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Famous University Of Cambridge Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 81.5k views62 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Cambridge and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Cambridge, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Cambridge include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Cambridge alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Cambridge are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Cambridge.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Rachel Weisz and Hugh Laurie.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Cambridge?” and “Which celebrities are University of Cambridge alumni?” Take a look at these Cambridge University alumni.

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    Charles Darwin

    Biologist, Scientist
    Charles Robert Darwin, (; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist,...  more

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    Robert Oppenheimer

    Physicist, Scientist
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    Hugh Laurie

    Television director, Television producer
    James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer,...  more

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    Alan Turing

    Mathematician, Logician
    Alan Mathison Turing (; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer...  more

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    Ian McKellen

    Businessperson, Screenwriter
    Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres...  more

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    Paula Tallal

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    Arianna Huffington

    Editor, Commentator
    Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington (born July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated...  more

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    John Andrew Koskinen (born June 30, 1939) is an American businessman and public official of...  more
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    Stephen Hawking

    Mathematician, Physicist
    Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical...  more

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    James Spudich

    Professor
    James A. Spudich of Croatian ancestry is the Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of...  more
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    Tilda Swinton

    Film Producer, Model
    Katherine Matilda Swinton (born 5 November 1960) is an English actress. She is known for her...  more

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    David N. Reilly

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  • 15

    Rachel Weisz

    Fashion Model, Actor
    Rachel Hannah Weisz (born 7 March 1970) is a British-American actress. She is the recipient of...  more

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    Sacha Baron Cohen

    Comedian, Television producer
    Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and...  more

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    Stephen Fry

    Businessperson, Poet
    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh...  more

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    Lily Cole

    Model, Actor
    Lily Luahana Cole (born December 27, 1987) is an English model, actress and entrepreneur. Cole...  more

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    Marshall McLuhan

    Futurist, Educator
    Herbert Marshall McLuhan (; July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian philosopher....  more
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    James Chadwick

    Physicist
    Sir James Chadwick, (20 October 1891 – 24 July 1974) was a British physicist who was awarded...  more
  • 21

    Rajiv Gandhi

    Pilot, Politician
    Rajiv Ratna Gandhi ( (listen); 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was an Indian politician who...  more
  • 22

    John Cleese

    Comedian, Television producer
    John Marwood Cleese (; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian,...  more

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    Robert Frost

    Poet, Playwright
    Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was...  more

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    Ernest Rutherford

    Physicist, Chemist
    Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, , HFRSE, LLD (30 August 1871 – 19 October...  more
  • 25

    Arthur Stanley Eddington

    Scientist, Astronomer
    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer,...  more