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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
Politician
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