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

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

Alumni include Alice Eve, Benazir Bhutto and many additional graduates as well.

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

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Benazir Bhutto Politician Benazir Bhutto was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, serving two non-consecutive terms in 1988–90 and then 1993–96. A scion of the politically powerful Bhutto family, she was the eldest ...more

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Alice Eve is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Alice Eve Actor Alice Sophia Eve is an English actress known for her roles in the films Starter for 10, Crossing Over, She's Out of My League, Sex and the City 2, The Raven, Men in Black 3 and Star Trek Into ...more

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Peter Mandelson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Peter Mandelson Politician Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Baron Mandelson PC is a British Labour Party politician and President of the international think tank Policy Network. He was the Member of Parliament for Hartlepool ...more

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Jeanette Winterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Jeanette Winterson Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter Jeanette Winterson, OBE is a British writer, broadcaster and activist.

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Joseph Heller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Joseph Heller Copywriter, Novelist, Screenwriter Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. The title of one of his works, Catch-22, entered the English lexicon to refer to a vicious circle wherein an ...more

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Richard Herring is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Herring Comedian, Television producer, Actor Richard Keith Herring is a British comedian and writer, whose early work includes the comedy double-act Lee and Herring. He is described by the British Theatre Guide as "one of the leading ...more

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David Hemery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
David Hemery Athlete David Peter Hemery, CBE, is a British former track and field athlete, winner of the 400 metres hurdles at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

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Thomas Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Thomas Williams Chaplain Sir Thomas Williams, QC was a British Labour Co-operative politician. Williams was educated at University College, Cardiff and St Catherine's College, Oxford. He was President of the South Wales ...more

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Christopher Bishop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Christopher Bishop Physicist, Educator, Computer scientist Christopher Michael Bishop FREng, FRSE, is a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research Ltd in Cambridge where he leads the Machine Learning and Perception group. He also holds a Chair of ...more

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William Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
William Woodruff Historian, Professor, Writer William Woodruff was a professor of world history, but perhaps most noted for his two autobiographical works: The Road to Nab End and its sequel Beyond Nab End; both became bestsellers in the ...more

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Matthew Pinsent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Matthew Pinsent Journalist, Rower, Presenter Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent, CBE is an English rower and broadcaster. During his rowing career, he won 10 world championship gold medals and four consecutive Olympic gold medals, of which three ...more

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Clive Barnes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Clive Barnes Journalist, Writer, Critic Clive Alexander Barnes CBE was an English writer and critic. From 1965 to 1977 he was the dance and theater critic for the New York Times, the most powerful position he had held, since its ...more

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John Cornforth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
John Cornforth Chemist Sir John Warcup "Kappa" Cornforth, Jr., AC, CBE, FRS, FAA, was an Australian–British chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his work on the stereochemistry of ...more

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Michael Billington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Michael Billington Critic Michael Keith Billington OBE is a British author and arts critic. Drama critic of The Guardian since October 1971, he is "Britain's longest-serving theatre critic" and the author of ...more

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Timothy Garden, Baron Garden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Timothy Garden, Baron Garden Politician Air Marshal Timothy Garden, Baron Garden KCB, FRAeS, FRUSI, FCGI was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force who later became a university professor and a Liberal Democrat politician. Garden ...more

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Andrew Triggs Hodge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Andrew Triggs Hodge Rower Andrew Triggs Hodge MBE is an English rower and a double Olympic Gold Medallist and quadruple World Champion.

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Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy Politician Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy was a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half of the 20th-century. He served as the Prime Minister of Bengal in British India and was the fifth Prime ...more

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Phil de Glanville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Phil de Glanville Philip Ranulph de Glanville is a former English rugby union player who played at centre for Bath and England.

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John E. Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
John E. Walker Chemist Professor Sir John Ernest Walker is an English chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997. He is currently a group leader at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit in Cambridge, and a ...more

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Iain Sproat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Iain Sproat Structural engineer Iain Sproat (1984-) is a Structural engineer and contributor to Freebase.

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Eric Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Eric Williams Politician, Historian, Writer Eric Eustace Williams served as the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. He served as prime minister from 1962 until his death in 1981. He was also a noted Caribbean historian, and is ...more

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Farooq Leghari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Farooq Leghari Politician Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari English IPA: fɑrukʰ æɦmæd ləɡhərɪ̈, was the eighth President of Pakistan, serving from 14 November 1993 until voluntarily resgning on 2 December 1997. He is ...more

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John Vane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
John Vane Sir John Robert Vane FRS was an English pharmacologist who was instrumental in the understanding of how aspirin produces pain-relief and anti-inflammatory effects and his work led to new ...more

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John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
John Taylor Writer John Vernon Taylor was an English bishop and theologian. Taylor was educated at St Lawrence College, Trinity College, Cambridge, St Catherine's Society and Wycliffe Hall at Oxford, and the ...more

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Maurice Cranston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Maurice Cranston Philosopher Maurice William Cranston was an English philosopher, professor, and author. He served for many years as Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics, and was also known for ...more

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Ernest Hilbert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Ernest Hilbert Writer Ernest Hilbert is an American poet, critic, opera librettist, and editor born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1970.

