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Famous University College, Oxford Alumni

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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