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

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

This list has a variety of graduates in it, from Lewis Carroll to Harry Lloyd.

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

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Michael Moritz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Investor, Venture capitalist Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz KBE is a Welsh venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California in Silicon Valley, a former member of the board of directors of Google,a ...more

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W. H. Auden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Librettist, Screenwriter Wystan Hugh Auden was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, an American citizen, and regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its ...more

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Lancelot Blackburne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Pirate Lancelot Blackburne was an English clergyman, who became Archbishop of York, and – in popular belief – a pirate. He was described by Horace Walpole, in his Memories, as "…Blackbourn, the ...more

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Robert Burton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Christ Church, 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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William Penn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of ...more

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S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Barrister Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike frequently referred to as S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, was the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon and founder of the Left wing and Sinhala nationalist Sri Lanka ...more

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William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauch... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Politician William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp KG, KCMG, KStJ, PC, styled Viscount Elmley until 1891, was a British Liberal politician. He was Governor of New South Wales between 1899 and 1901, a member of ...more

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Ian Harvey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Politician Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Douglas Harvey RA was a British businessman and politician, serving as a Conservative Member of Parliament and junior Minister until his resignation in 1958.

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A. L. Rowse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Writer Dr. Alfred Leslie Rowse CH FBA, known publicly as A. L. Rowse but to friends and family as Leslie, was a British author and historian from Cornwall, England, UK. Rowse is best known for his work ...more

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Richard Curtis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Record producer, Television producer, Film Producer Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, CBE is an English screenwriter, producer and film director, who was born in New Zealand to Australian parents. One of Britain's most successful comedy ...more

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Daniel Dennett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Cognitive scientist, Professor, Author Daniel Clement Dennett III is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, ...more

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Harry Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Actor Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Will Scarlet in the 2006 BBC drama Robin Hood, Jeremy Baines in the 2007 Doctor Who episodes "Human ...more

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John Searle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Educator, Actor, Philosopher John Rogers Searle is an American philosopher and currently the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Widely noted for his contributions to the philosophy of ...more

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William Ewart Gladstone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Statesman, Politician William Ewart Gladstone, was a British Liberal politician. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times, more than any other person, and served as ...more

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William Camden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
William Camden was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first ...more

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Francis Atterbury is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Francis Atterbury was an English man of letters, politician and bishop. A High Church Tory and Jacobite, he gained patronage under Queen Anne, but was mistrusted by the Hanoverian Whig ...more

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Edward VII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg ...more

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Laurence Cummings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Conductor, Harpsichordist Laurence Cummings, MA, ARCM, FRCO, HonRAM is a British harpsichordist, organist, and conductor. Cummings was educated at Solihull School, Christ Church, Oxford and the Royal College of Music. ...more

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Allen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Allen Morgan's principal focus is on two major investment areas: enterprise software applications and infrastructure, particularly innovative solutions that enhance knowledge-worker ...more

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Gottfried von Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Gottfried Alexander Leopold Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen was a member of the German House of Bismarck best known for his flamboyance and parties.

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Jan Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Author, Writer Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL is a Welsh historian, author and travel writer. She is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, ...more

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Tyler Winklevoss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Tyler Howard Winklevoss is an American rower and entrepreneur. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with his identical twin brother and rowing partner, Cameron ...more

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Cameron Winklevoss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Cameron Howard Winklevoss is an American rower and entrepreneur. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with his identical twin brother and rowing partner, Tyler ...more

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Percy Dearmer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Percy Dearmer Percival "Percy" Dearmer was an English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The Parson's Handbook, a liturgical manual for Anglican clergy. A lifelong socialist, he was an ...more

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Robin Attfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Robin Attfield, MA, PhD has been Professor of Philosophy at Cardiff University since 1992. Robin Attfield read Greats at Christ Church and theology at Regent's Park College, Oxford. He is a ...more

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Richmond Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Translator Richmond Alexander Lattimore was an American poet and translator known for his translations of the Greek classics, especially his versions of the Iliad and Odyssey, which are generally ...more

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Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Mathematician, Novelist, Author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's ...more

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Fredric Warburg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Publisher, Author Fredric John Warburg was a British publisher best known for his association with the author George Orwell. During a career spanning a large part of the 20th century and ending in 1971 Warburg ...more

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John Maddox is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Editor, Book editor, Journalist Sir John Royden Maddox, FRS was a British science writer. He was an editor of Nature for 22 years, from 1966–1973 and 1980–1995.

