Oxford University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of The University of Oxford. The list includes people like Stephen Hawking, Edward VII, Kate Beckinsale, Emma Watson & Theresa May. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, media personalities, leaders and scientists etc.
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 1 
Indira Gandhi
(3rd Prime Minister of India)
Indira Gandhi
49
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: October 31, 1984
 2 
Imran Khan
(22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Imran Khan
130
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 3 
Robert Hooke
(Philosopher)
Robert Hooke
9
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 28, 1635
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Died: March 3, 1703
 4 
John Le Carré
(Novelist)
John Le Carré
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England
 5 
Margaret Thatcher
(The Longest-Serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century)
Margaret Thatcher
98
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: April 8, 2013
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
William Morris
(Textile Designer, Poet)
William Morris
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3, 1896
 7 
Henry Graham Greene
2
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991
 8 
Harold Macmillan
(Former British Prime Minister)
Harold Macmillan
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadogan Place, London
Died: December 29, 1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Kayleigh McEnany
(Political Commentator)
Kayleigh McEnany
39
Birthdate: April 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Nigella Lawson
(Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer)
Nigella Lawson
23
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
William Ewart Gladstone
(Prime Minister)
William Ewart Gladstone
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: May 19, 1898
 12 
Theresa May
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Theresa May
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Alan Bennett
(Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Diarist, Writer)
Alan Bennett
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Armley
 14 
Tony Blair
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Tony Blair
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Victoria Coren Mitchell
(Television Presenter)
Victoria Coren Mitchell
9
Birthdate: August 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Michael Palin
(Comedian, Actor)
Michael Palin
6
Birthdate: May 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
John Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)
John Ruskin
6
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900
 18 
Harry Lloyd
3
Birthdate: November 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Emerald Fennell
9
Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
 20 
William Penn
(Writer)
William Penn
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 30, 1718
 21 
Henry Moseley
(Physicist)
Henry Moseley
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915
 22 
Elizabeth Dole
(Politician)
Elizabeth Dole
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
 23 
Michael York
3
Birthdate: March 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fulmer, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Jeffrey Archer
(Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer, Children's writer)
Jeffrey Archer
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Benazir Bhutto
37
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karachi
Died: December 27, 2007
 26 
Joseph Addison
(Essayist & Poet)
Joseph Addison
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 1, 1672
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milston, United Kingdom
Died: June 17, 1719
 27 
Russell T Davies
(Screenwriter, Television producer, Science fiction writer)
Russell T Davies
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Swansea
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 28 
David Cameron
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
David Cameron
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
Owain Yeoman
(Welsh Actor Known for His Role as CBI Agent ‘Wayne Rigsby’ in the TV Series ‘The Mentalist’)
Owain Yeoman
5
Birthdate: July 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chepstow, Wales
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
Robert Hardy
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Died: August 3, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 31 
Armando Iannucci
(Satirist, Writer, Comedian, Radio producer, Television producer, Librettist, Screenwriter)
Armando Iannucci
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow
George Will
4
Birthdate: May 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois
 33 
Andrew Wiles
(Mathematician, University teacher)
Andrew Wiles
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge
 34 
Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Poet, Writer)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: June 8, 1889
 35 
Tony Richardson
(An Influential and Inventive Film Director Who Specialized in Literary Adaptations)
Tony Richardson
4
Birthdate: June 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: November 14, 1991
 36 
Reid Hoffman
(Co-Founder of LinkedIn)
Reid Hoffman
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanford
 37 
Vikram Seth
(Writer)
Vikram Seth
39
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kolkata
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 38 
William Weld
(Lawyer)
William Weld
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
Ian Hislop
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Editor, Writer)
Ian Hislop
0
Birthdate: July 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Swansea
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Zain Asher
(News Anchor, Journalist)
Zain Asher
3
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth
 41 
Robert Mugabe
(Former PM & President of Zimbabwe)
Robert Mugabe
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Died: September 6, 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Diana Quick
(Actress)
Diana Quick
2
Birthdate: November 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 43 
Tony Benn
(Former British Politician)
Tony Benn
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marylebone
Died: March 14, 2014
 44 
Thomas Browne
(English Polymath and Author Best Known for His Books 'Religio Medici' and 'Urne-Burial')
Thomas Browne
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1605
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 19, 1682
 45 
Nancy Mitford
(English Novelist and Biographer Who is Known for Writing Popular Historical Biographies)
Nancy Mitford
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 30, 1973
 46 
Soha Ali Khan
(Actress)
Soha Ali Khan
3
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 47 
Terence Rattigan
(Playwright)
Terence Rattigan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England
Died: November 30, 1977
 48 
James Oglethorpe
(Founder of the colony of Georgia)
James Oglethorpe
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 22, 1696
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surrey
Died: June 30, 1785
 49 
Richard Curtis
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Television producer, Writer)
Richard Curtis
5
Birthdate: November 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Elizabeth Bowen
(Novelist)
Elizabeth Bowen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 22, 1973
There are hardly a few people around the world who haven’t heard of the Oxford University, such is its reputation. Although no sources could accurately confirm the date the university started, it is believed that an institution existed on the site its current campus is located, even back in 1096. Most people know about the great quality of education that Oxford imparts to its students, but the university is also famous for its notable alumni. The university has produced more than 20 Nobel Laureates. Not many know that 28 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom had once studied at this world renowned university. Former American president Bill Clinton, acclaimed writers Oscar Wilde, C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien as well as Hollywood actor Hugh Grant. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had been in the news for his resignation recently, is also an alumnus of this great institution. The literary works of Wilde, Lewis and Tolkien have received acclaim worldwide and some of these works have even been adapted as films. Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ are adaptations of Tolkien’s novels. Oscar Wilde’s short stories, which were penned years ago are appreciated even today. Here’s the list of distinguished personalities from around the world who were once students of the world famous Oxford University. Many of these individuals have certainly made their alma mater pretty proud with their outstanding accomplishments.