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Famous Durham University Alumni

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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?”
  • Roger Moore1

    Roger Moore

    Television director, Soldier


    BirthplaceEngland, London

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

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    David Gavaghan

    Educator, Researcher


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Professor David J. Gavaghan (born 10 February 1966) is Professor of Computational Biology in... more on Wikipedia
  • Neil Bartlett3

    AgeDec. at 76 (1932-2008)

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Neil Bartlett (15 September 1932 – 5 August 2008) was a chemist who specialized in fluorine... more on Wikipedia
  • Nick Ramsay4

    Nick Ramsay



    BirthplaceCwmbran, United Kingdom

    Nick Ramsay (born 10 June 1975) is a British Conservative politician who has been a Member of... more on Wikipedia
  • Jonny Wilkinson5

    Jonny Wilkinson

    Rugby Player


    BirthplaceFrimley, United Kingdom

    Jonathan Peter Wilkinson, CBE (born 25 May 1979) is an English former rugby union player. A... more on Wikipedia
  • Stephen Bicknell6
    Stephen Bicknell (20 December 1957 – 18 August 2007) was a leading British organ builder and... more on Wikipedia
  • Houn Jiyu-Kennett7

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Maeve Sherlock8

    Maeve Sherlock

    Maeve Christina Mary Sherlock, Baroness Sherlock, (born 10 November 1960) is a Labour Party... more on Wikipedia
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    David Jasper

    Priest, Educator


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

    Alan Walker



    BirthplaceScunthorpe, United Kingdom

    Alan Walker, FRSC (born 6 April 1930) is an English-Canadian musicologist and university... more on Wikipedia
  • Tim Crane11

    Tim Crane

    Educator, Philosopher


    Timothy Martin "Tim" Crane is a philosopher who works mostly on the philosophy of mind and... more on Wikipedia
  • David Bellamy12

    David Bellamy

    Environmentalist, Professor


    BirthplaceLondon, England

    David James Bellamy (born 18 January 1933) is an English author, broadcaster, environmental... more on Wikipedia
  • Harold Evans13

    Harold Evans

    Editor, Publisher


    BirthplaceNewton Heath, United Kingdom

    Sir Harold Matthew Evans (born 28 June 1928) is a British-American journalist and writer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Anne Brontë14

    Anne Brontë

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 29 (1820-1849)

    BirthplaceThornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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

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  • Bruce Babbitt15

    Bruce Babbitt



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Bruce Edward Babbitt (born June 27, 1938) is an American attorney and politician from the... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Hollins16

    Chris Hollins

    Journalist, Cricketer


    BirthplaceEngland, Bromley

    Christopher Jonathan Hollins (born 20 March 1971) is an English journalist, presenter and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jonathan Edwards17

    Jonathan Edwards

    Actor, Athlete


    BirthplaceWindsor, United Kingdom

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  • Jake Thackray18

    Jake Thackray

    Poet, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 64 (1938-2002)

    BirthplacePickering, United Kingdom

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

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  • Gabby Logan19

    Gabby Logan



    BirthplaceLeeds, United Kingdom

    Gabrielle Nicole Logan (née Yorath; born 24 April 1973) is a British presenter and a former... more on Wikipedia
  • George Alagiah20

    George Alagiah

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

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

    George Malcolm Brown

    Petrologist, Geologist

    AgeDec. at 72 (1925-1997)

    BirthplaceRedcar, United Kingdom

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

    John D. Barrow

    Mathematician, Physicist


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    John David Barrow (born 29 November 1952) is an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Graham Hancock23

    Graham Hancock

    Journalist, Scientist


    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Graham Bruce Hancock (; born 2 August 1950) is a British writer and journalist. He is known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg24
    Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (given names: Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie; born... more on Wikipedia
  • James Foster25

    James Foster



    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

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