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

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

List features graduates like Dido, Annie Besant and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Birkbeck, University of London?” and “Which celebrities are Birkbeck, University of London alumni?”

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Annie Besant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Writer
Annie Besant was a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule. In 1867, Annie at age 20, married Frank ...more

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Helen Sharman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Chemist, Astronaut
Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE PhD, is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, ...more

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Bear Grylls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Author, Actor, Writer
Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild, originally titled Born Survivor: Bear ...more

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Ramsay MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Politician, Journalist
James Ramsay MacDonald, FRS was a British statesman who was the first ever Labour Party Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leading a Labour Government in 1924, a Labour Government from 1929 ...more

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Marcus Garvey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Publisher, Journalist, Writer
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH, was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism ...more

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Laurie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Sociologist, Radio personality
Laurence John "Laurie" Taylor is an English sociologist and radio presenter originally from Liverpool.

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William Joyce is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Politician
William Brooke Joyce, nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw, was an American-born Irish-British Fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster to the United Kingdom during World War II. He was convicted of ...more

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Nick Palmer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Politician, Computer scientist
Nicholas Douglas Palmer is a British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire from 1997 until he lost the seat at the 2010 general election to ...more

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Ivor Stanbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Politician, Barrister
Ivor Robert Stanbrook was a British Conservative party politician and barrister. He represented Orpington as its Member of Parliament from 1970 to 1992.

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Tracey Emin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Painter, Artist, Photographer
Tracey Emin, CBE, RA is an English artist. She is part of the group known as Britartists or YBAs. In 1997, her work Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995, a tent appliquéd with names, ...more

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Arthur Wing Pinero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Librettist, Screenwriter, Actor
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero known mononymously as Pinero was an English actor and later an important dramatist and stage director.

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Philippa Forrester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Television producer, Author, Radio personality
Philippa Clare Ryan Forrester is an English television and radio presenter, producer and author. She has presented shows such as Tomorrow's World, The Heaven and Earth Show and Robot Wars. She ...more

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Anya Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Model, Actor, Singer
Anya Lahiri is a British actress, model, singer and fitness instructor who is of Indian and Finnish origin. Anya attended the Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb, North London ...more

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Mark Fox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Journalist
Mark Fox is a British businessman, mentor and journalist. He is Chief Executive of the BSA - The Business Services Association, London, UK.

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Dido is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is an English singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel. It sold over 21 ...more

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Hugh Linstead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Chemist, Barrister
Sir Hugh Nicholas Linstead OBE was a British pharmaceutical chemist and barrister who served as Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Putney for 22 years. Linstead had significant business ...more

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Simon Treves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Actor
Frederick Simon Treves, known as Simon Treves, is an English actor, director and writer probably best known for playing Harold 'Stinker' Pinker in three series of ITV's Jeeves and Wooster.

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David Fleming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Politician, Writer
Dr. David Fleming was an independent thinker and writer on environmental issues, based in London, England. He was one of the whistle blowers on the possibility of peak oil's approach and the ...more

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Edward Davey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Spokesperson
Edward Jonathan "Ed" Davey FRSA is a British Liberal Democrat politician and Member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton since 1997. He has served in the Conservative-Liberal ...more

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Julia Goldsworthy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Politician
Julia Anne Goldsworthy is a Special Adviser in HM Treasury to Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander. She was the Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne from 2005 until she ...more

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Vernon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Vernon Martin Ingram, Ph.D., FRS was a German American professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Frederick Augustus Voigt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Journalist
Frederick Augustus Voigt, British journalist and author of German descent, most famous for his work with the Manchester Guardian and his opposition to dictatorship and totalitarianism on the ...more

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Harry Cohen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Accountant
Harry Michael Cohen is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Leyton and Wanstead from 1983 to 2010.

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William Maw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Civil engineer, Engineer
William Henry Maw was a British civil engineer and astronomer. Born into a seafaring family and orphaned at age 16, Maw was taken into the workshops of the Eastern Counties Railway as an ...more

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John Walter Gregory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni
Geologist, Writer
John Walter Gregory, FRS, was a British geologist and explorer, known principally for his work on glacial geology and on the geography and geology of Australia and East Africa. The Gregory Rift ...more