List of University of Cambridge members


List of University of Cambridge members

The following persons attended the University of Cambridge but did not necessarily complete a degree course there.

This "selective" list of alumni and members of the University has been divided into categories, but it should be noted that these categories are somewhat arbitrary, and that many of the university's alumni and members have been polymaths. In these cases an attempt has been made to put them in the category for which they were most famous.

Politics/Royalty

Kings and Queens

*Dina al-Hussein of Jordan (Princess Dina Abdul Hamid after 1957 divorce) (Girton)
*Edward VII of the United Kingdom (Trinity)
*George VI of the United Kingdom
*Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, India (Trinity) Cricketer, Statesman
*Margrethe II of Denmark (Girton)
*Mutesa II of Buganda, Kabaka of Buganda (Magdalene)
*Muwenda Mutebi II, Kabaka of Buganda (Magdalene)
*Peter II of Yugoslavia

Princes and Princesses

*Charles, Prince of Wales (Trinity)
*Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (Jesus)
*Shaikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain
*Prince Ra'ad bin Zeid of Jordan (Christ's)
*Princess Rahma bint Hassan of Jordan (Trinity)
*Prince Rashid bin Hassan of Jordan (Caius)
*Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Magdalene)
*Princess Takamado of Japan (Girton)
*Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia (Clare)
*Prince William of Gloucester (Magdalene)
*Prince Zeid bin Raad of Jordan (Christ's)

Lord Protector

*Oliver Cromwell (Sidney Sussex)

Presidents and Prime Ministers (international)

*Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (St Catharine's) President of India 1974-1977
*Stanley Bruce (Trinity) Prime Minister of Australia 1923-1929
*Erskine Hamilton Childers (Trinity) President of Ireland 1973-1974
*Rajiv Gandhi (Trinity) Prime Minister of India 1984-1989
*Lee Hsien Loong (Trinity) Prime Minister of Singapore 2004-
*Ba Maw First Prime Minister of Burma (Myanmar) 1937-1939; Head of State 1943-1945
*Edward Mutesa II (Magdalene) First President of Uganda 1963-1966, Kabaka of Buganda
*Khawaja Nazimuddin (Trinity Hall) Prime Minister of Pakistan 1951-1953
*Dudley Senanayake (Corpus Christi) Prime Minister of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1952–1953, 1960, 1965–1970
*John Lionel Kotelawala (Christ's) Prime Minister of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1953-1956
*Jawaharlal Nehru (Trinity) First Prime Minister of India 1947-1964
*Tunku Abdul Rahman (St Catharine's) First Prime Minister of Malaysia 1957-1970
*George Maxwell Richards (Pembroke) President of Trinidad and Tobago 2003-
*Anand Panyarachun (Trinity) Prime Minister of Thailand, 1991-1992, then again in 1992
*William Philip Schreiner (Downing) Prime Minister of the Cape Colony 1899-1902
*Manmohan Singh (St John's) Prime Minister of India 2004-
*Jan Smuts (Christ's) Prime Minister of South Africa 1919-1924,1939-1948
*William Henry Waddington (Trinity) Prime Minister of France 1879
*Lee Kuan Yew (Fitzwilliam) First Prime Minister of Singapore 1965-1990

Prime Ministers (Great Britain/United Kingdom)

*Robert Walpole (King's) First Prime Minister 1721-1742
*Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (Clare) Prime Minister 1754-1756, 1757-1762
*Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (St John's) Prime Minister 1765-66, 1782
*Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (Peterhouse) Prime Minister 1768-1770
*William Pitt the Younger (Pembroke) Prime Minister 1783-1801, 1804-1806
*Spencer Perceval (Trinity) Prime Minister 1809-1812
*Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (Christ's) 1812-1827
*Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich (St John's) Prime Minister 1827-1828
*Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (Trinity) Prime Minister 1830-1834
*William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (Trinity) Prime Minister 1834, 1835-1841
*George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (Trinity) Prime Minister 1852-1855
*Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (St John's) Prime Minister 1855-1858, 1859-1865
*Arthur Balfour (Trinity) Prime Minister 1902-1905
*Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Trinity) Prime Minister 1905-1908
*Stanley Baldwin (Trinity) Prime Minister 1923-1924, 1924-1929, 1935-1937

ignatories of the American Declaration of Independence

*Thomas Lynch, Jr. (Gonville and Caius)
*Arthur Middleton (St John's)
*Thomas Nelson, Jr. (Trinity)

oviet spies

known:
*Anthony Blunt (Trinity)
*Guy Burgess (Trinity)
*John Cairncross (Trinity)
*Donald Maclean (Trinity Hall)
*Kim Philby (Trinity)
*Michael Whitney Straight (Trinity)

suspected:
*Victor Rothschild (Trinity)(for other suspects, see Cambridge Five)

