Famous Alumni of Oxford University - Celebrities from Oxford University

There are hardly a few people around the world who haven’t heard of the Oxford University, such is its reputation. Although no sources could accurately confirm the date the university started, it is believed that an institution existed on the site its current campus is located, even back in 1096. Most people know about the great quality of education that Oxford imparts to its students, but the university is also famous for its notable alumni. The university has produced more than 20 Nobel Laureates. Not many know that 28 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom had once studied at this world renowned university. Former American president Bill Clinton, acclaimed writers Oscar Wilde, C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien as well as Hollywood actor Hugh Grant. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had been in the news for his resignation recently, is also an alumnus of this great institution. The literary works of Wilde, Lewis and Tolkien have received acclaim worldwide and some of these works have even been adapted as films. Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ are adaptations of Tolkien’s novels. Oscar Wilde’s short stories, which were penned years ago are appreciated even today. Here’s the list of distinguished personalities from around the world who were once students of the world famous Oxford University. Many of these individuals have certainly made their alma mater pretty proud with their outstanding accomplishments.

Check out the list of notable Oxford University alumni. Some of the notable Oxford University students are Stephen Hawking, Emma Watson, Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron and Christopher Hitchens.

The Most Famous Alumni of Oxford University

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Michael YorkMarch 27, 1942BritishMichael York is a famous English actor who has enjoyed a busy and varied career in both, television and film
Jane GoodallApril 3, 1934BritishJane Goodall is an English Animal Rights activist, famously dubbed as “The Woman who redefined man”
Emma WatsonApril 15, 1990BritishEmma Watson is a British actress and model, best-known for her role as ‘Hermione Granger’ in the Harry Potter series
Hugh GrantSeptember 9, 1960BritishHugh Grant is a Golden Globe winning British actor
John DonneJanuary 22, 1572BritishJohn Donne was a famous English poet, satirist, lawyer and priest of his time
J. Paul GettyDecember 15, 1892British, AmericanJ
Rupert MurdochMarch 11, 1931AmericanRupert Murdoch is a renowned Australian business magnate famous for his establishment, ‘News Corporation’ in the US
Stephen HawkingJanuary 8, 1942BritishStephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author
J. R. R. TolkienJanuary 3, 1892BritishJ.R.R
Aldous HuxleyJuly 26, 1894British, AmericanAldous Leonard Huxley was a prominent English writer
Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Victoria Clinton is the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton

AmericanFebruary 27, 1980146 views

Theresa May

Theresa May is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in office since July 2016

BritishOctober 1, 1956139 views

Tony Blair

Tony Blair is a former Prime Minister of Britain and is one of the youngest leaders to have served as the Prime Minister of a Country.

BritishMay 6, 1953104 views

Liaquat Ali Khan

Liaquat Ali Khan was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan

Martin Ryle

Sir Martin Ryle was a British astronomer who was one of the joint winners of Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974

BritishSeptember 27, 1918123 views

Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth is an Indian novelist, poet, and travel writer, best known for his epic novel ‘A Suitably Boy’

IndianJune 20, 1952108 views

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman is an American internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn

AmericanAugust 5, 1967147 views

James Oglethorpe

James Edward Oglethorpe was a British general and social reformer who founded the colony of Georgia

BritishDecember 22, 1696213 views

Henry Moseley

Henry Moseley was a renowned English physicist who developed the Moseley’s Law in the field of x-ray spectroscopy

BritishNovember 23, 1887167 views

Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal is an Amerocan politician and the first Indian American to be elected governor in the United States

AmericanJune 10, 1971158 views