Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps
Important figures from Myanmar history who studied at Cambridge

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Important figures from Myanmar history who studied at Cambridge

No university outside of Myanmar (and probably no university in the world other than Rangoon University) has been as important to Myanmar history as Cambridge. Important figures from Myanmar history who studied at Cambridge include: President Dr Ba U, Prime Minister and later Adhipati Dr Ba Maw, KNU President Saw Ba U Gyi, Foreign Minister Sao Hkun Hkio, Justice U Chan Htoon, Justice U Myint Thein, Justice U Kyaw Myint, historian and Rangoon University Rector Dr Htin Aung, ICS U Tin Tut, ICS U Kyaw Min, ICS U Ka Si, and many other prominent Burmese, as well as Supreme Allied Commander SEA Lord Mountbatten, Rangoon University Professor Gordon Luce, and Burma Research Society Founder and sociologist JS Furnivall. I'm not sure who else from Burma/Myanmar was at Trinity College, Cambridge, other than I think Dr Than Nyun (former rector). Trinity though has perhaps more distinguished alumni than any other college in the world, including Issac Newton, Charles Darwin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, Pandit Nehru, Lord Byron, Alfred Tennyson, Vladimir Nabokov, several presidents and prime ministers, and more Nobel laureates than all of France. (Photo: my old dinning hall at Trinity College, Cambridge.)

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