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

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

List features graduates like Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Grant, and many more

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

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Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Model, Actor Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing while still a student at Oxford University. ...more

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Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. His films have earned more than US$2.4 billion from 25 ...more

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Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu is a British Conservative politician well known in Britain for founding the National Motor Museum, as well as for a ...more

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Ian Bradley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Educator, Theologian Ian Campbell Bradley is a British academic, author, theologian, Church of Scotland minister, journalist and broadcaster. At the University of St Andrews, he is Reader in Practical Theology and ...more

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Naomi Wolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Author, Writer Naomi R. Wolf is an American author and former political consultant. With the publication of the 1991 bestselling book The Beauty Myth, she became a leading spokeswoman of what was later ...more

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Douglas Young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Douglas Cuthbert Colquhoun Young was a Scottish poet, scholar, translator and politician. He was the leader of the Scottish National Party from 1942 to 1945, and was a Classics professor at ...more

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Lionel Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Writer Lionel Pigot Johnson was an English poet, essayist and critic. He was born at Broadstairs, and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, graduating in 1890. He became a Catholic ...more

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George Catlin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Sir George Edward Gordon Catlin was an English political scientist and philosopher. A strong proponent of Anglo-America cooperation, he worked for many years as a professor at Cornell University ...more

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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Jindal was born in ...more

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Tony Benn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
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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Corliss Lamont is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Writer, Philosopher Corliss Lamont was an American socialist philosopher, and advocate of various left-wing and civil liberties causes. As a part of his political activities he was the Chairman of National Council ...more

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Hugh Gaitskell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell CBE PC was a British Labour politician who held Cabinet office in Clement Attlee's governments, and was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition ...more

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A. N. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist Andrew Norman Wilson is an English writer and newspaper columnist, known for his critical biographies, novels, works of popular history and religious views. He is an occasional columnist for the ...more

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Rageh Omaar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Author Rageh Omaar is a Somali-born British journalist and writer. His latest book Only Half of Me deals with the tensions between these two sides of his identity. He used to be a BBC world affairs ...more

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Charles Cripps, 1st Baron Parm... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Barrister Charles Alfred Cripps, 1st Baron Parmoor KCVO, PC, QC was a British politician who crossed the floor from the Conservative to the Labour Party and was a strong supporter of the League of Nations ...more

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William Joscelyn Arkell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Geologist William Joscelyn Arkell MA, D Phil, D Sc, FGS, FRS was a British geologist and palaeontologist, regarded as the leading authority on the Jurassic Period during the middle part of the 20th

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William Jowitt, 1st Earl Jowit... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Barrister William Allen Jowitt, 1st Earl Jowitt PC, KC, was a British Labour politician and lawyer, who served as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain under Clement Attlee from 1945 to 1951.

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William Sealy Gosset is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician William Sealy Gosset was an English statistician. He published under the pen name Student, and developed the Student's t-distribution.

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Alasdair Milne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Television director, Television producer Alasdair David Gordon Milne was Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation between July 1982 and 1987. Earlier in his career Milne was a BBC producer involved in founding Tonight ...more

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Zelman Cowen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Sir Zelman Cowen AK, GCMG, GCVO, QC, PC was the 19th Governor-General of Australia.

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William Erle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Judge, Barrister Sir William Erle PC QC FRS was an English lawyer, judge and Whig politician.

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James Woodforde is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Writer James Woodforde was an English clergyman, best known as the author of The Diary of a Country Parson.

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George Lane-Fox, 1st Baron Bin... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Lieutenant-Colonel George Richard Lane-Fox, 1st Baron Bingley PC, was a British Conservative politician. He served as Secretary for Mines between 1922 and 1924 and again between 1924 and 1928.

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Dennis Potter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Television director, Journalist, Television producer Dennis Christopher George Potter was an English television dramatist, screenwriter and journalist. His work in television drama began with contributions to BBC television's The Wednesday Play ...more

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Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Brigadier Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington KG, LVO, OBE, MC, styled Marquess of Douro between 1943 and 1972, was a senior British peer and a retired brigadier in the British ...more

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Robert P. George is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Law professor, Philosopher Robert Peter George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as ...more

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Susan Rice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Diplomat Susan Elizabeth Rice is the United States National Security Advisor. Rice is a former U.S. diplomat, former Brookings Institution fellow, and former United States Ambassador to the United ...more

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Gavin Simonds, 1st Viscount Si... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Gavin Turnbull Simonds, 1st Viscount Simonds PC, KC was a British judge, politician and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.

