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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Aberystwyth University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Aberystwyth University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Aberystwyth University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Aberystwyth University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Aberystwyth University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Aberystwyth University.

List features graduates like Charles, Prince of Wales, Claire Summers and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Aberystwyth University?” and “Which celebrities are Aberystwyth University alumni?”

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Charles, Prince of Wales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Charles, Prince of Wales Charles, Prince of Wales, is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known alternatively in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is ...more

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Gareth Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Gareth Thomas Politician Gareth Thomas is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was Member of Parliament for Clwyd West 1997-2005.

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Claire Summers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Claire Summers Journalist, Presenter Claire Summers is a Welsh news television presenter for BBC Wales. Born in Cardiff, but brought up in Cowbridge, Summers was educated at Howell's in Llandaff. She then gained a BA degree at ...more

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Elin Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Elin Jones Politician Elin Jones AM, is a Welsh politician, born in Lampeter, who has represented Ceredigion for Plaid Cymru as a Member of the National Assembly for Wales since 1999.

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Robert Minhinnick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Robert Minhinnick Robert Minhinnick is a Welsh poet, essayist, novelist and translator. Minhinnick was born in Neath, and now lives in Porthcawl. He studied at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and University of ...more

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David James Davies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
David James Davies Pilot, Business magnate, Author Dr. D.J. Davies, was a Welsh economist, industrialist, prize winning essayist, author, political activist, pilot, and an internationalist. Davies was a world traveller before returning home to ...more

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Elfyn Llwyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Elfyn Llwyd Politician, Barrister Elfyn Llwyd, PC is a Welsh barrister and politician. He was a Member of Parliament from 1992 to 2015, representing Meirionnydd Nant Conwy in the House of Commons from 1992 to 2010 and Dwyfor ...more

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Frederick Elwyn Jones, Baron E... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Frederick Elwyn Jones, Baron Elwyn-Jones Barrister Frederick Elwyn Jones, Baron Elwyn-Jones CH, PC was a Welsh barrister and Labour politician.

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Nick Bourne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Nick Bourne Politician Nicholas Henry Bourne, Baron Bourne of Aberystwyth is a Welsh Conservative politician. He served as the Leader of the Welsh Conservative Party and as a member of the National Assembly for Wales ...more

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John Morris, Baron Morris of A... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
John Morris, Baron Morris of Aberavon Politician John Morris, Baron Morris of Aberavon, KG PC QC is a retired British politician. He was a Labour Member of Parliament from 1959 to 2001 and Secretary of State for Wales from 1974 to 1979.

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Neil Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Neil Hamilton Politician, Barrister Mostyn Neil Hamilton is a British politician and former barrister, teacher, and Conservative MP for the Tatton constituency from 1983 to 1997. In 1997, after becoming involved in a political ...more

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Frederick Soddy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Frederick Soddy Chemist Frederick Soddy FRS was an English radiochemist who explained, with Ernest Rutherford, that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions. He also ...more

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Matthew Cooksey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni

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Carwyn Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Carwyn Jones Politician, Barrister Carwyn Howell Jones is a Welsh politician and the First Minister of Wales. The third politician to lead the Welsh Government, Jones has been Assembly Member for Bridgend since 1999. In the ...more

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Tony McWalter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Tony McWalter Philosopher Tony McWalter is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was Labour Party and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead between 1997 and 2005.

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Ahmad Tejan Kabbah is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Politician, Economist, Lawyer Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah was the third President of Sierra Leone from 1996 to 1997 and again from 1998 to 2007. An economist and attorney by profession, Kabbah spent many years working for the ...more

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Jan Pinkava is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Jan Pinkava Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator Jan Jaroslav Pinkava, PhD is the director and writer of the Pixar Oscar-winning 1997 short film Geri's Game and the originator and co-director of Pixar's Oscar-winning 2007 film Ratatouille. He ...more

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Jill Evans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Jill Evans Politician Jill Evans is Plaid Cymru Member of the European Parliament for Wales and First Vice President of The Greens–European Free Alliance group - the fourth largest in the European Parliament. She is ...more

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Emlyn Hooson, Baron Hooson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Emlyn Hooson, Baron Hooson Politician, Barrister Hugh Emlyn Hooson, Baron Hooson QC was a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire from 1962 until 1979.

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Rod Richards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Rod Richards Politician, Journalist, Presenter Roderick Richards is a British former politician who was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Clwyd North West, in Wales, from 1992 to 1997, when he lost his seat in the Labour Party ...more

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Gwynfor Evans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Gwynfor Evans Politician, Writer Dr Gwynfor Richard Evans was a Welsh politician, lawyer and author. He was President of the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru for thirty six years and was the first Member of Parliament to ...more

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Sharon Maguire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Sharon Maguire Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Sharon Maguire is a Welsh film director who came to prominence with Bridget Jones's Diary. The film was based on the book by her close friend Helen Fielding, and one of the main characters - ...more

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Sylvia Hermon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Sylvia Hermon Politician Sylvia Eileen, Lady Hermon is a Northern Irish politician. Since 2001, she has been the Member of Parliament for the constituency of North Down, first elected for the Ulster Unionist Party, but ...more

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Dan Rogerson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Dan Rogerson Politician Daniel John Rogerson is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He has been the Member of Parliament for North Cornwall since the 2005 General election and Liberal Democrat Minister at the ...more

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Bethan Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Bethan Jenkins Politician Bethan Jenkins AM, is a Welsh politician, born in Aberdare, Wales, who has represented the South Wales West Region for Plaid Cymru as a Member of the National Assembly for Wales since 2007.

