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

List of famous alumni from Bedford College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Bedford College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Bedford College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Bedford College 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 Bedford College.

Alumni include Jeremy Northam, Elizabeth Blackwell and more.

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

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Elizabeth Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Elizabeth Blackwell Physician Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first woman to graduate from medical ...more

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Jeremy Northam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Jeremy Northam Actor, Singer Jeremy Philip Northam is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Gosford Park, Emma, Amistad, The Winslow Boy, Enigma, Martin and Lewis, Happy, Texas, The Golden Bowl, ...more

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Angela Mason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Angela Mason Activist, Businessperson, Politician Angela Margaret Mason CBE is a British civil servant and activist, and a former director of the UK-based lesbian, gay and bisexual lobbying organisation Stonewall. She is currently the Chair of ...more

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Sarah Parker Remond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Sarah Parker Remond Physician, Social activist Sarah Parker Remond was an African-American lecturer, abolitionist, and agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society}. She made her first speech against slavery when she was only sixteen years ...more

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Kathleen Lonsdale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Kathleen Lonsdale Crystallography, Chemist Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, DBE FRS was an Irish crystallographer, who finally proved that the benzene ring was flat by X-ray diffraction methods in 1929. She was the first to use Fourier spectral ...more

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Alex Wilkie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Alex Wilkie Mathematician Alex James Wilkie FRS is a British mathematician known for his contributions to Model theory and logic. Previously Reader in Mathematical Logic at the University of Oxford, he was appointed to ...more

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Lore Segal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Lore Segal Novelist, Author, Translator Lore Segal, née Lore Groszmann, is an American novelist, translator, teacher, and author of children's books, currently living in New York City. Her book, Shakespeare's Kitchen, was a ...more

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Catherine Ashton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Catherine Ashton Politician, Diplomat Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, GCMG, PC is a British Labour politician who served as the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and ...more

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Jennifer Randerson, Baroness R... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Jennifer Randerson, Baroness Randerson Politician Jennifer Elizabeth Randerson, Baroness Randerson is a Welsh Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. She is currently a junior minister in the Wales Office, with specific responsibility ...more

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Sophie Bryant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Sophie Bryant Mathematician Sophie Bryant was an Anglo-Irish mathematician, educator, feminist and activist. She was the daughter of Revd Dr William Willock DD, Fellow and Tutor of Trinity College, Dublin and was educated ...more

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Mary Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Mary Nightingale Journalist Mary Nightingale is an English newsreader and television presenter, best known for her roles within ITV, as a newsreader for ITN on ITV News, and as a presenter of the daytime cookery series ...more

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Valerie Vaz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Valerie Vaz Politician, Lawyer Valerie Carol Marian Vaz is a British politician and lawyer. A member of the Labour Party, she has served as the Member of Parliament for Walsall South since the 2010 general election.

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Jean Hillier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Jean Hillier Jean Hillier is Professor of Town and Country Planning at School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University.

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Christopher Elrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Christopher Elrington Christopher Robin Elrington FRHistS FSA was an English historian, known primarily for his work with the Victoria County History. Elrington was born in Farnborough, as the second of three sons of ...more

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Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Actor Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter. She is most remembered for her contribution to the Indian independence movement; for being the driving force behind ...more

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Norvela Forster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Norvela Forster Politician Norvela Felicia Forster was a United Kingdom businesswoman, exporter and politician.

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Jean Rook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Jean Rook Journalist Jean Kathleen Rook was an English journalist dubbed The First Lady of Fleet Street for her regular opinion column in the Daily Express. She was also, along with Lynda Lee-Potter, a model for the ...more

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Joe Saward is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Joe Saward Journalist Jonathan Mark Christopher "Joe" Saward is a British Formula One journalist.

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Jacqueline Simpson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Jacqueline Simpson Jacqueline Simpson is a United Kingdom researcher and author on folklore and legend. She studied English Literature and Medieval Icelandic at Bedford College, University of London. Dr. Simpson ...more

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Amanda Vickery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Amanda Vickery Professor Amanda Jane Vickery is an English historian, writer, radio and television presenter, and professor of early modern history at Queen Mary, University of London.

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Roger Steare is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bedford College Alumni
Roger Steare Roger Steare, is a British ethicist, corporate philosopher, consultant, speaker and author.