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.
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.