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Amara Karan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Amara Karan Actor Amara Karan is an English actress who made her film début as the love interest in Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. The film premièred at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. Her ...more

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Simon Winchester is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Simon Winchester Journalist, Author, Writer Simon Winchester, OBE, is a British author and journalist who resides in the United States. Through his career at The Guardian, Winchester covered numerous significant events, including Bloody ...more

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Grantley Herbert Adams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Grantley Herbert Adams Politician, Lawyer Sir Grantley Herbert Adams, CMG, QC, was a Barbadian and British West Indian statesmen. Adams was a founder of the Barbados Labour Party.

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Paul Spike is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Paul Spike Journalist Paul Robert Spike is an American author, editor and journalist. He is best known as the author of the 1973 memoir Photographs of My Father about the murder of his father, civil rights leader ...more

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Christopher Liwski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Christopher Liwski Christopher Liwski is an American rower, a double world championship medal winner, and a two-time member of the United States Olympic Rowing Team.

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Adam Foulds is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Adam Foulds Poet, Novelist, Author Adam Foulds FRSL is a British novelist and poet.

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Derek Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Derek Wyatt Derek Murray Wyatt FRSA is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey from 1997 to 2010, having previously been a councillor in the London ...more

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Tom Phillips is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Tom Phillips Tom Phillips, CBE R.A. is an English artist. He was born in London, where he continues to work. He is a painter, printmaker and collagist.

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Grant Gee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Grant Gee Cinematographer, Film Director Grant Gee is a film maker, photographer and cinematographer currently living in Brighton. He was born in Plymouth and studied Geography at St Catherine's College, Oxford. He is most noted for ...more

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Barun De is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Barun De Historian Barun De was an Indian historian. He served as founder-director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata and as ...more

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P. C. Wren is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
P. C. Wren Writer Percival Christopher Wren was an English writer, mostly of adventure fiction. He is best remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924, involving the French Foreign Legion in North ...more

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James Marsh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
James Marsh Television producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer James Marsh is a British film and documentary director best known for his work on Man on Wire, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and The Theory of Everything the ...more

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Reginald Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Reginald Hill Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Reginald Charles Hill FRSL was an English crime writer, and the winner in 1995 of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.

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Stephen Gumley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Stephen Gumley Engineer Stephen John Gumley, AO was the first Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation, serving in the role from February 2004 to July 2011.

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Colin Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Colin Smith Colin Smith is a British rower, Olympic silver medallist and three times an Oxford Blue.

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Abdus Suttar Khan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Abdus Suttar Khan Abdus Suttar Khan was a Bangladeshi scientist. He researched on aerospace for four decades with NASA, United Technology, USA and Alstom, a French power generation company. Khan invented more ...more

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Alan Chesters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Alan Chesters Alan David Chesters CBE was the Bishop of Blackburn from 1989 to 2003.

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Plantagenet Somerset Fry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Plantagenet Somerset Fry Writer Plantagenet Somerset Fry, born Peter George Robin Fry, was a British historian and author of more than 50 books. In his youth he added Somerset to his surname by deed poll, and Plantagenet was a ...more

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Asheem Singh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Asheem Singh Screenwriter

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John Birt, Baron Birt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
John Birt, Baron Birt Television producer, Television Editor John Birt, Baron Birt is a former Director-General of the BBC who was in the post from 1992 to 2000. After a successful career in commercial television, first at Granada Television and then at ...more

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John Elvidge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
John Elvidge Sir John William Elvidge KCB is the former Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government. He was appointed in July 2003, replacing Sir Muir Russell. He retired from the post in June 2010.

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Richard Mabey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Mabey Author Richard Thomas Mabey is a writer and broadcaster, chiefly on the relations between nature and culture.

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Chris Maslanka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Chris Maslanka Christopher M. Maslanka is a British writer and broadcaster, specialising in puzzles and problem solving. He was born in Clapham, London, but was brought up by his uncle and aunt in Lowdham, ...more

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Richard Newby, Baron Newby is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous St Catherine's College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Newby, Baron Newby Richard Mark Newby, Baron Newby, OBE, is a British politician, currently serving as the Deputy Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords, the Captain of the Yeoman of the Guard, and the ...more