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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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