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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Don Siegel and Alistair Cooke.

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

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David Hartley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Psychologist, Philosopher David Hartley was an English philosopher and founder of the Associationist school of psychology.

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Dominic Sandbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Historian Dominic Sandbrook is a British historian and author.

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Don Siegel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Donald Siegel was an American film director and producer. His name variously appeared in the credits of his films as both Don Siegel and Donald Siegel. He is best known for the original sci-fi ...more

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Alistair Cooke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Broadcaster, Presenter Alistair Cooke KBE was a British journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well ...more

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Thomas Cranmer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Priest, Diplomat Thomas Cranmer was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build the case for the ...more

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Critic, Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake ...more

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John Flamsteed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Astronomer John Flamsteed FRS was an English astronomer and the first Astronomer Royal. He catalogued over 3000 stars.

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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Film Producer, Presenter Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO ADC is the youngest of four children and the third son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was third in ...more

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Adrian Davies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Barrister, Solicitor Adrian Michael Davies is a barrister and a member of Lincoln's Inn, London. He was formerly a solicitor with the magic circle firm, Slaughter and May. He is the eldest son of the traditionalist ...more

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Laurence Sterne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Laurence Sterne was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through ...more

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Lewis Pugh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Lawyer, Swimmer Lewis William Gordon Pugh, OIG is an ocean advocate, a maritime lawyer and a pioneer swimmer. He is often described as the "Sir Edmund Hillary of swimming." He was the first person to ...more

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William Astbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Molecular Biologist William Thomas Astbury FRS was an English physicist and molecular biologist who made pioneering X-ray diffraction studies of biological molecules. His work on keratin provided the foundation for ...more

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Arthur Marshall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Businessperson, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Sir Arthur Gregory George Marshall, OBE, was a British aviation pioneer and businessman, chairman of Marshall Aerospace between 1942 and 1989.

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Jacob Bronowski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist Jacob Bronowski was a Polish-Jewish British mathematician, biologist, historian of science, theatre author, poet and inventor. He is best remembered as the presenter and writer of the 1973 BBC ...more

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Mason Welch Gross is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Mason Welch Gross was an American television quiz show personality and academic who served as the sixteenth President of Rutgers University, serving from 1959 to 1971.

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Tony Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Impresario, Businessperson, Journalist Anthony Howard "Tony" Wilson was an English record label owner, radio and television presenter, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC. Wilson ...more

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David Hare is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Film Producer Sir David Hare is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Most notable for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award ...more

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David T. Ansted is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Geologist, Engineer David Thomas Ansted was an English geologist and author.

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Bernard Silverman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Statistician Bernard Walter Silverman FRS is a British statistician and Anglican Priest. He was Master of St Peter's College, Oxford from 1 October 2003 to 31 December 2009. He is a member of the Statistics ...more

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Donald Winnicott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Pediatrician Donald Woods Winnicott was an English paediatrician and psychoanalyst who was especially influential in the field of object relations theory. He was a leading member of the British Independent ...more

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Harold Spencer Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Astronomer Sir Harold Spencer Jones KBE FRS was an English astronomer. He became renowned as an authority on positional astronomy and served as Astronomer Royal for 23 years. Although born ...more

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Nick Hornby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Editor, Novelist, Film Producer Nicholas Peter John "Nick" Hornby, is an English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter. He is best known for his novels High Fidelity and About a Boy. Hornby's work frequently ...more

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John Eliot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
John Eliot Writer John Eliot was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians whom some called “the apostle to the Indians.”

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David Braben is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Programmer, Entrepreneur David John Braben, OBE, is a British computer programmer and CEO of Frontier Developments plc, co-writer of Elite, a space trading computer game, in the early 1980s, and is co-founder of and ...more

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Robin Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Film critic, Author Robert Paul Wood – known as Robin Wood – was a film critic and educator who lived in Canada for much of his life. He wrote books on Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Satyajit Ray, Ingmar Bergman, ...more

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I. J. Good is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist, Statistician Irving John Good was a British mathematician who worked as a cryptologist at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing. After World War II, Good continued to work with Turing on the design of computers ...more

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Peter D. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Peter Dennis Mitchell, FRS was a British biochemist who was awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of the chemiosmotic mechanism of ATP synthesis.

