Oxford University

Discover the notable alumni of Oxford University. The list includes people like David Dellinger, Anne McLaren, Elisabeth Maxwell, Clayton M. Christensen & Isabel Maxwell. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, writers, film & theater personalities, media personalities and intellectuals & academics etc.
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John Locke
(English Philosopher and Physician, Popularly Known as the ‘Father of Liberalism’)
John Locke
36
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1632
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28, 1704
John Locke, also known as The Father of Liberalism, was a prominent Enlightenment Age philosopher. A qualified physician, Locke postulated the theory of mind, empiricism, and the idea of tabula rasa. His ideas influenced the social contract theory, the works of Kant and Rousseau, and the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
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Edward Albert
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Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 22, 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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David Dellinger
(American Pacifist and an Activist for Nonviolent Social Change)
David Dellinger
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 25, 2004

David Dellinger was a pacifist and an activist who campaigned for nonviolent social change. Born into a wealthy family, he studied at Yale University and Oxford University. However, he ditched his privileged life and chose to live with poverty-stricken workers during the Great Depression. He was a conscientious objector during World War II and was imprisoned for his activities. 

 4 
Christina Pazsitzky
(Comedian, Podcaster)
Christina Pazsitzky
2
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 5 
Patrick Bauchau
(Belgian Actor)
Patrick Bauchau
1
Birthdate: December 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Patrick Bauchau is a Belgian actor who is etched in our memory as Scarpine, the murderous associate of the anti-hero in A View to a Kill. Born in Belgium and educated at Oxford, he can speak German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Dutch, enabling him to successfully work in numerous films and television series on both sides of the Atlantic.

 6 
Elisabeth Maxwell
(Researcher)
Elisabeth Maxwell
2
Birthdate: March 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Grive, France
Died: August 7, 2013
 7 
Andras Schiff
(Pianist)
Andras Schiff
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Born to Holocaust survivors, Hungarian-born pianist Andras Schiff began learning the piano at age 5. He is now best known for his interpretations of legends such as of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. His numerous awards include a Grammy. He was also knighted for his achievements.

 8 
Vashti Bunyan
(Known for Her 1970 Album 'Just Another Diamond Day')
Vashti Bunyan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

English singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan is best-known for her debut album Just Another Diamond Day which got relatively unnoticed following its release in 1970 leading Bunyan  to abandoned her musical-career. The album however gained attention with time and acquired cult following by 2000. This motivated Bunyan to re-start her musical-career after around three decades, and release the albums Lookaftering and Heartleap.    

 9 
Jane Mayer
(Journalist)
Jane Mayer
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Birthdate: November 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, United States
 10 
Charles Crichton
(Director)
Charles Crichton
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Birthdate: August 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wallasey, England
Died: September 14, 1999
 11 
Anne McLaren
(Geneticist)
Anne McLaren
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 7, 2007

Geneticist Anne McLaren is remembered for her pioneering research in embryology that paved the way for further research in fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization. The Royal Society fellow had also appeared as a child actor in the film adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel Things to Come.

 12 
Cameron Winklevoss
(Rower and Entrepreneur Known for Co-founding 'HarvardConnection' (Later Renamed ConnectU))
Cameron Winklevoss
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States

Apart from being a former Olympic rower, Cameron Winklevoss is also a successful entrepreneur and, along with his twin brother, Tyler Winklevoss, has established the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. The twins once accused Mark Zuckerberg, their fellow Harvard alum, of stealing their idea of ConnectU, a social networking platform.

 13 
Douglas Jardine
(English Cricketer)
Douglas Jardine
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malabar Hill, Mumbai, India
Died: June 18, 1958
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Tyler Winklevoss
(Investor, Olympic Rower, and Founder of ‘Winklevoss Capital Management’)
Tyler Winklevoss
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States

Tyler Winklevoss is an American Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange and Winklevoss Capital Management. He is also credited with co-founding ConnectU, which he claimed inspired Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook. Also a rower, Tyler and his identical twin brother, Cameron, competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where they finished sixth. 

 15 
Vikram Chandra
(Journalist)
Vikram Chandra
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Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delhi, India
 16 
Theyazin bin Haitham
(Prince)
Theyazin bin Haitham
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Muscat, Oman
 17 
Eva zu Beck
(Polish YouTube Vlogger)
Eva zu Beck
1
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: April 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poland
 18 
Ali Mazrui
(Academic)
Ali Mazrui
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mombasa, Kenya
Died: October 12, 2014
 19 
Isabel Maxwell
(Entrepreneur)
Isabel Maxwell
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France

Isabel Maxwell is a French-born entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Magellan, an early search engine. She studied at the University of Edinburgh. She first worked in film and TV production before venturing into technology, eventually becoming the president of Commtouch, an Israeli internet company. She has been listed as a technology pioneer of the World Economic Forum.  

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Tommy Hitchcock Jr.
(American Polo Player and Aviator)
Tommy Hitchcock Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Died: April 19, 1944
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David Christian
(Notable for Teaching and Promoting the Emerging Discipline of 'Big History')
David Christian
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Birthdate: December 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Mark Beech
(Author)
Mark Beech
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: April 27, 2020
 23 
Sim Ann
(Singaporean Politician Who Has Held Several Senior Ministerial Positions)
Sim Ann
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singapore

Sim Ann is a Singaporean politician and the current Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. She is also currently serving as the Senior Minister of State for National Development. An influential politician, Sim Ann has also served as the Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and the Senior Minister of State for Finance.

