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

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

Tony Blair and A. E. Housman are included in this list.

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

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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Diplomat Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs ...more

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Ralph Hartley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Inventor, Scientist, Engineer Ralph Vinton Lyon Hartley was an electronics researcher. He invented the Hartley oscillator and the Hartley transform, and contributed to the foundations of information theory.

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Alan Duncan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician Sir Alan James Carter Duncan, KCMG is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton, and between 2010 and 2014 served as a Minister of State in ...more

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Evan Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Economist Evan Harold Davis is an English economist, journalist, and presenter for the BBC. In October 2001, Davis took over from Peter Jay as the BBC's economics editor. He left this post in April 2008 ...more

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Angela Eagle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Angela Eagle is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Wallasey since 1992. She served as the Minister of State for Pensions and Ageing Society from June ...more

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A. E. Housman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Author, Writer Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost ...more

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John Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
John Smith was an English politician, twice serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Smith's father was also called John Smith and he had a sister called Anne, who became Lady Dashwood. He was ...more

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Stephen Wolfram is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor Stephen Wolfram is a British computer scientist, entrepreneur and former physicist known for his contributions to theoretical physics; his pioneering work on knowledge-based programming; as the ...more

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Geoff Gallop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Professor, Economist Geoffrey Ian "Geoff" Gallop AC is Professor and Director of the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney and chairman of the Australian Republican Movement. He was the ...more

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Robert Graves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Robert von Ranke Graves was an English poet, novelist, critic, and classicist. During his long life he produced more than 140 works. Graves's poems—together with his translations and innovative ...more

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Robert Fludd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Mathematician, Physician, Astrologer Robert Fludd, also known as Robertus de Fluctibus, was a prominent English Paracelsian physician. He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian ...more

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John Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Cloth merchant John Kendrick was a prosperous English cloth merchant and patron of the towns of Reading and Newbury in Berkshire. Kendrick was born in Reading, Berkshire, possibly in Minster Street, in 1573 ...more

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Antony Flew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Philosopher Antony Garrard Newton Flew was an English philosopher. Belonging to the analytic and evidentialist schools of thought, Flew was most notable for his work related to the philosophy of religion. ...more

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Lester B. Pearson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
College Administrator, Politician, Soldier Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, PC, OM, CC, OBE was a Canadian scholar, statesman, soldier and diplomat, who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1957 for organizing the United Nations ...more

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Philip Larkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Librarian, Poet, Novelist Philip Arthur Larkin, CH, CBE, FRSL was an English poet, novelist, and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by two novels, Jill and A Girl in ...more

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Maurice Vincent Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Physicist, Professor, Computer scientist Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes FRS, FREng, DFBCS was a British computer scientist credited with several important developments in computing. At the time of his death, Wilkes was an Emeritus ...more

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Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band's sound soon incorporated elements of British folk music and hard ...more

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Kingsley Amis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, various short stories, radio and television ...more

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George Cave, 1st Viscount Cave is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister George Cave, 1st Viscount Cave GCMG, KC, PC was a British lawyer and Conservative politician. He was Home Secretary under David Lloyd George from 1916 to 1919 and served as Lord Chancellor of ...more

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James Holden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Record producer, Disc jockey James Alexander Goodale Holden is a British electronic music artist and DJ.

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David Tredinnick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
David Arthur Stephen Tredinnick is a British Conservative member of parliament who has represented Bosworth in Leicestershire since 1987. He is an advocate of alternative medicine, and has been ...more

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Bill Halter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician William A. "Bill" Halter was the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to succeed the late Republican Winthrop Paul Rockefeller in ...more

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James Whitelocke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Judge, Barrister Sir James Whitelocke SL was an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1610 and 1622.

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Gérard La Forest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Gérard Vincent La Forest, CC, QC, FRSC, LL.D was a Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from January 16, 1985 to September 30, 1997. He is currently counsel at Stewart McKelvey ...more

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Geoffrey Holland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Sir Geoffrey Holland, KCB is a career civil servant who became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter from 1994 to 2002, when he was succeeded by Professor Steve Smith. Holland Hall, a ...more

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Bulstrode Whitelocke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Lawyer Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke was an English lawyer, writer, parliamentarian and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England.

