Famous Alumni of Oxford University - Celebrities from Oxford University - page 2

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
John DonneJanuary 22, 1572BritishJohn Donne was a famous English poet, satirist, lawyer and priest of his time
Hugh GrantSeptember 9, 1960BritishHugh Grant is a Golden Globe winning British actor
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
Joseph ListerApril 5, 1827BritishJoseph Lister was a British surgeon who was the founder of antiseptic medicine
Edward VII

Edward VII

Edward VII was the King of United Kingdom

BritishNovember 9, 1841103 views

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a noted Irish playwright, novelist, poet and essayist

IrishOctober 16, 1854124 views

Emily Davison

Emily Davison was a women's suffrage activist in Britain who died after a tragic accident involving King George V's horse Anmer

BritishOctober 11, 1872116 views

Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks was an English botanist whose work paved the way for future-botanists

BritishFebruary 24, 1743116 views

David Cameron

David Cameron is a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

BritishOctober 9, 1966115 views

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician and photographer

BritishJanuary 27, 1832139 views

Haile Selassie

TafariMakonnen better known as Haile Selassie was the last ruler of Ethiopia

EthiopianJuly 23, 1892121 views

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, leader of the conservative party is the first and only woman Prime minister of United Kingdom

BritishOctober 13, 192588 views

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web

BritishJune 8, 1955241 views