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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
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
Model, Actor

Age: 45

Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

Kathrin Romary Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress and model. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student ...more

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 28

Birthplace: Paris, France

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an ...more

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Illustrator, Poet, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 87 (1904-1991)

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts

Theodor Seuss Geisel ( or (listen); March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He is ...more

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John E Osborn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Iowa

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
Mathematician, Physicist, Professor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the ...more

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Rupert Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 87

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Keith Rupert Murdoch, (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American media mogul who founded News Corp.Murdoch's father, Sir Keith Murdoch, was a reporter and editor who became a senior ...more

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Maura A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
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
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 58

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. Grant has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César for his work. As of 2018, his films ...more

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Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Commentator, Radio personality, Actor

Age: 45

Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States of America

Rachel Anne Maddow ( (listen), MAD-oh; born April 1, 1973) is an American television host and liberal political commentator. Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on ...more

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Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician

Age: Dec. at 67 (1935-2002)

Birthplace: Hammersmith, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers ...more

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Thomas L. Friedman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Television producer

Age: 65

Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America

Thomas Loren Friedman (; born July 20, 1953) is an American political commentator and author. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who is a weekly columnist for The New York Times. He has ...more

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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
Film Score Composer, Musician, Military Officer

Age: 82

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Brownsville

Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Among his songwriting credits are the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good ...more

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Reid Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

Age: 51

Birthplace: Stanford, California

Reid Garrett Hoffman CBE (born August 5, 1967) is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman was the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, a ...more
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Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author

Age: Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: England, Portsmouth

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and social critic. Hitchens was the author, co-author, ...more

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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Spokesperson, Editor, Politician

Age: 52

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witney ...more

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Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 67 (1917-1984)

Birthplace: Allahabad, India

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: [ˈɪndɪraː ˈɡaːndʱiː] (listen); née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian ...more

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Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Poet, Playwright

Age: Dec. at 89 (1874-1963)

Birthplace: California

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. Known for his realistic depictions of ...more

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 46 (1854-1900)

Birthplace: Ireland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most ...more

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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party. The first ...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

Age: Dec. at 58 (1300-1358)

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 54 (1953-2007)

Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀُٽو‎; Urdu: [beːnəˈziːr ˈbʱʊʈ.ʈoː]; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and ...more

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George Will is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author

Age: 77

Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States of America

George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is an American conservative political commentator. He writes regular columns for The Washington Post and provides commentary for NBC News and MSNBC. In ...more

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Adam Kendon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
Adam Kendon

Age: 85

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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