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Angus Deayton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter Gordon Angus Deayton is an English actor, writer, musician, comedian and broadcaster. He was the original presenter of the satirical panel game Have I Got News for You, a job from which he was ...more

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Edward Young is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Edward Young was an English poet, best remembered for Night-Thoughts.

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Florian Henckel von Donnersmar... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Editor, Screenwriter, Writer Florian Maria Georg Christian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck is a German film director, best known for writing and directing the 2006 Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others and 2010's The ...more

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Claud Schuster, 1st Baron Schu... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Claud Schuster, 1st Baron Schuster, GCB, CVO, KC was a British barrister and civil servant noted for his long tenure as Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Office. Born to a Mancunian ...more

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John Farthing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Political scientist John Colborne Farthing was a Canadian soldier, thinker, philosopher, economist, teacher, and author of the seminal tract Freedom Wears a Crown, published posthumously. It rather quickly became ...more

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Harold Thomas Cawley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Captain Harold Thomas Cawley was a British barrister, Liberal Party politician and soldier.

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Henry Marten is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Judge, Barrister Sir Henry Marten also recorded as Sir Henry Martin was an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1625 and 1640.

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John Lennard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Professor John Lennard is Professor of British and American Literature at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, and a freelance academic and writer.

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Gilbert Mitchison, Baron Mitch... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister Gilbert Richard Mitchison, Baron Mitchison CBE QC, otherwise known as Dick Mitchison, was a British Labour politician. Born in Staines, Mitchison was educated at Eton College and New College, ...more

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Simon Baron-Cohen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Researcher, Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen FBA is Professor of Developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is the Director of the University's Autism Research Centre, and a ...more

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Geoffrey Scott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Art Historian Geoffrey Scott was an English scholar and poet, known as a historian of architecture. His biography of Isabelle de Charrière entitled The Portrait of Zelide won the 1925 James Tait Black ...more

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John Gieve is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Sir Edward John Watson Gieve, KCB is a former British Civil Servant, who served as Deputy Governor for Financial Stability of the Bank of England and an ex officio member of the Monetary Policy ...more

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Herbert Fisher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher OM, FRS, PC was an English historian, educator, and Liberal politician. He served as President of the Board of Education in David Lloyd George's 1916 to 1922 ...more

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Edward Thomas Hall is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Scientist Edward Thomas Hall CBE, Hon. FBA, FSA, D.Phil was a British scientist.

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Randal Keynes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Conservationist, Author, Writer Randal Hume Keynes, OBE, FLS is a British conservationist, author and great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He is the author of the intimate exploration of his famous ancestry, Annie's Box, ...more

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Francis Noel Clarke Mundy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Francis Noel Clarke Mundy 1739 – 1815 was an English poet. His most noted work was written to defend Needwood Forest which was enclosed at the beginning of the 19th century. He was the father of ...more

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Christopher Hampton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist Christopher James Hampton, CBE, FRSL is a Portuguese British playwright, screen writer and film director. He is best known for his play based on the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses and the film ...more

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Peter Bergen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Author Peter Bergen is an American print and broadcast journalist, author, documentary producer, and CNN's national security analyst. In 1997, Bergen produced the first television interview with Osama ...more

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Clarence Bruce, 3rd Baron Aber... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Tennis player Clarence Napier Bruce, 3rd Baron Aberdare, GBE, styled The Honourable from 1895 to 1929, was a British military officer, cricketer, tennis player, and also an excellent golfer. He was the second ...more

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Douglas Jardine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Douglas Robert Jardine was a cricketer who played 22 Test matches for England, captaining the side in 15 of those matches between 1931 and 1934. A right-handed batsman, he is best known for ...more

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Frank Benson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
Actor Sir Francis Robert Benson, commonly known as Frank Benson or F. R. Benson, was a British actor-manager. He founded his own company in 1883 and produced all but two of Shakespeare's plays.

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John Winthrop Hackett Junior is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous New College, Oxford Alumni
John Winthrop Hackett Junior General Sir John Winthrop Hackett GCB, CBE, DSO & Bar, MC was an Australian-born British soldier, painter, university administrator, author and in later life, respected and sought-after