 24 
Paul Almond
(Television Director)
Paul Almond
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Birthdate: April 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: April 9, 2015
 25 
Kenneth E. Boulding
(American Economist, Educator and Peace Activist)
Kenneth E. Boulding
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Died: March 18, 1993

English-born American economist, peace-activist, educator, and interdisciplinary philosopher Kenneth E. Boulding co-founded the Society for General Systems Research (later named International Society for Systems Science). He penned over 36 books and 112 articles, including The Image: Knowledge in Life and Society and Conflict and Defense: A General Theory. He devised the military concept Loss of Strength Gradient in the latter.

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William Graham Sumner
(American Clergyman, Social Scientist, and Neoclassical Liberal)
William Graham Sumner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 12, 1910

William Graham Sumner was an American social scientist who held America's first professorship in sociology; he served as a professor of social sciences at Yale. Sumner, who wrote several essays and books on American history, political theory, sociology, and economic history, was one of the most popular and influential teachers at Yale. He also had an influence on American conservatism.

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George Tupou V
(King of Tonga)
George Tupou V
2
Birthdate: May 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nukuʿalofa, Tonga
Died: March 18, 2012
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John Birt, Baron Birt
(Executive)
John Birt, Baron Birt
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
 29 
Irfan Habib
(Indian Historian and Writer)
Irfan Habib
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Birthdate: August 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gujarat, India

Born to a Marxist historian father, Mohammad Habib, Irfan Habib followed in his footsteps and grew up to be a Padma Bhushan-winning historian and author. The Oxford-educated Habib is known for his long-time association with AMU and has also spoken on topics such as fascism and the Aryan question.

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Simon Brett
(British Author, Producer and Playwright)
Simon Brett
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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Juan R. Torruella
(Judge)
Juan R. Torruella
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: October 26, 2020
 32 
Charles Collingwood
(Journalist)
Charles Collingwood
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Birthdate: June 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Three Rivers, Michigan, United States
Died: October 3, 1985
 33 
Ariane Mnouchkine
(Director)
Ariane Mnouchkine
1
Birthdate: March 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Seine, France
 34 
Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia
(Prince)
Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 12, 1974
 35 
Stephen Clarke
(British Writer and Author)
Stephen Clarke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St Albans, United Kingdom
 36 
Thomas Jefferson Hogg
(British Barrister and Writer Best Known for His Friendship With the Romantic Poet 'Percy Bysshe Shelley')
Thomas Jefferson Hogg
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 24, 1792
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norton, England
Died: August 27, 1862

Thomas Jefferson Hogg was a British writer and barrister. He is remembered for his friendship and numerous collaborations with Percy Bysshe Shelley. While studying at the University College, Oxford, Hogg and Shelley worked on a controversial essay called The Necessity of Atheism which ultimately resulted in their expulsion from Oxford.

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Fadwa Tuqan
(Poet)
Fadwa Tuqan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1917 AD
Birthplace: Nablus, Mandatory Palestine
Died: December 12, 2003
 38 
Charles Sutherland Elton
(English Animal Ecologist and Zoologist)
Charles Sutherland Elton
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: May 1, 1991

Charles Sutherland Elton was an English animal ecologist and zoologist. He is best remembered for his association with the development of community ecology and population, including studies of invasive organisms. Charles Sutherland Elton was the recipient of several prestigious honors and awards, such as the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the Linnean Medal, and the Darwin Medal.

 39 
Harold Acton
(Italian Writer, Poet, and Historian)
Harold Acton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy
Died: February 27, 1994

British author and scholar Harold Acton was educated at Eton and Oxford and became a prominent member of the Bright Young Things. He is believed to have inspired the character of Anthony Blanche in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. His notable works include The Last Medici and Memoirs of an Aesthete.

 40 
Jerome of Prague
(Philosopher)
Jerome of Prague
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Birthdate: 1379 AD
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: May 30, 1416
 41 
Manolis Andronicos
(Archaeologist)
Manolis Andronicos
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Birthdate: October 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: March 30, 1992
 42 
Bartholomeus Anglicus
(Author)
Bartholomeus Anglicus
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1203 AD
Birthplace: Suffolk, British
Died: 1272 AD
 43 
Thomas Bray
(British Clergyman and Abolitionist Who Helped Formally Establish the Church of England)
Thomas Bray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1656 AD
Birthplace: Marton, Shropshire, England
Died: February 15, 1730

Thomas Bray was an English abolitionist and clergyman who helped found the Church of England in Maryland. He is also remembered for his role in the establishment of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (USPG) and the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge (SPCK).

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John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester
(Scholar)
John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1427
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Everton, England
Died: October 18, 1470
 45 
Katarina Van Derham
(Model)
Katarina Van Derham
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slovakia
 46 
Kathleen Tynan
(Journalist)
Kathleen Tynan
1
Birthdate: January 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canada
Died: January 10, 1995

Kathleen Tynan was a Canadian-British journalist and screenwriter. The daughter of prominent Canadian war correspondent Matthew Halton, she followed in her father’s footsteps and pursued a journalistic career. She started writing novels and screenplays following her marriage to theater critic Kenneth Tynan. She also published theater and literary criticism. She died from cancer in 1995. 

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Gabriel Turville-Petre
(Linguist)
Gabriel Turville-Petre
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Birthdate: March 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Died: February 17, 1978
 48 
William Jay Smith
(Poet)
William Jay Smith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winnfield, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 18, 2015
 49 
Stephen Peel
(British Businessman, Private Equity Investor, and Rower)
Stephen Peel
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
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Caryn Davies
(American Rower)
Caryn Davies
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)