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

List includes Paula Radcliffe, Diane Farr, more.

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

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Diane Farr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Diane Farr Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Diane Farr is an American actress and writer. She is known for her roles as FBI agent Megan Reeves in the CBS television series Numb3rs and Firefighter Laura Miles on Rescue Me.

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Tony Benn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Tony Benn Diarist, Politician Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn was a British politician who was a Member of Parliament for 47 years between 1950 and 2001 and a Cabinet minister under Harold Wilson and James ...more

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Monty Panesar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Monty Panesar Cricketer Mudhsuden Singh Panesar, known as Monty Panesar is an English international cricketer who currently plays for Essex. A left-arm spinner, Panesar made his Test debut in 2006 against India in ...more

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Steve Matchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Steve Matchett Editor, Author, Presenter Steve Matchett is a commentator for American TV network NBC and NBC Sports Network on its various Formula One programmes. Notably, he co-hosts live Formula One practices, qualifying sessions, ...more

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Derek Abbott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Derek Abbott Physicist, Electrical engineer, Engineer Derek Abbott is a physicist and electronic engineer. In the 1969-1971 period, he was a boarder at Copthorne Preparatory School, Sussex, UK. During 1971-1978 he attended the Holland Park School ...more

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Gerald Davies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Gerald Davies Journalist, Rugby Player Thomas Gerald Reames Davies CBE DL is a Welsh former rugby union wing who played international rugby for Wales between 1966 and 1978. He is one of a small group of Welsh players to have won ...more

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Daniel Bennett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Daniel Bennett Footballer Daniel Mark Bennett is a professional footballer who plays for the Singapore national team and for Warriors FC in the S.League as a defender mainly in central defence. A versatile player who is ...more

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Sebastian Coe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Sebastian Coe Politician, Athlete, Track and field athlete Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe, CH, KBE, often referred to as Seb Coe or Lord Coe, is a British politician and former track and field athlete. As a middle-distance runner, Coe won four Olympic ...more

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Colin Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Colin Atkinson Colin Ronald Michael Atkinson CBE was an English first-class cricketer, schoolmaster and the headmaster of Millfield School.

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Caitlin McClatchey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Caitlin McClatchey Swimmer Caitlin McClatchey is a British swimmer. Representing Scotland, she won two gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, in the 200 metres freestyle and 400 metres freestyle. Representing Great ...more

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Lisa Dobriskey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Lisa Dobriskey Businessperson, Track and field athlete Lisa Jane Dobriskey is an English middle distance athlete. She was the Commonwealth champion in the 1500 m in 2006. More recently, she won a silver medal in the 1500 m at the 2009 World

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Sunil Abeyesundere is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Sunil Abeyesundere Engineer Dr. Sunil Abeyesundere BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng, PE, is a Computer & Electronics Specialist and former Competent Authority ITN & Consultant to the Ministry of State of Sri Lanka. He was ...more

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Philip Serrell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Philip Serrell Writer, Presenter Philip Serrell is a British auctioneer, antiques expert and television presenter.

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Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Bob Wilson Coach Robert "Bob" Primrose Wilson OBE is a former Scotland international football goalkeeper and later broadcaster and is noted for creating the charity the Willow Foundation As a player, ...more

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Bridget Riley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Bridget Riley Artist Bridget Louise Riley CH CBE is an English painter who is one of the foremost exponents of op art. She currently lives and works in London, Cornwall and the Vaucluse in France.

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Paula Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Paula Radcliffe Track and field athlete Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE is an English long-distance runner. She is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. She is a ...more

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Chrisanthi Avgerou is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Chrisanthi Avgerou Computer scientist Chrisanthi Avgerou is a Greek-born British scholar in the field of the Social Study of Information Systems, focusing on Information Technology in developing countries. She is currently Professor ...more

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Sarah Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Sarah Price Swimmer Sarah Price is a former backstroke swimmer from the United Kingdom. She began her swimming career at the Potters Bar club, and turned professional aged fifteen. She set her first British record ...more

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Jodie Swallow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Jodie Swallow Triathlete Jodie Swallow is a British triathlete from Loughborough, Leicestershire. She is the 2010 Ironman 70.3 champion as well as the winner of the 2009 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. ...more

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Eric Moon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Eric Moon Librarian Eric Edward Moon is a librarian and editor who had a shaping influence on American librarianship in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s as editor-in-chief of Library Journal, as President of the ...more

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Adrian Bailey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Adrian Bailey Politician Adrian Edward Bailey is a British Labour Co-operative politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for West Bromwich West since winning the seat at a by-election in 2000. He is also the ...more

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Tobias Ellwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Tobias Ellwood Politician Tobias Martin Ellwood is a British Conservative Party politician. Ellwood currently serves as Member of Parliament for Bournemouth East and as UK Government Minister at the Foreign and ...more

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Jeanette Kwakye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Jeanette Kwakye Jeanette Boahemaa Kwakye is a retired British sprinter.

