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

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

These graduates, like Arianna Huffington and Sarojini Naidu include images when available.

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

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Arianna Huffington Editor, Commentator, Politician Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the ...more

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Sandi Toksvig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Sandi Toksvig Comedian, Presenter Sandra Birgitte "Sandi" Toksvig OBE is a Danish-British writer, presenter, comedian, actress and producer on British radio and television. She currently presents The News Quiz on BBC ...more

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Margrethe II of Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Margrethe II of Denmark Production Designer, Screenwriter, Actor Margrethe II is a film production designer.

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Karen Spärck Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Karen Spärck Jones Computer scientist Karen Spärck Jones FBA was a British computer scientist.

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Rachel Lomax is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Rachel Lomax Economist, Banker Janis Rachel Lomax in Swansea, Wales, is a British economist and former government official who served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, sitting on the Monetary Policy Committee from 1 ...more

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Mary Arden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Mary Arden Judge, Barrister, Lawyer Dame Mary Howarth Mance, Lady Mance, DBE, QC, née Arden, styled The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Arden or Dame Mary Arden, is a British judge and lawyer. She currently serves as a judge on the ...more

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Gwyneth Lewis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Gwyneth Lewis Poet, Journalist Gwyneth Lewis is a Welsh poet and was the inaugural National Poet of Wales.

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Diana Ross Illustrator, Writer Diana Patience Beverly Ross, relative of Robert Ross, was an English children's author and occasional and longtime resident of Shaw, near Melksham, in Wiltshire. A graduate of the Central School ...more

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Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond Judge, Barrister, Lawyer Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE, QC, PC, FBA is a British legal academic, barrister, judge, and Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. In 2004, she ...more

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Delia Derbyshire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Delia Derbyshire Composer Delia Ann Derbyshire was an English musician and composer of electronic music and musique concrète. She is best known for her electronic realisation of Ron Grainer's theme music to the ...more

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Hertha Marks Ayrton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Hertha Marks Ayrton Mathematician, Scientist, Electrical engineer Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton was an English engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor. She was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in ...more

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Raquel Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Raquel Cassidy Actor Raquel Josephine Dominic Cassidy is an English actress.

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Sarojini Naidu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Sarojini Naidu Poet, Politician, Writer Sarojini Naidu, also known by the sobriquet as The Nightingale of India, was an Indian independence activist and poet. Naidu served as the first governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh ...more

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Elizabeth Gloster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Elizabeth Gloster Judge, Barrister Dame Elizabeth Gloster, DBE PC, is a judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. While a judge of the High Court of Justice, she served as the first female judge of the Commercial Court.

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Margaret Mountford is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Margaret Mountford Businessperson, TV Personality, Lawyer Margaret Rose Mountford is a British lawyer, businesswoman and television personality best known for her role in The Apprentice.

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Barbara Wootton, Baroness Woot... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Barbara Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger Criminologist Barbara Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger CH was a British sociologist and criminologist. She was one of the first four life peers appointed under the Life Peerages Act 1958. She was ...more

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Phil Hammond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Phil Hammond Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Dr Philip Hammond is a doctor, comedian and commentator on health issues in the United Kingdom. He lived in Australia until the age of seven when his Australian father died and his English ...more

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Julie Kirkbride is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Julie Kirkbride Julie Kirkbride is a British former politician. She was the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for the Conservative stronghold of Bromsgrove from 1997 until 2010

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Kathleen Raine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Kathleen Raine Writer Kathleen Jessie Raine CBE was a British poet, critic, and scholar writing in particular on William Blake, W. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor. Known for her interest in various forms of spirituality, ...more

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Elizabeth Symons, Baroness Sym... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Elizabeth Symons, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Politician Elizabeth Conway Symons, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, PC is a British life peeress and former General Secretary of the FDA Trade Union and a Minister of State. She was created a Labour life ...more

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Mary Berry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Mary Berry Conductor Mary Berry, CBE was an Augustinian canoness and noted choral conductor and musicologist. She was an authority on the performance of Gregorian chant. Berry studied at Girton College, Cambridge ...more

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Irene Spry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Irene Spry Historian, Economist Irene Mary Spry, OC was an economic historian and social democrat awarded two honorary doctorates and named to the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian intellectual and public

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Anna Maxted is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Anna Maxted Journalist, Novelist Anna Maxted is a bestselling author based in North London, England. Born in 1969, she is married to fellow author and journalist Philip Robinson and they have three young sons. She writes female ...more

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Annie Scott Dill Maunder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Annie Scott Dill Maunder Mathematician, Astronomer Annie Scott Dill Maunder, née Russell was an Irish astronomer and mathematician.

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Philippa Pearce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Philippa Pearce Writer Ann Philippa Pearce OBE was an English author of children's books. Her most famous work is the time slip fantasy novel Tom's Midnight Garden, which won the 1958 Carnegie Medal from the Library ...more

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Edith Mary Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Edith Mary Brown Physician Dame Edith Mary Brown, LRCP, LRCS, LRFPS was the founder of the Christian Medical College Ludhiana, the first medical training facility for woman in Asia. Brown was born in Whitehaven in 1864. ...more

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Bertha Swirles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Bertha Swirles Physicist Bertha Swirles, Lady Jeffreys was a British physicist who carried out research on quantum theory, particularly in its early days. She was associated with Girton College, University of Cambridge, ...more

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Hisako, Princess Takamado is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Hisako, Princess Takamado Hisako, Princess Takamado, born Hisako Tottori on 10 July 1953, is a member of the Japanese Imperial Family as the widow of Norihito, Prince Takamado.

