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

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

Items on this list include Susanna Clarke and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein.

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

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Val McDermid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Crime writer, Author, Writer Val McDermid is a Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring Dr. Tony Hill.

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Susan Blackmore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Lecturer, Psychologist, Scientist Susan Jane Blackmore is an English freelance writer, lecturer, sceptic, and broadcaster on psychology and the paranormal, and is best known for her book The Meme Machine. She has written or ...more

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Susan Greenfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
College Administrator, Professor, Scientist Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield, CBE, HonFRCP is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords. Her research is to identify a novel approach to the ...more

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Victoria Hislop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Victoria Hislop Journalist, Novelist, Author Victoria Hislop is an English author.

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Zeinab Badawi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television and radio journalist. She was the first presenter of the ITV Morning News, and co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow, before joining BBC News. ...more

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Susanna Clarke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Susanna Mary Clarke is a British author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a Hugo Award-winning alternate history. Clarke began Jonathan Strange in 1993 and worked ...more

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Susan Kramer, Baroness Kramer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Spokesperson Susan Veronica Kramer, Baroness Kramer, PC is a British Liberal Democrat politician. She was Member of Parliament for Richmond Park from 2005 to 2010, prior to that having a successful career in ...more

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Bettany Hughes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Historian, Writer, Presenter Bettany Hughes, born May 1967, is an English historian, author, and broadcaster. Her speciality is classical history.

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Kate Millett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Writer Katherine Murray "Kate" Millett is an American feminist writer, educator, artist, and activist. She attended Oxford University and was the first American woman to be awarded a ...more

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Meg Hillier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Margaret Olivia "Meg" Hillier is a British Labour Co-operative politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch since 2005, and was a junior Minister ...more

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Sheila Rowbotham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Writer Sheila Rowbotham is a British socialist feminist theorist and writer.

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Juliet E. McKenna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Juliet E. McKenna Author Juliet E. McKenna is a British fantasy author. McKenna was born in Lincolnshire in 1965, and studied Greek and Roman history and literature at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in West ...more

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Laura Mulvey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Screenwriter, Writer Laura Mulvey is a British feminist film theorist. She was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She is currently professor of film and media studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She ...more

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Sufiah Yusof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Prostitute, Social Worker Sufiah Yusof is a British mathematics prodigy originally from Malaysia.

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Jenny Joseph is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Writer Jenny Joseph is an English poet.

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Barbara Pym is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist Barbara Mary Crampton Pym was an English novelist. In the 1950s she wrote a series of social comedies, of which the best known are Excellent Women and A Glass of Blessings. In 1977 her career ...more

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Wendy Cope is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Writer Wendy Cope, OBE is a contemporary English poet. She read history at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in Ely with the poet Lachlan Mackinnon.

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Nicola LeFanu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Composer Nicola Frances LeFanu is a British composer, academic, lecturer and director.

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Gillian Rose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Gillian Rose Philosopher Gillian Rose was a British scholar who worked in the fields of philosophy and sociology. Notable facets of this social philosopher's work include criticism of neo-Kantianism and post-modernism, ...more

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Gillian Shephard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Gillian Shephard Politician Gillian Patricia Shephard, Baroness Shephard of Northwold, PC DL, née Watts, is an English Conservative politician; she was the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk and served as a ...more

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Hermione Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Writer Dame Hermione Lee, DBE, FBA, FRSL is President of Wolfson College, Oxford, and was lately Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow of New ...more

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Tsuda Umeko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Tsuda Umeko Tsuda Umeko was a Japanese educator, feminist and pioneer in education for women in Meiji period Japan. Originally named Tsuda Mume, with mume or ume referring to the Japanese plum, she went by ...more

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Kate Barker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Kate Barker Economist Dame Katharine Mary Barker DBE FAcSS, generally known as Kate Barker, is a British economist. She is principally noted for her roles at the Bank of England and for advising the British ...more

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Angela Lambert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Novelist Angela Lambert was a British journalist, art critic and author, best known for the novel A Rather English Marriage, and her novel Kiss and Kin won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