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Rhodri Glyn Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Rhodri Glyn Thomas Politician Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM is a Welsh politician. He has been the Plaid Cymru National Assembly for Wales Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr since 1999.

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Joe Borg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Joe Borg Politician Joseph "Joe" Borg is a Maltese politician and diplomat. Prior to taking up the post of Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs and led ...more

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Keith Hill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Keith Hill Trevor Keith Hill is a politician in the United Kingdom who served in a variety of Government roles as a Whip and a junior minister. He was Labour Member of Parliament for Streatham, from the ...more

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Mark Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Mark Williams Mark Fraser Williams is a British Welsh Liberal Democrat politician and the Member of Parliament for the Ceredigion constituency, a seat he gained from Plaid Cymru in 2005. He sits on the Welsh ...more

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Guto Bebb is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Guto Bebb Politician Guto ap Owain Bebb is a Welsh Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament for Aberconwy. He was first elected in the 2010 general election having previously contested elections to ...more

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Sarah Hall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Sarah Hall Poet, Novelist Sarah Hall is an English novelist, and poet. Her critically acclaimed second novel, The Electric Michelangelo, was nominated for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. She currently lives in Norwich, in ...more

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Christopher Meredith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Christopher Meredith Novelist Christopher Meredith is a poet and novelist from Tredegar, Wales.

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Delyth Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Delyth Evans Politician Delyth Evans born 17 March 1958, Cardiff was the Labour National Assembly for Wales member for Mid and West Wales 2000-03.

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Roger Pinney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Roger Pinney Journalist

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Alwyn Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Alwyn Williams Geologist Sir Alwyn Williams, FRS, FRSE, MRIA, FGS was a Welsh geologist, who was Principal of the University of Glasgow from 1976 to 1988, and President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from 1985 to

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Shân Cothi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Shân Cothi Singer Shân Cothi is a Welsh classical singer, presenter and actress. She was born and raised the daughter of a blacksmith in the village of Ffarmers in Carmarthenshire. She graduated in music ...more

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Molly Scott Cato is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Molly Scott Cato Politician Sarah Margaret 'Molly' Scott Cato is a British green politician, academic, environmental and community activist, and green economist who is the current Member of the European Parliament for the ...more

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Gareth Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Gareth Thomas Gareth Richard Thomas is a British Labour Co-operative politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Harrow West since 1997 and the Chair of the Co-operative Party since 2001. Thomas held ...more

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Glyn Davies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Glyn Davies Politician Edward Glyn Davies is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He has been the Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire since May 2010, and is a former member of the National ...more

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Helen Mary Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Helen Mary Jones Politician Helen Mary Jones is a Plaid Cymru politician, who was a member of the National Assembly for Wales from 1999 to 2011.

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Cledwyn Hughes, Baron Cledwyn ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Cledwyn Hughes, Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos Politician Cledwyn Hughes, Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos, CH, PC, was a Welsh Labour politician. He is also regarded as a non-political figure of stature in Wales having held posts of importance in bodies such ...more

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Cynog Dafis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Cynog Dafis Politician Cynog Glyndwr Dafis is a Welsh politician and member of Plaid Cymru. Born Cynog Glyndwr Davies at Treboeth in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales, he was initially a school teacher and researcher ...more

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Lisa Surihani is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Lisa Surihani Model, Actor, Presenter Lisa Surihani binti Mohamed or better known as Lisa Surihani is a Malaysian actress, model, television host and commercial model.

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Davy Hyland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Davy Hyland Politician Davy Hyland is a republican politician in Northern Ireland. He was born in Belfast and was educated at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Manchester University. He is a schoolteacher. He ...more

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Waldo Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Waldo Williams Waldo Williams was one of the leading Welsh language poets of the twentieth century. He was also a notable pacifist, anti-war campaigner, and Welsh nationalist.

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Muhriz of Negeri Sembilan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Muhriz of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir is the eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

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Mererid Hopwood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Mererid Hopwood Presenter Mererid Hopwood is a Welsh poet who made history in 2001 by becoming the first woman ever to win the bardic Chair at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Originally from Cardiff, Hopwood graduated ...more

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Emyr Humphreys is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Emyr Humphreys Writer Emyr Humphreys is a leading Welsh novelist, poet and author. He was born at Prestatyn in Flintshire, and educated at Rhyl High School and University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He registered as a ...more

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Carwyn James is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Carwyn James Coach Carwyn Rees James was a Welsh rugby union player and coach. He won two Welsh international caps but is most famous for his coaching achievements for both Llanelli and the British Lions.

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Steve Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Aberystwyth University Alumni
Steve Whitehead The landscape painter Steve Whitehead was born in Coventry, England in 1960 and studied at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with David Tinker. He graduated with an MA in the mid-1980s, ...more