from HM Queen Elizabeth II.


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Ed Balls

University: King's College London

Ex MP and Shadow Chancellor for the Labour Party in the UK, Ed Balls is perhaps now more well-known for his television appearances, including his infamous turn on Strictly Come Dancing (seriously, YouTube his Gangnam Style performance. Unforgettable!) In 2015, he also became visiting Professor at King's College London. As part of the Policy Institute, Mr Balls taught postgraduate students in 'The Treasury and Economic History since 1945' module, in partnership with HM Treasury.

So, there you have it, five famous faces in lecture halls across the UK, both past and present. If you need any more convincing to study a Master's in the UK, you could be rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty!


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