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Famous Birkbeck, University Of London Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Annie Besant1

    AgeDec. at 86 (1847-1933)

    BirthplaceClapham, London, United Kingdom

    Annie Besant (née Wood; 1 October 1847 – 20 September 1933) was a British socialist,...  more
  • Helen Sharman2

    Helen Sharman

    Chemist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Helen Patricia Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC (born 30 May 1963) is a chemist who became the first...  more
  • Bear Grylls3

    Bear Grylls

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceIsle of Wight, United Kingdom

    Edward Michael Grylls (born 7 June 1974), better known as Bear Grylls, is a British former...  more
  • Ramsay MacDonald4

    Ramsay MacDonald

    Politician, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1866-1937)

    BirthplaceLossiemouth, United Kingdom

    James Ramsay MacDonald (né James McDonald Ramsay; 12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937) was a...  more
  • Marcus Garvey5

    Marcus Garvey

    Publisher, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 53 (1887-1940)

    BirthplaceCaribbean Sea, Greater Antilles, Jamaica, Middlesex County, Jamaica

    Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a Jamaican political...  more
  • Laurie Taylor6

    Laurie Taylor

    Sociologist, Radio personality


    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Laurence John Taylor (born 1 August 1936) is an English sociologist and radio presenter,...  more
  • 7

    William Joyce


    AgeDec. at 40 (1906-1946)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William Brooke Joyce (24 April 1906 – 3 January 1946), nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw, was an...  more
  • Nick Palmer8

    Nick Palmer

    Politician, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceCity of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

    Nicholas Douglas Palmer (born 5 February 1950, London) is a British politician, translator and...  more
  • 9

    Ivor Stanbrook

    Politician, Barrister

    AgeDec. at 80 (1924-2004)

    BirthplaceWillesden, Eurasia, London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom, London

    Ivor Robert Stanbrook (13 January 1924 – 18 February 2004) was a British Conservative party...  more
  • Tracey Emin10

    Tracey Emin

    Painter, Artist


    BirthplaceCroydon, London, United Kingdom

    Tracey Emin, CBE, RA (; born 3 July 1963) is an English artist known for her autobiographical...  more
  • Arthur Wing Pinero11

    Arthur Wing Pinero

    Librettist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 79 (1855-1934)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (24 May 1855 – 23 November 1934) was an English playwright and, early...  more
  • Philippa Forrester12

    Philippa Forrester

    Television producer, Author


    BirthplaceWinchester, United Kingdom

    Philippa Forrester (born 20 September 1968 in Winchester, Hampshire) is a British television...  more
  • Anya Lahiri13

    Anya Lahiri

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceGolders Green, London, United Kingdom

    Anya Lahiri (born 1 May 1982 in Golders Green, London) is a British actress, model, singer and...  more
  • Mark Fox14

    Mark Fox



    BirthplaceBrighton, United Kingdom

    Mark Fox is a British businessman, mentor and journalist. He is Chief Executive of the BSA -...  more
  • Dido15


    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceKensington, London, England

    Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong (born 25 December 1971), known...  more

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    #408 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#693 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • 16

    Hugh Linstead

    Chemist, Barrister

    AgeDec. at 86 (1901-1987)

    Sir Hugh Nicholas Linstead OBE (3 February 1901 – 27 May 1987) was a British pharmaceutical...  more
  • Simon Treves17


    BirthplaceWatford, United Kingdom

    Frederick Simon Treves (born 19 June 1957) is an English actor, director and writer, best...  more
  • David Fleming18

    David Fleming

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1940-2010)

    BirthplaceChiddingfold, United Kingdom

    Dr David Fleming (2 January 1940 – 29 November 2010) was a writer on environmental issues,...  more
  • Edward Davey19

    Edward Davey



    BirthplaceNottingham, United Kingdom

    Sir Edward Jonathan Davey (born 25 December 1965) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. ...  more
  • Julia Goldsworthy20


    BirthplaceCamborne, United Kingdom

    Julia Anne Goldsworthy (born 10 September 1978) is a British Liberal Democrat politician and...  more
  • 21
    Vernon Martin Ingram, PhD, FRS (19 May 1924 – 17 August 2006) born Werner Adolf Martin...  more
  • Frederick Augustus Voigt22

    AgeDec. at 65 (1892-1957)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Frederick Augustus Voigt (1892–1957), British journalist and author of German descent, most...  more
  • 23

    Harry Cohen



    BirthplaceEast End of London, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom

    Harry Michael Cohen (born 10 December 1949) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the...  more
  • 24

    William Maw

    Civil engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1838-1924)

    BirthplaceScarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    William Henry Maw (6 December 1838 – 19 March 1924) was a British civil engineer and...  more
  • 25

    John Walter Gregory

    Geologist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1864-1932)

    BirthplaceBow, London, United Kingdom

    Prof John Walter Gregory, FRS, FRSE FGS LLD (27 January 1864 – 2 June 1932) was a British...  more