Check out the list of notable Oxford University alumni. Some of the notable Oxford University students are Stephen Hawking, Emma Watson, Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron and Christopher Hitchens.

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

Oxford

British

Capricorn

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

Paris, France

British

Aries

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

13 October 1925

08 April 2013

Grantham

British

Libra

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

09 October 1966

London

British

Libra

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
(Author)

13 April 1949

15 December 2011

Portsmouth

British,American

Aries

Ellie KemperEllie Kemper
(Actress)

02 May 1980

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

American

Taurus

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

31 October 1984

Allahabad

Indian

Scorpio

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

19 June 1945

Yangon

Burmese

Gemini

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

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

British

Capricorn

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

30 November 1900

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish

Libra

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Finsbury Park, London, England

British

Leo

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
(Writer, Cartoonist)

02 March 1904

24 September 1991

Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Pisces

Tony BlairTony Blair
(Prime Minister of Britain)

06 May 1953

Edinburgh

British

Taurus

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
(Business magnate)

11 March 1931

Melbourne

Australian,American

Pisces

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

29 November 1898

22 November 1963

Belfast

Irish,British,Welsh

Sagittarius

Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
(Governor of Louisiana)

10 June 1971

Baton Rouge

American

Gemini

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

08 June 1955

London

British

Gemini

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

06 May 1910

Buckingham Palace

British

Scorpio

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
(Writer)

26 July 1894

22 November 1963

Godalming

British,American

Leo

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

Hammersmith, London, England

British

Virgo

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

22 January 1554

29 October 1618

East Budleigh

British

Aquarius

Robert FrostRobert Frost
(Poet)

26 March 1874

29 January 1963

San Francisco, California,, United States

American

Aries

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
(Author, Mathematician and Photographer)

27 January 1832

14 January 1898

England

British

Aquarius

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

19 February 2016

Monroeville

American

Taurus

Robert MugabeRobert Mugabe
(Former PM & President of Zimbabwe)

21 February 1924

Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean

Pisces

Haile SelassieHaile Selassie
(Former Emperor of Ethiopia)

23 July 1892

27 August 1975

Ejersa Goro

Ethiopian

Cancer

Imran KhanImran Khan
(Ex-Cricketer, Politician)

25 November 1952

Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan

Pakistani

Sagittarius

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

22 June 1936

Brownsville, Texas, U.S.

American

Cancer

Robert HookeRobert Hooke
(Philosopher)

28 July 1635

03 March 1703

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

British

Leo

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

06 January 1960

London, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
(Anthropologist)

03 April 1934

London

British

Aries

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

19 December 1987

New York City

American

Sagittarius

Tony BennTony Benn
(Former British Politician)

03 April 1925

14 March 2014

Marylebone

British

Aries

Jeremy BenthamJeremy Bentham
(Philosopher)

15 February 1748

06 June 1832

Spitalfields

British

Aquarius

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto

21 June 1953

27 December 2007

Karachi

Pakistani

Gemini

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
(American television host)

01 April 1973

Castro Valley, California, United States

American

Aries

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
(Author and Satirist)

30 November 1667

19 October 1745

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish

Sagittarius

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

28 April 1960

Upper West Side, New York City, New York, United States

American

Taurus

William Morris William Morris
(Textile Designer, Poet)

24 March 1834

03 October 1896

Walthamstow, England

British

Aries

William PennWilliam Penn
(Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania)

14 October 1644

30 July 1718

London, United Kingdom

British

Libra

Emily DavisonEmily Davison
(Activist)

11 October 1872

08 June 1913

London

British

Libra

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)

08 February 1819

20 January 1900

England

British

Aquarius

John DonneJohn Donne
(Poet, lawyer, satirist)

22 January 1572

31 March 1631

London, England

British

Aquarius

Peter SingerPeter Singer
(Philosopher)

06 July 1946

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australian

Cancer

Michael PalinMichael Palin
(Comedian, Actor)

05 May 1943

Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

British

Taurus

Theresa MayTheresa May
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

01 October 1956

Eastbourne, United Kingdom

British

Libra

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

21 February 1907

29 September 1973

York

British

Pisces

Dudley MooreDudley Moore

19 April 1935

27 March 2002

Hammersmith

British

Aries

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto

05 January 1928

04 April 1979

Larkana

Pakistani

Capricorn

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

23 April 1897

27 December 1972

Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario

Canadian

Taurus

Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett

28 March 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

American

Aries

Vikram SethVikram Seth
(Writer)

20 June 1952

Kolkata

Indian

Gemini

William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone

29 December 1809

19 May 1898

Liverpool

British

Capricorn

George WillGeorge Will

04 May 1941

Champaign, Illinois

American

Taurus

Reid HoffmanReid Hoffman
(Co-Founder of LinkedIn)

05 August 1967

Stanford

American

Leo

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
(Prime Minister of UK)