Other political figures

*Mani Shankar Aiyar, Indian politician
*Choudhary Rahmat Ali (Emmanuel) Pakistani nationalist
*Nathaniel Bacon (Sidney Sussex) Early American rebel
*Hans Blix (Trinity Hall) UN weapons inspector, Swedish diplomat and politician
*Subhash Chandra Bose (Fitzwilliam) Indian independence leader
*Richard Austen Butler (Pembroke) British politician
*Alastair Campbell (Caius) Press Secretary and Director of Communications & Strategy under Tony Blair
*William Cecil (St John's) Chief adviser to Queen Elizabeth I
*Austen Chamberlain (Trinity) British politician, Nobel Prize winner
*Somnath Chatterjee, Indian politician, Speaker of the Lok Sabha
*Robert Erskine Childers (Trinity) Irish nationalist
*Jarat Chopra (Queens') Father of peacekeeping doctrine after the Cold War
*Charles Clarke (King's) British politician
*Kenneth Clarke (Caius) British politician
*Charles Cornwallis (Clare) British military commander (American Revolution), Governor-General of India
*Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (Trinity) Favourite of Queen Elizabeth I
*Abba Eban (Queens'/Pembroke) Israeli statesman
*Karen-Christine Friele, Norwegian gay rights activist
*Anthony Giddens Sociologist, propagator of "Third Way" social theory & political agenda, adviser to Tony Blair
*Nick Griffin (Downing) Leader of the British National Party
*Geoff Hoon (Jesus) British politician
*Michael Howard (Peterhouse) British politician; former leader of the Conservative Party (UK)
*Michael Ignatieff (King's) Canadian intellectual
*Norman Lamont (Fitzwilliam) British politician
*John Lehman (Caius), US conservative and former US Secretary of the Navy
*David & Arthur Li Hong Kong legislators
*Peter Lilley (Clare) British politician
*Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Malloch-Brown (Magdalene), Minister of State in theForeign and Commonwealth Office, and previously United Nations Deputy Secretary-General
*John McCallum (Queens') Canadian MP; currently the Liberal Finance Critic
*Louis Mountbatten (Christ's) Last Viceroy of India; also First Governor-General under newly-formed Republic 1947-48
*Sarojini Naidu (Girton) Indian politician and poet
*Philip Noel-Baker (King's) Diplomat, Nobel Prize winner
*David Owen (Sidney Sussex) Co-founder of the Social Democratic Party (UK)
*Matthew Parris (Clare) Broadcaster, political analyst and former British politician
*Charles Stewart Parnell (Magdalene) Leader of the Irish Nationalists
*St. John Philby (Trinity) Arabist, British spy, father of Kim Philby
*Michael Portillo (Peterhouse) British politician
*Enoch Powell (Trinity) 'Right-wing' politician
*Geoffrey Robinson (Clare) British politician
*Chris Smith (Pembroke) British politician
*Jim Wallace Scottish politician, former Deputy First Minister of Scotland
*Francis Walsingham (King's) Head of the Elizabethan Secret Service
*William Wilberforce (St John's) Slavery abolitionist
*John Winthrop (Trinity) Founder and first Governor of Massachusetts

Clergy and spiritual leaders

*Sri Aurobindo (King's)
*William Brewster (Peterhouse)
*Thomas Cranmer (Jesus)
*John Fisher (Michaelhouse)
*George Joye (Christ’s College, Peterhouse)
*Frederick Maurice (Trinity)
*Arthur Peacocke (Clare) Templeton Prize winner
*Michael Ramsey (Magdalene)
*Sogyal Rinpoche
*Jonathan Sacks (Caius)
*Solomon Schechter
*John Sentamu (Ridley Hall)
*Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII (Westcott House)
*John Stott (Trinity/Ridley Hall)
*Eckhart Tolle
*William Tyndale
*Terry Waite (Trinity Hall)
*William Whewell (Trinity)
*Roger Willams (Pembroke)
*Rowan Williams (Christ's/Clare)