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Joseph Raphson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician Joseph Raphson was an English mathematician known best for the Newton–Raphson method. Little is known about his life, and even his exact years of birth and death are unknown, although the ...more

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Richard Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Archbishop Richard Bancroft, DD, BD, MA, BA was an English churchman, who became Archbishop of Canterbury and the "chief overseer" of the production of the King James Bible.

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Thomas Robert Malthus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist, Demographer The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus FRS was an English cleric and scholar, influential in the fields of political economy and demography. Malthus himself used only his middle name Robert. His An ...more

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Edward Daniel Clarke is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Edward Daniel Clarke Geologist Edward Daniel Clarke was an English naturalist, mineralogist and traveller.

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C. D. Deshmukh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Banker Sir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh, CIE, ICS was an Indian civil servant and the first Indian to be appointed as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 1943 by the British Raj authorities. ...more

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John Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Curator John Hewitt was a South African zoologist and archaeologist of British origin. He was born in Dronfield nearby Sheffield, England, and died in Grahamstown, South Africa. He was the author of ...more

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John Sydney Lethbridge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Engineer Major-General John Sydney Lethbridge CB, CBE, MC was a British soldier.

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Peter Hurford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Organist Peter Hurford OBE is a British organist and composer. Educated at Blundell's School, he later studied both music and law at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating with dual degrees, subsequently ...more

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Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Barrister Robert Lynd Erskine Lowry, Baron Lowry, PC, often known as Robbie Lowry, was a Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. Knighted in 1971, he was created a life ...more

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Richard Finn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer The Very Reverend Richard Damian Finn, OP was Regent of Blackfriars, Oxford and is currently the Novice Master for the English Province of the Order of Preachers. Richard Finn was educated at St ...more

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Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Baronet was an English antiquarian, member of parliament and founder of the Cotton library. Of Huntingdonshire parents, Cotton was educated at Westminster School, ...more

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Bernard Vann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Bernard Vann Soldier Lieutenant Colonel The Reverend Bernard William Vann VC MC & Bar was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy ...more

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John Bale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
John Bale John Bale was an English churchman, historian and controversialist, and Bishop of Ossory. He wrote the oldest known historical verse drama in English, and developed and published a very ...more

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William Gell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Sir William Gell FRS was an English classical archaeologist and illustrator.

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Alan Watson, Baron Watson of R... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Presenter Alan John Watson, Baron Watson of Richmond, CBE is a UK-based broadcaster, politician and leadership communications consultant.

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Raymond Kwok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Businessperson Raymond Kwok Ping Luen JP is the joint-chairman and managing director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in Hong Kong. He is the chairman of SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. and ...more

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Anthony Julius is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Author, Lawyer Anthony Robert Julius is a British solicitor advocate and academic, known for his actions on behalf of Diana, Princess of Wales, Deborah Lipstadt and Heather Mills. He is Deputy Chairman for the ...more

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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Broo... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Playwright Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke KB PC, known before 1621 as Sir Fulke Greville, was an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman ...more

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Steve Fairbairn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Steve Fairbairn Steve Fairbairn was a rower and an influential rowing coach at Jesus College Boat Club, Cambridge University, Thames Rowing Club and London Rowing Club in the early decades of the 20th century, ...more

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Geoff Hoon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Geoffrey "Geoff" William Hoon is a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Ashfield from 1992 to 2010. He is a former Defence Secretary, Transport Secretary, ...more

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William Noel-Hill, 3rd Baron B... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
William Noel-Hill, 3rd Baron Berwick William Noel-Hill, 3rd Baron Berwick, PC, FSA was a British peer, politician and diplomatist. Born William Hill, he was the second son of Noel Hill, who was created first Baron Berwick in 1784, ...more

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Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Visco... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Viscount Tenby Politician Major Gwilym Lloyd-George, 1st Viscount Tenby PC TD was a British politician and cabinet minister. A younger son of Prime Minister David Lloyd George, he served as Home Secretary from 1954 to

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Maurice Cowling is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Jesus College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Maurice John Cowling was a British historian and a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge.