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

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

List is made up of graduates like Storm Thorgerson and David Blanchflower.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Leicester?” and “Which celebrities are University of Leicester alumni?”

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Laurie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Sociologist, Radio personality Laurence John "Laurie" Taylor is an English sociologist and radio presenter originally from Liverpool.

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Jon Tickle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Presenter Jonathan "Jon" Tickle is a television presenter in the UK, who initially rose to fame as a contestant on the fourth series of the British Big Brother. He appeared before this, however, ...more

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David Blanchflower is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Professor, Economist David Graham Blanchflower CBE is a leading labour economist, currently a tenured economics professor at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. He is also a Research Associate at the National ...more

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Peter Atkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Chemist, Professor, Scientist Peter William Atkins FRSC is an English chemist and former Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Lincoln College. He is a prolific writer of popular chemistry ...more

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Tony Underwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Pilot, Rugby Player Tony Underwood is a former English rugby union footballer who played as a wing three-quarter back. He is of Chinese-English parentage.

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Norman Lamb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician, Solicitor Norman Peter Lamb PC is a British Liberal Democrat politician who has been the Member of Parliament for North Norfolk since 2001 and the Minister of State for Care and Support since 2012. He was ...more

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Liam Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Physician, Surgeon Sir Liam Joseph Donaldson FMedSci is a British doctor and the current Chancellor of Newcastle University. He was previously the Chief Medical Officer for England, the 15th occupant of the post ...more

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Alan Walters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Economist Professor Sir Alan Arthur Walters was a British economist, best known as the former Chief Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from 1981 to 1983 and again in 1989 after his ...more

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Derek Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Lawyer Derek Schmidt is the 44th and current Attorney General of Kansas. Schmidt previously served as member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 15th district, and as Senate Majority Leader. Before ...more

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Michael Jabez Foster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Politician Michael Jabez Foster is a former Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom who was the Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye from 1997 until 2010. He was the Minister for Equalities, ...more

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Phelan Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Phelan Hill Paralegal, Rower Phelan Hill is a British rower. He competed in the Men's eight event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal. Hill is the coxswain of the British eight.

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Simon R. Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Novelist, Writer Simon Richard Green is a British science fiction and fantasy author. Green was born in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. He holds a degree in modern English and American literature from the ...more

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Sue Cook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Presenter Susan "Sue" Cook is a British presenter and author.

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Philip Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Philip Donoghue Philip Conrad Donoghue is a British palaeontologist, Professor of Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol.

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Malcolm Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE was an English author and academic.

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Adele Parks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Novelist Adele Parks is a women’s fiction author from the UK. Parks was born in 1969 in north-east England and studied English at the University of Leicester. She has sold over two million copies of her ...more

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John Ashworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
John Ashworth Scientist Sir John Ashworth is a scientist and educationalist. He was educated at West Buckland School and Exeter College, Oxford. He obtained a PhD degree at Leicester University and was a lecturer and ...more

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Michael Jack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Michael Jack John Michael Jack CBE PC is the interim Chairman of the Office of Tax Simplification. Before he took upon this unpaid position that will be filled by a new appointment in 2011, he was a ...more

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Nick Adams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Nick Adams Nick Adams born 11 October 1977 in Preston, England is a rugby union player and coach for Stourbridge R.F.C.. Nick Adams' position of choice is as a prop. He has previously played for US ...more

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Bruce Grocott, Baron Grocott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Bruce Joseph Grocott, Baron Grocott PC is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

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Lalith Gamage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Professor Lalith Gamage, MBCS, MIEE is a professor, founding CEO and the current president of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology the largest Technology institute in Sri Lanka, he his also ...more

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M. Paul Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
M. Paul Smith M. Paul Smith is a British palaeontologist, Professor of Palaeobiology at the University of Birmingham. He is head of the University's School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and ...more

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Ian Bishop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Cricketer Ian Raphael Bishop is a former West Indian cricketer who represented his team between 1989 and 1998. He reached 100 test wickets in only 21 Test matches. A powerful fast bowler with a talent for ...more

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J. H. Plumb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
J. H. Plumb Historian Sir John Harold Plumb, FBA was a British historian, known for his books on British 18th century history. He wrote over thirty books.

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Linda Perham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Linda Perham Politician Linda Perham is a Labour politician in the United Kingdom.