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does anybody know of famous alumni who attended cam, apart from those mentioned in the prospectus, and what college/subject they attended/studied? this is just out of curiosity, google doesnt really seem to bring up all that much.
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umm for jesus

Arch Bishop Cramner
Samuel TaylorColeridge

exuse me if i spelt that wrong.

I assume one did theology, and one english, no prizes for which was which.

And Alistair Cooke... don't knwo which subject but at jesus

Stephen Fry was at queens obviously...

umm there are loads, the cambridge footlights, and the monty python team... etc etc so on
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Douglas Adams went to St John's apparently
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Rachel Weisz was at Tit Hall; no-one famous apart from Cromwell and Carol Vorderman went to Sidney

Basically the colleges will tell you everyone famous who went there! They're quite proud of their alumni Trinity have about three pages full :rolleyes:
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emma have nobody really....apart from John Harvard who founded harvard university, oh and Gryff rhys jones and now his son (who is in my year)
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emma have nobody really....apart from John Harvard who founded harvard university, oh and Gryff rhys jones and now his son (who is in my year)
Gryff Rhys Jones is sooo much cooler than.. ours *ahem*
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Bill Oddie and his Pemguins... not cool at all.
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Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
John Flamsteed, astronomer
Laurence Sterne, author
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet
Alistair Cooke, broadcaster and writer
HRH the Prince Edward

from a tourist site for Jesus
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Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, and compiler of the Book of Common Prayer
John Bale, Bishop of Ossory
Thomas Goodrich, Bishop of Ely
Sir Fulke Greville (1568), friend and biographer of Sir Philip Sidney
John Eliot (1619), apostle of the North American Indians, who translated the Bible into the Algonquin language
Geoffrey Downs, John Edmunds, and John Golding (also known as a translator of Ovid), all Protestant propagandists
Richard Sterne (Master, 1634), and later Archbishop of York
William Beale (Master, 1632),
John Flamsteed, (1670) the first Astronomer Royal
Thomas Herring (1710) and Matthew Hutton (1710), both Archbishops of Canterbury
John Jortin (1715), ecclesiastical historian
Henry Venn (1742), a leader of the Evangelical movement in the Church of England
Gilbert Wakefield (1772), principal of two nonconformist academies
David Hartley (1722), philosopher
Robert Malthus (1784), population theorist
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, novelist and critic, universally known as 'Q'
Arthur Gray (Master, 1912-40)
E.M.W. Tillyard (Master, 1945-59), literary critic
Steve Fairbairn, rowing coach
Alistair Cooke, broadcaster
Jacob Bronowski, broadcaster
Robert Gittings, poet and biographer
Raymond Williams, literary and cultural critic, who subsequently returned to Jesus to become Professor of Drama
David Hare, playwright
Nick Hornby, novelist and journalist
Lisa Jardine, literary critic (and Bronowski's daughter), the college's first woman fellow elected in 1976
Lord Renfrew (Master 1986-1998), archaeologist
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Sacha Baron Cohen - British comedian
Richard Clerke
Charles Darwin - British naturalist
Colin Dexter - British author
The Rt. Hon. The 2nd Lord Grantham - British Foreign Secretary
David Mellor - British politician
John Milton - English poet
The Rt. Hon The 2nd Lord Liverpool - British Prime Minister
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mountbatten of Burma - British Admiral of the Fleet and statesman
Sir John Plumb - British historian
Simon Schama - British historian, author, and television presenter
Jan Smuts- South African general and statesman
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Snow of Percy - British novelist and philosopher
Richard Whiteley - British television presenter
Rowan Williams - British theologian, Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury
Timothy Marschall Jones - former British ambassador to Armenia
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Irvine of Lairg - former Lord Chancellor
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Richard Whiteley - British television presenter
Hahahahahaa!
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Clare

