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

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

These graduates, like Michael Palin and David Cameron include images when available.

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

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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Spokesperson, Editor, Politician David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who has served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2010 and as the Member of Parliament for Witney since 2001. He has been ...more

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Robert Burton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Physician Robert Burton was an English scholar at Oxford University, best known for the classic The Anatomy of Melancholy. He was also the incumbent of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and of Seagrave in ...more

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David Pearce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Philosopher David Pearce is a British philosopher. He promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life. His ...more

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John Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Broadcaster John Freeman, MBE was a British politician, diplomat and broadcaster. He was the Labour Member of Parliament for Watford from 1945 to 1955.

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Richard Mather is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Mather, was a Puritan clergyman in colonial Boston, Massachusetts. He was father to Increase Mather and grandfather to Cotton Mather, both celebrated Boston divines.

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Michael Palin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Television presenter, Comedian, Screenwriter Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of travel ...more

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Elias Ashmole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Antiquarian, Politician, Chemist Elias Ashmole was a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Ashmole supported the royalist side during the English Civil War, and at the ...more

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John Profumo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Soldier Brigadier John Dennis Profumo, CBE, informally known as Jack Profumo, was a British politician. The Profumo family is of Italian origin, and John Profumo held the title of 5th Baron Profumo in ...more

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Walter Pater is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Writer, Critic Walter Horatio Pater was an English essayist, literary and art critic, and writer of fiction.

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Edward B. Titchener is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Psychologist, Science writer Edward Bradford Titchener D.Sc., PhD, LL.D., Litt.D. was a British psychologist who studied under Wilhelm Wundt for several years. Titchener is best known for creating his version of psychology ...more

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Colin Clark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Economist, Statistician Colin Grant Clark was a British and Australian economist and statistician who worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia. He pioneered the use of the gross national product as the basis for ...more

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John Mortimer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist, Barrister, Screenwriter Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE, QC was an English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author.

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Stanley Hooker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Sir Stanley George Hooker, FRS,DPhil, BSc, FRAeS, MIMechE, was a jet engine engineer, first at Rolls-Royce where he worked on the earliest designs such as the Welland and Derwent, and later at ...more

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Jeffrey Archer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Novelist, Author Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare is an English author and former politician. Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament, but resigned over a financial ...more

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Malcolm Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is an Australian politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Wentworth in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs since 2004. He was the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of ...more

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsm... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist, Author John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. ...more

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Arnold Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Brigadier-General Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson CBE DSO*** was a British athlete, British Army officer, and a barrister. He was the winner of the 1500 m at the 1912 Summer Olympics, in ...more

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Charles Fairburn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Mechanical engineer, Electrical engineer, Engineer Charles Edward Fairburn was an electrical engineer whose work mainly concerned rail transport. Born in Bradford in 1887, and educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, his career included railway ...more

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Mark Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Mark Williams is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and presenter. He is best known as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show The Fast Show, as well as his role as Olaf Peterson ...more

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Toby Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Author, Food critic Toby Young is an English journalist. He is best known as the author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, the tale of his stint in New York as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair ...more

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Peter Wingfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Trampoline Gymnast, Actor Peter Wingfield is a Welsh born television actor, well known for his television roles as Dan Clifford in Holby City, Dr. Robert Helm in Queen of Swords and Inspector Simon Ross in Cold Squad but ...more

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE, ADC was a British senior officer during the First World War. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to the end ...more

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Thomas De Quincey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Novelist Thomas Penson De Quincey was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the ...more

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George Bowen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, GCMG was a British author and colonial administrator whose appointments included postings to the Ionian Islands, Queensland, New Zealand, Victoria, Mauritius and Hong

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George Monbiot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Radio producer, Journalist, Environmentalist George Joshua Richard Monbiot is an British writer, known for his environmental and political activism. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian, and is the author of a number of books, ...more

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Thomas Alcock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Clergy Thomas Alcock was a clergyman in the Church of England, a pluralist and an author.

