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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Keele University and be of some renown.

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

This list is made up of a variety of graduates, including Alice Goodwin and Peter Moore.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Keele University?” and “Which celebrities are Keele University alumni?”

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Peter Moore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Peter Moore Peter Moore is a British business executive best known for his former positions as Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, overseeing the Xbox and ...more

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Jonathan Dollimore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Jonathan Dollimore Sociologist Jonathan G Dollimore is an English sociologist and social theorist in the fields of Renaissance literature, gender studies, queer theory, art, censorship, history of ideas, death studies, ...more

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Keith Ovenden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Keith Ovenden Biographer, Novelist Keith Ovenden is an English novelist and biographer. Ovenden was born and raised in London; he was educated at Wanstead County High School. He went on to study for degrees at the University of ...more

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Clare Short is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Clare Short Politician Clare Short is a British politician, and a member of the Labour Party. She was the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood from 1983 to 2010; for most of this period she was a Labour Party ...more

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Michael Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Michael Mansfield Barrister, Lawyer Michael Mansfield QC is an English barrister. A republican, vegetarian, socialist, and self-described "radical lawyer", he has participated in prominent and controversial court cases ...more

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Alun Michael is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Alun Michael Politician Alun Edward Michael is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who is the current Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales. He was the Member of Parliament for Cardiff South and ...more

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Tarique Ghaffur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Tarique Ghaffur Police officer Tarique Ghaffur, CBE QPM is a former high-ranking British police officer in London's Metropolitan Police Service. His last post was that of Assistant Commissioner–Central Operations.

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Marina Lewycka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Marina Lewycka Novelist, Author Marina Lewycka is a British novelist of Ukrainian origin, currently living in Sheffield, England.

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Janet Fitch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Janet Fitch Novelist, Author, Writer Janet Fitch is most famously known as the author of the Oprah's Book Club novel White Oleander, which became a film in 2002. She is a graduate of Reed College, located in Portland, Oregon. Janet ...more

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Adrian Pang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Adrian Pang Theatrical producer, Actor, Presenter Adrian Pang Yeow Soon is a Malaysian-born Singapore actor, host, and contracted artiste under MediaCorp. He first came to prominence in Singaporean television by acting in some English-language ...more

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Jo Beverley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Jo Beverley Novelist, Writer Jo Beverley, née Mary Josephine Dunn, is a prolific English-Canadian writer of historical and contemporary romance novels since 1988. Her works are regarded as well researched, filled ...more

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Eric Joyce is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Eric Joyce Politician Eric Stuart Joyce is a British politician and former military officer, who became a member of parliament in 2000, and the MP for Falkirk, Scotland in 2005. Joyce served as a private in the Black ...more

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Paul Clark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Paul Clark Politician Paul Gordon Clark is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Gillingham from 1997 to 2010. During his time in government Paul Clark served as Parliamentary Private ...more

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Bob Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Bob Dickinson

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John Taylor, Baron Taylor of W... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Warwick Politician, Barrister John David Beckett, Baron Taylor of Warwick, is a member of the House of Lords in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. In 1996, at the age of 43, he became one of the youngest people in the ...more

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Sue Robbie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Sue Robbie Presenter Sue Robbie grew up in the north-west of England and was educated at Keele University, where she read English and Psychology. Before working in television, she was a schoolteacher and an air ...more

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Lynda Waltho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Lynda Waltho Lynda Ellen Waltho is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Stourbridge from 2005 to 2010 elected after sitting Labour MP Debra Shipley had stepped down due to ...more

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Madeleine Moon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Madeleine Moon Politician Madeleine Moon is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Bridgend since 2005, succeeding Win Griffiths, who retired from politics.

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Don Foster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Don Foster Spokesperson, Politician Donald Michael Ellison Foster is a British Liberal Democrat former MP, representing Bath in south west England. Since October 2013 he has held the position Comptroller of the Household as well ...more

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Ian Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Ian Taylor Ian Colin Taylor MBE is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who was the Member of Parliament for Esher from 1987 to 1997, and then for Esher and Walton from 1997 to 2010.

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Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett Politician Peter Robert Henry Mond, 4th Baron Melchett, also simply Peter Melchett, son of the British Steel Corporation Chairman Sir Julian Mond and Sonia Melchett, was educated at Eton and Cambridge, ...more

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Priti Patel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Priti Patel Politician Priti Patel MP is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for the Witham constituency in Essex since 2010.

