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

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

Everything from Michael Redgrave to Julian Fellowes is included on this list.

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

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Michael Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Actor Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author.

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Patrick Blackett, Baron Blacke... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Physicist, Scientist Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett OM CH FRS was an English experimental physicist known for his work on cloud chambers, cosmic rays, and paleomagnetism, winning the Nobel Prize for ...more

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George Mallory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Mountaineer, Teacher George Herbert Leigh Mallory was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. During the 1924 British Mount Everest ...more

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Thomas Cranmer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Priest, Diplomat Thomas Cranmer was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build the case for the ...more

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Roger Blandford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor Roger David Blandford FRS FRAS is a British theoretical astrophysicist, best known for his work on black holes.

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Robert Grant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Sir Robert Grant GCH was a British lawyer and politician.

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George Cecil Ives is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer George Cecil Ives was a German-English poet, writer, penal reformer and early gay rights campaigner.

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Thomas Bailey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Thomas Bailey Thomas Bailey or Bayly was a seventeenth-century English religious controversialist, a Royalist Church of England clergyman who converted to Roman Catholicism. Bailey's father was Lewis Bayly, ...more

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Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron R... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Zoologist, Banker Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild Bt FRS, a scion of the Rothschild family, was a British banker, politician, and zoologist.

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Chris Lintott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Astronomer Christopher John "Chris" Lintott is Professor of Astrophysics and Citizen Science in the Department of Physics at Oxford University. Lintott is involved in a number of popular science ...more

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Tony Colman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Social activist Anthony John Colman is a British businessman and politician who was the Labour member of Parliament for Putney, London from 1997 to 2005.

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Akhtar Hameed Khan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Economist Akhtar Hameed Khan was a Pakistani development practitioner and social scientist. He promoted participatory rural development in Pakistan and other developing countries, and widely advocated ...more

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Samuel Pepys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer Samuel Pepys PRS, MP, JP, was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys ...more

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Charles Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Clergy, Historian, Professor Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. He was a ...more

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Michael Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Arthur Michael Ramsey, Baron Ramsey of Canterbury PC was an English Anglican bishop and the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury. He was appointed on 31 May 1961 and held the office until 1974.

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Clemency Burton-Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Model Clemency Margaret Greatrex Burton is an English actress, novelist, musician, journalist and radio presenter.

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Julian Fellowes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Novelist Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford DL, known professionally as Julian Fellowes, is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, as well as a ...more

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Edmund Grindal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Edmund Grindal was an English Protestant leader who successively held the posts of Bishop of London, Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Elizabeth I of England.

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Samuel Morland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Diplomat, Civil engineer Sir Samuel Morland, 1st Baronet, or Moreland, was an English academic, diplomat, spy, inventor and mathematician of the 17th century, a polymath credited with early developments in relation to ...more

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Christopher Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Barrister Sir Christopher John Greenwood CMG QC is a Judge of the International Court of Justice, to which he was elected on 6 November 2008. Prior to his election, he was professor of international law ...more

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Anthony Bull is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Engineer Anthony Bull CBE CStJ was a British transport engineer and was president of the Institute of Transport.

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Edward Waring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Edward Waring Mathematician Edward Waring FRS was an English mathematician who was born in Old Heath, Shropshire, England and died in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England. He entered Magdalene College, Cambridge as a sizar and ...more

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John Simpson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Editor, Journalist John Cody Fidler-Simpson CBE is an English foreign correspondent. He is world affairs editor of BBC News. He has spent all his working life at the BBC. He has reported from more than 120 ...more

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Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedde... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Marshal of the Royal Air Force Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder GCB was a senior British air force commander. He was a pilot and squadron commander in the Royal Flying Corps in the First ...more

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Francis Pym, Baron Pym is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym, MC, PC was a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in various positions in the Cabinet in the 1970s and 1980s, including Foreign ...more

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Mutesa II of Buganda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Mutesa II of Buganda Politician Major General Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa II KBE, was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 22 November 1939 until his death. He was the thirty-fifth ...more

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Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda Politician Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II is the reigning Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda, a constitutional kingdom in modern-day Uganda. He is the thirty-sixth Kabaka of Buganda.

