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Famous University Of Leicester Alumni

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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

Age: 82

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Laurence John Taylor (born 1 August 1936) 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

Age: 44

Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom

Jonathan Paul "Jon" Tickle (born 8 May 1974) 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 ...more
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David Blanchflower is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Professor, Economist

Age: 66

Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom

David Graham Blanchflower, (born 2 March 1952), sometimes called Danny Blanchflower, is a British-American labour economist and academic. He is currently a tenured economics professor at ...more
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Peter Atkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Chemist, Professor, Scientist

Age: 78

Birthplace: Amersham, United Kingdom

Peter William Atkins (born 10 August 1940) is an English chemist and a Fellow of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford. He retired in 2007. 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

Age: 50

Birthplace: Ipoh, Malaysia

Tony Underwood (born 17 February 1969 in Ipoh, Malaysia) 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

Age: 61

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Sir Norman Peter Lamb (born 16 September 1957) is a British Liberal Democrat politician and solicitor. He has been the Member of Parliament for North Norfolk since 2001 and chair of the Science ...more
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Liam Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Physician, Surgeon

Age: 69

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Sir Liam Joseph Donaldson FMedSci (born 3 May 1949, in Middlesbrough, England, UK) is a British doctor and the current Chancellor of Newcastle University. He was previously the Chief Medical ...more
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Alan Walters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Economist

Age: Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)

Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom

Sir Alan Arthur Walters (17 June 1926 – 3 January 2009) was a British economist who was best known as the Chief Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from 1981 to 1983 and (after ...more
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Derek Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Independence, Kansas, United States of America

Derek Schmidt (born January 23, 1968) is the 44th and current Kansas Attorney General. Schmidt previously served as a member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 15th district, and as Senate ...more
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Michael Jabez Foster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Politician

Age: 73

Birthplace: Hastings, United Kingdom

Michael Jabez Foster (born 26 February 1946) is a former Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings and Rye from 1997 until 2010. He was the ...more
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Phelan Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Phelan Hill Paralegal, Rower

Age: 39

Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdom

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

Age: 63

Birthplace: Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom

Simon Richard Green (born 25 August 1955) 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 ...more
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Sue Cook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Presenter

Age: 69

Birthplace: Ruislip, London, United Kingdom

Susan "Sue" Cook (born Susan Lorraine Thomas, 30 March 1949, Ruislip, Middlesex) 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

Age: 48

Birthplace: Morriston, United Kingdom

Philip Conrad James Donoghue FRS is a British palaeontologist and 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

Age: Dec. at 68 (1932-2000)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury, (7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) 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

Age: 50

Birthplace: Teesside, United Kingdom

Adele Parks is a women’s fiction author from the UK. Parks was born in the north-east of England and studied English at the University of Leicester. She has sold over 3.5 million UK edition ...more
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John Ashworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
John Ashworth Scientist

Age: 80

Sir John Ashworth (born 27 November 1938) is a scientist and educationalist. He was educated at West Buckland School and Exeter College, Oxford. He obtained a PhD degree at Leicester University ...more
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Michael Jack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Michael Jack

Age: 72

Birthplace: Folkestone, England

John Michael Jack, (born 17 September 1946) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom and was Member of Parliament for Fylde between 1987 and 2010, serving at various junior ...more
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Nick Adams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
Nick Adams

Age: 41

Birthplace: City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Nick Adams (born 11 October 1977 in Preston, England) is an English rugby union player and coach for Stourbridge R.F.C.. Nick Adams' position of choice is as a prop. He has previously played for ...more
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Bruce Grocott, Baron Gro... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni

Age: 78

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Bruce Joseph Grocott, Baron Grocott PC (born 1 November 1940) 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

Birthplace: Sri Lanka

Lalith , MBCS, MIEE is a Sri Lankan academic. He is a professor, currently serving as the president and Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, a position he ...more
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M. Paul Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Leicester Alumni
M. Paul Smith

Birthplace: England

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

Age: 51

Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Ian Raphael Bishop (born 24 October 1967) is a Trinidadian cricket commentator and former cricketer who represented the West Indies cricket team between 1988 and 1998 in Tests and One Day ...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

Age: Dec. at 90 (1911-2001)

Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom

Sir John (Jack) Harold Plumb, (20 August 1911 – 21 October 2001) 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

Age: 71

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Linda Perham (born 29 June 1947) is a Labour politician in the United Kingdom.