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Chris Benham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Chris Benham Christopher 'Chris' Charles Benham is an English cricketer. Benham is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break. He was born at Frimley, Surrey. He attended Yateley School across the ...more

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Chris Read is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Chris Read Christopher Mark Wells Read is an English cricketer, a wicket-keeper who is the captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. He has been the first-choice England wicket-keeper on numerous ...more

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Clive Woodward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Clive Woodward Coach Sir Clive Ronald Woodward OBE is an English former rugby union player and coach. He was coach of the England team from 1997 to 2004, managing them to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

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John Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni

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Colin Winter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Colin Winter The Rt. Rev. Colin O'Brien Winter, was an Anglican bishop of Damaraland, a diocese of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa coextensive with the territory of Namibia during the apartheid

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Laura Unsworth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Laura Unsworth Field Hockey player, Athlete Laura Unsworth is an English field hockey player.

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Angela Hannah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Angela Hannah Athlete Angela Hannah is a British sprint canoer who has competed since 2007. In the 2012 European Championships she finished 4th in the K4 500m event. She is part of the Great Britain team for the 2012 ...more

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Becky Lyne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Becky Lyne Rebecca "Becky" Lyne, is an English middle-distance runner, specialising in 800 and 1,500 metre races. Lyne attended Tapton School in Sheffield. Professionally, Lyne teaches athletics ...more

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Ivailo Kalfin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Ivailo Kalfin Politician Ivailo Georgiev Kalfin is a Bulgarian politician. A three-term deputy, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Deputy Prime Minister from 2005 to 2009 in the Stanishev Cabinet. Kalfin ...more

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Robert White is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Robert White Robert Allan White is an English professional cricketer.

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David Moorcroft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
David Moorcroft David Robert Moorcroft is a former middle-distance and long-distance runner from England, and former world record holder for 5,000 metres. His athletic career spanned the late-1970s and 1980s. ...more

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Lee McConnell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Lee McConnell Track and field athlete Lee McConnell is a retired Scottish athlete, who competed in the 400 metres. She attended Holyrood R.C. Secondary School in Glasgow before graduating from Loughborough University in 2000 with a ...more

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Lisa Rogers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Lisa Rogers Actor, Presenter Lisa Rogers is a Welsh television presenter. She has appeared in films, television programmes, theatre and radio.

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Donna Kellogg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Donna Kellogg Donna Victoria Kellogg MBE is an English badminton player. She first played badminton at the age of 10.

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Lorna Fitzsimons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Lorna Fitzsimons Politician Lorna Fitzsimons is a British politician. A member of the Labour Party, she served as a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Rochdale from 1997 to 2005.

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Felicity Montagu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Felicity Montagu Actor Felicity J. Montagu is an English actress.

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Marsha Singh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Marsha Singh Politician Marsha Singh was a British Labour Party politician, and the Member of Parliament for Bradford West from 1997 to 2012. Singh stood down due to ill health. Singh had a degree in Languages, ...more

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Hannah Macleod is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Hannah Macleod Field Hockey player, Athlete Hannah Macleod is an English field hockey player.

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Dario Gradi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Dario Gradi Soccer Player, Manager, Coach Dario Gradi MBE is an Italian-born English football manager and former player. He has been associated for more than 30 years with Crewe Alexandra, with whom he is currently the Director of ...more

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Nirj Deva is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Nirj Deva Politician Niranjan Joseph De Silva Deva Aditya FRSA DL is a politician from the United Kingdom. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been a Member of the European Parliament representing South East ...more

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Lawrie Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Lawrie Sanchez Coach, Footballer Lawrence Philip "Lawrie" Sanchez is a Northern Irish football manager and former international football player. The defining moment of his playing career came in the 1988 FA Cup Final, ...more

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Rosalind Ayres is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Rosalind Ayres Actor Rosalind Ayres is an English actress. Active since 1970, Ayres is well known for her role in the 1997 film Titanic, in which she played Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon.

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Richard Bean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Richard Bean Performer, Psychologist, Writer Richard Bean is an English playwright.

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Liam Tancock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Liam Tancock Swimmer Liam John Tancock is an English backstroke swimmer who specializes in the 50m and 100m events. He holds the world record in the 50m backstroke, has become a three-time world champion and a ...more

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Rajiv Ouseph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Rajiv Ouseph Athlete Theratil Rajiv Ouseph is an English badminton player of Indian descent. He was born and brought up in London and studied media and communication at Loughborough University.

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Andy Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Andy Robinson Coach Richard Andrew 'Andy' Robinson OBE is an English rugby union coach and retired player. He is the current Director of Rugby at Bristol Rugby. He is the former head coach of Scotland. Robinson ...more

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Nicholas J. Smither is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Loughborough University Alumni
Nicholas J. Smither Businessperson Nick Smither is group vice president and chief information officer, effective April 1, 2008. He had been vice president and chief information officer since April 2006.