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List Rules People on this list must have gone to St Anne's College and be of some renown.

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

This list has a variety of graduates in it, from Diana Wynne Jones to Tina Brown.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to St Anne's College?” and “Which celebrities are St Anne's College alumni?”

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Melanie Phillips is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Melanie Phillips Journalist, Author, Writer Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, author and public commentator. She started on the left of the political spectrum, writing for The Guardian and New Statesman. During the 1990s she moved ...more

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Mary Douglas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Mary Douglas Anthropologist, Writer Dame Mary Douglas, DBE, FBA was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism, whose area of speciality was social anthropology. Douglas was considered a ...more

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Tina Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Tina Brown Magazine editor, Talk show host, Journalist Tina Brown, Lady Evans, CBE, is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist, talk-show host and author of The Diana Chronicles, a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales. Born a British citizen, she ...more

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Helen Fielding is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Helen Fielding Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Helen Fielding is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, a sequence of novels and films that chronicle the life of a ...more

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Zoë Heller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Zoë Heller Journalist, Novelist, Writer Zoë Kate Hinde Heller is an English journalist and novelist.

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Danny Alexander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Danny Alexander Politician, Public Relations Daniel Grian Alexander is a British Liberal Democrat politician who has been Chief Secretary to the Treasury since 2010. He has been the Member of Parliament for the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch ...more

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Diana Wynne Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Diana Wynne Jones Novelist, Author, Writer Diana Wynne Jones was a British writer, principally of fantasy novels for children and adults. Some of her better-known works are the Chrestomanci series, the Dalemark series; the novels Howl's ...more

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Sarah Caudwell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Sarah Caudwell Barrister, Writer Sarah Caudwell was the pseudonym of Sarah Cockburn, a British barrister and writer of detective stories. She is best known for a series of four murder stories written between 1980 and 1999, ...more

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U. A. Fanthorpe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
U. A. Fanthorpe Poet, Writer Ursula Askham Fanthorpe, CBE, FRSL was an English poet. She published under the form U. A. Fanthorpe.

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Wendy Beckett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Wendy Beckett Presenter Wendy Beckett, better known as Sister Wendy, is a British hermit, consecrated virgin, and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of ...more

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Karen Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Karen Armstrong Author, Writer Karen Armstrong FRSL is a British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion. A former Roman Catholic religious sister, she went from a conservative to a more liberal and ...more

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Libby Purves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Libby Purves Journalist, Novelist, Presenter Elizabeth Mary "Libby" Purves, OBE is a British radio presenter, journalist and author.

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Eleanor Updale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Eleanor Updale Writer Eleanor Updale is an English fiction writer, best known for the Victorian-era London thriller Montmorency and its sequels, the Montmorency series.

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Penelope Lively is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Penelope Lively Novelist, Writer Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL is a British writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has won both the Booker Prize and the Carnegie Medal for British children's books.

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Jackie Ashley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Jackie Ashley Journalist, Presenter Jacqueline "Jackie" Ashley is an English journalist and broadcaster. Ashley is the daughter of Jack Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke, a former Labour politician. Her mother was Pauline ...more

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Jill Paton Walsh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Jill Paton Walsh Novelist, Writer Jill Paton Walsh, CBE, FRSL is an English novelist and children's writer. She may be known best for Peter Wimsey–Harriet Vane mysteries that have completed or continued the work of Dorothy

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Judy Mallaber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Judy Mallaber Clare Judith Mallaber known as Judy Mallaber is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Amber Valley from 1997 to 2010.

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Juliet Barker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Juliet Barker Historian Juliet R. V. Barker FRSL is a British historian, specialising in the Middle Ages and literary biography. She is the author of a number of well-regarded works on the Brontës, William ...more

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Lynn Barber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Lynn Barber Journalist, Author, Writer Lynn Barber is an English journalist who has worked for various publications and now writes for The Sunday Times.

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Martha Kearney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Martha Kearney Journalist, Presenter Martha Catherine Kearney is an Irish-born journalist and broadcaster. She is the main presenter of BBC Radio 4's lunchtime news programme The World at One.

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Pauline Stainer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Pauline Stainer Writer Pauline Stainer is an acclaimed English poet. She was born in the industrial district of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. She later left the city to attend St Anne's College, Oxford, where she took a ...more

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Elizabeth Jennings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Elizabeth Jennings Writer Elizabeth Jennings was an English poet.

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Janet Young, Baroness Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Janet Young, Baroness Young Politician Janet Mary Baker Young, Baroness Young PC, was a British Conservative politician. She served as the first ever female Leader of the House of Lords from 1981 to 1983, first as Chancellor of the ...more

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Nicola Blackwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Nicola Blackwood Nicola Claire Blackwood is a Conservative Party politician. She was elected as Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon in the 2010 election.

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Roy de Souza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
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Susan J. Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Susan J. Smith Susan Jane Smith, FBA, FAcSS is a British geographer and academic. Since 2009, she has been Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge. Smith previously held the Ogilvie Chair of Geography at the ...more

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Elizabeth Jeffreys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
Elizabeth Jeffreys Elizabeth Jeffreys was Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, 1996–2006. She is now ...more

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William Sieghart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous St Anne's College Alumni
William Sieghart William Sieghart is the husband of television director Molly Dineen.