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Janet Kear is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Janet Kear Janet Kear OBE was an English ornithologist. Kear was born in London, and was educated at Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks, Caspar Junior College, Wyoming, King's College London and then Girton ...more

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Joan Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Joan Robinson Economist Joan Violet Robinson FBA was a British post-Keynesian economist who was well known for her work on monetary economics and wide-ranging contributions to economic theory. She was the daughter of ...more

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Dorothy Maud Wrinch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Dorothy Maud Wrinch Mathematician, Chemist, Philosopher Dorothy Maud Wrinch was a mathematician and biochemical theorist best known for her attempt to deduce protein structure using mathematical principles.

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Dorothy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Dorothy Thompson Historian Dorothy Katharine Gane Thompson was a social historian, a leading expert on the Chartist movement.

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Sheila Scott Macintyre is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Sheila Scott Macintyre Mathematician Sheila Scott Macintyre was a Scottish mathematician best known for her work on the Whittaker constant. Macintyre is also known for co-authoring a German-English mathematics dictionary with Edith ...more

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Barbara, Lady Stephen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Barbara, Lady Stephen Writer Barbara, Lady Stephen was an English educational writer and Florence Nightingale's cousin. She was born Margaret Thyra Barbara Shore Smith. Margaret studied History at Girton College, Cambridge, ...more

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Emily Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Emily Jones Philosopher Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones was an English philosopher and educator. She worked in logic and ethics.

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Wendy Holden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Wendy Holden Journalist, Novelist, Writer Wendy Holden, also known as Taylor Holden, is an author and journalist who has written more than thirty books, many of them international bestsellers. She was born in Pinner, North London, in ...more

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Ethel Sargant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Ethel Sargant Botanist Ethel Sargant was a British botanist. She was the third daughter of Henry Sargant of Lincoln's Inn, and Emma Beale, and was educated at the North London Collegiate School and, from 1881 to 1885, ...more

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Grace Chisholm Young is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Grace Chisholm Young Mathematician Grace Chisholm Young was an English mathematician. She was educated at Girton College, Cambridge, England and continued her studies at Göttingen University in Germany, where in 1895 she ...more

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Candia McWilliam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Candia McWilliam Author, Writer Candia Frances Juliet McWilliam is a Scottish author. Her father was the architectural writer and academic Colin McWilliam.

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Christina Koning is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Christina Koning Novelist Christina Koning is a novelist and short story writer who has reviewed extensively for the UK national press. Koning was born in Kuala Belait, Borneo, and spent her early childhood in Venezuela ...more

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Ruth Dudley Edwards is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Ruth Dudley Edwards Journalist, Author, Writer Ruth Dudley Edwards is an Irish historian, crime novelist, journalist and broadcaster, in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. She is, amongst other positions, a columnist with the Irish Sunday ...more

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Adelaide Anderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Adelaide Anderson Dame Adelaide Mary Anderson, DBE was a British civil servant and labour activist, particularly interested in child labour and conditions in China. She served as HM Principal Lady Inspector of ...more

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Margaret Canovan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Margaret Canovan Philosopher Margaret Canovan is an English political theorist. Born in Carlisle in 1939, Canovan studied history at Girton College, Cambridge, where she subsequently completed a PhD on Joseph Priestley. She ...more

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Sylvia Ann Hewlett Author, Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist, consultant, lecturer, and expert on gender and workplace issues. A Kennedy Scholar and graduate of Girton College, Cambridge, Hewlett earned her PhD degree in ...more

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Marilyn Strathern is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Marilyn Strathern Professor Dame Ann Marilyn Strathern is a British anthropologist, who has worked largely with the natives of Papua New Guinea and dealt with issues in the UK of reproductive technologies. She was William ...more

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Midge Gillies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Midge Gillies Journalist Midge Gillies is a British journalist and biographer. Educated at Girton College, Cambridge, she has written extensively for newspapers including The Guardian and the Los Angeles Times and is ...more

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Frances Cave-Browne-Cave is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Frances Cave-Browne-Cave Mathematician Frances Evelyn Cave-Browne-Cave was an English mathematician. Frances Cave-Browne-Cave was the daughter of Sir Thomas Cave-Browne-Cave and Blanche Matilda Mary Ann Milton. She was the sister of ...more

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Charlotte Scott is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Charlotte Scott Mathematician Charlotte Angas Scott D.Sc. was a British mathematician who made her career in the United States and was influential in the development of American mathematics, including the mathematical ...more

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Heather Brigstocke, Baroness B... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Heather Brigstocke, Baroness Brigstocke Politician Heather Brigstocke, Baroness Brigstocke CBE was a British schoolteacher, academic and Conservative Life Peer. Born as Heather Renwick Brown in Reading, Berkshire, the daughter of Squadron Leader ...more

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Dawn Airey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Girton College, Cambridge Alumni
Dawn Airey Dawn Elizabeth Airey, is senior vice president of Yahoo’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, responsible for advertising. She was previously a British commercial television ...more