Authors, playwrights, memoirists and critics

*Peter Ackroyd (Clare)
*Douglas Adams (St John's)
*John Byrom (Trinity)
*J. G. Ballard (King's)
*Clive Bell (Trinity)
*Richard Bentley (St John's/Trinity)
*Harold Bloom (Pembroke)
*Alain de Botton (Caius)
*E. R. Braithwaite
*Howard Brenton (St Catharine's)
*A. S. Byatt (Newnham)
*Michael Crichton
*Colin Dexter (Christ's)
*Terrance Dicks (Downing)
*Patrick Dixon (Kings)
*Margaret Drabble (Newnham)
*William Empson (Magdalene)
*Julian Fellowes (Magdalene)
*Tibor Fischer
*John Fletcher (Corpus Christi)
*E. M. Forster (King's)
*Michael Frayn (Emmanuel)
*Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Clare)
*Robert Goddard
*Edmund Gosse (Trinity)
*Leslie Halliwell (Sidney Sussex)
*David Hare (Jesus)
*Joanne Harris (St Catharines's)
*Robert Harris (Selwyn)
*Nick Hornby
*Hugh Haughton
*Christopher Isherwood (Corpus Christi)
*Jinyong (Louis Cha) (St John's)
*Charles Kingsley (Magdalene)
*F. R. Leavis (Downing)
*C. S. Lewis (Magdalene)
*Malcolm Lowry (St Catharine's)
*Christopher Marlowe (Corpus Christi)
*Marshall McLuhan (Trinity Hall)
*A. A. Milne (Trinity)
*Nicholas Monsarrat (Trinity)
*Samuel Pepys (Magdalene)
*J. B. Priestley
*Simon May
*Vladimir Nabokov (Trinity)
*Abioseh Nicol
*Helen Oyeyemi (Corpus Christi)
*Julian Rathbone (Magdalene)
*Forrest Reid (Christ's)
*I. A. Richards (Magdalene)
*Salman Rushdie (King's)
*Edward Rutherfurd
*Peter & Anthony Shaffer (Trinity)
*Tom Sharpe (Pembroke)
*James Shirley (St Catharine's)
*Zadie Smith (King's)
*C. P. Snow (Christ's)
*Laurence Sterne (Jesus)
*Lytton Strachey (Trinity)
*Graham Swift (Queens')
*William Makepeace Thackeray (Trinity)
*Claire Tomalin (Newnham)
*Patrick White (King's) Nobel Prize winner
*James Wood (Jesus)
*Leonard Woolf (Trinity)
*Louis Cha

Poets

*Harivanshrai Bachchan (St Catharine's)
*John Berryman (Clare)
*John Byrom (Trinity)
*Rupert Brooke (King's)
*Lord Byron (Trinity)
*Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Jesus)
*Abraham Cowley (Trinity)
*John Dryden (Trinity)
*Thomas Gray (Pembroke)
*Edward FitzGerald (Trinity)
*George Herbert (Trinity)
*Robert Herrick (Trinity)
*A.E. Housman (Trinity)
*Ted Hughes (Pembroke)
*Allama Mohammad Iqbal (Trinity)
*Lawrence Joseph (Magdalene)
*Andrew Marvell (Trinity)
*John Milton (Christ's)
*Sylvia Plath (Newnham)
*Siegfried Sassoon (Clare)
*Edmund Spenser (Pembroke)
*John Suckling (Trinity)
*Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Trinity)
*William Wordsworth (St John's)
*Xu Zhimo
*Derick Thompson

