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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 (born 12 September 1954) is a British venture capitalist and former journalist who was born in Wales. Moritz works for Sequoia Capital and is a philanthropist and ...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 (; 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet. Auden's poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, ...more

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Lancelot Blackburne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Pirate
Lancelot Blackburne (sometimes Blackburn, Blackborne or Blackbourn[e]; 10 December 1658 – 23 March 1743) was an English clergyman, who became Archbishop of York, and – in popular belief – a ...more
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Robert Burton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Physician
Robert Burton (8 February 1577 – 25 January 1640) 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 ...more
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William Penn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was an English colonial proprietor and the son of the admiral and politician Sir William Penn. Penn was a writer, early Quaker, and founder of the ...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 (Sinhala: සොලමන් වෙස්ට් රිජ්වේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක,Tamil: சாலமன் வெஸ்ட் ரிட்ஜ்வே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கா; 8 January 1899 – 26 September 1959), frequently referred ...more
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William Lygon, 7th Earl ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Politician
William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, (20 February 1872 – 14 November 1938), styled Viscount Elmley until 1891, was a British Liberal politician. He was Governor of New South Wales between 1899 and ...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 (25 January 1914 – 10 January 1987) was a British businessman and politician, serving as a Conservative Member of Parliament and junior minister until ...more
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A. L. Rowse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Writer
Alfred Leslie Rowse (4 December 1903 – 3 October 1997) was a British historian and author, best known for his work on Elizabethan England. Born in Cornwall and raised in humble circumstances, he ...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, (born 8 November 1956), is a British screenwriter, producer, and film director. One of Britain's most successful comedy screenwriters, he is known primarily for ...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 (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ...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 (born 17 November 1983) 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 ...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 (; born 31 July 1932) is an American philosopher. He was Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Language and Professor of the Graduate ...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 (; 29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British statesman and Liberal politician. In a career lasting over 60 years, he served for 12 years as Prime Minister of the ...more
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William Camden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
William Camden (2 May 1551 – 9 November 1623) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of ...more
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Francis Atterbury is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Francis Atterbury (6 March 1663 – 22 February 1732) was an English man of letters, politician and bishop. A High Church Tory and Jacobite, he gained patronage under Queen Anne, but was ...more
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Edward VII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Edward VII
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. The eldest ...more

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Laurence Cummings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Conductor, Harpsichordist
Laurence Cummings (born 1968, Birmingham), MA (Oxon), ARCM, FRCO, HonRAM is a British harpsichordist, organist, and conductor. He is noted as a conductor of the music of Handel.
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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
Count Gottfried Alexander Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen (Gottfried Alexander Leopold Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen in German; 19 September 1962 – 30 June 2007) was a German ...more
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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 (born 2 October 1926) is a Welsh historian, author and travel writer. She is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy (1968–1978), a history of the British Empire, ...more
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Tyler Winklevoss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Tyler Howard Winklevoss (born August 21, 1981) is an American rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Summer ...more
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Cameron Winklevoss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Christ Church, Oxford Alumni
Cameron Howard Winklevoss (born August 21, 1981) is an American rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Beijing ...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