Oxford University Notable Alumni

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Tony Blair

Tony Blair
13
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: May 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 2 Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
40
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 3rd Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: October 31, 1984

 3 Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan
8
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadogan Place, London
Died: December 29, 1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 Imran Khan

Imran Khan
83
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 5 Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke
8
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 28, 1635
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Died: March 3, 1703

 6 John Le Carré

John Le Carré
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England

 7 Henry Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene
1
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991
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 8 William Morris

William Morris
15
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Textile Designer, Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3, 1896

 9 Theresa May

Theresa May
29
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 10 Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson
20
Famous As: Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 11 William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: December 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: May 19, 1898

 12 David Cameron

David Cameron
17
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 13 Kayleigh McEnany

Kayleigh McEnany
33
Famous As: Political Commentator
Birthdate: April 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Diarist, Writer
Birthdate: May 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Armley

 15 Victoria Coren Mitchell

Victoria Coren Mitchell
8
Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: August 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 16 Michael Palin

Michael Palin
5
Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 17 Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 18 John Ruskin

John Ruskin
5
Famous As: Art Critic and Painter
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900

 19 William Penn

William Penn
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 14, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 30, 1718

 20 Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer, Children's writer
Birthdate: April 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 21 Emerald Fennell

Emerald Fennell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

 22 Andrew Wiles

Andrew Wiles
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, University teacher
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge

 23 Henry Moseley

Henry Moseley
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915

 24 Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 8, 1999

 25 Elizabeth Dole

Elizabeth Dole
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

 26 Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson
3
Famous As: Known for the Film ‘Tom Jones'
Birthdate: June 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: November 14, 1991

 27 Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman
3
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Founder of LinkedIn
Birthdate: August 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanford

 28 Michael York

Michael York
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fulmer, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 29 Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karachi
Died: December 27, 2007

 30 Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison
6
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist & Poet
Birthdate: May 1, 1672
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milston, United Kingdom
Died: June 17, 1719

 31 Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
95
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: The Longest-Serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: April 8, 2013
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 32 Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter, Television producer, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: April 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Swansea
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 33 Robert Hardy

Robert Hardy
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Died: August 3, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci
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Famous As: Satirist, Writer, Comedian, Radio producer, Television producer, Librettist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow

 35 George Will

George Will
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois

 36 Owain Yeoman

Owain Yeoman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 37 Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: July 28, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: June 8, 1889

 38 Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kolkata
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 39 Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Journalist, Editor, Writer
Birthdate: July 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Swansea
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 40 William Weld

William Weld
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: July 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 41 Tony Benn

Tony Benn
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Politician
Birthdate: April 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marylebone
Died: March 14, 2014

 42 Zain Asher

Zain Asher
2
Famous As: News Anchor, Journalist
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth

 43 Diana Quick

Diana Quick
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 44 Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis
4
Famous As: Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Television producer, Writer
Birthdate: November 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 45 Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former PM & President of Zimbabwe
Birthdate: February 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Died: September 6, 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 46 Dan Snow

Dan Snow
0
Famous As: Television presenter, Rower
Birthdate: December 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 47 H. L. A. Hart

H. L. A. Hart
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrogate, England
Died: December 19, 1992

 48 James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founder of the colony of Georgia
Birthdate: December 22, 1696
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surrey
Died: June 30, 1785

 49 Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee
1
Famous As: Writer, Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: April 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wellington

 50 Terence Rattigan

Terence Rattigan
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: June 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England
Died: November 30, 1977
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.