Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS, Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel (15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a Hanoverian astronomer, technical expert, and a composer. Early in his life Wilhelm followed his father into the Military Band of Hannover. Later, Herschel became most famous for the discovery of the planet Uranus in addition to several of its major moons such as Titania and Oberon. He also discovered infrared radiation.
Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet KH, FRS (March 7, 1792 – May 11, 1871) "Herschel | Sir | John Frederick William | 1792-1871 | astronomer" (biography), NAHSTE project, University of Edinburgh, NAHSTE-JHerschel. was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and experimental photographer/inventor, who in some years also did valuable botanical work. He was the son of astronomer Sir Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel and the father of 12 children.
Tracey Ullman (born 30 December 1959) is anEnglish stage and television actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, screenwriter and author. Her early appearances were on British TV sketch comedy shows A Kick Up the Eighties and Three of a Kind. She also appeared as Candice Valentine in Girls On Top with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
Richard of Cornwall (5 January 1209 – 2 April 1272) was Count of Poitou (from 1225 to 1243), Earl of Cornwall (from 1225) and German King (formally "King of the Romans", from 1257). One of the wealthiest men in Europe, he also joined the Sixth Crusade, where he achieved success as a negotiator for the release of prisoners, and assisted with the building of the citadel in Ascalon.
Caroline Lucretia Herschel (16 March 1750 – 9 January 1848) was a German astronomer, the sister of astronomer Sir Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel with whom she worked throughout both of their careers. Her most significant contribution to astronomy was the discovery of several comets and in particular the periodic comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet, which bears her name. She was the fourth of six children.
Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer, 3rd Baronet (27 October 1920 – 24 December 2004) was a British soldier, diplomat, and Conservative Party politician, best known for standing against Margaret Thatcher for the party leadership in 1989.
Robert Oulds is a British Conservative politician and is Director of the anti-EU Bruges Group. Oulds is a local councillor in Chiswick in the London Borough of Hounslow. He has worked for an interior design magazine and as a freelance broadcast football journalist. In 2006 Robert Oulds was elected Chairman of Slough Conservative Association.
Chesney Lee Hawkes (born 22 September 1971), is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He is best known for his 1991 single "The One and Only", which topped the charts in the UK and reached the Top 10 in the U.S.
Fiona May Iapichino was an athlete who competed for the United Kingdom and later Italy in the long jump. She won the World Championships twice and two Olympic silver medals. Her personal best jump was 7.11 metres, which was her silver medal result at the 1998 European Championships. She also competed briefly in triple jump, and her career best of 14.65 metres from 1998 was good enough to place fifth in the world that season.
Adrian Hilton (born in 1964) is an English Conservative politician who gained media attention during the 2005 general election. Hilton is acting assistant principal and faculty head (Politics & Philosophy) at Slough Grammar School. He has written many magazine articles and The Principality and Power of Europe dealing with the constitutional issues raised by Britain's continuing relationship with the European Union.
Benn W. Levy (7 March 1900 – 7 December 1973) was a Labour Party Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. He was educated at Repton School and University College, Oxford and served in uniform in both World Wars.
Joan Lestor, Baroness Lestor of Eccles (13 November 1931 – 27 March 1998) was a British Labour politician. Lestor was educated at Blaenavon Secondary School, Monmouth; William Morris High School, Walthamstow and the University of London. She became a nursery school teacher and a member of the Socialist Party of Great Britain, but resigned from the latter over the Turner Controversy.
John Arthur Watts (born 19 April 1947) was a Conservative Party Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1983 and 1997. After boundary changes in 1983, Watts defeated Joan Lestor, the former Labour MP for Eton and Slough, to win the new constituency of Slough.
Lydia Emelda Simmons is a Labour Party local politician in Slough, who had the distinction of being the first black, woman Mayor in England. She served as a Councillor on Slough Borough Council 1979-1994 and from 1999 until 2007. She was the longest serving member of the Council, by the end of her tenure in 2007. In 1983-1984 Lydia Simmons was Deputy Mayor of Slough. In 1984-1985 she served as Mayor. From 1985-1994 she was chair of the council committee responsible for housing.
Mark Brzezicki (born Mark Michael Brzezicki, 21 June 1957, Slough, Berkshire, England) is a rock drummer, who is primarily known for his work with Big Country, and is a former member of the groups The Cult, Ultravox, and Procol Harum. He has also played with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Midge Ure, Fish, The Pretenders and many others. He uses both the traditional and matched grips. Brzezicki (his surname is pronounced "bruh-zickee") is the son of a Polish war veteran and an English mother.
Alan Richard Knill is a former Wales international footballer. He is presently manager of League Two side Bury. Between February 2006 and March 2007 he was manager of Rotherham United. As a player, Knill was a central defender for Southampton (1982-84), Halifax Town (1984-87), Swansea City (1987-89), Bury (1989-93), Cardiff City (1993, on loan), Scunthorpe United (1993-97) and Rotherham United (1997-99).
Alan Wilks was a footballer with Queens Park Rangers. He signed in 1965 from Chelsea and made his debut in the 2-2 draw with Brighton in December 1966. He was a striker and scored all 5 goals in a League Cup game against Oxford United in 1967. Alan played 50 league games for QPR scoring 14 goals before moving to Gillingham F.C. in 1971. He then played Non league football with Folkstone, Canterbury and Chatham Town until the early 1980s.
Martyn G Busby is a former professional footballer who played mainly with QPR. He signed professional forms in 1970 and made his debut in a 1-2 defeat against Leicester City in April 1970. He played midfield and was considered one of the brightest prospects that the QPR youth team had produced for many years. He began establishing himself in the first team towards the end of the 1971-72 season when he started the last fourteen matches.
Sir William James Herschel, 2nd Baronet (9 January 1833 – 24 October 1917) was a British officer in India who used fingerprints for identification on contracts. He was born in Slough, England, a son of the astronomer John Herschel. Herschel is credited with being the first European to note the value of fingerprints for identification. He recognized that fingerprints were unique and permanent. Herschel documented his own fingerprints over his lifetime to prove permanence.
Sheila Forbes, CBE (born in Dorset on 31 December 1946), is a British educator, consultant and manager. She became Principal of St Hilda's College, Oxford in August 2007. Forbes grew up in Slough, attended St Paul's Girls' School in London and received her B.A. in History from St Hilda's College, Oxford in 1969. She has studied at the London School of Economics and at Bath University.
Simon Kernick is a British thriller/crime writer now living in Oxfordshire with his wife and two daughters. Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruitpicker and Christmas-tree uprooter. He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in 1991 with a degree in humanities.. Kernick had a passion for crime fiction writing from a young age and produced many short stories during his time at polytechnic.