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

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

This list contains graduates like Oscar Wilde and Dudley Moore.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Magdalen College, Oxford?” and “Which celebrities are Magdalen College, Oxford alumni?”
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Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician
Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the ...more
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Andrew Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Journalist
Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States. A former editor of The New Republic and the author or editor of six books, Sullivan is an ...more
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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Writer
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the ...more
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Lord Alfred Douglas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Writer
Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, nicknamed Bosie, was an English author, poet and translator, better known as the friend and lover of writer Oscar Wilde. Much of his early poetry was Uranian in theme, ...more
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Alan Hollinghurst is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author
Alan James Hollinghurst FRSL is an English novelist, poet, short story writer and translator. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1989 Somerset Maugham Award, the 1994 James ...more
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Robert Conquest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Historian, Researcher, Writer
George Robert Acworth Conquest CMG, OBE, FBA, FAAAS, FRSL, FBIS is an Anglo-American historian and poet notable for his influential works of Soviet history which include The Great Terror: ...more
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Colin Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Anthropologist, Writer
Colin Macmillan Turnbull was a British-American anthropologist who came to public attention with the popular books The Forest People and The Mountain People, and one of the first anthropologists ...more
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Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Author
Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise ...more
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Nicholas Boles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Politician
Nicholas Edward Coleridge "Nick" Boles is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for the Grantham and Stamford constituency in Lincolnshire. Boles ...more
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Kenji Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Educator, Jurist, Writer
Kenji Yoshino is a legal scholar and the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law. Formerly, he was the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at ...more
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William Hague is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician
William Jefferson Hague FRSL is a British Conservative politician who has been the First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons since 2014. He previously served as Secretary of ...more
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James Fenton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Journalist
James Martin Fenton FRSL FRSA is an English poet, journalist and literary critic. He is a former Oxford Professor of Poetry.
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Gavin Lambert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
Gavin Lambert was a British-born screenwriter, novelist and biographer who lived for part of his life in Hollywood. His writing was mainly fiction and nonfiction about the film industry.
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Jeremy Wolfenden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist
Jeremy Wolfenden was a foreign correspondent and British spy at the height of the Cold War.
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Louis Theroux is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Louis Sebastian Theroux is an English documentary filmmaker and broadcaster. He is best known for his documentaries in the television series Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends and When Louis Met..., ...more
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J. Paul Getty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Businessperson, Industrialist
Jean Paul Getty was an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named ...more
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T. E. Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Magdalen 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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William Camden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
William Camden was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first ...more
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Keith P. Ellison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Judge
Keith P. Ellison is a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. His chambers are in Houston, Texas. Educated first at Harvard College, from which he received a B.A. ...more
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A. C. Grayling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Philosopher
Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is a British philosopher. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in ...more
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Julian Barnes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist, Essayist, Writer
Julian Patrick Barnes is an English writer. Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for his book The Sense of an Ending, and three of his earlier books had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: ...more
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Martin Lings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Writer
Martin Lings, also known as Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din, was an English writer and scholar, a student of Frithjof Schuon and a Shakespearean scholar. He is best known as the author of a very popular ...more
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Robin Lane Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Historian
Robin James Lane Fox, FRSL is an English classicist, ancient historian and gardening writer known for his works on Alexander the Great. Lane Fox is an Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford and ...more
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Harold Hongju Koh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Law professor, Lawyer
Harold Hongju Koh is a Korean American lawyer and legal scholar. He served as the Legal Adviser of the Department of State. He was nominated to this position by President Barack Obama on March ...more
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Ian Hislop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Magdalen College, Oxford Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Comedian
Ian David Hislop is a British journalist, satirist, writer, comedian, broadcaster and editor of the magazine Private Eye. He has appeared on many radio and television programmes, but is best ...more