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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Evelyn Waugh and Jonathan Swift.

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

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Evelyn Waugh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh, known as Evelyn Waugh, was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books; he was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His best-known works ...more

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Alain LeRoy Locke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Writer, Philosopher Alain Leroy Locke was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. Distinguished as the first African American Rhodes Scholar in 1907, Locke was the philosophical architect ...more

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Jeffrey John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Priest Jeffrey Philip Hywel John is a Church of England priest and the current Dean of St Albans. He made headlines in 2003 when he was the first person to have openly been in a same-sex relationship ...more

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Natasha Kaplinsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Actor Natasha Margaret Kaplinsky is an English newsreader and television presenter, best known for her newsreading roles on Sky News, BBC News, Channel 5, and presently ITV News. After two years at ...more

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Fiona Bruce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter Fiona Elizabeth Bruce is a British journalist, newsreader and television presenter. Since joining the BBC in 1989, she has gone on to present many flagship programmes for the corporation ...more

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Jonathan Swift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Priest, Poet, Novelist Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's ...more

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Charles James Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Statesman Charles James Fox PC, styled The Honourable from 1762, was a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned 38 years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and who was ...more

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John Behan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Educator Sir John Clifford Valentine Behan was the second warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and the first Victorian Rhodes Scholar. Behan was educated at Caulfield Grammar School ...more

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John Donne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Priest, Poet, Writer John Donne was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual ...more

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Tobias Wolff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Author Tobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff is an American author. He is known for his memoirs, particularly This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army. He has also written two novels, including The Barracks Thief, ...more

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Byron White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
American football player, Lawyer Byron Raymond White won fame both as a football halfback and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Born and raised in Colorado, White played in the National Football ...more

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Soweto Kinch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Rapper, Saxophonist Soweto Kinch is a British jazz alto saxophonist and rapper.

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J. Meade Falkner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist John Meade Falkner was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong ...more

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Steve Webb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician, Professor Steven John Webb PC is a British Liberal Democrat politician who is a former Member of Parliament and current parliamentary candidate for Thornbury & Yate. He is currently the Minister of ...more

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Edward Max Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Science writer Edward Max Nicholson was a pioneering environmentalist, ornithologist and internationalist, and a founder of the World Wildlife Fund.

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William Tyndale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Writer William Tyndale was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. ...more

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Richard Addinsell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Film Score Composer, Composer Richard Stewart Addinsell was a British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight.

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Ronald Martland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Judge Ronald Martland, CC QC AOE was a Canadian lawyer and Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was the second Albertan appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, taking the place of ...more

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy is a British television presenter and journalist on Channel 4. He presents the Channel 4 News and the foreign affairs documentary series Unreported World.

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David Naylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Physician Christopher David Naylor, OC FRCPC FRSC is a Canadian physician, medical researcher and former president of the University of Toronto.

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Thomas Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Philosopher Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established ...more

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David Pannick, Baron Pannick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister David Philip Pannick, Baron Pannick QC is a leading barrister in the United Kingdom, and crossbencher in the House of Lords. He practises mainly in the areas of public law and human rights. He ...more

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Nathaniel Woodard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Nathaniel Woodard Nathaniel Woodard was a priest in the Church of England. He founded 11 schools for the middle classes in England whose aim was to provide education based on "sound principle and sound ...more

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Warren Fisher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Warren Fisher Sir Warren Fisher was a British civil servant. Fisher was born in Croydon, London on 22 September 1879. He was educated at the Dragon School, Winchester College and Hertford College, Oxford ...more

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William Robinson Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Rev. Professor William Robinson Clark FRSC was a Scottish-Canadian theologian. He was born in Daviot, Aberdeenshire, son of Rev. James Clark. Originally educated for the Congregationalist ...more

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Perceval Landon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Perceval Landon Journalist, Writer Perceval Landon was an English writer and journalist, now best remembered for his classic and much reprinted ghost story "Thurnley Abbey".

