Famous Alumni of Oxford University - Celebrities from Oxford University - page 3

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
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author

BritishJanuary 8, 1942244 views

John Cornforth

John Warcup Cornforth was an Australian-British chemist who won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone was a famous British politician who served as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom four times

BritishDecember 29, 180971 views

Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, politician and explorer

BritishJanuary 22, 1554104 views

Tony Benn

Tony Benn was a famous British Labor Party politician who was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 47 years

BritishApril 3, 1925114 views

Edmond Halley

Edmond Halley was a British astronomer and mathematician, known for calculating the orbit of Halley’s Comet

BritishNovember 8, 1656207 views

Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke FRS was a 17th century English scientist, architect and polymath

BritishJuly 28, 1635153 views

Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister was a British surgeon who was the founder of antiseptic medicine

BritishApril 5, 1827241 views

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is an English television personality, journalist, gourmet, and food writer

BritishJanuary 6, 1960182 views

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet and writer

BritishApril 16, 1922114 views