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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