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.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

British

Imran KhanImran Khan
(22nd PM of Pakistan)

05 October 1952

Pakistani

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

15 December 1892

British,American

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

British

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
(Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer)

19 December 1987

American

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

British

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

Indian

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor)

22 June 1936

American

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

British

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

Irish

Theresa MayTheresa May
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

01 October 1956

British

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
(Only Woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom)

13 October 1925

British

Elena KaganElena Kagan
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

28 April 1960

American

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
(Writer, Poet)

03 January 1892

British

Ellie KemperEllie Kemper
(Actress)

02 May 1980

American

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

British

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
(Media Mogul)

11 March 1931

American

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
(Writer)

17 August 1932

British

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
(Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer)

06 January 1960

British

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
(Anthropologist)

03 April 1934

British

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
(Writer, Cartoonist)

02 March 1904

American

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
(Prime Minister of UK)

12 June 1897

British

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
(American television host)

01 April 1973

American

Aung San Suu KyiAung San Suu Kyi
(Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar)

19 June 1945

Burmese

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
(Novelist)

29 November 1898

Irish,British

Haile SelassieHaile Selassie
(Former Emperor of Ethiopia)

23 July 1892

Ethiopian

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
(Author)

13 April 1949

British,American

Tony BlairTony Blair
(Prime Minister of Britain)

06 May 1953

British

David CameronDavid Cameron
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

09 October 1966

British

Tim Berners-LeeTim Berners-Lee
(Inventor of the World Wide Web)

08 June 1955

British

Michael PalinMichael Palin
(Comedian, Actor)

05 May 1943

British

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto

21 June 1953

Pakistani

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

American

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
(Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat)

22 January 1554

British

Robert MugabeRobert Mugabe
(Former PM & President of Zimbabwe)

21 February 1924

Zimbabwean

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
(Author, Mathematician and Photographer)

27 January 1832

British

Robert FrostRobert Frost
(Poet)

26 March 1874

American

Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton
(Bill Clinton's Daughter)

27 February 1980

American

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
(Writer)

26 July 1894

British,American

Robert HookeRobert Hooke
(Philosopher)

28 July 1635

British

Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan
(Former British Prime Minister)

10 February 1894

British

William PennWilliam Penn
(Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania)

14 October 1644

British

Dudley MooreDudley Moore

19 April 1935

British

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto

05 January 1928

Pakistani

Jeremy BenthamJeremy Bentham
(Philosopher)

15 February 1748

British

William Morris William Morris
(Textile Designer, Poet)

24 March 1834

British

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
(Author and Satirist)

30 November 1667

Irish

John DonneJohn Donne
(Poet, lawyer, satirist)

22 January 1572

British

Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
(Governor of Louisiana)

10 June 1971

American

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)

08 February 1819

British

Liaquat Ali KhanLiaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)

01 October 1895

Pakistani

W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
(Poet)

21 February 1907

British

William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone

29 December 1809

British

Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
(Journalist & Author)

20 July 1953

American

Peter SingerPeter Singer
(Philosopher)

06 July 1946

Australian

Michael YorkMichael York
(Actor)

27 March 1942

British

Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett

28 March 1942

American

Vikram SethVikram Seth
(Writer)

20 June 1952

Indian

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
(Surgeon and Scientist)

05 April 1827

British

Reid HoffmanReid Hoffman
(Co-Founder of LinkedIn)

05 August 1967

American

Tony BennTony Benn
(Former British Politician)

03 April 1925

British

Emily DavisonEmily Davison
(Activist)

11 October 1872

British

Robert GravesRobert Graves
(Poet & Novelist)

24 July 1895

British

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
(Physicist)

23 November 1887

British

James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe
(Founder of the colony of Georgia)

22 December 1696

British

George WillGeorge Will

04 May 1941

American

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
(14th Prime Minister of Canada)

23 April 1897

Canadian

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
(Astronomer)

08 November 1656

British

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
(Essayist & Poet)

01 May 1672

British

Jim RogersJim Rogers
(American businessman)

19 October 1942

American

Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
(Novelist)

01 May 1923

American

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis
(Poet, novelist and lecturer)

16 April 1922

British

Zain AsherZain Asher
(News Anchor, Journalist)

27 August 1983

British

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
(Writer)

27 July 1870

French,British

Joseph BanksJoseph Banks
(Botanist)

24 February 1743

British

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
(Mayor of South Bend, Indiana)

19 January 1982

American

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
(Poet)

26 March 1859

British

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
(English nurse)

22 June 1918

British

Lucinda SouthworthLucinda Southworth
(Wife of Larry Page)

24 May 1979

American

Martin RyleMartin Ryle
(Astronomer)

27 September 1918

British

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
(Nobel Prize Winner Chemist)

07 September 1917

Australian,British