Travel and non-fiction authors

Actors, directors, comedians and musicians

*Antony Armstrong-Jones (Jesus)
*Michael Apted (Downing)
*Richard Ayoade (St Catharine's)
*David Baddiel (King's)
*Jamie Bamber (St John's)
*Tim Brooke-Taylor (Pembroke)
*Graham Chapman (Emmanuel)
*John Cleese (Downing)
*Stephen Cleobury (St. John's)
*Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Ali G (Christ's)
*Peter Cook (Pembroke)
*Andrew Davis (King's)
*Declan Donnellan (Queens')
*Nick Drake (Fitzwilliam)
*Richard Egarr (Clare)
*Richard Eyre (Peterhouse)
*Trent Ford (Clare)
*Stephen Frears (Trinity)
*Stephen Fry (Queens')
*Graeme Garden (Emmanuel)
*Paul Greengrass (Queens')
*Colin Greenwood (Peterhouse)
*George Guest (St. John's)
*Peter Hall (St Catharine's)
*Nick Hancock (Homerton)
*Charles Hart (Robinson)
*Naomie Harris (Pembroke)
*Kit Hesketh-Harvey (Clare)
*Christopher Hogwood (Pembroke)
*Matthew Holness (Trinity Hall)
*"The Hollow Men (comedy troupe)"
*Nicholas Hytner (Trinity Hall)
*Eric Idle (Pembroke)
*Derek Jacobi (St John's)
*Humphrey Jennings (Pembroke)
*Griff Rhys Jones (Emmanuel)
*Hugh Laurie (Selwyn)
*Rex Liu (Trinity)
*John Madden (Sidney Sussex)
*Stephen Mangan (Caius)
*Andrew Manze (Clare)
*James Mason (Peterhouse)
*Ian McKellen (St Catharine's)
*Sam Mendes (Peterhouse)
*Jonathan Miller (St John's)
*David Mitchell (Peterhouse)
*Mike Newell (Magdalene)
*Robert Newman (Selwyn)
*Thandie Newton (Downing)
*Roger Norrington (Clare)
*Trevor Nunn (Downing)
*Bill Oddie (Pembroke)
*Tarik O'Regan (Corpus Christi)
*Alice Patten (Queens')
*Simon Preston (King's)
*Michael Redgrave (Magdalene)
*John Rutter (Clare)
*Cecil Sharp (Clare)
*Don Siegel (Jesus)
*Tony Slattery (Trinity Hall)
*Iain Softley (Queens')
*Charles Villiers Stanford (Trinity)
*Richard Stilgoe (Clare)
*Tilda Swinton (New Hall)
*Jeffrey Tate (Christ's)
*Emma Thompson (Newnham)
*Ralph Vaughan Williams (Trinity)
*Horace de Vere Cole
*Robert Webb (Robinson)
*Rachel Weisz (Trinity Hall)
*Chris Weitz (Trinity)
*David Willcocks (King's)
*Michael Winner (Downing)
*Terence Young (St Catharine's)
*Jimmy Carr (Gonville & Caius)

