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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

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Christopher Catherwood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Christopher Catherwood is a British author based in Cambridge, England and, often, in Richmond, Virginia. He has taught for the Institute of Continuing Education based a few miles away in ...more

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Matt Thorne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Matt Thorne Novelist, Writer Matthew "Matt" Thorne is an English novelist, writer and journalist.

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Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Ba... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart Judge Alexander John Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart was a Scottish advocate and judge. He was the first judge from a United Kingdom jurisdiction to sit on the European Court of Justice in ...more

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David Lidington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
David Roy Lidington PC is a British Conservative Party politician, who has been Member of Parliament for Aylesbury since 1992. He is currently a Minister of State at the Foreign Office, serving ...more

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Andrew Rawnsley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author Andrew Nicholas James Rawnsley is a British political journalist and broadcaster. A columnist for The Observer, he has written two books on New Labour.

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Nick Raynsford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Wyvill Richard Nicolls Raynsford, known as Nick Raynsford, is a British Labour Party politician. A government minister from 1997 to 2005, he was the Member of Parliament for Greenwich & ...more

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Dennis Silk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Dennis Silk Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk, CBE is a former schoolmaster and international cricketer. He was also a close friend of the poet Siegfried Sassoon, about whom he has spoken and written

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William Wollaston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
William Wollaston Philosopher William Wollaston was school teacher, a Church of England priest, a scholar of Latin, Greek and Hebrew, a theologian, and a major Enlightenment era English philosopher. He is remembered today ...more

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Philip Burton Moon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Philip Burton Moon Physicist Philip Burton Moon FRS was a British nuclear physicist. He is most remembered for his research work in atomic physics and nuclear physics. He is one of the British scientists who participated in ...more

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D. M. Schurman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
D. M. Schurman Donald Mackenzie Schurman was a Canadian historian. He was professor of history at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and also served at the Royal Military College of Canada. In the ...more

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George Cecil Renouard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
George Cecil Renouard was an English classical and oriental scholar.

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Bernard Pagel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Bernard Ephraim Julius Pagel FRS was a British astrophysicist who worked on the measurement and interpretation of elemental abundances in stars and galaxies. The son of physician and medical ...more

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R. G. D. Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
R. G. D. Allen Economist Sir Roy George Douglas Allen, CBE, FBA was an English economist, mathematician and statistician.

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Thomas Fuller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Thomas Fuller Thomas Fuller was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of ...more

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Graham Allan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Graham Allan Mathematician Graham Robert Allan was an English mathematician, specializing in Banach algebras. He was Reader in Functional Analysis and Vice-Master of Churchill College at Cambridge University.

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Christian Schiller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Christian Schiller Louis Christian Schiller MC, known as Christian Schiller, was HM Inspector of Schools in the United Kingdom and a promoter of progressive ideas in primary education.

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John Patten, Baron Patten is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
John Patten, Baron Patten Politician John Haggitt Charles Patten, Baron Patten, PC is a former Conservative Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon. A Roman Catholic, he was educated by the Jesuits at Wimbledon College ...more

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Christopher Curwen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Christopher Curwen Sir Christopher Keith Curwen, KCMG was a British Intelligence officer specialising in South East Asia who was Head of the Secret Intelligence Service from 1985 to 1989. Curwen was educated at ...more

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John Wheelwright is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
John Wheelwright John Wheelwright, was a Puritan clergyman in England and America, and was most noted for being banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Antinomian Controversy, and for subsequently ...more

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Chris Philo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Chris Philo Chris Philo FAcSS is Professor of Geography at the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, the University of Glasgow. Philo graduated from the Sidney Sussex College of Cambridge ...more

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John Drewienkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
John Drewienkiewicz Major General Karol John Drewienkiewicz CB, CMG is a retired British Army officer, generally known as "DZ".

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Thomas Pelham Dale is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Thomas Pelham Dale Thomas Pelham Dale was an English Anglo-Catholic ritualist priest, most notable for being prosecuted and imprisoned for ritualist practices

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Austin Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Austin Robinson Economist Austin Robinson was a University of Cambridge economist. He was an alumnus of Christ's College, Cambridge, and a fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. A close associate of John Maynard ...more

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Alexander Anderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Alexander Anderson Physicist Alexander Anderson was an Irish physicist and President of Queen's College Galway, later University College Galway, from 1899 until 1934. In electrical engineering he is known for Anderson's ...more

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Ravinder N. Maini is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Alumni
Ravinder N. Maini Sir Ravinder Nath Maini FMedSci is rheumatology professor at the Kennedy Institute, part of Imperial College London. Maini was born in Ludhiana in the Punjab region of India but has lived most ...more