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.
Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American
Politician
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942, British
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Robert MugabeRobert Mugabe
21 February 1924, Zimbabwean
Former PM & President of Zimbabwe

Theresa MayTheresa May
01 October 1956, British
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990, British
British actress

Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841, British
Former King of the United Kingdom
Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925, British
Former British Prime Minister
Imran KhanImran Khan
05 October 1952, Pakistani
22nd PM of Pakistan

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931, American
Media Mogul
Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917, Indian
Former Prime Minister of India

David CameronDavid Cameron
09 October 1966, British
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960, British
 
Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright

Tony BlairTony Blair
06 May 1953, British
Prime Minister of Britain
Amal AlamuddinAmal Clooney
03 February 1978, Lebanese, British
Lawyer, Activist

Ellie KemperEllie Kemper
02 May 1980, American
Actress

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898, Irish, British
Novelist
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Writer, Cartoonist

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
15 December 1892, British, American
Businessman
Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
12 June 1897, British
Prime Minister of UK

Haile SelassieHaile Selassie
23 July 1892, Ethiopian
Former Emperor of Ethiopia

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
03 April 1934, British
Anthropologist

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Author
Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Tim Berners-LeeTim Berners-Lee
08 June 1955, British
Inventor of the World Wide Web

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554, British
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto
21 June 1953, Pakistani
 

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer
Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton
27 February 1980, American
Bill Clinton's Daughter

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Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American
Poet

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832, British
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

Aung San Suu KyiAung San Suu Kyi
19 June 1945, Burmese
Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar
Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
19 December 1987, American
Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer
Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan
10 February 1894, British
Former British Prime Minister

Dudley MooreDudley Moore
19 April 1935, British
 

Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943, British
Comedian, Actor
Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto
05 January 1928, Pakistani
 

Victoria Coren MitchellVictoria Coren Mitchell
18 August 1972, British
Television Presenter
Robert HookeRobert Hooke
28 July 1635, British
Philosopher

Jeremy BenthamJeremy Bentham
15 February 1748, British
Philosopher

Elena KaganElena Kagan
28 April 1960, American
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the

Liaquat Ali KhanLiaquat Ali Khan
01 October 1895, Pakistani
First Prime Minister of Pakistan

Haya bint HusseinHaya bint Hussein
03 May 1974, Emirati, Jordanian
Princess of Jordan
John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819, British
Art Critic and Painter

William PennWilliam Penn
14 October 1644, British
Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet

John DonneJohn Donne
22 January 1572, British
Poet, lawyer, satirist
Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
30 November 1667, Irish
Author and Satirist

William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone
29 December 1809, British
 
Michael YorkMichael York
27 March 1942, British
Actor

W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
21 February 1907, British
Poet

Tony BennTony Benn
03 April 1925, British
Former British Politician
Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
10 June 1971, American
Governor of Louisiana

Edward AlbertEdward Albert
20 February 1951, American
Actor
Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
20 July 1953, American
Journalist & Author

Peter SingerPeter Singer
06 July 1946, Australian
Philosopher

George WillGeorge Will
04 May 1941, American
 
Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
01 May 1923, American
Novelist

Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett
28 March 1942, American
 
Kayleigh McEnanyKayleigh McEnany
18 April 1988, American
Political Commentator

Reid HoffmanReid Hoffman
05 August 1967, American
Co-Founder of LinkedIn

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
05 April 1827, British
Surgeon and Scientist
Zain AsherZain Asher
27 August 1983, British
News Anchor, Journalist
Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist

Sally BercowSally Bercow
22 November 1969, British
John Bercow's Wife

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Henry Frederick, Prince of WalesHenry Frederick, Prince of Wales
19 February 1594, British, Scottish
Prince of Wales
Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
23 April 1897, Canadian
14th Prime Minister of Canada

Emily DavisonEmily Davison
11 October 1872, British
Activist

Sonya WalgerSonya Walger
06 June 1974, British, American
Actress

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
08 November 1656, British
Astronomer

James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe
22 December 1696, British
Founder of the colony of Georgia
Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870, French, British
Writer

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
23 November 1887, British
Physicist
Jim RogersJim Rogers
19 October 1942, American
American businessman

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672, British
Essayist & Poet

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis
16 April 1922, British
Poet, novelist and lecturer
Joseph BanksJoseph Banks
24 February 1743, British
Botanist

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859, British
Poet
Lucinda SouthworthLucinda Southworth
24 May 1979, American
Wife of Larry Page

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918, British
English nurse

Martin RyleMartin Ryle
27 September 1918, British
Astronomer

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
07 September 1917, Australian, British
Nobel Prize Winner Chemist
Henry Graham GreeneHenry Graham Greene
02 October 1904, British
Novelist

Rowan Douglas WilliamsRowan Douglas Williams
14 June 1950, British
Theologian
Allegra OwenAllegra Owen
1964 AD, British
Ex-Wife of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Fiona BruceFiona Bruce
25 April 1964, British
Television producer, Television presenter,
Girish KarnadGirish Karnad
19 May 1938, Indian
Linguist, Author, Film director, Actor,

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
15 April 1940, British
Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science
Richard CurtisRichard Curtis
08 November 1956, New Zealander
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer,

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.