cientists, technologists and mathematicians

*John Couch Adams (St John's) Mathematician and astronomer
*Lord Adrian (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner. Physiologist
*George Airy (Trinity)
*Ross Anderson Computer scientist
*Edward Appleton (St John's) Nobel Prize winner. Physicist
*Philip Warren Anderson (Churchill) Nobel Prize winner. Physicist
*Francis Aston (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner. Physicist
*Michael Atiyah (Trinity) Fields Medal and Abel Prize winner. Mathematician
*Charles Babbage (Peterhouse) Mathematician
*Alan Baker (Trinity) Fields Medal winner. Mathematician. Number Theory
*HF Baker (St. John's)
*Charles Barkla (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner. Physicist
*Horace Barlow (Trinity)
*Simon Baron-Cohen (Trinity) Psychologist
*Isaac Barrow (Trinity)
*John Barrow (Clare) Templeton Prize winner. Mathematician
*Béla Bollobás (Trinity)
*Patrick Blackett (Magdalene/King's) Nobel Prize winner. Physicist
*Niels Bohr (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner. Physicist
*Enrico Bombieri (Trinity) Fields Medal winner. Mathematician
*Hermann Bondi (Trinity) Mathematician and cosmologist
*Richard Borcherds (Trinity) Fields Medal winner. Mathematician
*Max Born (Nobel Prize) winner
*Jagdish Chandra Bose (Christ's)
*Lawrence Bragg (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*William Henry Bragg (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Sydney Brenner (King's) Nobel Prize winner
*Jacob Bronowski (Jesus)
*Alec Broers (Caius)
*Roy Calne
*Henry Cavendish (Peterhouse)
*Arthur Cayley (Trinity)
*James Chadwick (Caius) Nobel Prize winner
*Ernst Chain (Fitzwilliam) Nobel Prize winner
*Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*John Coates (Emmanuel)
*John Douglas Cockcroft (St John's) Nobel Prize winner
*Christopher Cockerell (Peterhouse)
*Arthur Holly Compton Nobel Prize winner
*John Horton Conway (Caius)
*Allan Cormack (St John's) Nobel Prize winner
*Francis Crick (Caius/Churchill) Nobel Prize winner
*David Crighton (St. John's)
*Henry Dale (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Charles Darwin (Christ's)
*George Darwin (Trinity)
*Charles Galton Darwin (Trinity)
*Harold Davenport (Trinity)
*John Dee (St John's/Trinity)
*Duncan R. Derry Logan Medal winner. Economic geologist
*James Dewar (Peterhouse)
*Jared Diamond (Trinity) Pulitzer Prize winner
*Paul Dirac (St John's) Nobel Prize winner
*Simon Donaldson (Pembroke) Fields Medal winner
*Arthur Eddington (Trinity)
*Sam Edwards (Caius)
*Freeman Dyson (Trinity) Templeton Prize winner
*Robert Edwards
*Martin Evans (Christ's College) Nobel Prize winner
*Thomas Campbell Eyton Naturalist
*Ronald Fisher (Caius)
*John Flamsteed
*Howard Florey (Caius) Nobel Prize winner
*Dian Fossey
*Ralph Fowler (Trinity)
*William Fowler (Pembroke) Nobel Prize winner
*Rosalind Franklin (Newnham)
*Richard Friend (Trinity/St John's)
*Francis Galton (Trinity)
*Gary Gibbons (Trinity)
*William Gilbert (St John's)
*Walter Gilbert (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Harold Gillies (Gonville & Caius)
*Peter Goddard (St. John's)
*Thomas Gold (Trinity)
*Jane Goodall (Newnham/Darwin)
*Timothy Gowers (Trinity) Fields Medal winner
*Aubrey de Grey (Trinity Hall)
*George Green (Caius)
*Michael Green
*Paul Greengard Nobel Prize winner
*J. B. S. Haldane (Trinity)
*Gaylord Harnwell
*G. H. Hardy FRS (Trinity) Discovered Srinivasa Ramanujan
*Douglas Hartree (St. John's)
*H. W. Harvey (Downing) Marine biologist
*William Harvey (Caius)
*Stephen Hawking (Trinity Hall, Gonville & Caius)
*Roger Heath-Brown (Trinity)
*William Heberden (St John's)
*John Herschel (St John's)
*Antony Hewish (Caius/Churchill) Nobel Prize winner
*Christopher Hinton (Trinity)
*A. V. Hill (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*WVD Hodge (Pembroke)
*Alan Hodgkin (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Dorothy Hodgkin (Newnham/Girton) Nobel Prize winner
*Frederick Hopkins (Trinity/Emmanuel) Nobel Prize winner
*Fred Hoyle (Emmanuel)
*Tim Hunt (Clare) Nobel Prize winner
*Andrew Huxley (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Edward A. Irving Logan Medal winner
