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Famous Durham University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 26.8k views324 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Durham University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Roger Moore and Bruce Babbitt.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Durham University?” and “Which celebrities are Durham University alumni?”
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    Roger Moore

    Television director, Soldier

    Age92

    BirthplaceStockwell, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Roger George Moore (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor best known for...  more

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    David Gavaghan

    Educator, Researcher

    Age54

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Professor David J. Gavaghan (born 10 February 1966) is Professor of Computational Biology in...  more
  • 3

    AgeDec. at 76 (1932-2008)

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Neil Bartlett (15 September 1932 – 5 August 2008) was a chemist who specialized in fluorine...  more
  • 4

    Nick Ramsay

    Politician

    Age45

    BirthplaceCwmbran, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Nick Ramsay (born 10 June 1975) is a British Conservative politician who has been a Member of...  more
  • 5

    Jonny Wilkinson

    Rugby Player

    Age41

    BirthplaceFrimley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Jonathan Peter Wilkinson, CBE (born 25 May 1979) is an English former rugby union player. A...  more
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    Stephen Bicknell (20 December 1957 – 18 August 2007) was a leading British organ builder and...  more
  • 7

    Houn Jiyu-Kennett

    Hōun Jiyu-Kennett (Japanese: 法雲慈友ケネット, January 1, 1924 – November 6, 1996), born Peggy Teresa...  more
  • 8

    Maeve Sherlock

    Maeve Christina Mary Sherlock, Baroness Sherlock, (born 10 November 1960) is a Labour Party...  more
  • 9

    David Jasper

    Priest, Educator

    Age69

    GenderMale

    David Jasper is a theologian, currently Professor of Literature and Theology and Associate...  more
  • 10

    Alan Walker

    Musicologist

    Age90

    BirthplaceScunthorpe, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Alan Walker, FRSC (born 6 April 1930) is an English-Canadian musicologist and university...  more
  • 11

    Tim Crane

    Educator, Philosopher

    Age58

    GenderMale

    Timothy Martin "Tim" Crane is a philosopher who works mostly on the philosophy of mind and...  more
  • 12

    David Bellamy

    Environmentalist, Professor

    Age87

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    GenderMale

    David James Bellamy (born 18 January 1933) is an English author, broadcaster, environmental...  more
  • 13

    Harold Evans

    Editor, Publisher

    Age92

    BirthplaceNewton Heath, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Harold Matthew Evans (born 28 June 1928) is a British-American journalist and writer who...  more
  • 14

    Anne Brontë

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 29 (1820-1849)

    BirthplaceThornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Anne Brontë (, commonly ; 17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was an English novelist and poet, the...  more

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  • 15

    Bruce Babbitt

    Politician

    Age82

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Bruce Edward Babbitt (born June 27, 1938) is an American attorney and politician from the...  more
  • 16

    Chris Hollins

    Journalist, Cricketer

    Age49

    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Christopher Jonathan Hollins (born 20 March 1971) is an English journalist, presenter and...  more
  • 17

    Jonathan Edwards

    Actor, Athlete

    Age54

    BirthplaceWindsor, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Jonathan Edwards may refer to:...  more
  • 18

    Jake Thackray

    Poet, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 64 (1938-2002)

    BirthplacePickering, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    John Philip "Jake" Thackray (27 February 1938 – 24 December 2002) was an English...  more
  • 19

    Gabby Logan

    Presenter

    Age47

    BirthplaceLeeds, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Gabrielle Nicole Logan (née Yorath; born 24 April 1973) is a British presenter and a former...  more
  • 20

    George Alagiah

    Journalist, Author

    Age64

    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    GenderMale

    George Maxwell Alagiah ( born 22 November 1955) is a British newsreader, journalist and...  more
  • 21

    George Malcolm Brown

    Petrologist, Geologist

    AgeDec. at 72 (1925-1997)

    BirthplaceRedcar, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir George Malcolm Brown, FRS (5 October 1925 – 27 March 1997) was one of the most respected...  more
  • 22

    John D. Barrow

    Mathematician, Physicist

    Age67

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    John David Barrow (born 29 November 1952) is an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist,...  more
  • 23

    Graham Hancock

    Journalist, Scientist

    Age70

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Graham Bruce Hancock (; born 2 August 1950) is a British writer and journalist. He is known...  more
  • 24
    Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (given names: Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie; born...  more
  • 25

    James Foster

    Cricketer

    Age40

    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    James Savin Foster (born 15 April 1980) is an English former cricketer: a wicket-keeper who...  more