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

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

These graduates, like Jamie Cullum and Andy Mackay include images when available.

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

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Wilfred Owen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Wilfred Owen Poet, Soldier, Writer Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was ...more

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Jamie Cullum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Jamie Cullum Record producer, Jazz Pianist, Guitarist Jamie Cullum is an English jazz-pop singer-songwriter. Though he is primarily a vocalist/pianist he also accompanies himself on other instruments including guitar and drums. Since April 2010, he ...more

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Joan Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Joan Smith Journalist, Author, Writer Joan Alison Smith is an English novelist, journalist and human rights activist, who is a former chair of the Writers in Prison committee in the English section of International PEN.

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Michael Rosen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Michael Rosen Poet, Novelist, Author Michael Wayne Rosen is an English children's novelist and poet, the author of 140 books. He was the fifth British Children's Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009. He has been a TV presenter, ...more

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Mike Penning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Mike Penning Firefighter, Politician, Journalist Michael Alan Penning is a British Conservative Party politician who is the current Minister of State for Policing, Minister of State for Justice and Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead. He ...more

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Arthur Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Arthur Brown Musician, Actor, Singer Arthur Brown is an English rock musician best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances, powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and his number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, ...more

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Sharon Bowles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Sharon Bowles Patent attorney, Politician Sharon Margaret Bowles is a Liberal Democrat politician. She was a Member of the European Parliament for the South East England region of the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2014. She sat in the ...more

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Richard Holmes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Richard Holmes Military Historian, Soldier, Professor Brigadier Edward Richard Holmes, CBE, TD, JP, known as Richard Holmes, was a British soldier and noted military historian, particularly well-known through his many television appearances. He was ...more

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Dimeji Bankole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Dimeji Bankole Businessperson, Politician, Economist Sabur Oladimeji "Dimeji" Bankole is a Nigerian politician and 9th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. Elected at the age of 37, Bankole is the youngest Speaker in the ...more

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Stephen E. Calvert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Stephen E. Calvert Geologist Stephen E. "Steve" Calvert, PhD, FRSC is a Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia. He has specialized in the study of chemical and geochemical oceanography. His work ...more

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Andy Mackay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Andy Mackay Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Andrew "Andy" Mackay is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known as a founding member of the art rock group Roxy Music. In addition, he has taught music and provided scores for ...more

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Richard Sambrook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Richard Sambrook Journalist Richard Sambrook is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. For 30 years, until February 2010, he was a BBC ...more

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Malcolm Garrett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Malcolm Garrett Graphic Designer Malcolm Garrett is a British graphic designer, who has worked for music artists such as Simple Minds, Magazine, Duran Duran and Peter Gabriel. He was an early convert to exploring the ...more

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Paul Barnes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Paul Barnes Graphic Designer Paul Barnes is a graphic design and typographer. He has designed several new typefaces.

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Jean Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Jean Jenkins Politician Jean Alice Jenkins is an Australian educator in languages and served as an Australian Democrats senator for Western Australia from 1987 to 1990. She is also noted as an originator in Western ...more

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David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
David Robinson Professor David Willis Robinson BSc MS PhD VMM FI was an Irish horticultural scientist who made important contributions to the national and international field of horticulture and agriculture ...more

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Julian Barratt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Julian Barratt Record producer, Comedian, Television producer Julian Barratt Pettifer, known professionally as Julian Barratt, is an English comedian, actor, musician, music producer and member of surreal comedy troupe The Mighty Boosh. He played Howard ...more

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Tang Wei is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Tang Wei Actor Tang Wei is a Chinese actress. She rose to prominence for her appearance in Lust, Caution.

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Rob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Rob Wilson Politician Robert Owen Biggs Wilson is a United Kingdom politician and political author. He was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for the Reading East parliamentary constituency in the 2005 general ...more

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Paul Daneman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Paul Daneman Actor, Voice acting Paul Daneman was an English film, television, theatre and voice actor.

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David Karoly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
David Karoly Professor, Scientist David John Karoly is an Australian atmospheric scientist. He is an expert in climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, and climate variations due to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. ...more

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Michael Pepper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Michael Pepper Professor, Scientist Sir Michael Pepper, FRS, FREng is a British physicist notable for his work in semiconductor nanostructures.

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Gordon Rugg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Gordon Rugg Scientist Gordon Rugg is a British academic, head of the Knowledge Modelling Group at Keele University and a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Open University, known for his work on the Voynich

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Hugh Robertson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Hugh Robertson Sir Hugh Michael Robertson, KCMG is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent from 2001 to 2015. He was the Minister of State for ...more

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Amy Khor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Amy Khor Politician Dr. Amy Khor Lean Suan is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, she is currently the Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Health as well as ...more

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Penny Mordaunt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Penny Mordaunt Politician Penelope Mary Mordaunt is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North since winning the seat at the 2010 United Kingdom general election. ...more

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Peter Crane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Peter Crane Botanist Sir Peter Crane, FRS is a former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences ...more

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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A. E. Wilder-Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
A. E. Wilder-Smith Chemist Arthur Ernest Wilder-Smith, FRSC, more commonly known as A. E. Wilder-Smith, was a British organic chemist and young Earth creationist.

