Famous Alumni of Oxford University - Celebrities from Oxford University - page 7

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 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
Tim Berners-LeeJune 8, 1955BritishTim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web
Hugh GrantSeptember 9, 1960BritishHugh Grant is a Golden Globe winning British actor
J. Paul GettyDecember 15, 1892British, AmericanJ
Aldous HuxleyJuly 26, 1894British, AmericanAldous Leonard Huxley was a prominent English writer
Joseph ListerApril 5, 1827BritishJoseph Lister was a British surgeon who was the founder of antiseptic medicine
Rupert MurdochMarch 11, 1931AmericanRupert Murdoch is a renowned Australian business magnate famous for his establishment, ‘News Corporation’ in the US
Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist

IrishNovember 30, 1667160 views

Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

AmericanApril 28, 1960234 views

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is a renowned Australian business magnate famous for his establishment, ‘News Corporation’ in the US

AmericanMarch 11, 1931263 views

Rowan Douglas Williams

Rowan Douglas Williams is an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian

BritishJune 14, 1950212 views

Robert Graves

Robert Graves was an English poet and novelist best known for his war memoir ‘Good-Bye to All That’

BritishJuly 24, 1895138 views

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley was a prominent English writer

BritishJuly 26, 1894266 views

Peter Singer

Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher who has challenged traditional notions of applied ethics throughout his philosophical and literary career

AustralianJuly 6, 1946259 views

Kate Beckinsale

Kathrin Romary ‘Kate’ Beckinsale is an actress of English origin

BritishJuly 26, 197394 views

Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison was an 18th century English poet, writer and politician

BritishMay 1, 1672150 views