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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?”
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  • 1
    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...
  • 2
    Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Kate Beckinsale

    Model, Actor

    Age47

    BirthplaceFinsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

    Kathrin Romary Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress and model. After some... more on Wikipedia

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

    Emma Watson

    Model, Actor

    Age30

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    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 ... more on Wikipedia

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

    Age63

    BirthplaceIowa

    John E. Osborn is an American lawyer, life sciences and healthcare industry executive, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Stephen Hawking

    Mathematician, Physicist

    Age78

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical... more on Wikipedia

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

    Rupert Murdoch

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age89

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Keith Rupert Murdoch, (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American media mogul who... more on Wikipedia

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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....
  • 9
    Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Hugh Grant

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age60

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. Grant has... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Rachel Maddow

    Commentator, Radio personality

    Age47

    BirthplaceCastro Valley, California, United States of America

    Rachel Anne Maddow ( (listen), MAD-oh; born April 1, 1973) is an American television host and... more on Wikipedia

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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

    AgeDec. at 67 (1935-2002)

    BirthplaceHammersmith, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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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

    Age67

    BirthplaceSt. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America

    Thomas Loren Friedman (; born July 20, 1953) is an American political commentator and author.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    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...
  • 14
    Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Kris Kristofferson

    Film Score Composer, Musician

    Age84

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Brownsville

    Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.... more on Wikipedia

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

    Reid Hoffman

    Businessperson, Investor

    Age53

    BirthplaceStanford, California

    Reid Garrett Hoffman CBE (born August 5, 1967) is an American internet entrepreneur, venture... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Christopher Hitchens

    Commentator, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 62 (1949-2011)

    BirthplaceEngland, Portsmouth

    Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    David Cameron

    Spokesperson, Editor

    Age53

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime... more on Wikipedia

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

    Indira Gandhi

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 67 (1917-1984)

    BirthplaceAllahabad, India

    Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: [ˈɪndɪraː ˈɡaːndʱiː] (listen); née Nehru; 19 November 1917... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Robert Frost

    Poet, Playwright

    AgeDec. at 89 (1874-1963)

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Oscar Wilde

    Poet, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 46 (1854-1900)

    BirthplaceIreland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet... more on Wikipedia

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

    Cory Booker

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age51

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior... more on Wikipedia
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    Adam de Wodeham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Adam de Wodeham

    Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 58 (1300-1358)

    Adam of Wodeham, OFM (1298–1358) was a philosopher and theologian. Currently, Wodeham is best... more on Wikipedia
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    Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

    Benazir Bhutto

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 54 (1953-2007)

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀُٽو‎; Urdu: [beːnəˈziːr ˈbʱʊʈ.ʈoː]; 21 June 1953 – 27 December... more on Wikipedia

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

    George Will

    Commentator, Journalist

    Age79

    BirthplaceChampaign, Illinois, United States of America

    George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is an American conservative political commentator. He... more on Wikipedia

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

    Adam Kendon

    Adam Kendon (born in London, son of Frank Kendon) is one of the world's foremost authorities... more on Wikipedia
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