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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Shrewsbury School and be of some renown.

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

List features Charles Darwin, Michael Palin and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Shrewsbury School?” and “Which celebrities are Shrewsbury School alumni?”

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Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Biologist, Scientist, Naturalist
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from ...more

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John Cuckney, Baron Cuckney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Business magnate
John Graham Cuckney, Baron Cuckney was a British industrialist, civil servant and peer.

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Michael Palin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Television presenter, Comedian, Screenwriter
Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of travel ...more

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Andrew Irvine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Mountaineer
Andrew "Sandy" Comyn Irvine was an English mountaineer who took part in the 1924 British Everest Expedition, the third British expedition to the world's highest mountain, Mount ...more

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Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Mathematician, Astronomer
Thomas Jones was Head Tutor at Trinity College, Cambridge for twenty years and an outstanding teacher of mathematics. He is notable as a mentor of Adam Sedgwick. Jones was born at Berriew, ...more

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Willie Rushton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Cartoonist
William George Rushton was an English cartoonist, satirist, comedian, actor and performer who co-founded the satirical magazine Private Eye.

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Philip Sidney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Poet, Soldier
Sir Philip Sidney was an English poet, courtier, Scholar, and soldier, who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The ...more

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J. L. Austin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Philosopher
John Langshaw "J. L." Austin was a British philosopher of language. He is remembered primarily as the developer of the theory of speech acts. Prior to Austin, the attention of ...more

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Thomas Johnes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Thomas Johnes was a Member of Parliament, landscape architect, farmer, printer, writer and social benefactor. He is best known for his development of the Hafod Estate in Wales. Johnes was born ...more

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Owen Seaman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Journalist
Sir Owen Seaman, 1st Baronet was a British writer, journalist and poet. He is best known as editor of Punch, from 1906 to 1932.

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Paul Foot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Journalist
Paul Mackintosh Foot was a British investigative journalist, political campaigner, author, and long-time member of the Socialist Workers Party.

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Graham Wallas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Psychologist
Graham Wallas was an English socialist, social psychologist, educationalist, a leader of the Fabian Society and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

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Simon Dee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Presenter
Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd, better known by his stage name Simon Dee, was a British television interviewer and radio disc jockey who hosted a twice-weekly BBC TV chat show, Dee Time, in the late ...more

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Nevil Shute is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Race car driver, Novelist, Engineer
Nevil Shute Norway was a British novelist and aeronautical engineer. He used his full name in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen name, to protect his engineering career from any ...more

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Francis Henry King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer
Francis Henry King, CBE was a British novelist, poet and short story writer. He worked for the British Council for 25 years, with positions in Europe and Japan. For 25 years he was a chief book ...more

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William Davison, 1st Baron Bro... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
William Henry Davison, 1st Baron Broughshane KBE FSA JP DL was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament for Kensington South for twenty-four years. Davison was born in Broughshane, ...more

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John Peel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Record producer, Journalist, Actor
John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE, known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest serving of the original ...more

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Paul Dehn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Screenwriter
Paul Dehn was an Oscar winning British screenwriter, best known for Goldfinger, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Planet of the Apes sequels and Murder on the Orient Express. Dehn and his ...more

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Richard Ingrams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Editor, Journalist
Richard Reid Ingrams is an English journalist, a co-founder and second editor of the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and founding editor of The Oldie magazine. He left the latter job at ...more

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Henry Nevinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Henry Nevinson Journalist
Henry Woodd Nevinson was a British war correspondent during the Second Boer War and World War I, a campaigning journalist exposing slavery in western Africa, political commentator and ...more

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John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor
John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor was an English classical scholar. He was born at Baddegama, Sri Lanka, and returned to England to be educated at Shrewsbury School and St John's College, Cambridge. ...more

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Sir Charles Yate, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Sir Charles Yate, 1st Baronet
Colonel Sir Charles Edward Yate, 1st Baronet CSI CMG was a British soldier and administrator in India and later a politician in Britain.

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Kyffin Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Sir John "Kyffin" Williams, KBE, RA was a Welsh landscape painter who lived at Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll on the Island of Anglesey. Williams is widely regarded as the defining artist of ...more

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Christopher Booker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Journalist
Christopher John Penrice Booker is an English journalist and author. In 1961, he was one of the founders of the magazine Private Eye, and has contributed to it since then. He has been a ...more

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Donald MacDougall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Shrewsbury School Alumni
Donald MacDougall Economist
Sir George Donald Alastair MacDougall was a Scottish economist and civil servant who held enormous influence over public policy during the 1960s. He headed the Government Economic Service and, ...more