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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University College, Oxford and be of some renown.

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

This is a list that includes graduates like Bill Clinton and Stephen Hawking.

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

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Author William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from ...more

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Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Professor Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical ...more

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Michael York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Michael York, OBE is an English actor.

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Paul Gambaccini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Radio personality, Disc jockey, Presenter Paul Matthew Gambaccini is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom. He has dual United States and British nationality, having become a British citizen ...more

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Christopher Ewart-Biggs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Christopher Ewart-Biggs, CMG, OBE was the British Ambassador to Ireland, an author and senior Foreign Office liaison officer with MI6. He was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican ...more

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Chelsea Clinton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist Chelsea Victoria Clinton is the only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was a special correspondent for NBC News and now ...more

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John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marq... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair KT GCMG GCVO PC, known as The Earl of Aberdeen from 1870 to 1916, was a Scottish politician. Born in Edinburgh, Hamilton-Gordon ...more

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Nick Denton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Internet Entrepreneur Nick Denton, born 24 August 1966, is a British journalist and internet entrepreneur, the founder and proprietor of the blog collective Gawker Media, and the managing editor of the New York-based ...more

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Robert Reich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Commentator, Politician, Professor Robert Bernard Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was ...more

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Peter Singer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Philosopher Peter Albert David Singer, AC is an Australian moral philosopher. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for ...more

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Stephen Spender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Librettist, Essayist Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet ...more

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David Vitter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Lawyer David Bruce Vitter is the senior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he served in the United States House of Representatives, representing the ...more

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Robert Boyle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Philosopher Robert Boyle, FRS, was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern ...more

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Warren Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Actor Warren Mitchell is an English actor. He is a BAFTA TV Award winner and two-time Olivier Award winner. In the 1950s, Mitchell appeared on the radio programmes Educating Archie and Hancock's Half ...more

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C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C. S. Lewis, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. Born ...more

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Fabian S. Woodley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Fabian S. Woodley Writer Fabian Strachan Woodley, MC was a British poet of the Uranian school. He was born in Bristol and educated at Cheltenham College and University College, Oxford. After fighting in World War I, he ...more

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Jonathan Bowen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Computer scientist, Consultant Jonathan P. Bowen FBCS FRSA is a British computer scientist. He is Chairman of Museophile Limited, Professor of Computer Science at Birmingham City University, and an Emeritus Professor at ...more

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Kofi Abrefa Busia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Professor, Teacher Kofi Abrefa Busia was Prime Minister of Ghana from 1969 to 1972.

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Armando Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Radio producer, Television director, Comedian Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated Scottish satirist, writer, television director and radio producer of Italian descent. Born in Glasgow, he studied at Oxford ...more

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Clement Attlee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Lawyer Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG OM CH PC FRS was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951, and as the Leader of the ...more

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J. William Fulbright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James William Fulbright was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974. Fulbright was a Southern Democrat and a staunch ...more

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A. D. Hope is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Psychologist, Essayist Alec Derwent Hope AC OBE was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical slant. He was also a critic, teacher and academic.

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William F. Weld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Floyd Weld is an American attorney, businessman and Republican politician from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Weld, a moderate Republican, served as the United States Attorney for ...more

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John Behan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Educator Sir John Clifford Valentine Behan was the second warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and the first Victorian Rhodes Scholar. Behan was educated at Caulfield Grammar School ...more

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Robert Gunther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Scientist, Science writer Robert William Theodore Gunther was a historian of science, zoologist, and founder of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford. Gunther's father, Albert Günther, was Keeper of Zoology ...more

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John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, PC, KC, FRS, FSA was a British barrister and politician. He served as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain between 1801 and 1806 and again between 1807 and 1827.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Activist, Poet, Author Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some critics as amongst the finest lyric poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as ...more

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Peter Beinart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Professor Peter Alexander Beinart is an American political pundit. A former editor of The New Republic, he has written for Time, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books among other periodicals, ...more

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Peter Sissons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Presenter Peter George Sissons is a broadcast journalist in the United Kingdom. He was the presenter of the BBC Nine O'Clock News and the BBC Ten O'Clock News between 1993 and 2003, and earlier a ...more

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Barry Cooper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Professor, Author, Composer Barry Cooper is an English musicologist, composer, organist, Beethoven scholar, and editor of the Beethoven Compendium.

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Rajiva Wijesinha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Professor, Novelist Rajiva Wijesinha, MA, DPhil is a Sri Lankan writer in English, distinguished for his political analysis as well as creative and critical work. An academic by profession for much of his working ...more

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Ian Buckett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Rugby Player Ian Martin Buckett is a former international rugby union front row forward who played for Swansea and London Welsh and played county rugby for North Wales. He was a championship winning player, ...more

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Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cec... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood CH, PC, QC, known as Lord Robert Cecil from 1868 to 1923, was a lawyer, politician and diplomat in the United Kingdom. He was ...more

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Tom Hooper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Thomas George "Tom" Hooper is a British film and television director of English and Australian background. Hooper began making short films at the age of 13, and had his first ...more

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Bob Hawke is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Robert James Lee "Bob" Hawke AC, GCL is an Australian politician who was the Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991. After graduating from the ...more

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Andrew Motion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Novelist Sir Andrew Motion, FRSL is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. During the period of his laureateship, Motion founded the ...more

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Roger Cashmore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Physicist, Science writer Roger John Cashmore CMG is the Chair of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Previously he was Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford and Professor of Experimental Physics at the ...more

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Felix Yusupov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Author Prince Felix Felixovich Yusupov, Count Sumarokov-Elston was a Russian aristocrat, a prince and count, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin.

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Gordon Honeycombe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Screenwriter, Author Ronald Gordon Honeycombe is an author, playwright and stage actor, well known in the United Kingdom as a national television newscaster. Gordon Honeycombe was born in Karachi, in British Raj, ...more

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David Renton, Baron Renton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Barrister, Engineer David Lockhart-Mure Renton, Baron Renton, KBE, QC, TD, DL, PC was a British politician. He served for over 60 years in Parliament, 34 in the House of Commons and then 28 in the House of Lords. ...more

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Bill Roscoe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Computer scientist Andrew William "Bill" Roscoe is a Scottish computer scientist. He was Head of the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford from 2003 to 2014, and is a Professor of Computer ...more

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Andrew George is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician Andrew Henry George is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He has been the Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Ives in Cornwall since 1997. He is the current Vice-Chairman of the ...more

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John Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
John Radcliffe Physician Dr John Radcliffe BA MA MP was an English physician, academic and politician. A number of landmark buildings in Oxford, including the Radcliffe Camera, the Radcliffe Infirmary, and the Radcliffe ...more

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Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baron... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet GCSI, PC was a British soldier, Conservative politician and colonial administrator.

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V.S. Naipaul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, TC, is a Trinidad-born Nobel Prize-winning British writer known for his comic early novels set in Trinidad, his bleaker later novels of the wider world, and ...more

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Rajdeep Sardesai is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Editor, Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian news presenter and author. Sardesai is currently a consulting editor at the India Today group and will be doing a marquee show for Headlines Today. He was the ...more

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Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool PC, known as Lord Hawkesbury between 1786 and 1796, was a British statesman. He was the father of Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of

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Edwin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Newspaper editor Edwin Arnold was an English poet and journalist.

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James Plaskitt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician James Andrew Plaskitt is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington from 1997 until his defeat at the 2010 general election.

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Festus Mogae is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University College, Oxford Alumni
Politician, Economist Festus Gontebanye Mogae is a Motswana politician who served as President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008. He succeeded Quett Masire as President in 1998 and was reelected in October 2004; after ...more