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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Worcester College, Oxford and be of some renown.

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

List contains graduates like Rupert Murdoch and Bill Bradley.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Worcester College, Oxford?” and “Which celebrities are Worcester College, Oxford alumni?”

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Rupert Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Rupert Murdoch 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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Russell T Davies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Russell T Davies Television producer, Screenwriter Stephen Russell Davies, OBE, better known by his pen name Russell T Davies, is a Welsh television producer and screenwriter whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, ...more

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Dennis Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Dennis Price Actor Dennis Price was an English actor, best remembered for his role as Louis Mazzini in the film Kind Hearts and Coronets and for his portrayal of the omniscient valet Jeeves in 1960s television ...more

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Elena Kagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Elena Kagan Professor, Law professor, Lawyer Elena Kagan is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After ...more

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Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Bill Bradley Basketball player, Politician, Author William Warren "Bill" Bradley is an American Hall of Fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for ...more

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Alex Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Alex Cox Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Alex Cox is an actor, screenwriter, film director, film producer and film editor.

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Richard Faulkner, Baron Faulkn... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester Politician Richard Oliver Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester is a Labour Party politician. Educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood, and at Worcester College, Oxford where he read Philosophy, ...more

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Stephen Thorsett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Stephen Thorsett Astrophysicist, Physicist Stephen Erik Thorsett is an American professor and astronomer. His research interests include radio pulsars and gamma ray bursts. He is known for measurements of the masses of neutron stars and ...more

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Peter Clift is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Peter Clift Geologist Peter Clift is a British marine geologist and geophysicist specializing in the geology of Asia and the western Pacific. He is currently the Charles T. McCord Professor of Petroleum Geology at ...more

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Cristina Odone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Cristina Odone Editor, Journalist, Author Cristina Patricia Odone is a journalist, editor, and writer. She has written for several newspapers, and was formerly the editor of The Catholic Herald, and deputy editor of the New Statesman.

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Simon Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Simon Donaldson Mathematician Sir Simon Kirwan Donaldson FRS, is an English mathematician known for his work on the topology of smooth four-dimensional manifolds. He is currently a permanent member of the Simons Center for ...more

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Ralph Freeman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Ralph Freeman Civil engineer, Engineer Sir Ralph Freeman was an English civil engineer, responsible for the design of the Humber Suspension Bridge - the longest in the world until 1998. He was the son of Sir Ralph Freeman, designer ...more

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Thomas De Quincey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Thomas De Quincey Journalist, Novelist Thomas Penson De Quincey was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the ...more

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David Edward Kirk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
David Edward Kirk David Edward Kirk MBE is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He is best known for having been the captain of the All Blacks when they won the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.

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John Grosvenor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
John Grosvenor Surgeon John Grosvenor was an English surgeon.

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Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton Judge Arthur Campbell Hamilton, Lord Hamilton, is a Scottish judge and served as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session from November 2005 until 8 June 2012, succeeding Lord

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Stephen Oliver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Stephen Oliver Film Score Composer, Opera composer Stephen Michael Harding Oliver was an English composer, best known for his operas. Born in Chester, Oliver was educated at St Paul's Cathedral, Ardingly College and at Worcester College, Oxford, ...more

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Roger Hollis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Roger Hollis Journalist, Spy Sir Roger Henry Hollis, KBE, CB was a British journalist and intelligence officer, who was Director General of MI5 from 1956 to 1965.

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Alastair Burnet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Alastair Burnet Journalist, Presenter Sir James William Alexander Burnet, known as Sir Alastair Burnet, was a British journalist and broadcaster, best known for his work in news and current affairs programmes, including a long ...more

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Peter Fry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Peter Fry Politician Sir Peter Derek Fry is a British Conservative Party politician. Born in High Wycombe, Fry was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, and Worcester College, Oxford. He became an ...more

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Plum Sykes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Plum Sykes Journalist, Novelist, Author Victoria "Plum" Sykes is an English-born fashion journalist, novelist and socialite.

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Michael Radford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Michael Radford Screenwriter, Film Director Michael Radford is an English film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the 1994 film Il Postino.

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Jon Speelman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Jon Speelman Mathematician, Writer Jonathan Simon "Jon" Speelman is an English Grandmaster chess player, mathematician and chess writer.

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Kenelm Digby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Kenelm Digby Chemist, Astrologer Sir Kenelm Digby was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and Blackloist. For his versatility, ...more

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Thomas Coryat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Thomas Coryat Thomas Coryat was an English traveller and writer of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean age. He is principally remembered for two volumes of writings he left regarding his travels, often on ...more

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Francis Orpen Morris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Francis Orpen Morris Writer Reverend Francis Orpen Morris was an Irish clergyman, notable as "parson-naturalist" and as the author of many children's books and books on natural history and heritage buildings. He ...more

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John Lahr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
John Lahr Biographer, Critic John Henry Lahr is a British-based American theater critic, and the son of actor Bert Lahr. Since 1992, he has been the senior drama critic at The New Yorker magazine.