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Kate Fenton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Novelist Kate Fenton is an English novelist and former BBC radio producer. Fenton was born in Failsworth, Lancashire, and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Hilda's College, Oxford. After ...more

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Catherine Heath is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Novelist Catherine Heath was a British novelist. Born Catherine Hirsch in Hendon, Middlesex, the daughter of Dutch immigrants, she was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford, where she studied English ...more

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Adéle Geras is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Author, Writer Adèle Geras is an English writer for young children, teens and adults. Her husband was the Marxist academic Norman Geras and their daughter Sophie Hannah is also a novelist and poet.

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D. K. Broster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
D. K. Broster Novelist, Writer Dorothy Kathleen Broster, usually known as D.K. Broster, was a British novelist and short-story writer, born in Garston, Liverpool at Devon Lodge, which lies in Grassendale Park on the banks of ...more

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Rosalind Miles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Rosalind Miles Novelist Rosalind Miles is an English author, who has written 23 works of fiction and non-fiction. She has two grown children, and is currently married to the historian Robin Cross. She was born in ...more

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Princess Haya bint Al Hussein is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein is the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan from his third wife, Queen Alia. Princess Haya is the junior wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. She is known ...more

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Margaret Gelling is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Margaret Gelling Margaret Joy Gelling, OBE was an English toponymist, known for her extensive studies of English place-names. She served as President of the English Place-Name Society from 1986 to 1998, and ...more

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Ann Thwaite is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Ann Thwaite Ann Thwaite is a British writer who is the author of five major biographies. "AA Milne: His Life" was the Whitbread Biography of the Year, 1990. "Edmund Gosse: A Literary ...more

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Cecil Woodham-Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Cecil Woodham-Smith Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith was a British historian and biographer. She wrote four popular history books, each dealing with a different aspect of the Victorian era.

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Marilyn Butler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Marilyn Butler Marilyn Speers Butler, Lady Butler, FRSA, FRSL, FBA was a British literary critic. She was King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge from 1986 to 1993, and ...more

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Fiona Caldicott is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Fiona Caldicott Psychiatrist Dame Fiona Caldicott DBE FRCP FRCPI FRCGP FMedSci is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and, previously, Principal of Somerville College, Oxford. She was a Pro Vice-Chancellor, Personnel and ...more

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Sheila Forbes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Sheila Forbes Sheila Forbes, CBE, is a British educator, consultant and manager. She became Principal of St Hilda's College, Oxford in August 2007. Forbes was born in Dorset, grew up in Wargrave near Henley, ...more

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Helen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Helen Jackson Helen Margaret Jackson CBE is a British politician.

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Jacqueline Rose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Jacqueline Rose Professor Jacqueline Rose, FBA is a British academic who is currently Professor of Humanities at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

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Sue Lloyd-Roberts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Sue Lloyd-Roberts Journalist Susan Lloyd-Roberts CBE is a television journalist who has worked for both the BBC and ITN.

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Susan Garden, Baroness Garden ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Susan Garden, Baroness Garden of Frognal Susan Elizabeth Garden, Baroness Garden of Forgnal, is a British Liberal Democrat politician and member of the House of Lords. She is a former Government Whip and Spokesperson for the Department ...more

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Frances Leviston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Frances Leviston Frances Leviston is a British poet. Born in Edinburgh, Frances Leviston later moved to Sheffield. She studied at St Hilda's College in Oxford University, where she read English. Leviston then ...more

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Murder of Rachel McLean is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Rachel Margaret McLean was a British student at St. Hilda's College in Oxford, England, when she was murdered by her fiancé, John Tanner, a day after they became engaged. In the ...more

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Barbara Everett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Barbara Everett Barbara Everett is a British academic and literary critic. A graduate of St Hilda's College, Oxford, Professor Everett is a retired Fellow of Somerville College.

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Lettice Curtis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous St Hilda's College, Oxford Alumni
Lettice Curtis Lettice Curtis was an English woman aviator, flight test engineer, air racing pilot and sportswoman.