Cambridge University

The following is a list of selected famous people who attended the University of Cambridge. There is only room to include a few from each college, so there are naturally many missing. For lists far more comprehensive than the below, see Wikipedia's lists. See also the list of Cambridge Nobel Prizewinners.

The entry for Trinity contains only living alumni, which otherwise simply has too many! My pages on famous Trinity students are here.

Christ's (1505)

Richard Clerke, John Milton, Charles Darwin, Jan Smuts, CP Snow, David Mellor, Richard Whiteley, Lord Mountbatten, Colin Dexter, Sacha Baron-Cohen (Ali G), Simon Schama, Rowan Williams, Fred Frith, John Oliver, Tony Lewis, Martin Sorrell,

Churchill (1960)

Ian Stewart, Bjarne Stroustrup

Clare (1326)

Nicholas Ferrer, Hugh Latimer, Charles Cornwallis, David Attenborough, Peter Lilley, Siegfried Sassoon, Richard Stilgoe, James Watson, Andrew Wiles, Peter Ackroyd, Roger Norrington, John Rutter

Clare Hall (1984)

Corpus Christi (1352)

Christopher Marlowe, John Fletcher, Matthew Parker, Hugh Bonneville, Christopher Andrew Neil Hamilton, Francis Maude

Darwin (1976)

Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Blackburn

Downing (1800)

John Cleese, Michael Winner, Mike Atherton, Brian Redhead, Quentin Blake, Trevor Nunn, Michael Apted, Thandie Newton Terrance Dicks, Andy Hamilton

Emmanuel (1584)

John Harvard, FR Leavis, Fred Hoyle, Griff Rhys Jones, Graeme Garden, Cecil Parkinson, John Wallis, Michael Frayn, Graham Chapman, Sebastian Faulks, Dan Stevens Rory McGrath

Fitzwilliam (1896)

Lord Fawsley, Norman Lamont, Derek Pringle, Phil Edmonds, Lee Kuan Yew, David Starkey, Nick Drake, Andy Burnham,

Girton (1869)

Sandi Toksvig, Queen Margarethe of Denmark, Raquel Cassidy, Delia Derbyshire, Arianna Huffington, Ewan Pearson, Margaret Mountford, Alistair Brownlee

Gonville and Caius (1348)

William Harvey, Thomas Shadwell, George Green, David Frost, Kenneth Clarke, Harold Abrahams, John Venn, Keith Vaz, Alastair Campbell, Jimmy Carr, John Conway, Leslie Bricusse, Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Sacks, Stephen Mangan

Homerton (1894)

Julie Covington, Nick Hancock, Cherie Lunghi, Sandi Toksvig, Graham Wynne, Olivia Colman, Jan Ravens

Hughes Hall (1885)

Jesus (1496)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Cranmer, Laurence Sterne, Alastair Cooke, Prince Edward, Lord Snowdon, Ted Dexter, Thomas Malthus, Nick Hornby, Tony Wilson, David Hare, Roger Scruton, Geoff Hoon, Shaun Woodward

King's (1441)

Francis Walsingham, Rupert Brooke, JM Keynes, EM Forster, Robert Walpole, Martin Bell, Salman Rushdie, Alan Turing, David Baddiel, John Graham, Charles Clarke, Lily Cole, John Eliot Gardiner, Zadie Smith, Stephen Poliakoff, Tam Dalyell, Judith Weir, Henry Blofeld, JG Ballard

Lucy Cavendish (1965)

Magdalene (1542)

Samuel Pepys, Charles Kingsley, CS Lewis, Michael Ramsey, Lord Tedder, Bamber Gascoigne, John Simpson, Michael Redgrave, Gavin Hastings, Charles Parnell, George Mallory, Katie Derham, Rob Wainwright, Mike Newell, Alan Rusbridger, Lloyd Grossman, Julian Fellowes, Loyd Grossman

Murray Edwards / New Hall (1954)

Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, Sue Perkins, Tilda Swinton, Claudia Winkleman, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Nicola Walker

Newnham (1871)

Eleanor Bron, Emma Thompson, Germaine Greer, Sylvia Plath, Margaret Drabble, AS Byatt, Rosalind Franklin, Anne Campbell, Dorothy Hodgkin, Shirley Williams, Clare Balding, Jane Goodall, Diane Abbott, Miriam Margolyes, Mary Beard, Patricia Hewitt, Joan Bakewell, Claire Tomalin

Pembroke (1347)

William Pitt, Edmund Spenser, Thomas Gray, Peter Cook, Ted Hughes, Clive James, Peter May, Eric Idle, Bishop Nicholas Ridley, George Stokes, Rab Butler, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, Tom Sharpe, Arthur Bliss, Jonathan Lynn, Tom Hiddleston, Naomie Harris, Joe Thomas

Peterhouse (1284)

Thomas Gray, Henry Cavendish, Lord Kelvin, Charles Babbage, Frank Whittle, Christopher Cockerell, Michael Howard, Michael Portillo, Richard Baker, John Whitgift, James Dewar, Sam Mendes, Stephanie Cook, David Mitchell

Queens' (1448)

Desiderius Erasmus, Isaac Milner, Stephen Fry, Mike Foale, Charles Stanford, Richard Hickox, Osborne Reynolds, Hannah Murray, Simon Bird

Robinson (1977)

Adrian Davies, Charles Hart, Konnie Huq, Robert Webb, Nick Clegg

St Catharine's (1473)

John Addenbrooke, James Shirley, Ian McKellen, Jeremy Paxman, Steve Punt, Peter Hall, Richard Ayoade, Joanne Harris, Rebecca Hall, Ben Miller

St John's (1511)

William Wordsworth, Paul Dirac, William Wilberforce, Jonathan Miller, Douglas Adams, Viscount Goderich, Lord Aberdeen, Viscount Palmerston, Trevor Bailey, Mike Brearley, Hugh Dennis, Rob Andrew, Sid Waddell, Manmohan Singh, Derek Jacobi, Roger Penrose, Mervyn King

Selwyn (1882)

Hugh Laurie, Clive Anderson, John Gummer, Malcolm Muggeridge, Simon Hughes, Robert Harris, Tom Hollander, John Sentamu, Mike d'Abo, Rob Newman

Sidney Sussex (1596)

Oliver Cromwell, David Owen, John Patten, Carol Vorderman, Ian Lang, Tom Kilburn

Trinity (1546)

(living alumni only) Freeman Dyson, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, John Nott, John Tusa, Douglas Hurd, Edward Stourton, Peter Bottomley, Leon Brittan, Prince Charles, Raymond Keene, Jonathan Mestel, Antony Gormley, Vanessa Feltz, John Crawley, Peter Shaffer, Mel Giedroyc, Stephen Frears, Alex Comfort, Edward Atterton, Thomas Gold, John Stott, Chris Weitz, Charles Moore, Jared Diamond, Justin Welby, Eddie Redmayne, Lee Hsien Loong, Amartya Sen, Martin Rees, Michael Atiyah, John Lloyd, Lawrence Lessig, Terry Eagleton, Simon Munnery

Trinity Hall (1350)

Admiral Howard, Robert Herrick, JB Priestley, Terry Waite, Norman Fowler, Tony Slattery, Geoffrey Howe, Donald Maclean, David Sheppard, Rachel Weisz, Stephen Hawking, Hans Blix, Andrew Marr, Emma Pooley, Nicholas Hytner

Wolfson (1965)

Susanna Gregory, Rupiah Banda

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