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John Thadeus Delane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
John Thadeus Delane Journalist John Thadeus Delane, editor of The Times, was born in London. He was the second son of W.F.A. Delane, a barrister, of an old Irish family, who about 1832 was appointed by Times publisher John ...more

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Gavin Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Author, Writer Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS, FRGS was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters. He wrote the book Ring of Bright Water about how he brought an otter back from Iraq ...more

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Henry Pelham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Henry Pelham was a British Whig statesman, who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 27 August 1743 until his death. He was the younger brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles, the Duke of ...more

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Jacqui Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Teacher Jacqueline Jill Smith is a member of the British Labour Party. She was the Member of Parliament for Redditch from 1997 until 2010, the first female Home Secretary and the third woman to hold one ...more

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Denham Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
W. Denham Sutcliffe was an American author, editor, and professor of English who spent most of his professional life at Kenyon College.

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George Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Historian George Dangerfield was an English-American journalist, historian, and the literary editor of Vanity Fair from 1933 to 1935. He is known primarily for his book The Strange Death of Liberal ...more

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Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Kevin Brown Kevin Brown has been Trust Archivist and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Curator at St Mary's NHS Trust, subsequently Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, since 1989, having set up the ...more

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Dom Mintoff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Dom Mintoff Dominic "Dom" Mintoff was a Maltese politician, journalist, and architect who was leader of the Labour Party from 1949 to 1984, and was Prime Minister of Malta from 1955 to 1958, when ...more

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Nick Cohen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Nick Cohen Journalist Nick Cohen is an English journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator and TV critic for Standpoint magazine. He has written for ...more

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Katie Targett-Adams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Entrepreneur, Musician, Model Katie Targett-Adams and is a singer-songwriter-MC and Celtic harpist. She has released 6 albums and has enjoyed most success singing in Chinese in China.

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Marian Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Marian Bell Marian Patricia Bell is a British consultant economist, and was a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from June 2002 to June 2005.

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Anna Soderstrom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Anna Soderstrom Anna Soderstrom is the wife of Monty Python member Terry Jones.  They met when she was 22 and he was 62.

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Matthew Hale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Matthew Hale Barrister Sir Matthew Hale SL was an influential English barrister, judge and lawyer most noted for his treatise Historia Placitorum Coronæ, or The History of the Pleas of the Crown. Born to a ...more

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David Waddington, Baron Waddin... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Politician David Charles Waddington, Baron Waddington, GCVO, DL, QC, PC, is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons from 1968 ...more

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James Pettifer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
James Pettifer Journalist, Writer James Pettifer is a British academic, author and journalist who has specialised in Balkan affairs. He was born in 1949 in Hereford and was educated at King's School, Worcester, and Hertford ...more

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Devyani Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Cultural critic, Journalist, Author Devyani Saltzman is a Canadian author, curator and journalist. She is the daughter of film directors Paul Saltzman and Deepa Mehta. She is the writer of Shooting Water, a memoir, as well as ...more

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Adam Fleming is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Adam Fleming Presenter Adam Fleming is a British news reporter, currently working as a political correspondent for BBC News and reporter for Daily Politics. He is perhaps best known for his work on CBBC's news ...more

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John Landers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
John Landers John Maxwell Landers was Principal of Hertford College, Oxford until September 2011. Landers was educated at Southgate Technical College, Hertford College, Oxford and Churchill College, ...more

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Ed Vulliamy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Ed Vulliamy Journalist Ed Vulliamy - Edward Sebastian Vulliamy - is a British journalist and writer. His mother is the children's author and illustrator Shirley Hughes and his grandfather the Liverpool store owner ...more

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R. V. Vernède is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
R. V. Vernède Novelist Raymond Veveysan Vernède was an English colonial administrator in India and a writer. He was educated at Bradfield College and Hertford College, Oxford. He was in the Indian Civil Service ...more

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Leonard Hodgson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Leonard Hodgson Philosopher Leonard Hodgson was an Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, historian of the early Church and Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford from 1944 to 1958.

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Alfred Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Alfred Cochrane Writer Alfred Henry John Cochrane was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire between 1884 and 1886, and for Oxford University between 1885 and 1888. He subsequently made his ...more

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Sherard Cowper-Coles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Sherard Cowper-Coles Diplomat Sir Sherard Louis Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO is a British former diplomat. He was the Foreign Secretary's Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2009-2010. After leaving the Foreign ...more

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Thum Ping Tjin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Hertford College, Oxford Alumni
Swimmer Thum Ping Tjin, better known as PJ, is the first Singaporean to swim the English Channel. He is also the first Oxford University graduate student to do so. He was a member of the Singapore ...more