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

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

This list includes Billy Idol, Jessie Ware and more.

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

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Marina Baker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Marina Baker Nude Glamour Model, Politician, Journalist Marina Augusta Pepper is an English Liberal Democrat local politician, journalist, children's book author and former model and actress. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 1987.

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Ben Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Ben Bradshaw Politician, Journalist Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Exeter since 1997. He was the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from ...more

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Zhang Xin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Zhang Xin Businessperson Zhang Xin is a Chinese business magnate. She is Co-Founder and CEO of SOHO China, the largest commercial real estate developer in Beijing. As of 2014, she is listed as the 62nd most powerful ...more

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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Billy Idol Songwriter, Musician, Actor William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as ...more

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Hilary Benn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Hilary Benn Politician Hilary Benn is the son of Tony Benn.

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A. C. Grayling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
A. C. Grayling Philosopher Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is a British philosopher. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in ...more

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David R. Skok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
David R. Skok David Skok joined Matrix Partners as a General Partner in May 2001. He has a wealth of experience running companies. David started his first company in 1977 at age 22. Since then David has ...more

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George Saitoti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
George Saitoti Mathematician, Businessperson, Politician George Kinuthia Saitoti, E.G.H. was a Kenyan politician, businessman and American- and British-trained economist, mathematician and development policy thinker. As a mathematician, Saitoti served ...more

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Homayoun Seraji is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Homayoun Seraji Scientist, Engineer Homayoun Seraji was an Iranian scientist, engineer, a JPL senior researcher and former professor of Sharif University of Technology who published extensively in the field of multivariable ...more

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Ian McEwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Ian McEwan Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". McEwan began ...more

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Tony Baldry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Tony Baldry Politician, Barrister Sir Antony Brian Baldry is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Banbury from 1983 to 2015.

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Bruno Heller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Bruno Heller Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Bruno Heller is an English screenwriter, producer and director. He is known for creating the HBO television series Rome and CBS television series The Mentalist. He has recently produced the TV ...more

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Kim Newman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Kim Newman Film critic, Journalist, Novelist Kim Newman is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Recurring interests visible in his work include film history and horror fiction—both of which he attributes to seeing Tod ...more

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Hattie Hayridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Hattie Hayridge Comedian, Actor Hattie Hayridge is an English stand-up comedian and actress, best known for the role of the female version of Holly in Red Dwarf during the third, fourth and fifth series, along with the role of ...more

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Peter Hain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Peter Hain Politician Peter Gerald Hain is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Neath between 1991 and 2015, and served in the Cabinets of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was ...more

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Dermot Murnaghan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Dermot Murnaghan Journalist Dermot Murnaghan is a British broadcaster. A presenter for Sky News, he was a news presenter at CNBC Europe, Independent Television News and BBC News. He has presented news programmes in a ...more

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Ben Sidran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Ben Sidran Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Musician Ben Hirsh Sidran is an American jazz and rock pianist, organist, vocalist and writer born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, noted for his work with the early Steve Miller Band.

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Dimitri Nanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Dimitri Nanopoulos Physicist Dimitri Nanopoulos is a Greek physicist. He is one of the most regularly cited researchers in the world, cited more than 35,800 times over across a number of separate branches of science. ...more

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Alan Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Alan Woods Activist, Writer Alan Woods is a Trotskyist political theorist and author. He is one of the leading members of the International Marxist Tendency, as well as its British affiliate group Socialist Appeal. He is ...more

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Festus Mogae is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Festus Mogae Politician, Economist Festus Gontebanye Mogae is a Motswana politician who served as President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008. He succeeded Quett Masire as President in 1998 and was reelected in October 2004; after ...more

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Andrew George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Andrew George Politician Andrew Henry George is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He has been the Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Ives in Cornwall since 1997. He is the current Vice-Chairman of the ...more

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Nigel Planer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Nigel Planer Comedian, Screenwriter, Author Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones. He has appeared in many West End ...more

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Dan Norris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Dan Norris Politician Dan Norris is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Wansdyke from 1997 until 2010. He was also a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for the ...more

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Peter Coles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Peter Coles Physicist, Educator, Author Peter Coles is a theoretical cosmologist and head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex, a post he took up in February 2013. He was born in Newcastle ...more

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Robert Bazell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Robert Bazell Journalist, Teacher Robert Bazell is adjunct professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. He is the former chief science and health correspondent for NBC News.

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David Lepper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
David Lepper Politician David Lepper is a British Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion from 1997 to 2010.

