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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Harold Wilson and John Wood, in it.

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

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Lalith Athulathmudali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Barrister, Lecturer Lalith William Samarasekera Athulathmudali known as Lalith Athulathmudali was a Sri Lankan politician of the United National Party and former Cabinet Minister of Trade, National Security, ...more

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William Boyd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author William Boyd, CBE is a British novelist and screenwriter.

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Siân Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Presenter Siân Lloyd is a Welsh television presenter and meteorologist. She is the UK's longest-serving female weather forecaster, having appeared on ITV Weather for 24 years, from 1990 until 2014.

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T. E. Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Military Officer, Writer Thomas Edward Lawrence CB DSO was an archaeologist and British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman ...more

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Paul Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Television presenter, Radio personality, Actor Paul Jones is an English singer, actor, harmonica player and radio personality and television presenter.

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William Madocks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
William Madocks Politician William Alexander Madocks was a landowner and Member of Parliament for the town of Boston in Lincolnshire from 1802 to 1820, and then for Chippenham in Wiltshire from 1820 to 1826. He is best ...more

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Harold Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Educator, Lecturer James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to ...more

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Theresa Villiers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Barrister, Lecturer Theresa Anne Villiers is a British Conservative Party politician from the Villiers family, who has been the Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet since 2005 and the Secretary of State for ...more

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John Richard Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Librarian, Clergy, Historian John Richard Green was an English historian.

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Heather Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Businessperson, Politician Heather Ann Wilson is President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota. She is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives ...more

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Thomas Coke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Thomas Coke was the first Methodist Bishop and is known as the Father of Methodist Missions. Born in Brecon, South Wales, his father, Barthomolew, was a well-to-do apothecary. Coke, who was only ...more

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James Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Screenwriter, Science writer, Presenter James Burke is a British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer, who is known, among other things, for his documentary television series Connections, and for its more ...more

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Nigel Hitchin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Mathematician Nigel James Hitchin FRS is a British mathematician working in the fields of differential geometry, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics.

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Edward Garnier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister, Solicitor Sir Edward Henry Garnier, QC, MP is a barrister and Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. A former Guardian lawyer, he is on the socially liberal wing of his party and has been ...more

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Magnus Magnusson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Translator, Writer Magnus Magnusson, KBE was an Icelandic television presenter, journalist, translator and writer. Based in the United Kingdom, he was born in Iceland but lived in Scotland for almost all of his ...more

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Edward Davey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Spokesperson Edward Jonathan "Ed" Davey FRSA is a British Liberal Democrat politician and Member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton since 1997. He has served in the Conservative-Liberal ...more

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Terry Le Sueur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Accountant Terence Augustine Le Sueur OBE was Chief Minister of Jersey between 2008 and 2011. He was born at Millbrook, Saint Helier, and was educated at De La Salle College, Jersey and Oxford University, ...more

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William Boyd Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Geologist Professor Sir William Boyd Dawkins, FRS, KBE was a British geologist and archaeologist. He was a member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Curator of the Manchester Museum and Professor ...more

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Geraint Davies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Geraint Richard Davies is a British politician who is the Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament for Swansea West. Previously, Davies was the Labour Party MP for Croydon Central from 1997 to ...more

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James Chadwin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister James Armstrong Chadwin QC was a prominent British barrister, whose cases included defending Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper". Chadwin was born in Glasgow and educated at the ...more

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H. E. A. Cotton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Sir Harry Evan Auguste Cotton CIE was a Liberal politician, barrister, administrator, journalist, historian and writer. His Calcutta Old and New, first published in 1909, remains unsurpassed to ...more

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Anatole Abragam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Anatole Abragam was a French physicist who wrote The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism and made significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance. Originally from Griva, ...more

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John Strugnell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
John Strugnell was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, UK. At the age of 23 he became the youngest member of the team of scholars led by Roland de Vaux, formed in 1954 to edit the Dead Sea Scrolls in ...more

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Arthur James is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister The Right Honourable Sir Arthur Evan James DL was a British judge and was a member of the Court of Appeal from 1973 to his death.

