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

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

Imran Khan and Peter Pears are only the beginning of the graduates on this list.

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

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Imran Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Imran Khan Politician, Cricketer Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer. He played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics. Besides his ...more

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Peter Pears is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Peter Pears Opera Singer, Librettist, Singer Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears CBE was an English tenor. His career was closely associated with the composer Benjamin Britten, his personal and professional partner for nearly forty years. ...more

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Jonathan Rowson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Jonathan Rowson Writer Jonathan Rowson is a Scottish chess Grandmaster and also a chess author.

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Randal Pinkett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Randal Pinkett Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Writer Randal D. Pinkett is a business consultant who in 2005 was the winner of season four of the reality television show, The Apprentice. Pinkett was the first African American to win the US version ...more

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Edwin Cameron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Edwin Cameron Judge, Writer, Lawyer Edwin Cameron is a Justice of South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court. He is also well known for his HIV/AIDS and gay-rights activism.

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Geoffrey Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Geoffrey Hill Poet, Professor Sir Geoffrey William Hill, FRSL is an English poet, professor emeritus of English literature and religion, and former co-director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University. Hill has been ...more

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Thio Li-ann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Thio Li-ann Educator Thio Li-ann is a Singaporean law professor at the National University of Singapore. She was educated at the University of Oxford, Harvard Law School and the University of Cambridge. In January ...more

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Giles Coren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Giles Coren Journalist, Actor, Food critic Giles Coren is an English columnist and restaurant critic for The Times and has contributed to various publications including the Independent on Sunday, Tatler and GQ. He was named Food and ...more

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Frank Cottrell Boyce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Frank Cottrell Boyce Paleontologist, Novelist, Screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce is a British screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor, known for his children's fiction and for his collaborations with film director Michael Winterbottom. He has ...more

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Tyronne Fernando is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Tyronne Fernando Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer Tyronne Fernando PC was a Sri Lankan politician who served as Foreign Minister from 2001 until 2004.

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Nicholas O'Shaughnessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Nicholas O'Shaughnessy Educator Nicholas Jackson O'Shaughnessy is Professor of Communication at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, a ...more

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Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis Politician Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis is a British Labour Party politician, academic and journalist who served in the Labour Government for five years. Adonis began his career as an academic at Oxford ...more

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Andrew Turner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Andrew Turner Politician Andrew John Turner is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He is currently the Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight, a post he has held since the 2001 general election.

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Ewan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Ewan Bailey Actor, Voice acting Ewan Bailey is an actor, writer and voice artist located in Central London, best known for writing and performing in The Sunday Format, BBC Radio 4's satire of British Sunday newspapers, ...more

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Ed Balls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Ed Balls Politician Edward Michael Balls is a British Labour Party and Co-operative Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood since 2010, and is the current Shadow Chancellor of ...more

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Ralph Downes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Ralph Downes Organist Ralph William Downes CBE was an English organist, organ designer, teacher and music director and was Professor of Organ in the Royal College of Music. Downes was born in Derby and studied at the ...more

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George Stanley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
George Stanley Colonel George Francis Gillman Stanley, CC, CD, KStJ, DPhil, DLitt, FRSC, FRHistS, FRHSC was a Canadian historian, author, soldier, teacher, public servant, and designer of the current Canadian

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G. O. Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
G. O. Smith Gilbert Oswald Smith, familiarly known as G. O. Smith or simply as G. O. or Jo, was a nineteenth-century amateur footballer often referred to as "the first great centre forward". In ...more

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Cyril Garbett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Cyril Garbett Cyril Forster Garbett GCVO PC was an Anglican bishop. He was the Archbishop of York from 1942 to 1955.

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Alexander Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Alexander Cockburn Journalist, Writer Alexander Claud Cockburn was an Irish American political journalist and writer. Cockburn was brought up by British parents in Ireland but had lived and worked in the United States since 1972. ...more

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Ben Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Ben Brown Journalist, Presenter Ben Brown is a journalist and news presenter for the BBC's rolling news channel BBC News. He has also presented the BBC News at Six and the BBC News at Ten and is currently an occasional ...more

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Tim Besley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Tim Besley Professor, Economist Timothy John Besley, FBA CBE served on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 to August 2009 and is School Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London ...more

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David Wilson, Baron Wilson of ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn Diplomat David Clive Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, KT, GCMG, PRSE is a retired British administrator, diplomat and Sinologist. Lord Wilson of Tillyorn was the penultimate Commander-in-Chief and 27th ...more

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Bryan Magee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Bryan Magee Politician, Philosopher Bryan Edgar Magee is a noted British philosopher, broadcaster, politician, poet and author, best known as a popularizer of philosophy.