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James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Ab... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Groom of the Stool James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, KG, PC, styled Viscount Hamilton from 1814 to 1818 and the Marquess of Abercorn from 1818 to 1868, was a British Conservative politician and statesman who ...more

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John Wesley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Priest, Theologian, Preacher John Wesley was an Anglican divine and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as ...more

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Martin Ryle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Physicist, Astronomer Sir Martin Ryle FRS was an English radio astronomer who developed revolutionary radio telescope systems and used them for accurate location and imaging of weak radio sources. In 1946 Ryle and ...more

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John Bigge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Barrister John Thomas Bigge was an English judge and royal commissioner. Bigge was born at Benton House, Northumberland, England, the second son of Thomas Charles Bigge, High Sheriff of Northumberland in ...more

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Anthony Eden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Politician Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC was an English Conservative politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955-57. He was Foreign Secretary for three periods ...more

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John Crowe Ransom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Essayist, Writer John Crowe Ransom was an American educator, scholar, literary critic, poet, essayist and editor. He is considered to be a founder of the New Criticism school of literary criticism. As a faculty ...more

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Robert Hooke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Physicist, Architect Robert Hooke FRS was an English natural philosopher, architect and polymath. His adult life comprised three distinct periods: as a scientific inquirer lacking money; achieving great wealth and ...more

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John Ruskin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Art critic, Author John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging ...more

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan and its fourth President. Revered as Quaid-i-Awam, he founded the Pakistan People's Party and served as its chairman until his ...more

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Ludovic Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Author Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy was a British journalist, broadcaster, humanist and author best known for re-examining cases such as the Lindbergh kidnapping and the murder convictions of ...more

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Charles Williams, Baron Willia... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Banker Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel CBE PC is a retired business executive and a Labour peer. In his 20s he played first-class cricket while at university and for several ...more

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Peter Glenville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Actor Peter Glenville was an English film and stage actor and director.

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David Dimbleby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter David Dimbleby is a British journalist and a presenter of current affairs and political programmes, now best known for the BBC's long running Question Time television series. He is the son of ...more

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Trevor Huddleston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Priest Ernest Urban Trevor Huddleston CR KCMG was an English Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Stepney in London before becoming the second Archbishop of the Church of the Province of the Indian ...more

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Joseph Banks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Botanist Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. Banks made his name on the 1766 natural history expedition to Newfoundland and ...more

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Humfry Payne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Archaeologist Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne was an English archaeologist, director of the British School of Archaeology in Athens from 1929 to his death.

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Badiya bint El Hassan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Princess Badiya bint El Hassan was born on 28 March 1974 in Amman, Jordan. Her father is Prince Hassan bin Talal and her mother is Princess Sarvath El Hassan.

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William Conybeare is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Geologist William Daniel Conybeare FRS, dean of Llandaff, was an English geologist, palaeontologist and clergyman. He is probably best known for his ground-breaking work on marine reptile fossils in the ...more

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Ear... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Politician Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury KG, styled Lord Ashley from 1811 to 1851 and then Lord Shaftesbury following the death of his father. He was an English politician, philanthropist ...more

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James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Ab... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Groom of the Stool James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn, KG, CB, PC, styled Viscount Hamilton until 1868 and Marquess of Hamilton from 1868 to 1885, was a British nobleman and diplomat. He was the son of James ...more

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Alec Douglas-Home is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, KT, PC was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister from October 1963 to October 1964. He is notable for being ...more