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Robert Gillmor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Robert Gillmor Artist Robert Gillmor is an ornithologist, artist, illustrator, author and editor, from England. He is a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and has been its Secretary, Chairman and ...more

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Kirk Martinez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Kirk Martinez Computer scientist Kirk Martinez is a Reader in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton UK. He gained a BSc in Physics from the University of Reading and a PhD in Image Processing in the ...more

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Lawrence Turner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Lawrence Turner Politician Henry Frederic Lawrence Turner was a British politician. As an officer in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War he survived three years as a prisoner of war of the Japanese; he passed ...more

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Mark Prisk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Mark Prisk Michael Mark Prisk is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He is the Member of Parliament for Hertford and Stortford, and was the Minister of State for Housing and Local ...more

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Edmund Rubbra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Edmund Rubbra Edmund Rubbra was a British composer. He composed both instrumental and vocal works for soloists, chamber groups and full choruses and orchestras. He was greatly esteemed by fellow musicians and ...more

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Stuart Bailey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Stuart Bailey Graphic Designer Stuart Bailey is a graphic designer and co-editor of Dot Dot Dot with David Reinfurt. He has lived and worked in Amsterdam and is now based in New York. According to online resource Typotheque, ...more

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Martin Henson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Martin Henson Professor Martin C. Henson FBCS FRSA is an English computer scientist based at the University of Essex. He is Dean for International Affairs and is affiliated to the School of Computer Science ...more

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Azahari Husin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Azahari Husin Dr. Azahari bin Husin, also Azahari Husin, Azhari Husin, was a Malaysian who was believed to be the technical mastermind behind the 2002 Bali bombing. He was killed in a police raid on his ...more

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Soo Wincci is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Soo Wincci Soo Wincci is a International recording artiste from Malaysia, actress, composer, chef, host, model, former beauty queen and also an entrepreneur. Soo was crowned Miss World Malaysia 2008 and ...more

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Helen Doron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Helen Doron Helen Doron is a British linguist and educator. Her Helen Doron Education Group offers English learning, English Kindergartens, Maths and other language learning using methodologies developed by ...more

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Ismael Roig is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Ismael Roig Ismael Roig has been Vice President, Planning and Business Development of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Prior to that, he was Treasurer and Controller of GM do Brasil, Regional Treasury ...more

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Zoë Wicomb is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Zoë Wicomb Novelist Zoë Wicomb is a South African author.

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Lynne Neagle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Lynne Neagle Politician Lynne Neagle AM is a Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician. Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, Neagle has represented the constituency of Torfaen since the National Assembly for ...more

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Robin Bextor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Robin Bextor Robin J. Bextor is an English film and television producer and director. He is the father of the dance-pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

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Laura Tobin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Laura Tobin Presenter Laura Elizabeth Tobin is an English broadcast meteorologist, currently employed by ITV Breakfast. She worked for the BBC before moving to the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak in 2012. Daybreak ...more

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Spyros Kouvelis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Spyros Kouvelis Politician, Economist Spyros Kouvelis is a politician of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement and the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece.

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Stephen J. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Stephen J. Hunt Stephen John Hunt is a British professor of sociology at the University of the West of England. Prior to his appointment at the University of West England in 2001, Hunt had taught at the ...more

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Elspeth Huxley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Elspeth Huxley Writer Elspeth Joscelin Huxley CBE was a polymath, writer, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer, and government advisor. She wrote 30 books; but she is best known for her ...more

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Joe Cornish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Joe Cornish Photographer Joe Cornish is a British photographer noted for his large format landscapes. Born in Exeter, Devon, England, Cornish has produced a significant body of work for the National Trust. Working ...more

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Ben Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Ben Jones Ben Jones is a British actor, best known for playing Dr. Greg Robinson in the BBC One daytime soap opera Doctors. Jones was educated at Harrow School and Reading University, and is the brother ...more

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Kathleen Hale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Kathleen Hale Kathleen Hale OBE was a British artist, illustrator, and children's author. She is best remembered for her series of books about Orlando the Marmalade Cat.

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Steven Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Reading Alumni
Steven Atkinson Steven Atkinson is an award winning British theatre director and theatre producer. He has been the Artistic Director of HighTide Festival Theatre since co-founding the company in 2007.