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Adelaide Tambo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Adelaide Tambo Politician Adelaide "Mama" Tambo SCOB was a prominent anti-apartheid activist, political exile, and regarded as a hero of the liberation struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Born as ...more

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Sam Nolutshungu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Sam Nolutshungu Samuel Clement Nolutshungu was one of the foremost South African scholars, and an internationally acclaimed expert on South African politics. Born in King William's Town in 1945, he studied ...more

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Jonathan Gledhill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Jonathan Gledhill Jonathan Michael Gledhill is the 98th Bishop of Lichfield. He was enthroned in Lichfield Cathedral on 15 November 2003; it was announced on 2 March that Gledhill is to retire in September 2015. ...more

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Zulfikar Ghose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Zulfikar Ghose Writer Zulfikar Ghose is a novelist, poet and essayist. A native of Pakistan and current resident of Texas, his works are primarily magical realism, blending fantasy and harsh realism.

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David Pownall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
David Pownall David Pownall FRSL is a British playwright and author of novels and short stories. Some of his plays have been adapted as films, for instance, Music to Murder By, and others were written as ...more

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Wayne Clarke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Wayne Clarke Wayne Clarke is an award-winning radio presenter and producer. He is the current holder of the Andrew Cross Award as "Religious Broadcaster of the Year", one of the premier awards for ...more

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Tony Barrand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Tony Barrand Dr. Anthony Grant Barrand is an academic and musician residing in Brattleboro, Vermont. He is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, where his ...more

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Jem Finer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Jem Finer Film Score Composer Jeremy Max "Jem" Finer is an English musician, artist and composer. He was one of the founding members of The Pogues.

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John Golding is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
John Golding John Golding was a Labour Party politician and Trade Union leader in the United Kingdom. He was educated at Chester City Grammar School, Keele University and the London School of Economics. ...more

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Richard English is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Richard English Professor Richard English is a historian from Northern Ireland. He was born in Belfast in 1963. His father, Donald English was a prominent Methodist preacher. He studied as an undergraduate at Keble ...more

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Richard Mottram is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Richard Mottram Sir Richard Clive Mottram, GCB is chairman or board member of a number of private and public sector organisations. He is chairman of the board of Amey PLC, and a member of the International ...more

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Robert Henderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Robert Henderson Robert Henderson is a British writer who has caused public controversy with his views on racial issues and his letters to the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Henderson spent his early ...more

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Kojo Annan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Kojo Annan Film Producer Kojo Adeyemo Annan is the only son of ex-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. A January 2005 article in The Sunday Times catapulted him to fame when it announced that he had confessed involvement in ...more

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David J. Cooney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
David J. Cooney David J. Cooney is an Irish diplomat. Born in London, he holds a BA in Politics and History from Keele University, and has held a number of senior diplomatic posts. From 1974 until 1979 he ...more

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John Vereker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
John Vereker Sir John Michael Medlicott Vereker, KCB, KStJ, FRSA, CInstM is an independent member of the Board of XL Group plc, and of a number of its subsidiaries and Committees; and an independent Director ...more

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Ben Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Ben Ambrose

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Innes McCartney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Innes McCartney Dr. Innes J. McCartney is a British nautical archaeologist, explorer, historian and author.

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Sandra Dawson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Sandra Dawson Professor Dame Sandra June Noble Dawson DBE FAcSS, was Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University and is KPMG Professor of Management Studies at the Judge Business School.

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Carol Birch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Carol Birch Novelist, Author, Writer Carol Birch is an English novelist.

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Tony Elliott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Tony Elliott Tony Elliott is the founder and owner of Time Out Group based in London, England. Previously married to Janet Street-Porter, he is now married to Janey Elliott, and has three sons. He was ...more

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Jack Emery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Jack Emery Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Jack Emery is a British director, writer and producer for stage, TV and radio. He was born in 1945 and educated at Keele University. He began his career producing and acting at Keele, most ...more

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Mark Brazil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Mark Brazil Journalist, Author Dr Mark Andrew Brazil is a conservationist, author and journalist, particularly noted for his work on east Asian birds. Brazil was born in Worcestershire, England, and studied at Keele ...more

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Peter Lee Ka-kit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Peter Lee Ka-kit Lee Ka Kit is the vice-chairman of Henderson Land Development, one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong, and the director of the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited. He is the ...more

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Ian Redmond is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Ian Redmond Ian Michael Redmond OBE FZS FLS is a tropical field biologist and conservationist. His career spans more than 30 years in which he is renowned for his work with gorillas and elephants. Best ...more

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Joan Stringer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Joan Stringer Professor Dame Joan Kathleen Stringer, DBE, FRSE, FRSA is a British political scientist and former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.

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Alice Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Alice Goodwin Model Alice Goodwin is a British glamour model from Stoke-on-Trent, England. Goodwin attended Keele University studying English and Education before she was discovered by talent scouts from Daily Star ...more

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Iain R. Edgar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Keele University Alumni
Iain R. Edgar Iain Edgar is a social anthropologist at Durham University. He is a leading expert in the field of dreams and dreaming, and a specialist in altered states of consciousness and mental health. ...more