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

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

Alumni range from Kate Beckinsale to Emma Watson.

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

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John Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
John Simon Entrepreneur As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, John invests in both new and existing technology businesses. Areas of special interest include technology-intensive, industry-leading ...more

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Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Kate Beckinsale Model, Actor Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing while still a student at Oxford University. ...more

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Emma Watson Model, Actor Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films ...more

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Dr. Seuss Illustrator, Poet, Songwriter Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen ...more

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John E Osborn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
John E Osborn Lawyer John E. Osborn is an American lawyer, life sciences and healthcare industry executive, and former diplomat who has served in the United States Department of State and as a member of the United ...more

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Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Stephen Hawking 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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Rupert Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Rupert Murdoch Businessperson, Entrepreneur Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KCSG is an Australian American business magnate. Murdoch became managing director of Australia's News Limited, inherited from his father Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch in ...more

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Maura A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Maura A. Smith Maura Abeln Smith was named Corporate Secretary of International Paper in November 2003. Formerly, she worked at Owens Corning as senior vice president, chief restructuring officer, general ...more

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Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Hugh Grant Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. His films have earned more than US$2.4 billion from 25 ...more

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Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Rachel Maddow Commentator, Radio personality, Actor Rachel Anne Maddow is an American television host, political commentator, and author. She hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC. Her syndicated talk radio program of ...more

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Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Dudley Moore Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the ...more

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Thomas L. Friedman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Thomas L. Friedman Commentator, Journalist, Television producer Thomas Friedman appeared in The Revenge of the Electric Car documentary film.

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Fred Cohen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Fred Cohen Fred is a Managing Director at TPG (Texas Pacific Group) Ventures. He also retains a position as a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San ...more

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Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Kris Kristofferson Film Score Composer, Musician, Military Officer Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and former soldier. He is known for writing and recording such hits as "Me and Bobby ...more

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Reid Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Reid Hoffman Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur Reid Garrett Hoffman is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman is best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily ...more

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Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Christopher Hitchens Commentator, Journalist, Author Christopher Eric Hitchens was an Anglo-American author, literary critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary ...more

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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
David Cameron Spokesperson, Editor, Politician David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who has served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2010 and as the Member of Parliament for Witney since 2001. He has been ...more

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Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Indira Gandhi Politician Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the fourth Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party. Gandhi, who served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until ...more

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Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Robert Frost Poet, Playwright Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his ...more

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Oscar Wilde Poet, Journalist, Writer Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the ...more

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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Cory Booker Politician, Lawyer Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. Previously he served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. Booker was ...more

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Adam de Wodeham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Adam de Wodeham Philosopher Adam of Wodeham, OFM, born near Southampton, England in 1298, was a philosopher and theologian. Currently, Wodeham is best known for having been a student of William Ockham and for his ...more

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Benazir Bhutto Politician Benazir Bhutto was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, serving two non-consecutive terms in 1988–90 and then 1993–96. A scion of the politically powerful Bhutto family, she was the eldest ...more

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George Will is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
George Will Commentator, Journalist, Author George Frederick Will is an American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. He is a Pulitzer Prize–winner best known for his conservative commentary on politics. In 1986, The Wall Street ...more

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Adam Kendon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Adam Kendon Adam Kendon is one of the world's foremost authorities on the topic of gesture. He initially focused on sign systems in Papua New Guinea and Australian Aboriginal sign languages, before ...more

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Michael York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Michael York Actor, Voice acting Michael York, OBE is an English actor.

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Adam of Usk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Adam of Usk Writer Adam of Usk was a Welsh priest, canonist, and late medieval historian and chronicler.

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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Margaret Thatcher Statesman, Politician, Chemist Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the ...more

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Adam Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Adam Robinson Adam Robinson is an American educator, freelance author, and a US Chess Federation life master. He is the co-founder of The Princeton Review. Robinson co-authored Cracking the SAT with John ...more

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Alain LeRoy Locke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Alain LeRoy Locke Writer, Philosopher Alain Leroy Locke was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. Distinguished as the first African American Rhodes Scholar in 1907, Locke was the philosophical architect ...more

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Dr. Didg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Dr. Didg Inventor, Didgeridooist Graham Wiggins is an American musician. He plays the didgeridoo, keyboards, melodica, sampler, and various percussion instruments with his group, the Boston, Massachusetts-based Dr. Didg.

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James Collins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
James Collins Professor, Biomedical Engineer James J. Collins is an American bioengineer, and the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT. He is one of the founders of the ...more

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Paul Gambaccini is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Paul Gambaccini 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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Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Tony Richardson Television director, Theatre Director, Television producer Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson was an English theatre and film director and producer whose career spanned five decades. In 1964 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film ...more

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Patience Agbabi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Patience Agbabi Writer Patience Agbabi is a British poet and performer with a particular emphasis on the spoken word. Although her poetry is hard-hitting in addressing contemporary themes, her work often makes use of ...more

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Adrian Goldsworthy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Adrian Goldsworthy Historian Adrian Keith Goldsworthy is a British historian and author who specialises in ancient Roman history.

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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Tony Blair 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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Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Journalist, Narrative Journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is an American journalist whose works focus on the marginalized members of society: adolescents living in poverty, prostitutes, women in prison, etc. She is best known for ...more

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Michael Moritz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Michael Moritz Investor, Venture capitalist Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz KBE is a Welsh venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California in Silicon Valley, a former member of the board of directors of Google,a ...more

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Russell T Davies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Russell T Davies Television producer, Screenwriter Stephen Russell Davies, OBE, better known by his pen name Russell T Davies, is a Welsh television producer and screenwriter whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, ...more

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Ralph Hartley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Ralph Hartley 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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Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is United States national who was born on July 28, 1956 in Iran. She is the director of broadcaster PBS and chief executive officer of the hedge fund company Rock ...more

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Gary Hart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Gary Hart Commentator, Politician, Novelist Gary Warren Hart is an American diplomat, politician, lawyer, author, professor and commentator. He served as a U.S. Senator representing Colorado, and sought the Democratic nomination for ...more

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Agnieszka Graff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Agnieszka Graff Agnieszka Graff, is a Polish writer, translator, commentator, feminist and women's and human rights activist. She graduated from Oxford University, Amherst College, and School of Social Sciences ...more

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Andrew Harvey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Andrew Harvey Educator, Writer Andrew Harvey is an author, religious scholar and teacher of mystic traditions, known primarily for his popular nonfiction books on spiritual or mystical themes, beginning with his 1983 A ...more

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George Andreasen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
George Andreasen Inventor George F. Andreasen, born in Fremont, Nebraska, was an American orthodontist and inventor. Andreasen, most noted for his invention and patent of the Nitinol Wire, also known as Memory Wire or ...more

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Ahmad Toukan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Ahmad Toukan Politician Ahmad Toukan was a Jordanian political leader from a Palestinian descent who was the Prime Minister of Jordan from 26 September 1970 to 28 October 1970.

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Peter Mandelson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Peter Mandelson Politician Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Baron Mandelson PC is a British Labour Party politician and President of the international think tank Policy Network. He was the Member of Parliament for Hartlepool ...more

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Aidan Burley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Aidan Burley Politician Aidan Burley is a British politician. He was Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase from 2010 to 2015.

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Vikram Seth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Vikram Seth Poet, Novelist, Author Vikram Seth is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, ...more