Alumni of John Moores University

I’m an alumni of Liverpool John Moores University. And I always thought it was a fairly insignificant university. That may or may not be true. But the list of alumni is pretty impressive. Here are my favourites… plus me, since this is really just an experiment on Google’s Knowledge Graph.

And most of my faves are musicians. Very biased. Sorry.

John Lennon

Who’d have believed it? He was at the art school in the late 50’s. I assume it got swallowed up by another institution that got swallowed by another…. and so on. But I’ll take that, since Google seems to.

John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history


Julian Cope

Again. Who’d have believed it? More 80’s, I think. So probably at the Polytechnic a few years before me. Not a big fan of his music. Ironically, too 8às for me :)

Julian David Cope is an English musician, author, antiquarian, musicologist, poet and cultural commentator


Nicolas Roope

I’d never heard of him before today. But we are more or less in the same industry so he (like me) gets to be mentioned in the same article as John Lennon and Julian Cope.

Nicolas Roope is a British industrial and digital media designer and entrepreneur. Roope received Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Sculpture from Liverpool John Moores University. Roope’s career combines his interest in art, design and technology into various commercial and artistic pursuits.


Claire Foy

No idea who she is. But she comes up all the time in my research. And she was born in the same year I turned up in Liverpool.

Claire Elizabeth Foy is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama, and made her screen debut in the pilot of the supernatural comedy series Being Human, in 2008.


Philip Selway

He was in Radiohead. That’s pretty cool.

Philip James Selway is an English musician best known as the drummer of English rock group Radiohead. In addition to drums, he provides backing vocals, synthesisers, along with occasional guitar and lead vocals, for 7 Worlds Collide


Bambos Charalambous

Never heard of this guy. Brilliant name, though. He was probably there at the same time I was. When it was a crappy Poly and not a University. Just shows that it is the person that makes the institution, rather than the other way around. Or some such.

Charalambos “Bambos” Charalambous MP is a British Labour Party politician. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate in 2017, and was re-elected at the 2019 general election.


Jason Barnard

Wikipedia page deleted… So I have to make do and mend :)

Jason Barnard is an author, speaker and consultant on all things digital marketing. His specialist subject is Brand SERPs (what appears when someone googles your name). He teaches Brand SERP optimisation to students at He also hosts a marketing podcast, where the smartest people in marketing talk to Jason about subjects they know inside out. The conversations are always interesting, always intelligent and always fun!

Over 2 decades of experience in digital marketing: he started promoting his first website in the year Google was incorporated and built it up to become one of the top 10,000 most visited sites in the world (60 million visits in 2007).