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Edmund Campion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Writer Saint Edmund Campion, S.J., was an English Roman Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr. While conducting an underground ministry in officially Anglican England, Campion was arrested by priest ...more

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P. F. Strawson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Physician, Philosopher Sir Peter Frederick Strawson FBA was an English philosopher. He was the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford from 1968 to 1987. Before that he was appointed ...more

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James Eyre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
James Eyre Judge Sir James Eyre was an English judge, the son of the Rev. Thomas Eyre, of Wells, Somerset.

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Rhodri Morgan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Rhodri Morgan Politician Hywel Rhodri Morgan is a Welsh Labour politician who was the First Minister of Wales and the Leader of Welsh Labour from 2000 to 2009. He was also the Assembly Member for Cardiff West from 1999 ...more

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David Heath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician David William St. John Heath CBE is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Somerton and Frome and was the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food. In ...more

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John Leycester Adolphus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Barrister John Leycester Adolphus was an English lawyer, jurist and author.

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Jack Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Jack Davis Politician John Davis, PC was a Canadian politician from British Columbia who was elected both federally and provincially.

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Michael Stewart, Baron Stewart... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Robert Michael Maitland Stewart, Baron Stewart of Fulham, CH, PC was a British Labour politician and Fabian Socialist who served twice as Foreign Secretary in the first cabinet of Harold

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Abhisit Vejjajiva is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Economist Abhisit Vejjajiva is a Thai politician who was the 27th Prime Minister of Thailand from 2008 to 2011 and is the current leader of the Democrat Party. As leader of the second largest party in the ...more

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Victoria Coren Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Writer Victoria Elizabeth Coren Mitchell, credited before 2013 as Victoria Coren, is an English writer, presenter and professional poker player. Coren Mitchell writes weekly columns for The Observer ...more

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William Laud is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
The Most Reverend William Laud was an English churchman and academic, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633, during the personal rule of Charles I. Arrested in 1640, he was executed in 1645. In ...more

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John Grogan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician John Timothy Grogan is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Selby between 1997 and 2010. In November 2013 Grogan was selected as the Labour Party's ...more

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David Cannadine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Historian, Professor Sir David Nicholas Cannadine, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS is a British historian, known for a number of books, including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy and Ornamentalism. He is also ...more

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Alistair Burt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Alistair James Hendrie Burt is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire. Burt was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State then Minister ...more

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Gwynfor Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Gwynfor Evans Politician, Writer Dr Gwynfor Richard Evans was a Welsh politician, lawyer and author. He was President of the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru for thirty six years and was the first Member of Parliament to ...more

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Shaun Spiers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Shaun Spiers Politician Shaun Mark Spiers is the Chief Executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and a former Member of the European Parliament.

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Premiership of Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Premiership of Tony Blair Diplomat, Lawyer The Premiership of Tony Blair began on 2 May 1997 and ended on 27 June 2007. While serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Blair concurrently served as the First Lord of the Treasury, ...more

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Douglas Johnston, Lord Johnsto... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Judge, Politician Douglas Harold Johnston TD was a Scottish Advocate, politician and Judge. He served as a Minister in the government of Clement Attlee and ended his career as a Senator of the College of Justice. ...more

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Pratap Bhanu Mehta is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Political scientist, Political Science Pratap Bhanu Mehta is an Indian academic. He is the president of the Centre for Policy Research, a New Delhi-based think tank. The Centre for Policy Research is one of India’s most distinguished ...more

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A. N. Sherwin-White is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Adrian Nicholas Sherwin-White, FBA was a British academic and ancient historian. He was a fellow of St John's College, University of Oxford and President of the Society for the Promotion of ...more

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Edmund Crispin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Film Score Composer, Writer Edmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery, an English crime writer and composer.

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C. L. Mowat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
C. L. Mowat Historian Charles Loch Mowat was a British-born American historian. Mowat was educated at Marlborough College and St John's, Oxford. In 1934 he went to live in the United States, where he became an ...more

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Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha PC was a British Liberal, then National Liberal Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. He later joined the Conservative Party. He is remembered ...more

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John Blagrave is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous St John's College, Oxford Alumni
Mathematician John Blagrave was an English mathematician.