*James Jeans (Trinity)
*Brian Josephson (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Pyotr Kapitsa (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Stan Kelly-Bootle (Downing)
*John Kendrew (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Aaron Klug (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Georges J.F. Kohler Nobel Prize winner
*Hans Krebs Nobel Prize winner
*Horace Lamb (Trinity)
*Joseph Larmor (St. John's)
*Imre Leader (Trinity)
*Louis Leakey
*John Lennard-Jones (Trinity)
*James Lighthill (Trinity)
*John Edensor Littlewood (Trinity)
*Archer Martin (Peterhouse) Nobel Prize winner
*Alan MacDiarmid (Sidney Sussex) Nobel Prize winner
*James Clerk Maxwell (Trinity)
*Cesar Milstein (Fitzwilliam/Darwin) Nobel Prize winner
*Peter Mitchell (Jesus) Nobel Prize winner
*Augustus de Morgan (Trinity)
*Samuel Morland (Magdalene)
*Nevill Mott (Caius/St John's) Nobel Prize winner
*Roger Needham
*Michael Neuberger (Trinity)
*Isaac Newton (Trinity)
*Ronald Norrish (Emmanuel) Nobel Prize winner
*William Oughtred Inventor of the slide rule and the "×" symbol for multiplication
*Robert Oppenheimer
*Jeremiah Ostriker
*Charles Algernon Parsons (St John's)
*George Peacock (Trinity)
*Karl Pearson (King's)
*Roger Penrose (St John's)
*Max Perutz (Peterhouse) Nobel Prize winner
*Brian Pippard (Clare Hall)
*John Polkinghorne (Trinity/Queens') Templeton Prize winner
*John Pople (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*George Porter (Emmanuel) Nobel Prize winner
*Rodney Porter (Pembroke) Nobel Prize winner
*Cecil Powell (Sidney Sussex) Nobel Prize winner
*Reginald Punnett (Caius)
*Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (Trinity)
*Srinivasa Ramanujan (Trinity)
*Frank P. Ramsey (Trinity/King's) Ramsey Theory, Decision Theory
*Norman F. Ramsey (Clare) Nobel Prize winner
*John Ray (St Catharine's)
*Lord Rayleigh (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Martin Rees (Trinity)
*Osborne Reynolds (Queens')
*Owen Richardson (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Steven Rose (King's)
*Klaus Roth (Peterhouse) Fields Medal winner
*Edward Routh (Peterhouse)
*Ernest Rutherford (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Martin Ryle (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Vikram Sarabhai (St John's)
*Abdus Salam (St John's) Nobel Prize winner
*Frederick Sanger (St John's) Winner of two Nobel Prizes
*Nicholas Saunderson (Christ's)
*Richard R. Schrock Nobel Prize winner
*Dennis William Sciama (Trinity), Physicist
*Rupert Sheldrake (Clare)
*Charles Sherrington (Caius) Nobel Prize winner
*Simon Singh (Emmanuel)
*Herchel Smith (Emmanuel)
*John Maynard Smith (Trinity)
*Keith Moffatt (Trinity)
*C.P. Snow (Christ's)
*George Gabriel Stokes (Pembroke)
*John Sulston (Pembroke) Nobel Prize winner
*M. S. Swaminathan World Food Prize winner
*James Joseph Sylvester (St John's)
*Richard Synge (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Albert Szent-Györgyi (Fitzwilliam) Nobel Prize winner
*Peter Guthrie Tait (Peterhouse)
*Brook Taylor (St John's)
*Geoffrey Ingram Taylor (Trinity)
*George Paget Thomson (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*J. J. Thomson (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*John Griggs Thompson (Churchill) Fields Medal winner
*William Thomson (Peterhouse)
*Alexander Todd (Christ's) Nobel Prize winner
*Alan Turing (King's)
*Neil Turok (Churchill)
*William Tutte (Trinity)
*William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (Peterhouse)
*John Venn (Caius)
*John E. Walker (Sidney Sussex) Nobel Prize winner
*John Wallis (Emmanuel)
*Ernest Walton (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*James D. Watson (Clare) Nobel Prize winner
*Steven Weinberg Nobel Prize winner
*David Wheeler (Trinity)
*A.N. Whitehead (Trinity)
*E.T. Whittaker (Trinity)
*Frank Whittle (Peterhouse)
*Andrew Wiles (Clare)
*Maurice Wilkes (St John's) Turing Award winner
*Maurice Wilkins (St John's) Nobel Prize winner
*Ian Wilmut (Darwin)
*Charles Wilson (Sidney Sussex) Nobel Prize winner
*Edward Adrian Wilson (Caius)
*Greg Winter (Trinity)