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Kojo Botsio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Kojo Botsio was a Ghanaian diplomat and politician. He studied in Britain, where he became the treasurer of the West African National Secretariat and an acting warden for the West African ...more

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William Golding is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Sir William Gerald Golding CBE was an English novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his novel Lord of the Flies, he won a Nobel Prize in Literature, and was also awarded the Booker ...more

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John Foxe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
John Foxe was an English historian and martyrologist, the author of Actes and Monuments, an account of Christian martyrs throughout Western history but emphasizing the sufferings of English ...more

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William Robert Grove is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Judge, Chemist, Scientist Sir William Robert Grove, PC, QC, FRS was a Welsh judge and physical scientist. He anticipated the general theory of the conservation of energy, and was a pioneer of fuel cell technology.

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John Gorton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Sir John Grey Gorton, GCMG, AC, CH, Australian politician, was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia. Gorton is the only Australian Senator to have become Prime Minister.

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William Webb Ellis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Rev. William Webb Ellis was an Anglican clergyman who is famous for allegedly being the inventor of Rugby football whilst a pupil at Rugby School. Webb Ellis's name is firmly established in ...more

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Henry Addington, 1st Viscount ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, PC was a British statesman, and Prime Minister from 1801 to 1804. He is best known for obtaining the Treaty of Amiens in 1802, an unfavourable peace with ...more

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Mylo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Record producer, Singer-songwriter Myles MacInnes, better known by the stage name Mylo, is a Scottish electronic musician and record producer.

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Owain Yeoman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Actor, Banker Owain Sebastian Yeoman is a Welsh actor. His credits include The Nine, Kitchen Confidential and the HBO series, Generation Kill. He starred as Agent Wayne Rigsby in The Mentalist and will ...more

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Alexander Obolensky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Prince Alexander Sergeevich Obolensky was a Rurikid prince of Russian origin who became a naturalised Briton, having spent most of his life in England, and who went on to represent England in ...more

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Sir Peter Leycester, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Antiquarian, Historian Sir Peter Leycester, 1st Baronet was an English antiquarian and historian. He was involved in the English Civil War on the royalist side and was subsequently made a baronet. He later compiled ...more

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Leslie Scarman, Baron Scarman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Leslie Scarman, Baron Scarman Judge Leslie George Scarman, Baron Scarman, OBE, PC was an English judge and barrister, who served as a Law Lord until his retirement in 1986. He was born in Streatham but grew up on the border of ...more

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Peter J. King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Philosopher

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Talbot Mercer Papineau is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Talbot Mercer Papineau Lawyer Major Talbot Mercer Papineau, MC was a lawyer and soldier from Quebec, Canada. Born in Montebello, Quebec, he was the son of Louis-Joseph Papineau. However, Papineau was brought up a Protestant ...more

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George Ormerod is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
George Ormerod Historian George Ormerod was an English antiquary and historian. Amongst his writings was a major account of the history of Cheshire, a county in northwestern England.

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Robin Janvrin, Baron Janvrin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Robin Berry Janvrin, Baron Janvrin GCB GCVO QSO PC was the Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II from February 1999 to September 2007. Janvrin was also a Trustee of the Queen's 80th Birthday ...more

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Thomas Carte is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Thomas Carte was an English historian.

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Frederick Maddison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Frederick Brunning Maddison was an English footballer who played for England as a midfielder in the first international match against Scotland, as well as winning two FA Cup medals with Oxford ...more

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Henry Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley KG GCB PC, known as The Lord Cowley between 1847 and 1857, was a British diplomat. He served as British Ambassador to France between 1852 and

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Frederic Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister, Lyricist, Author Frederic Edward Weatherly, KC was an English lawyer, author, lyricist and broadcaster. He was christened and brought up using the name Frederick Edward Weatherly, and appears to have adopted the ...more

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Geoffrey Rippon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Barrister Geoffrey Frederick Rippon, Baron Rippon of Hexham, PC, was a British Conservative politician. He was Chairman of the European-Atlantic Group.

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Arthur Salter, 1st Baron Salte... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Educator James Arthur Salter, 1st Baron Salter GBE, KCB, PC was a British politician and academic.

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Alexander Carmichael Bruce is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Sir Alexander Carmichael Bruce was the second Assistant Commissioner "A" of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1888 to 1914. Bruce was the son of a clergyman from Ferryhill, County ...more

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Julian Brazier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Brasenose College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Julian William Hendy Brazier TD is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Canterbury. He was a shadow transport minister, and is a prominent member of the ...more