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Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    John Simon



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  • 2

    Kate Beckinsale

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceFinsbury 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 at the...  more

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  • 3

    Emma Watson

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceParis, France


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  • 4

    Dr. Seuss

    Illustrator, Poet

    AgeDec. at 87 (1904-1991)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, 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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  • 5




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  • 6

    Stephen Hawking

    Mathematician, Physicist


    BirthplaceOxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK


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  • 7

    Rupert Murdoch

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


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  • 9

    Hugh Grant

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, England, UK


    Alternative NameHugh Grant

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  • 10

    Rachel Maddow

    Commentator, Radio personality


    BirthplaceCastro Valley, California, United States of America


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  • 11

    Dudley Moore

    Film Score Composer, Comedian

    AgeDec. at 67 (1935-2002)

    BirthplaceDagenham, England, UK


    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 in...  more

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  • 12

    Thomas L. Friedman

    Commentator, Journalist


    BirthplaceSt. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA


    Alternative NameThomas Friedman^! Thomas L. Friedman

    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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  • 13

    Fred Cohen

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  • 14

    Kris Kristofferson

    Film Score Composer, Musician


    BirthplaceBrownsville, Texas, USA


    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 Times", "Sunday Mornin'...  more

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    Reid Hoffman

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceStanford, California


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  • 16

    Christopher Hitchens

    Commentator, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 62 (1949-2011)

    BirthplaceSouth East England, Eurasia, South West England, Dorset, United Kingdom


    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, editor, or...  more

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  • 17

    David Cameron

    Spokesperson, Editor


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom


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  • 18

    Indira Gandhi


    AgeDec. at 67 (1917-1984)

    BirthplaceAllahabad, India


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  • 19

    Robert Frost

    Poet, Playwright

    AgeDec. at 89 (1874-1963)



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  • 20

    Oscar Wilde

    Poet, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 46 (1854-1900)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland


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  • 21

    Cory Booker

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America


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  • 22

    Adam de Wodeham


    AgeDec. at 58 (1300-1358)


    Adam of Wodeham, OFM (1298–1358) was a philosopher and theologian. Currently, Wodeham is best known for having been a secretary of William Ockham and for his interpretations of John Duns Scotus....  more
  • 23

    Benazir Bhutto


    AgeDec. at 54 (1953-2007)

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan


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    George Will

    Commentator, Journalist


    BirthplaceChampaign, Illinois, USA


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    Adam Kendon

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