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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Exeter College, Oxford and be of some renown.

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

This list has everything from Richard Burton to J. R. R. Tolkien.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Exeter College, Oxford?” and “Which celebrities are Exeter College, Oxford alumni?”

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Burton Actor Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever ...more

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Liaquat Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Liaquat Ali Khan Politician Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, often simply referred as Liaquat, was one of the leading Founding Fathers of modern Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the ...more

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Will Self is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Will Self Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter William Woodard "Will" Self is an English author, journalist, political commentator and television personality. Self is the author of ten novels, five collections of shorter fiction, ...more

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Alan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Alan Bennett Screenwriter, Author, Actor Alan Bennett is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed ...more

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Ned Sherrin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Ned Sherrin Television director, Television producer, Raconteur Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining the BBC. He ...more

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Edwin Emmanuel Bradford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Edwin Emmanuel Bradford Writer The Reverend Edwin Emmanuel Bradford was an English clergyman and Uranian poet and novelist. He attended Exeter College, Oxford, received his B.A. in 1884, and was awarded a D.D. He was vicar of ...more

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J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
J. R. R. Tolkien Philologist, Poet, Author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of ...more

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Nicolas Walter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Nicolas Walter Journalist Nicolas Hardy Walter was a British anarchist and atheist writer, speaker and activist.

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Charles Lyell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Charles Lyell Geologist, Lawyer Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, FRS was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularised James Hutton's concepts ...more

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John Quelch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
John Quelch Professor John Anthony Quelch CBE is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He holds a joint appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health as ...more

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Wynford Vaughan-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas Journalist, Presenter Lewis John Wynford Vaughan-Thomas CBE was a Welsh newspaper journalist and radio and television broadcaster. In later life he took the name Vaughan-Thomas after his father.

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Philip Pullman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Philip Pullman Librarian, Novelist, Author Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL is a British writer. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The ...more

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Edward Burne-Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Edward Burne-Jones Painter, Artist Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet ARA was a British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked closely with William Morris on ...more

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William Morris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
William Morris Novelist, Designer, Graphic Designer William Morris was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the ...more

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Martin Amis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Martin Amis Professor, Novelist, Author Martin Louis Amis is an English novelist. His best-known novels are Money and London Fields. He has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience and has been listed for ...more

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Sydney Brenner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Sydney Brenner Scientist Sydney Brenner, CH FRS FMedSci is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston. Brenner made significant ...more

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Edgar F. Codd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Edgar F. Codd Computer scientist Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd was an English computer scientist who, while working for IBM, invented the relational model for database management, the theoretical basis for relational ...more

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E. E. Evans-Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Anthropologist Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard, known as E. E. Evans-Pritchard, was an English anthropologist who was instrumental in the development of social anthropology. He was Professor of Social ...more

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Roger Bannister is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Roger Bannister Physician, Athlete Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE is an English former athlete, physician and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile. In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in ...more

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Paul Seymour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Paul Seymour Mathematician Paul Seymour is currently a professor at Princeton University; half in the department of mathematics and half in the program in applied and computational math. His research interest is in ...more

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Timothy Garton Ash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Timothy Garton Ash Journalist, Historian, Professor Timothy Garton Ash CMG FRSA is a British historian, author and commentator. He is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University. Much of his work has been concerned with the late modern and ...more

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Sir Charles Cave, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Sir Charles Cave, 1st Baronet Banker Sir Charles Daniel Cave, 1st Baronet DL JP was a British baronet and banker.

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Stansfield Turner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Stansfield Turner Stansfield M. Turner is a former United States Navy admiral and former Director of Central Intelligence and President of the Naval War College. He is currently a senior research scholar at the ...more

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Qian Zhongshu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Qian Zhongshu Novelist Qian Zhongshu was a Chinese literary scholar and writer, known for his wit and erudition. He is best known for his satirical novel Fortress Besieged. His works of non-fiction are characterised ...more

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Tariq Ali is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Tariq Ali Editor, Commentator, Journalist Tariq Ali is an English Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, ...more

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Joseph Nye is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Joseph Nye Professor, Political scientist Joseph Samuel Nye, Jr. is an American political scientist and former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He currently holds the position of University ...more

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Arthur Peacocke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Arthur Peacocke Chemist The Reverend Canon Arthur Robert Peacocke MBE was a British theologian and biochemist.

