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

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

This list has everything from Hugh Laurie to Tom Hollander.

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

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Musician
James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known professionally as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, writer, director, musician and comedian. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double ...more

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Simon Hughes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician
Simon Henry Ward Hughes, PC MP is a British politician, was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2010 to 2014, and since 2013 has been Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice. He has ...more

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Ralph Chubb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer, Artist
Ralph Nicholas Chubb was an English poet, printer, and artist. Heavily influenced by Whitman, Blake, and the Romantics, his work was the creation of a highly intricate personal mythology, one ...more

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Malcolm Muggeridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Author, Actor
Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge was a British journalist, author, media personality, and satirist. During World War II, he worked for the British government as a soldier and a spy. As a young man, ...more

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Clive Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Game Show Host, Barrister, Author
Clive Anderson is an English television and radio presenter, comedy writer and former barrister. Winner of a British Comedy Award in 1991, Anderson began experimenting with comedy and writing ...more

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Tom Hollander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Hollander is an English actor. Hollander began his career in theater, winning the Ian Charleson Award in 1992 for his performance as Witwoud in The Way of the ...more

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Robert Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter
Robert Dennis Harris is an English novelist. He is a former journalist and BBC television reporter. Although he began his career in non-fiction, his fame rests upon his works of historical ...more

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Wes Streeting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Social activist
Wesley "Wes" Paul William Streeting is Deputy Leader of the London Borough of Redbridge, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, and the Labour Party's Parliamentary Candidate for ...more

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Barry Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Barry Cennydd Morgan has been the Archbishop of Wales since 2003. In April 2013 he became Patron of the Welsh language Wikipedia.

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Richard May is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Judge
Sir Richard George May was a British judge. May was born in London and educated at Haileybury. Following national service with the Durham Light Infantry, he studied law at Selwyn College, ...more

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John Gummer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
John Gummer Politician
John Selwyn Gummer, Baron Deben, PC is a British Conservative Party politician, formerly Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal, now a member of the House of Lords. He is Chairman of the UK's ...more

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David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thoms... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet Businessperson
David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet is a Canadian media magnate. He is the son of the late Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet and his siblings are Taylor Thomson and ...more

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Richard Harries, Baron Harries... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Bishop
Richard Douglas Harries, Baron Harries of Pentregarth, FRSL is a retired bishop of the Church of England and former British Army officer. He was the 41st Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006. ...more

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Peter Singer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Judge, Barrister
Sir Jan Peter Singer is a former British High Court Judge.

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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician
Sir Adrian Frederick Melhuish Smith, FRS is a distinguished British statistician and formerly Principal of Queen Mary, University of London. From 1977–1990 he was Professor of Statistics and ...more

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Graham Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Programmer, Mathematician
Graham A. Nelson is a British mathematician and poet and the creator of the Inform design system for creating interactive fiction games. He has also authored several IF games, including the ...more

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Robert Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Novelist, Author
Robert "Rob" Newman is a British comedian, author and political activist. In 1993 Newman and his then comedy partner David Baddiel became the first comedians to play and sell out the ...more

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John Sentamu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Cleric
John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu is the 97th Archbishop of York, Metropolitan of the province of York and Primate of England. The position of Archbishop of York is the second most senior clerical ...more

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Graham Stuart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Graham Charles Stuart is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness in 2005, gaining reelection in 2010.

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Peter Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Peter Smith Judge
Sir Peter Winston Smith, styled The Hon Mr Justice Peter Smith, is a Judge of the High Court of Justice in England and Wales, appointed to that office on 15 April 2002 and assigned to the ...more

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William Laurie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
William Laurie Rower, Physician
William George Ranald Mundell Laurie, known as Ran Laurie, was a British physician, rowing champion and Olympic gold medallist. His younger son is the actor and writer Hugh Laurie.

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Nick Tanner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Nick Tanner Comedian, Actor

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Mario Petrucci is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Mario Petrucci

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Hugh B. Cott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
Photographer
Hugh Bamford Cott, was a British zoologist, an authority on both natural and military camouflage, and a scientific illustrator and photographer. Many of his field studies took place in Africa, ...more

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D. R. Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Selwyn College, Cambridge Alumni
D. R. Thorpe
D. R. Thorpe is an historian and biographer who has written biographies of three British Prime Ministers of the mid 20th century, Sir Anthony Eden, Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Harold Macmillan.