Famous Alumni of Oxford University - Celebrities from Oxford University - page 4

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
Michael Palin

Michael Palin

Michael Palin is an English actor, comedian and television presenter

BritishMay 5, 194394 views

Joseph Heller

Joseph was a renowned American novelist and playwright

AmericanMay 1, 192387 views

Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan was an English statesman from the ‘Conservative Party’ who served as the Prime Minister of the UK from 1957 to 1963

BritishFebruary 10, 1894129 views

Emma Watson

Emma Watson is a British actress and model, best-known for her role as ‘Hermione Granger’ in the Harry Potter series

BritishApril 15, 1990352 views

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett is an American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist

AmericanMarch 28, 1942139 views

Indira Gandhi

One of the strongest political leaders of Independent India, Indira Gandhi was the first woman to hold the office of the Prime Minister

IndianNovember 19, 1917132 views

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter and actor

AmericanJune 22, 1936157 views

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers is an American business magnate who chairs Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc

AmericanOctober 19, 1942167 views

Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was the head of Pakistan People’s Party and served as the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan

PakistaniJune 21, 195395 views