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John Ford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
John Ford Playwright John Ford was an English playwright and poet of the Jacobean and Caroline eras born in Ilsington in Devon.

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John Kufuor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
John Kufuor Politician, Lawyer John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor is a retired Ghanaian politician and statesman who served as the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana and Chairperson of the African Union. His victory over ...more

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Imogen Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Imogen Stubbs Actor, Playwright Imogen Stubbs, Lady Nunn is an English actress and playwright.

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Ivor Crewe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Ivor Crewe Journalist, Professor, Political scientist Sir Ivor Martin Crewe, FAcSS is the Master of University College, Oxford and President Elect of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was previously Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex and ...more

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Stephen Green, Baron Green of ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Stephen Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint Politician, Banker Stephen Keith Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint is a British Conservative politician, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment, and former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc.

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Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Ear... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury PC, known as Anthony Ashley Cooper from 1621 to 1631, as Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 2nd Baronet from 1631 to 1661, and as The Lord Ashley from 1661 ...more

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Ernest Wilberforce is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Ernest Wilberforce Ernest Roland Wilberforce was an Anglican clergyman and bishop. From 1882 to 1896 he was the first Anglican Bishop of Newcastle upon the diocese's creation, and from 1896 to 1907 he was Bishop ...more

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Thomas Coryat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Thomas Coryat Thomas Coryat was an English traveller and writer of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean age. He is principally remembered for two volumes of writings he left regarding his travels, often on ...more

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John Eliot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
John Eliot Politician, Writer Sir John Eliot was an English statesman who was serially imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he eventually died, by King Charles I for advocating the rights and privileges of Parliament.

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Kenneth Hayne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Kenneth Hayne Judge Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC is a Justice of the High Court of Australia which is the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy.

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R. D. Blackmore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
R. D. Blackmore Novelist Richard Doddridge Blackmore, known as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. He won acclaim for vivid descriptions and ...more

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Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Pa... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry Composer Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was an English composer, teacher and historian of music. Parry's first major works appeared in 1880. As a composer he is best known for the choral ...more

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Alfred Noyes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Alfred Noyes Poet, Writer Alfred Noyes CBE was an English poet, short-story writer and playwright, best known for his ballads, "The Highwayman" and "The Barrel-Organ".

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Gilbert Hunter Doble is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Gilbert Hunter Doble Writer Gilbert Hunter Doble was an Anglican priest and Cornish historian and hagiographer.

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Justine Waddell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Justine Waddell Actor Justine Waddell is a South African-born British film actress, best known for her roles in the 2006 film The Fall and 2005 film Chaos as well as Tess in the 1998 LWT adaptation of Tess of the ...more

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William Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
William Lockhart Priest William Lockhart was an English Roman Catholic priest; the first of the Tractarian Movement to convert from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism.

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Bevil Grenville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Bevil Grenville Politician Sir Bevil Grenville was a Royalist soldier in the Civil War and was killed in action at the Battle of Lansdowne in 1643. He served as MP for Cornwall 1621–1625 and 1640–42, and for Launceston ...more

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Michael Cardew is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Michael Cardew Michael Cardew, OBE, was an English studio potter who worked in West Africa for twenty years. Cardew was born in Wimbledon, London, the fourth child of Arthur Cardew, a civil servant, and ...more

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Duncan Gordon Blair is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Duncan Gordon Blair Lawyer Duncan Gordon Blair was a Canadian lawyer, politician, judge and a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Blair was educated in Regina Public ...more

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James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Ha... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton KG PC was a Scottish nobleman and influential political and military leader during the Thirty Years' War and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

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Arthur Mourant is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Arthur Mourant Arthur Ernest Mourant FRS was a British chemist, hematologist and geneticist who pioneered research into biological anthropology and its distribution, genetics, clinical and laboratory medicine, ...more

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Eric Kemp is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
Eric Kemp Writer, Lawyer Eric Waldram Kemp was a Church of England bishop. He was the Bishop of Chichester from 1974–2001 and one of the leading Anglo-Catholics of his generation and one of the most influential figures ...more

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William Noy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Exeter College, Oxford Alumni
William Noy Politician, Lawyer William Noy was a noted British jurist. He was born on the family estate of Pendrea in St Buryan, Cornwall. He left Exeter College, Oxford without taking a degree, and entered Lincoln's Inn in ...more