12 June 1897

14 January 1977

Windlestone Hall

British

Gemini

Michael YorkMichael York
(Actor)

27 March 1942

Fulmer, England

British

Aries

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
(Physicist)

23 November 1887

10 August 1915

Weymouth, Dorset

British

Sagittarius

Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
(Journalist & Author)

20 July 1953

Minneapolis, MN

American

Cancer

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

01 October 1895

17 October 1951

Karnal

Pakistani

Libra

Robert GravesRobert Graves
(Poet & Novelist)

24 July 1895

07 December 1985

Wimbledon

British

Leo

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

15 December 1892

06 June 1976

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S

British,American

Sagittarius

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis
(Poet, novelist and lecturer)

16 April 1922

22 October 1995

England

British

Aries

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
(Astronomer)

08 November 1656

14 January 1742

Haggerston, Shoreditch, London, England

British

Scorpio

Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
(Novelist)

01 May 1923

12 December 1999

Brooklyn, New York

American

Taurus

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
(Surgeon and Scientist)

05 April 1827

10 February 1912

West Ham

British

Aries

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
(Writer)

27 July 1870

16 July 1953

La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France

French,British

Leo

Jim RogersJim Rogers
(American businessman)

19 October 1942

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

American

Libra

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
(Essayist & Poet)

01 May 1672

17 June 1719

Milston, United Kingdom

British

Taurus

James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe
(Founder of the colony of Georgia)

22 December 1696

30 June 1785

Surrey

British

Sagittarius

Joseph BanksJoseph Banks
(Botanist)

24 February 1743

19 June 1820

London

British

Pisces

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

26 March 1859

30 April 1936

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

British

Aries

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
(English nurse)

22 June 1918

14 July 2005

Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

British

Cancer

Martin RyleMartin Ryle
(Astronomer)

27 September 1918

14 October 1984

Brighton

British

Libra

Lucinda SouthworthLucinda Southworth
(Wife of Larry Page)

24 May 1979

US

American

Gemini

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
(Nobel Prize Winner Chemist)

07 September 1917

08 December 2013

Sydney, Australia

Australian,British

Virgo

Henry Graham GreeneHenry Graham Greene
(Novelist)

02 October 1904

03 April 1991

Berkhamste

British

Libra

Rowan Douglas WilliamsRowan Douglas Williams
(Theologian)

14 June 1950

Swansea, Wales

British

Gemini

Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
(Actor)

27 January 1979

Hammersmith

British

Aquarius

Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Journalist)

27 February 1980

Little Rock

American

Pisces

Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Theatre director, Businessperson, Songwriter, Impresario, Politician)

22 March 1948

Kensington

British

Aries

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Autobiographer, Writer, Officer, Screenwriter, Translator, Castellologist)

16 August 1888

19 May 1935

Tremadog

British

Leo

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
(Politician, Esperantist, Statistician)

11 March 1916

24 May 1995

Huddersfield

British

Pisces

Alan BennettAlan Bennett
(Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Diarist, Writer)

09 May 1934

Armley

British

Taurus

Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble
(Astronomer)

20 November 1889

28 September 1953

Marshfield

American

Scorpio

Martin AmisMartin Amis
(Novelist, Science fiction writer, Short story writer, University teacher, Memoirist, Writer, Screenwriter)

25 August 1949

Swansea

British

Virgo

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
(Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer, Children's writer)

15 April 1940

London

British

Aries

Girish KarnadGirish Karnad
(Linguist, Author, Film director, Actor, Translator, Screenwriter)

19 May 1938

Matheran

Indian

Taurus

Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan
(Politician, Diplomat, Military personnel)

10 February 1894

29 December 1986

Chelsea

British

Aquarius

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
(Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher)

12 May 1947

Toronto

Canadian

Taurus

Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles
(Mathematician, University teacher)

11 April 1953

Cambridge

British

Aries

Richard CurtisRichard Curtis
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Television producer, Writer)

08 November 1956

Wellington

New Zealander

Scorpio

Ian HislopIan Hislop
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Editor, Writer)

13 July 1960

Swansea

British

Cancer

Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman
(Writer, Novelist, University teacher, Playwright, Librarian, Children's writer)

19 October 1946

Norwich

British

Libra

Empress MichikoEmpress Michiko
(Consort)

20 October 1934

University of Tokyo Hospital

Japanese

Libra

Robert MosesRobert Moses
(Architect, Politician)

18 December 1888

29 July 1981

New Haven

American

Sagittarius

Bob RaeBob Rae
(Politician, Lawyer)

02 August 1948

Ottawa

Canadian

Leo

Stewart LeeStewart Lee
(Writer, Comedian, Actor)

05 April 1968

Wellington

British

Aries

Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
(Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist, Businessperson, University teacher, Patent inventor, Writer)

29 August 1959

London

British

Virgo

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