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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