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Walter Evans-Wentz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Anthropologist Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz was an American anthropologist and writer who was a pioneer in the study of Tibetan Buddhism, and in transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the Western world, most known ...more

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Walter H. Stockmayer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Chemist Walter Hugo Stockmayer was an internationally known chemist and university teacher. A former member of the National Academy of Sciences, he was recognized as one of the twentieth century ...more

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Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidel... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Professor, Author Robert Jacob Alexander, Baron Skidelsky, FBA, D.Phil, is a British economic historian of Russian origin and the author of a major, award-winning, three-volume biography of British economist John ...more

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Norman Manley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Lawyer Norman Washington Manley MM, QC, National Hero of Jamaica, was a Jamaican statesman. A Rhodes Scholar, Manley became one of Jamaica's leading lawyers in the 1920s. Manley was an advocate of ...more

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John Aspinall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
John Aspinall Businessperson, Bookmaker, Zookeeper John Victor Aspinall was a British zoo owner and gambling club host. From middle class beginnings he used gambling to move to the centre of British high society in the 1960s. He was born in ...more

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Herbert Armitage James is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Herbert Armitage James, CH was a Welsh cleric and headmaster of three leading public schools, who ended his "remarkable scholastic career", as it was later described by Austen ...more

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Thomas Johnes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Thomas Johnes was a Member of Parliament, landscape architect, farmer, printer, writer and social benefactor. He is best known for his development of the Hafod Estate in Wales. Johnes was born ...more

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Keith Burnett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Keith Burnett Physicist Sir Keith Burnett, CBE, FRS is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield.

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Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 3rd ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 3rd Baronet Politician Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 3rd Baronet was a Welsh politician and prominent Jacobite. Sir Watkin was the eldest son and heir of Sir William Williams, 2nd Baronet, of Llanforda near Oswestry; his ...more

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Dom Moraes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Writer Dominic Francis "Dom" Moraes was an Indian writer and poet who wrote in the English language. He published nearly 30 books. Moraes is widely seen as a foundational figure in Indian ...more

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Nathan Alcock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Physician Nathan Alcock was an English physician.

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Neal Blewett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Neal Blewett, AC, Australian politician, was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Bonython, South Australia from 1977 to

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John Wood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Actor John Wood, CBE was an English actor noted for his performances in Shakespeare and for his long association with Tom Stoppard.

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Harold Rushworth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Harold Montague Rushworth was a New Zealand politician of the Country Party.

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Stephen Thomas Knight is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Stephen Thomas Knight MA PhD. F.A.H.A., F.E.A. was until September 2011 Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University in the School of English, Communications and Philosophy. He is now, ...more

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Peter Thomas, Baron Thomas of ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Peter Thomas, Baron Thomas of Gwydir Politician Peter John Mitchell Thomas, Baron Thomas of Gwydir, PC, QC was a Welsh Conservative politician. He was the first Welshman to become Chairman of the Conservative Party, serving from 1970 to 1972, ...more

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Roger Parry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Roger Parry Businessperson, Journalist Roger George Parry CBE is a media entrepreneur based in the UK. He is Chairman of a number of media groups quoted on the London Stock Exchange including Mobile Streams plc and YouGov plc. He was ...more

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P. T. Rajan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Sir Ponnambala Thiaga Rajan was the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from April 4, 1936 to August 24, 1936. He was also the last President of the Justice Party. P. T. Rajan was born in 1892 ...more

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Lewis Morris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Lewis Morris Poet Sir Lewis Morris was a popular poet of the Anglo-Welsh school. Born in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire in south-west Wales to Lewis Edward William Morris and Sophia Hughes, he first attended Queen ...more

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Francis J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Francis Joseph Cole F. R. S. was an English zoologist and a professor at Reading University for 33 years.

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Richard J. Evans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Historian, Professor Sir Richard John Evans, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS is a British academic and historian, best known for his research on the history of Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly the Third ...more

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William Cronon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author William "Bill" Cronon is the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was ...more

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Andrew McIntosh, Baron McIntos... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Andrew Robert McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey PC was a British Labour politician and last elected Principal of the Working Men's College.

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Ronald King Murray, Lord Murra... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Judge, Engineer Ronald King Murray, Lord Murray PC is a former Scottish Labour politician and judge. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, the University of Edinburgh and Jesus College, Oxford, he ...more

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Tobias Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Tobias Jones Journalist Tobias Jones is a British author and journalist. He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, and then worked at the London Review of Books and the Independent on Sunday. He moved to Parma in Italy ...more

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Edward Bagnall Poulton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Jesus College, Oxford Alumni
Edward Bagnall Poulton Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton, FRS was a British evolutionary biologist who was a lifelong advocate of natural selection through a period in which many scientists such as Reginald Punnett doubted ...more