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
|Michael York||March 27, 1942||British||Michael York is a famous English actor who has enjoyed a busy and varied career in both, television and film|
|Jane Goodall||April 3, 1934||British||Jane Goodall is an English Animal Rights activist, famously dubbed as “The Woman who redefined man”|
|Emma Watson||April 15, 1990||British||Emma Watson is a British actress and model, best-known for her role as ‘Hermione Granger’ in the Harry Potter series|
|John Donne||January 22, 1572||British||John Donne was a famous English poet, satirist, lawyer and priest of his time|
|Tim Berners-Lee||June 8, 1955||British||Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web|
|Hugh Grant||September 9, 1960||British||Hugh Grant is a Golden Globe winning British actor|
|J. Paul Getty||December 15, 1892||British, American||J|
|Aldous Huxley||July 26, 1894||British, American||Aldous Leonard Huxley was a prominent English writer|
|Joseph Lister||April 5, 1827||British||Joseph Lister was a British surgeon who was the founder of antiseptic medicine|
|Rupert Murdoch||March 11, 1931||American||Rupert Murdoch is a renowned Australian business magnate famous for his establishment, ‘News Corporation’ in the US|