Check out the list of notable Cambridge University alumni. Some of the notable Cambridge University students are Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Charles Darwin, Charles, Prince of Wales and Sacha Baron Cohen.

The University of Cambridge, located in England, is a name which is popular in most households around the world. Doesn’t this speak volumes about its popularity? This notable institution known for imparting an outstanding quality of education was founded in 1209. It is also famous for being the ‘fourth oldest university in the world’. As of 2015, more than 19,000 students had enrolled at this world famous institution. Apart from its lush green campus, a library with an interesting collection of a million books and its highly qualified staff, the university is also famous for its notable alumni. Some of these individuals who studied at Cambridge are even important names in history books. Legendary scientists Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking are former students of this renowned institution. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is being taught to students all over the world and has also significantly helped scientists involved in further research on the subject. Stephen Hawking is not only known for his contributions to the field of science, but is also considered one among the few immensely influential people around the world today. Hawking’s life also inspired the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Theory Of Everything’, which earned a lot of accolades. ‘Borat’ star Sasha Baron Cohen, acclaimed actor Stephen Fry and Hollywood star Rachel Weisz are a few other eminent personalities who studied at the University of Cambridge. We have compiled a list which consists of noteworthy celebrities who were former students of University of Cambridge. This might just inspire you to work harder to secure a place at this world famous university.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

British

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

British

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

British

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

British

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

British

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
(Anthropologist)

03 April 1934

British

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
(British Actor)

25 May 1939

British

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

British

John CleeseJohn Cleese
(Actor & Comedian)

27 October 1939

British

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
(Journalist)

18 October 1984

British

Robert FrostRobert Frost
(Poet)

26 March 1874

American

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

British

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)

20 August 1944

Indian

Lord ByronLord Byron
(Poet, Politician)

22 January 1788

British

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie

19 June 1947

British

J. Robert OppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer

22 April 1904

American

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
(Philosopher)

18 May 1872

British,Welsh

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

18 January 1882

British

Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)

16 September 1923

Singaporean

John Maynard KeynesJohn Maynard Keynes
(Economist)

05 June 1883

British

John MiltonJohn Milton
(Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the Commonwealth of England.)

09 December 1608

British

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
(Philosopher)

26 April 1889

Austrian

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
(Novelist)

22 April 1899

Swiss,American,Russian

Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford
(Physicist, Chemist)

30 August 1871

New Zealander,British

Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose
(Physicist)

30 November 1858

Indian

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
(Writer)

01 January 1879

British

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
(American-Greek author)

15 July 1950

American

James WatsonJames Watson
(Molecular Biologist)

06 April 1928

American

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
(Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner)

18 December 1856

British

Thomas MertonThomas Merton
(Writer)

31 January 1915

French,Thai,American

Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys
(Member of Parliament)

23 February 1633

British

Francis GaltonFrancis Galton
(Polymath)

16 February 1822

British

Har Gobind KhoranaHar Gobind Khorana

09 January 1922

American

Henri Cartier-BressonHenri Cartier-Bresson
(Photographer and Painter)

22 August 1908

French

Alfred Marshall Alfred Marshall
(Economist)

26 July 1842

British

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
(Poet)

03 August 1887

British

James ChadwickJames Chadwick
(Discoverer of Neutron)

20 October 1891

British

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
(Astronomer)

28 December 1882

British

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
(Physicist)

14 February 1869

British

Mihajlo Idvorski PupinMihajlo Idvorski Pupin
(Physicist)

09 October 1858

Serbian

Sir Richard StoneSir Richard Stone
(Economist)

30 August 1913

British

Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
(Comedian, Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film actor)

08 January 1941

British

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
(Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist, Literary critic)

21 July 1911

Canadian

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
(Actor, Comedian, Television presenter)

15 September 1972

Irish,British

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
(Anthropologist, Primatologist, Ethologist, Zoologist, Scientist, Academic, Writer)

16 January 1932

American

Sam MendesSam Mendes
(Theatre director, Film director, Television director, Television producer)

01 August 1965

British

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge
(Poet, Philosopher, Theologian, Writer, Literary critic)

21 October 1772

British

Homi J. BhabhaHomi J. Bhabha
(Physicist)

30 October 1909

Indian

Lily ColeLily Cole
(Actor, Model)

27 December 1987

British

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
(Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer)

15 July 1919

Irish

Griff Rhys JonesGriff Rhys Jones
(Actor, Comedian)

16 November 1953

British

Alistair CookeAlistair Cooke
(Journalist, Television presenter, Radio personality, Writer)

20 November 1908

British,American

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
(Astronomer, Astrophysicist)

15 July 1943

British

Nicholas HytnerNicholas Hytner
(Theatre director, Film director)

07 May 1956

British

Ray DolbyRay Dolby
(Engineer, Inventor, Audio engineer, Electrical engineer, Patent inventor)

18 January 1933

American

Michael FoaleMichael Foale
(Astronaut, Astrophysicist, Physicist)

06 January 1957

American

Patrick Blackett, Baron BlackettPatrick Blackett, Baron Blackett
(Politician, Physicist, Scientist)

18 November 1897

British

Peter HallPeter Hall
(actor, theatre director, film director, artist)

22 November 1930

British

Joseph John ThomsonJoseph John Thomson
(Mathematician, Physicist)

18 December 1856

British

Herbert Marshall McLuhanHerbert Marshall McLuhan
(Futurist, Educator, Author)

21 July 1911

Canadian