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

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

Items here include everything from Carol Vorderman to Alan Bennett.

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

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Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Meteorologist
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who received the Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cloud chamber.

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Oliver Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Farmer
Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, albeit to a family ...more

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Alan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Actor
Alan Bennett is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed ...more

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Alan MacDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Chemist, Scientist
Alan Graham MacDiarmid, ONZ was a New Zealand-born American chemist, and one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000.

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Brian Lenihan, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Barrister
Brian Joseph Lenihan was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and barrister who served in the government of Ireland as Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform from 2007 to 2008 and as ...more

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Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimor... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician
Karan Faridoon Bilimoria, Lord Bilimoria CBE, DL is an Indian-origin British entrepreneur and a life peer. He is best known as one of the two founders and Chairman of Cobra Beer.

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Carol Vorderman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Backing vocalist, Screenwriter, Writer
Carol Jean Vorderman MBE RAFVR is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008. Vorderman's career took off in 1982 ...more

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Robert Machray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Robert Machray
Robert Machray was an Anglican bishop and missionary and the first Primate of the Church of England in Canada.

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John Madden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Film Director
John Philip Madden is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. He is best known for directing Shakespeare in Love, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. His most ...more

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John Nelder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician
John Ashworth Nelder FRS was a British statistician known for his contributions to experimental design, analysis of variance, computational statistics, and statistical theory.

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Tom Kilburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Electrical engineer, Engineer
Tom Kilburn CBE, FRS was an English engineer. With Freddie Williams he worked on the Williams-Kilburn Tube and the world's first stored-program computer, the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, ...more

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C. F. Powell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Physicist
Cecil Frank Powell, FRS was a British physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery ...more

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David Owen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Physician
David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, CH PC FRCP MB BChir is a British politician. Owen served as British Foreign Secretary from 1977 to 1979, the youngest person in over forty years to hold ...more

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Colin Jordan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
John Colin Campbell Jordan was a leading figure in postwar Neo-Nazism in Britain. In the far-right nationalist circles of the 1960s, Jordan represented the most explicitly 'Nazi' inclination in ...more

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George Ent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
George Ent Scientist
George Ent was an English scientist in the seventeenth century who focused on the study of anatomy. He was a member of the Royal Society and the Royal College of Physicians. Ent is best known ...more

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Chris Grayling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician
Christopher Stephen Grayling is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice since 2012. First elected to Parliament in 2001 for ...more

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Nick Laird is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Novelist
Nicholas "Nick" Laird is a Northern Irish novelist and poet.

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Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Historian
Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs is an English historian. He is a leading specialist on the Victorian era, and the foremost historian of broadcasting in Britain. He was made a life peer in 1976.

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Dick Heckstall-Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician
Dick Heckstall-Smith was an English jazz and blues saxophonist. He played with some of the most influential English blues rock and jazz fusion bands of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Charles Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Charles Stubbs
Charles William Stubbs was an English clergyman. He was born in Liverpool and educated at the Liverpool Collegiate Institution and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. As a clergyman he held ...more

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Seth Ward is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Seth Ward Mathematician
Seth Ward was an English mathematician, astronomer, and bishop.

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Sir Thomas Adams, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Sir Thomas Adams, 1st Baronet
Sir Thomas Adams, 1st Baronet was the Lord Mayor of the City of London and a Member of Parliament for the City of London from 1654–1655 and 1656-1658.

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Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Ma... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester
Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester KG, KB, FRS was an important commander of Parliamentary forces in the First English Civil War, and for a time Oliver Cromwell's superior.

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Arnab Goswami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist
Arnab Goswami is an Indian journalist who is the editor-in-chief and a news anchor of the Indian news channel Times Now. The Newshour, a live debate anchored by him, is aired at 9 pm weekdays on ...more

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Samuel Phillips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Samuel Phillips Journalist
Samuel Phillips was an English journalist. Phillips was born in London, the son of a Jewish tradesman. He was educated at University College London, and then at Göttingen. Having renounced ...more