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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Politician
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the fourth Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party. Indira Gandhi was the only child of the first Indian Prime ...more
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Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni
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
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
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
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
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