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David Lack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
David Lambert Lack FRS, was a British evolutionary biologist who made contributions to ornithology, ecology and ethology. His 1947 book, Darwin's Finches, on the finches of the Galapagos Islands ...more

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I. A. Richards is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Philosopher I. A. Richards was an influential English literary critic and rhetorician. He was educated at Clifton College and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where his love of English was nurtured by the ...more

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Timothy Garden, Baron Garden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Air Marshal Timothy Garden, Baron Garden KCB, FRAeS, FRUSI, FCGI was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force who later became a university professor and a Liberal Democrat politician. Garden ...more

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Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glene... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glenelg Politician Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glenelg PC FRS was a Scottish politician and colonial administrator.

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Lewis Lapham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Writer Lewis Henry Lapham is an American writer. He was the editor of the American monthly Harper's Magazine from 1976 until 1981, and from 1983 until 2006. He is the founder of Lapham's Quarterly, a ...more

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Greg Clark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Gregory David Clark is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells since 2005. On 15 July 2014 he became Minister for Universities, Science ...more

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Peter Woodthorpe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor Peter Woodthorpe was an English film, television and voice actor who supplied the voice of Gollum in the 1978 Bakshi version of The Lord of the Rings and BBC's 1981 radio serial. He also ...more

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Alan Rusbridger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Editing Alan Charles Rusbridger is a British journalist and the editor-in chief of The Guardian. He took up the post in 1995, having been a reporter and columnist earlier in his career. Rusbridger will ...more

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Mayer Amschel de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Mayer Amschel de Rothschild of the English branch of the Rothschild family was the fourth and youngest son of Nathan Mayer Rothschild. He was named Mayer Amschel Rothschild, for his grandfather, ...more

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John Douglas, 9th Marquess of ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry was a Scottish nobleman, remembered for lending his name and patronage to the "Marquess of Queensberry Rules" that formed the basis of ...more

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Stefan Wolff is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Political scientist Stefan Wolff is a German political scientist. He is a specialist in international security, particularly in the management, settlement and prevention of ethnic conflicts. He is currently ...more

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Arthur Cohen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Barrister Arthur Cohen KC was an English barrister and Liberal Party politician. After three years' study at the gymnasium in Frankfort-on-the-Main, he entered as a student at University College London. ...more

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David Keilin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Scientist David Keilin FRS was an entomologist, among other things.

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Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Mall... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist George Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Malloch-Brown, KCMG, PC is a former UK government minister and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, as well as development specialist at the World Bank and ...more

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Edward Rainbowe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Edward Rainbowe or Rainbow was an English clergyman and a noted preacher.

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Henry Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor Henry Chadwick, KBE, FBA was a British academic and Church of England priest. A former Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford – and as such, head of Christ Church, Oxford – he also served as ...more

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Michelle Tempest is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Michelle Tempest Physician Dr. Michelle Tempest is a British psychiatrist and author. In 2010 she was the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for North West Durham.

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William Sidney, 1st Viscount D... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle Soldier William Philip Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle VC, KG, GCMG, GCVO, KStJ, PC, known as The Lord De L'Isle and Dudley between 1945 and 1956, was a British Victoria Cross recipient, politician, and ...more

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A. C. Benson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
A. C. Benson Writer Arthur Christopher Benson was an English essayist, poet, and author and the 28th Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

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Katie Derham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist Catherine Beatrice Margaret "Katie" Derham is an English newscaster and a presenter on television and radio.

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Norman Hartnell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Dressmaker, Costume Designer Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell, KCVO was a leading British fashion designer, best known for his work for the ladies of the Royal Family. Hartnell gained the Royal Warrant as Dressmaker to Queen ...more

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Trafford Leigh-Mallory is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Trafford Leigh-Mallory Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, KCB, DSO & Bar was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force. Leigh-Mallory served as a Royal Flying Corps pilot and squadron commander during ...more

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Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Magdalene College, Cambridge Alumni
Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke of Towton, generally known as Lord Hawke, was an English amateur cricketer active from 1881 to 1911 who played for Yorkshire and England. He was born in ...more