See also [http://www.cam.ac.uk/cambuniv/nobelprize.html Official list of Nobel Prize winners from Cambridge University]

Astronauts

*Michael Foale (Queens'), NASA astronaut
*Nicholas Patrick (Trinity) NASA astronaut

Philosophers

*Kwame Anthony Appiah (Clare)
*Francis Bacon (Trinity)
*Simon Blackburn (Trinity)
*Aleister Crowley (Trinity)
*Desiderius Erasmus (Queens')
*Ian Hacking (Trinity)
*Muhammad Iqbal (Trinity)
*Imre Lakatos (King's)
*Hugh Mellor (PembrokeDarwin)
*G. E. Moore (Trinity)
*Graham Priest (St John's)
*Bertrand Russell (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Roger Scruton (Jesus)
*Henry Sidgwick (Trinity)
*Ludwig Wittgenstein (Trinity)

Armed forces

*Arthur Estcourt (Magdalene)

Artists, architects and art experts

*Christopher Alexander (Trinity)
*Quentin Blake (Downing)
*Anthony Caro (Christ's)
*Peter Eisenman
*Michael Kitson (King's), art historian
*Antony Gormley (Trinity)
*Richard MacCormac (Trinity)
*Graham Morrison (Jesus)
*Marc Quinn (Robinson)
*Nicholas Serota (Christ's)

Educationalists

*Theodore Acland (King's) headmaster of Norwich School
*John Haden Badley (Trinity) Founder and first headmaster of Bedales School
*Emily Davies Founder of Girton, suffragette campaigner for women's right to university education
*Henry Dunster (Magdalene) First president of Harvard
*Nathaniel Eaton (Trinity) First schoolmaster at Harvard
*Eli Gottlieb (St. John's) Director of the Mandel Leadership Institute
*John Harvard (Emmanuel) First benefactor of Harvard

Economists

*R. G. D. Allen (Sidney Sussex)
*Peter Thomas Bauer (Caius)
*David Bensusan-Butt (King's)
*John James Cowperthwaite (Christ's)
*Gerard Debreu (Churchill) Nobel Prize winner
*Milton Friedman (Caius) Nobel Prize winner ("not part of official Cambridge Nobel count")
*J.K. Galbraith(Trinity)
*Noreena Hertz (King's)
*John Hicks (Caius) Nobel Prize winner
*John Maynard Keynes (King's)
*Thomas Malthus (Jesus)
*Alfred Marshall (St John's)
*James Meade (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*James Mirrlees (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Douglass North Nobel Prize winner ("not part of official Cambridge Nobel count")
*Amartya Sen (Trinity) Nobel Prize winner
*Joseph Stiglitz (Caius) Nobel Prize winner
*Richard Stone (Caius/King's) Nobel Prize winner
*Arthur Cecil Pigou (King's)
*Joan Robinson (Girton)

Entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists

*John Browne (St John's) Chief executive officer of BP
*Charles "Nick" Corfield Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
*Ray Dolby (Pembroke) Audio technologies inventor and founder of Dolby
*Hermann Hauser (King's College) Electronics entrepreneur
*Andy Hopper (Corpus Christi) Electronics entrepreneur, academic
*Michael Johns (Gonville & Caius) Healthcare executive, former White House speechwriter
*Raymond Kwok (Jesus) Hong Kong property billionaire
*Michael Lynch (Christ's) Software and internet entrepreneur
*Paul Mellon (Clare) American philanthropist
*Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual property entrepreneur
*Charles Rolls (Trinity) Co-founder of Rolls-Royce, the automobile and aviation company
*David Sainsbury (King's) Sainsbury's supermarket fortune heir; philanthropist
*Rod Smallwood (Trinity) and Andy Taylor (Trinity) Music entrepreneurs, managers of Iron Maiden, founders of Sanctuary Records
*Martin Sorrell (Christ's) Founder of WPP, the world's second largest advertising group
*John Sperling (King's) For-profit education entrepreneur, founder of the University of Phoenix
*Stephen B. Streater (Trinity) Electronics entrepreneur, founder of Eidos
*Kenneth Thomson (St John's) & David Thomson (Selwyn), Canada's wealthiest family, Thomson Corp. (information services)
*Tony Wilson (Jesus) Music and youth culture entrepreneur

Legal experts

*Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Queens') International Court of Justice judge, Jordanian diplomat
*Glenn Richard Butterton (Trinity) American Lawyer and Linguist, Washington, DC, advocate of the application of Speech Act Theory to law
*Edward Coke (Trinity) Jurist, influential on early English and American law
*Charles Falconer (Queens') British Lord Chancellor
*Rosalyn Higgins (Girton) First female International Court of Justice judge
*Karl Hudson-Phillips (Selwyn) International Criminal Court judge, Trinidad and Tobago legal advisor and politician
*Derry Irvine (Christ's) British Lord Chancellor, mentor of Tony Blair and Cherie Booth
*Lawrence Lessig (Trinity) US cyberlaw expert, founder of the Creative Commons movement, free software advocate
*Wong Yan Lung Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong
*Hisashi Owada International Court of Justice judge
*Nicholas Phillips (King's) Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
* James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger 1769-1844 Judge, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer
* Makhdoom Ali Khan (Corpus Christi) , Attorney General of Pakistan (2001-2007)