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Rachel Portman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Rachel Portman Film Score Composer, Composer Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman, OBE is an English composer, best known for scoring films.

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Richard Adams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Adams Novelist, Author, Writer Richard George Adams is an English novelist who is known as the author of Watership Down. He studied modern history at university before serving in the British Army during World War II. ...more

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John Hood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
John Hood Sir John Antony Hood, KNZM, is a New Zealand businessman and administrator. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 5 October 2004 until 30 September 2009. He was the first ...more

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Seni Pramoj is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Seni Pramoj Lawyer Mom Rajawongse Seni Pramoj was three times the prime minister of Thailand and a politician in the Democrat Party. A member of the Thai royal family, he was a descendant of King Rama II.

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Patrick McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Patrick McLaughlin Patrick McLaughlin was an Anglican priest and Christian thinker who resigned the priesthood of the Church of England in 1962 and became a Roman Catholic. While he was a priest, he was known as ...more

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John Weston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
John Weston Diplomat Sir John Weston KCMG is a retired British diplomat. He was the UK Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council from 1992 to 1995, and the British Permanent Representative to the United ...more

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Woodrow Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Woodrow Wyatt Politician, Journalist Woodrow Lyle Wyatt, Baron Wyatt of Weeford, was a British politician, published author, journalist and broadcaster, close to the Queen Mother, Margaret Thatcher and Rupert Murdoch. For the last ...more

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John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbur... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover Politician John Davan Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, KG is the President of Sainsbury's, a British businessman, and a politician. He sits in the House of Lords as a member of the ...more

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James Elphinstone Roe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
James Elphinstone Roe Journalist James Elphinstone Roe was a convict transported to Western Australia. After serving his sentence he became one of the colony's ex-convict school teachers. Through his agitation for education ...more

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Peter Palumbo, Baron Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Peter Palumbo, Baron Palumbo Politician Peter Garth Palumbo, Baron Palumbo is a property developer, art collector, former chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain, architecture connoisseur and life peer.

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Samuel Foote is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Samuel Foote Playwright Samuel Foote was a British dramatist, actor and theatre manager from Cornwall. He was known for his comedic acting and writing, and for turning the loss of a leg in a riding accident in 1766 to ...more

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Philip Turner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Philip Turner Writer Philip William Turner is an English writer best known for his children's books set in the fictional town of Darnley Mills. Under the pen name Stephen Chance he is known for the Reverend Septimus ...more

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Anne-Marie Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Anne-Marie Slaughter Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter is the current President and CEO of the New America Foundation. She was formerly the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at ...more

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Tom Parker Bowles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Tom Parker Bowles Food critic Thomas Henry Charles Parker Bowles is a British food writer, food critic and chef. Parker Bowles is the author of five cookbooks and in 2010 won the Guild of Food Writers 2010 award for his ...more

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Simon Burns is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Simon Burns Politician Simon Hugh McGuigan Burns is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He has been Member of Parliament for Chelmsford since the 1987 general election. He resigned from Minister of ...more

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Anton Oliver is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Anton Oliver Anton David Oliver is a retired New Zealand rugby union player. Previously, he played as a hooker for Marlborough and Otago in the National Provincial Championship and Air New Zealand Cup, and ...more

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Richard Smethurst is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Richard Smethurst Economist Richard Good Smethurst was Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, England. Smethurst was educated at Liverpool College, Worcester College, Oxford, and Nuffield College, Oxford. In 1964, Smethurst ...more

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Robert Cooper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Robert Cooper Diplomat Sir Robert Francis Cooper, KCMG, MVO is a British diplomat and advisor currently serving as a Special Advisor at the European Commission with regard to Myanmar. He is also a member of the ...more

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Hugh Davies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Hugh Davies Hugh Seymour Davies was a musicologist, composer, and inventor of experimental musical instruments. Davies was born in Exmouth, Devon, England. After attending Westminster School, he studied ...more

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Jeremy Greenstock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Jeremy Greenstock Diplomat Sir Jeremy Quentin Greenstock, GCMG is a retired British diplomat, active from 1969 to 2004.

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Steven Norris is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Steven Norris Politician Steven John Norris is a British Conservative politician. He was the official Conservative candidate for Mayor of London in 2000 and 2004, losing in both races to Ken Livingstone. A former ...more

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Glyn Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Glyn Maxwell Glyn Maxwell is a British poet, playwright, librettist, and lecturer.

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Merlin Hanbury-Tracy, 7th Baro... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Worcester College, Oxford Alumni
Merlin Hanbury-Tracy, 7th Baron Sudeley Politician Merlin Charles Sainthill Hanbury-Tracy, 7th Baron Sudeley, FSA is a British peer, author and veteran right-wing activist. In 1941, at the age of three, he succeeded his first cousin once ...more