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John Gribbin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
John Gribbin Science writer John R. Gribbin is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. His writings include quantum physics, human evolution, climate ...more

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Michael Buerk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Michael Buerk Journalist, Presenter Michael Duncan Buerk is an English journalist and newsreader, whose reporting of the Ethiopian famine on 23 October 1984 inspired the Band Aid charity record and, subsequently, the Live Aid ...more

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Giannis Ragousis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Giannis Ragousis Politician, Economist Giannis Ragousis is a Greek economist and politician of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement.

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Norman Davies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Norman Davies Historian, Professor Ivor Norman Richard Davies FBA, FRHistS is a British-Polish historian noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. He is widely regarded as one of the ...more

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Shamshad Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Shamshad Akhtar Banker Dr. Shamshad Akhtar Detho is a Pakistani Development economist, diplomat and intellectual who serves as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and ...more

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Beardyman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Beardyman Singer Darren Foreman, better known as Beardyman, is a British musician from London renowned for his beatboxing skills and use of live looping technology.

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Dimitri Panayotopoulos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
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Jem is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Jem Singer Jemma Griffiths, known by her stage name Jem, is a Welsh singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Penarth, Wales, she began songwriting at an early age. After graduating ...more

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Thabo Mbeki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Thabo Mbeki Politician Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki is a South African politician who served nine years as the second post-apartheid President of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008. On 20 September 2008, with ...more

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John M. Ball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
John M. Ball Mathematician Sir John Macleod Ball, FRSE FRS is Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He was the President of the International Mathematical Union from 2003–06 and a Fellow of ...more

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Ralf Rangnick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Ralf Rangnick Coach Ralf Rangnick is a German football manager and former amateur player. Rangnick was most recently manager of Bundesliga team Schalke but resigned in September 2011 due to health issues. As of ...more

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Julia Somerville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Julia Somerville Journalist Julia Mary Fownes Somerville, Lady Dixon OBE is an English television news anchor and reporter who has worked for the BBC and ITN.

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Paul Gilroy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Paul Gilroy Professor Paul Gilroy is a Professor of American and English Literature at King's College London.

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Lukwesa Burak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Lukwesa Burak Journalist Lukwesa Burak is currently a News Presenter for Sky World News. Previously, she was a presenter and interviewer for Africa Edition on eNCA, based in South Africa. She was formerly a Weather ...more

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David Lindley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
David Lindley Journalist, Physicist, Science writer David Lindley is a theoretical physicist and author. He has worked at Cambridge University and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and been an editor at Nature, Science, and Science News. ...more

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Sherry Rehman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Sherry Rehman Politician, Journalist, Diplomat Shehrbano "Sherry" Rehman, is a Pakistani politician, political journalist and diplomat. Rehman was appointed the Pakistan's Ambassador to the US on 23 November 2011 succeeding Husain ...more

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Martin Salter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Martin Salter Politician Martin John Salter is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Reading West from 1997 to 2010.

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Philippa Gregory is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Philippa Gregory Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Philippa Gregory is a British historical novelist who has been writing since 1987. The best known of her works is The Other Boleyn Girl, which in 2002 won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award ...more

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Edward Kamau Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Edward Kamau Brathwaite Poet Edward Kamau Brathwaite is widely considered one of the major voices in the Caribbean literary canon. A professor of Comparative Literature at New York University, Brathwaite is the 2006 ...more

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Albie Sachs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Albie Sachs Judge Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs is an activist and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He was appointed to the court by Nelson Mandela in 1994 and retired in October ...more

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Alexandra Shulman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Alexandra Shulman Editor, Journalist Alexandra Shulman, OBE, is the editor-in-chief of the British edition of Vogue, and also the longest serving editor in British Vogue history. She took the helm of Vogue in 1992, presiding over a ...more

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Peter Brimelow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Peter Brimelow Editor, Journalist, Author Peter Laws Brimelow is a British-born American writer. Prior to founding the webzine VDARE, Brimelow was a writer and editor at Forbes, the Financial Post, and National Review. Brimelow founded ...more

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Stuart Townend is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Stuart Townend Songwriter Stuart Townend is an English Christian worship leader and writer of hymns and contemporary worship music. His songs include "In Christ Alone", "How Deep The Father's Love For ...more

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Geoffrey Van Orden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Geoffrey Van Orden Politician, Soldier Geoffrey Charles Van Orden MBE is a British politician and former soldier. He is currently Member of the European Parliament for the East of England region for the Conservative Party. He was ...more