Historians

*Lord Acton (Trinity)
*Herbert Butterfield (Peterhouse)
*Hugh Trevor-Roper (Peterhouse)
*John Chadwick (Corpus Christi)
*G. G. Coulton (St Catharine's)
*Maurice Cowling (Peterhouse)
*Geoffrey Elton (Clare)
*Richard J. Evans
*Niall Ferguson (Christ's/Peterhouse)
*Orlando Figes (Caius)
*James Frazer (Trinity)
*David J. Garrow (Homerton) Pulitzer Prize winner
*Carenza Lewis
*Basil Liddell Hart (Corpus Christi)
*Eric Hobsbawm (King's)
*Richard Holmes
*Lisa Jardine (Jesus)
*Thomas Babington Macaulay (Trinity)
*Simon Sebag Montefiore (Caius)
*Joseph Needham (Caius)
*Jack Plumb (Christ's)
*Andrew Roberts (Caius)
*Simon Schama (Christ's)
*Tom Stannage
*David Starkey (Fitzwilliam)
*E.P. Thompson (Corpus Christi)
*George Macaulay Trevelyan (Trinity)

Journalists and media personalities

*Clive Anderson (Selwyn)
*Neal Ascherson (King's)
*David Attenborough (Clare)
*Martin Bell (King's)
*Alistair Cooke (Jesus)
*David Frost (Caius)
*Bamber Gascoigne
*Andrew Gowers (Caius)
*Johann Hari (King's)
*Arianna Huffington (Girton)
*Konnie Huq (Robinson)
*Clive James (Pembroke)
*Wesley Kerr (Trinity)
*Lewis H. Lapham
*Andrew Marr (Trinity Hall)
*Malcolm Muggeridge (Selwyn)
*John Oliver
*Jeremy Paxman (St Catharine's)
*George Plimpton (King's)
*Andrew Rawnsley (Sidney Sussex)
*Alan Rusbridger (Magdalene)
*John Simpson (Magdalene)
*Karan Thapar (Pembroke)
*Noel Thompson (St Catharine's)
*Carol Vorderman (Sidney Sussex)
*Richard Whiteley (Christ's)
*Peregrine Worsthorne (Peterhouse)
*Philip Pembroke Stephens

portsmen and women

*Harold Abrahams (Caius) Olympian sprinter, long jumper
*George "Gubby" Allen (Trinity) Cricketer
*Rob Andrew (St. John's) Rugby footballer, England Management
*Mike Atherton (Downing) Cricketer
*Giles Baring (Magdalene) Cricketer
*Mike Brearley (St John's) Cricketer
*Logie Bruce Lockhart (St John's) Rugby footballer
*Antony Roy Clark (Downing) Cricketer
*John Crawley (Trinity) Cricketer
*Percy de Paravicini (Trinity) Cricketer and England footballer
*Ted Dexter (Jesus) Cricketer
*Phil Edmonds (Fitzwilliam) Cricketer
*Billy Fiske (Trinity Hall) Youngest US Olympic gold medallist (bobsleigh), WWII RAF pilot
*Syed Mohammad Hadi (Peterhouse) Multi-talented Indian athlete
*Gavin Hastings (Magdalene) Rugby footballer
*E. S. Kennedy Mountaineer
*George Mallory (Magdalene) Mountaineer
*Peter May (Pembroke) Cricketer
*Derek Pringle (Fitzwilliam) Cricketer
* John Veitch (1869 - 1914), England international footballer
*Wavell Wakefield (Pembroke) Rugby footballer
*H. de Winton and J. C. Thring (Trinity) Formalized rules of association football (soccer)
*Yaping Deng (Jesus) Olympian table tennis player

Explorers

*Julius Brenchley

External links

* [http://www.nndb.com/edu/214/000081968/ "Famous Former University of Cambridge Students"] , NNDB
*http://www.blanchflower.org/alumni/camalumn.html


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