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Michael Goodliffe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Michael Goodliffe Actor Lawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe was an English actor best known for playing suave roles such as doctors, lawyers and army officers. He was also sometimes cast in working class parts. Goodliffe ...more

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Tony Pua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Tony Pua Politician, Economist Tony Pua Kiam Wee is a Malaysian politician, currently the Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara. Pua was the former Malaysian CEO of Cyber Village Sdn Bhd, a SESDAQ-listed company. In ...more

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Brendan O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Brendan O'Leary Professor, Political scientist Brendan O'Leary is an Irish political scientist, who is Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He was formerly a professor at the London School of Economics. In ...more

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Roderick MacFarquhar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Roderick MacFarquhar Politician, Professor Roderick Lemonde MacFarquhar is a Harvard University professor and China specialist, British politician, newspaper and television journalist and academic orientalist. He served briefly as a ...more

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Thomas Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Thomas Armstrong Conductor Sir Thomas Armstrong was an English organist, conductor, composer, educationalist and adjudicator. He had a substantial influence on British music for well over half a century. From 1955 to 1968 ...more

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David Norwood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
David Norwood Writer David Robert Norwood is an English chess Grandmaster, chess writer, and businessman who now represents Andorra at chess. The son of an electrician, Norwood read history at Keble College, Oxford ...more

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Humphrey Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Humphrey Carpenter Writer Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter was an English biographer, writer, and radio broadcaster.

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William Davison, 1st Baron Bro... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
William Davison, 1st Baron Broughshane Politician, Lawyer William Henry Davison, 1st Baron Broughshane KBE FSA JP DL was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament for Kensington South for twenty-four years. Davison was born in Broughshane, ...more

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Philip Dunne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Philip Dunne Politician Philip Martin Dunne is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament for the Ludlow constituency in Shropshire. He has been a farmer since 1987, at his family's farm just ...more

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Edward St Aubyn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Edward St Aubyn Journalist, Novelist, Author Edward St Aubyn is an English author and journalist. He is the author of eight novels. In 2006, Mother's Milk was nominated for the Booker prize.

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Ed Coode is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Ed Coode Ed Coode, MBE is a British rower, twice World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist.

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Chad Varah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Chad Varah The Reverend Prebendary Edward Chad Varah, CH, CBE was a British Anglican priest. He is best remembered as the founder of The Samaritans, established in 1953 as the world's first crisis hotline ...more

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Mark Wagh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Mark Wagh Mark Anant Wagh is a former English cricketer who played for Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire. He attended King Edward's School, Birmingham where he played alongside Anurag Singh, in the year ...more

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Ian Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Ian Hamilton Magazine editor, Publisher, Poet Robert Ian Hamilton was a British literary critic, reviewer, biographer, poet, magazine editor and publisher.

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Gordon Reid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Gordon Reid Priesthood William Gordon Reid is an Anglican priest and former Dean of Gibraltar and Vicar General of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.

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Keith Best is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Keith Best Politician Keith Lander Best is a former Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was Member of Parliament for Anglesey from 1979 to 1983, and for Ynys Môn from 1983 to 1987. He was ...more

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Christopher Newbury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Christopher Newbury Politician Christopher Newbury is an English Conservative politician. He was a member of the Congress of the Council of Europe from 1998 to 2010 and has been a member of Wiltshire Council since 2009.

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Colin Touchin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Colin Touchin Conductor Colin Michael Touchin is a conductor, composer and music educator. He was educated at William Hulme's Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford.

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Ivor Roberts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Ivor Roberts Diplomat Sir Ivor Anthony Roberts, KCMG, FCIL is former British diplomat and the current President of Trinity College, Oxford. He was previously British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland, and Italy. He ...more

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William Burdett-Coutts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
William Burdett-Coutts William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts, born William Lehman Ashmead-Bartlett, was an American-born British Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1921. ...more

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Andreas Whittam Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Andreas Whittam Smith Editor, Journalist Andreas Whittam Smith CBE is an English financial journalist, who was one of the founders of The Independent newspaper which began publication in October 1986 with Whittam Smith as editor. He is ...more

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Quassim Cassam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Quassim Cassam Philosopher, Teacher Quassim Cassam is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Cassam was born in Mombasa, Kenya and educated at Keble College, Oxford. He writes on self-knowledge, perception, and ...more

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Raymond Tallis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Raymond Tallis Professor, Scientist, Philosopher Raymond C. Tallis F.Med.Sci., FRCP, FRSA is a philosopher, poet, novelist, cultural critic and a retired medical physician and clinical neuroscientist. Specialising in geriatrics, Tallis served ...more

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Richard Harrington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Harrington Richard I. Harrington is a British Conservative Party politician, businessman, and former property developer and hotelier. Since the 2010 general election he has been the Member of Parliament ...more

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Herbert Trench is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Herbert Trench Frederic Herbert Trench was an Irish poet. He was born in Avonmore, County Cork, and educated at Haileybury and Keble College, Oxford. From 1891 he worked as an examiner for the Board of ...more

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Richard Acland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Keble College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Acland Richard Dyke Acland was a British soldier and, later, an Anglican bishop. He was the son of the Reverend Henry Dyke Acland, grandson of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Baronet, and his wife ...more