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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Christ's Hospital and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including James D'Arcy and Barnes Wallis.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Christ's Hospital?” and “Which celebrities are Christ's Hospital alumni?”
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Barnes Wallis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Inventor, Scientist, Aerospace Engineer
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, CBE FRS, RDI, FRAeS, was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation ...more
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William Camden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital 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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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Poet, Critic, Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake ...more
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Samuel Richardson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Publisher, Novelist, Printer
Samuel Richardson was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded, Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady and The ...more
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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Designer, Architect
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was an English architect, designer, artist and critic, chiefly remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style; his work culminated in the interior ...more
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John Septimus Roe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Surveyor
John Septimus Roe was the first Surveyor-General of Western Australia. He was a renowned explorer, and a Member of Western Australia's Legislative and Executive Councils for nearly 40 years.
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Edmund Blunden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Poet, Writer
Edmund Charles Blunden, CBE, MC was an English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both verse and prose. For most of his ...more
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Henry James Sumner Maine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Writer
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine, KCSI, was a British comparative jurist and historian. He is famous for the thesis outlined in his book Ancient Law that law and society developed "from status ...more
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Edward Stillingfleet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Edward Stillingfleet
Edward Stillingfleet was a British theologian and scholar. Considered an outstanding preacher as well as a strong polemical writer defending Anglicanism, Stillingfleet was known as "the ...more
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James D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Actor
James D'Arcy is an English actor.
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James Henry Leigh Hunt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
James Henry Leigh Hunt Journalist
James Henry Leigh Hunt, best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist, poet, and writer.
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Charles Lamb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Charles Lamb was an English writer and essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb. He also wrote ...more
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Holly Walsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Presenter
Holly Walsh is an English comedian and comedy writer, known mainly for her work on TV and radio in the UK.
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George Peele is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
George Peele Playwright
George Peele was an English translator, poet, and dramatist, who is most noted for his supposed but not universally accepted collaboration with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus.
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Ian Trethowan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Journalist
Sir James Ian Raley Trethowan was a British journalist, radio and television broadcaster and administrator who eventually became director-general of the BBC from 1 October 1977 to 31 July 1982, ...more
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Jeremiah Markland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Jeremiah Markland
Jeremiah Markland was an English classical scholar.
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Joshua Barnes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Joshua Barnes
Joshua Barnes FRS, was an English scholar. His work Gerania; a New Discovery of a Little Sort of People, anciently discoursed of, called Pygmies was an Utopian romance.
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Alexander Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Alexander Cunningham Archaeologist
Sir Alexander Cunningham KCIE CSI was a British army engineer with the Bengal Engineer Group who later took an interest in the history and archaeology of India which led to his appointment in ...more
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Andrew Higgins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Andrew Higgins
Andrew Higgins born 13 July 1981 in Epping, Essex, England is a rugby union player for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership. Higgins' position of choice is as a Centre or Wing Higgins, ...more
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Steve Hilton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Christ's Hospital Alumni
Steve Hilton
Steve Hilton is a former director of strategy for David Cameron, Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom. He is currently a lecturer and visiting scholar at ...more