Peter Ackroyd, author
David Attenborough, naturalist
Sabine Baring-Gould, Victorian novelist
Charles, Lord Cornwallis, British general in the American Revolutionary War
Nicholas Ferrer
Hugh Latimer, Chaplain to Henry VIII, Bishop of Worcester, martyr
Peter Lilley, Conservative MP
Matthew Parris, Broadcaster, political analyst and former Conservative MP
Geoffrey Robinson, Labour MP
Dr Richard Taylor, Independent MP
Richard Wainwright, Liberal MP
Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
John Rutter, composer
Siegfried Sassoon, war poet
Richard Stilgoe, entertainer
James D. Watson Double helix discoverer and human genome advocate
Andrew Wiles, mathematician who proved Fermat's last theorem
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Siegfried Sassoon - Clare

*argh, what's wrong with me? Only I could have a crush on a dead poof*
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Corpus

Nicholas Bacon
Matthew Parker
Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Isherwood
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Downing

Michael Atherton, the England cricket player.
Quentin Blake, children's author and illustrator
John Cleese, of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame. Rumour has it that Mr. Cleese thought up the Ministry of Silly Walks while watching passers-by trying to negotiate the large puddles which appear in the college's gravel paths during wet weather.
Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party - admitted to read History, and later changed to Law
Clive King, the author of Stig of the Dump
Thandie Newton, actress
Trevor Nunn, theatre and film director
Michael Winner, film director and producer, restaurant critic
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I believe David Baddiel went to King's.
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Emma

F.R. Leavis
Fred Hoyle
Griff Rhys Jones
Graeme Garden
Cecil Parkinson
Tim Yeo
John Wallis
Michael Frayn
Graham Chapman
Choudhary Rahmat Ali
Rory McGrath
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the clare ones I know about are

David Attenborough
James Watson
Andrew Wiles
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Girton

Hertha Marks Ayrton, electrical engineer
Isabel Cooper-Oakley, Theosophical writer
Jessie Isabel Hetherington, New Zealand educator
Arianna Huffington, political author and activist
Rosamond Lehmann, romance novelist
Sheila Scott Macintyre, mathematician
Ada Isabel Maddison, mathematician
Margrethe II of Denmark, Queen Regnant of Denmark
Dorothy Marshall, historian and educator
Annie Maunder, astronomer
Constance Maynard, British feminist and educator
Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet
Sheila Pim, mystery writer
Emily James Smith Putnam, American educator and historian
Gisela Richter, Classical archaeologist and art historian
Joan Robinson, British economist
Clara Ruth Rouse, missionary and ecumenical leader
Ethel Sargant, botanist
Charlotte Angas Scott, mathematician
Margaret Storey, children's book author
Sandi Toksvig, comedian
Renee Winegarten, literary critic
Barbara Adam Wootton, social scientist and economist
Dorothy Wrinch, mathematical biologist
Grace Chisholm Young, mathematician
Derek Walcott, Poet, writer and artist
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i'll post them all for reference give me time

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John Venn - Inventor of the Venn diagram
Charles Sherrington - Nobel Prize winning neurophysiologist
Sir James Chadwick - Nobel Prize winning physicist, discoverer of the neutron
E. A. Wilson - Explorer who died with Scott in the Antarctic.
Harold Abrahams - Olympic athlete fictionalised in the film Chariots of Fire
Sir Nevill Mott - Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist
Henry Fancourt - Naval Aviator
Kenneth Clarke - Chancellor of the Exchequer
J. H. Prynne - modern British poet
Inagaki Manjiro - (1861-1908) - Japan's first Minister Resident in Siam in 1897, Pan-Asianist, leading light of the Japanese Club at Cambridge
Nabeshima Naomitsu - (1872-1943) - 12th daimyo of the Saga clan, Kyushu and keen rugby player at the College
Mouri Goro - (1871-1925) of the Choshu clan
John Lehman - American Secretary of the Navy and member of the September 11th Commission.
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