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Below are Who Am I questions about British Scientists.
Please use them in your Quiz or Trivia Nights free of charge.

I was born on the 6th of August 1881 at Lochfield Farm, Ayrshire.

I was the third child out of four.

My elder brother was a physician.

I have worked as a shipping clerk in London at the age of 20.

I always wanted to become a doctor.

In 1901 I enrolled at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School.

I assisted bacteriologist Sir Almroth Wright.

I wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy.

I discovered that antiseptics can used to treat wounds can be more harmful than good.

My best known discoveries include the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and Penicillin.

My discovery spawned a huge pharmaceutical industry.

I was knighted in 1944 for my discovery of Penicillin.

My first wife Sarah died in 1949.

In 1945, I was awarded a Nobel Prize for medicine.

I served in World War I as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

I was elected Professor of Bacteriology of the University of London in 1928.

I died on the 11th of March 1955.

I am buried in St Paul’s Cathedral.

I was a Scottish biologist and Pharmacologist.

My son was called Robert Fleming.

My first name begins with A.

Who am I?

Alexander Fleming


I was born on March the third 1847 in Edinburgh.

I had two brothers.

Both my brothers died from tuberculosis.

I plead with my father to change my middle name.

As a child I displayed natural curiosity of the world.

My family were long associated with the teaching of elocution.

My father published The Standard Elocutionist.

My interests were sciences.

Although I was unable to complete my university programme, I received numerous Honorary Degrees.

I had a particular interest in speech and sound.

I worked extensively in medical research and invented techniques for teaching speech to the deaf.

In 1881 I developed the metal detector.

I experimented with electricity and sound.

I developed an acoustic telegraph and drew up a patent application for it.

I had many competitors.

I was the person who invented a communications method used by nearly everyone today.

I am a Scottish born American scientist and inventor, most famous for the development of the telephone.

I died on the 2nd of August 1922.

My second name starts with B.

My first name starts with Al.

My middle name is Graham.

My last name is Bell.

Who am I?

Alexander Graham Bell


I was born on the 17th of January 1911 in Birmingham, England.

I was thought to have been a child prodigy.

I was a tropical explorer, inventor and meteorologist.

I was an enthusiastic traveller.

I produced over 340 papers and books throughout my lifetime.

I was a pioneer in eugenics.

In 1850, I joined the Royal Geographical Society.

I made important contributions in many fields of Science.

In 1888, I established a lab in the science galleries of South Kensington Museum.

I am the cousin of Charles Darwin.

I challenged Darwin’s hypothetical theory of pangenesis.

In the course of my career, I received many major awards including the Copley medal of the Royal Society.

I was knighted in 1909.

I was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance.

One of the books I wrote was called Hereditary Genius.

I devised a method for classifying finger tips that proved useful in forensic science.

My family were famous and highly successful Quaker gun-manufacturers and bankers.

I made a notable solo trip through Eastern Europe to Constantinople.

My father was called Samuel Tertius Galton.

My first name begins with F.

Who am I?

Francis Galton


I am a social philosopher and pioneer of political economy.

I was born in Fife, Scotland.

I was baptised on the 5th of June 1723.

My father was a lawyer and civil servant.

I didn’t get to know my mother because she died two months after I was born.

I entered the University of Glasgow at the age of fourteen to study moral philosophy.

This is where I developed a passion for liberty reason and free speech.

In 1740 I was awarded the Snell Exhibition.

I delivered public lectures at Edinburgh University in 1748.

The wealth of Nations written by me was considered one of the most influential works in economics ever published.

I obtained a professorship at Glasgow teaching moral philosophy.

I collaborated with David Hume during the Scottish Enlightenment.

In 1778, I was appointed to a post as commissioner of customs in Scotland.

I am the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

My mother encouraged me to pursue his scholarly ambitions.

My mother was called Margaret Douglas.

I died in 1790 at the age of 67.

My first name begins with A.

My second name has 5 letters.

My second name is Smith.

Who am I?

Adam Smith


I am a social philosopher and pioneer of political economy.

I was born in Fife, Scotland.

I was baptised on the 5th of June 1723.

My father was a lawyer and civil servant.

I didn’t get to know my mother because she died two months after I was born.

I entered the University of Glasgow at the age of fourteen to study moral philosophy.

This is where I developed a passion for liberty reason and free speech.

In 1740 I was awarded the Snell Exhibition.

I delivered public lectures at Edinburgh University in 1748.

The wealth of Nations written by me was considered one of the most influential works in economics ever published.

I obtained a professorship at Glasgow teaching moral philosophy.

I collaborated with David Hume during the Scottish Enlightenment.

In 1778, I was appointed to a post as commissioner of customs in Scotland.

I am the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

My mother encouraged me to pursue his scholarly ambitions.

My mother was called Margaret Douglas.

I died in 1790 at the age of 67.

My first name begins with A.

My second name has 5 letters.

My second name is Smith.

Who am I?

Adam Smith