Hertford College, Oxford - Notable Former Students

Notable Former Students

Hart Hall 1282–1740

  • Saint Alexander Briant, Jesuit martyr
  • John Donne, poet, Anglican priest
  • Nicholas Fuller, Hebraist, philologist
  • Henry Pelham, British Whig Prime Minister
  • John Selden, jurist, MP for Oxford University
  • Jonathan Swift, satirist, poet, Anglican priest, author of Gulliver's Travels

Magdalen Hall, old site 1448–1822

  • Samuel Daniel, poet, historian
  • Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice
  • Thomas Hobbes, political philosopher, author of Leviathan
  • Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, historian, statesman
  • William Tyndale, Bible translator, Reformation martyr
  • Henry Vane the Younger, Parliamentarian statesman
  • William Waller, Parliamentarian soldier

Magdalen Hall, new site 1822–1874

  • William Robinson Clark, theologian
  • Clement Jackson, founder of the Amateur Athletic Association

Hertford College, first foundation 1740–1816

  • Charles James Fox, Whig statesman
  • Sir John Hippisley, politician, diplomat

Hertford College, second foundation 1874–

  • Richard Addinsell, composer of film music
  • Bernard Ashmole, archaeologist, art historian
  • Andrea Ashworth, author, academic
  • John Behan, educationist, jurist
  • Marian Bell, economist
  • Catherine Bennett, journalist
  • Fiona Bruce, BBC newsreader
  • Calvin Cheng, modelling mogul, Singaporean parliamentarian
  • Nick Cohen, political journalist
  • Sherard Cowper-Coles, diplomat
  • George Dangerfield, journalist, historian
  • Daniel Dennett, philosopher of the mind
  • David Dilks, historian
  • J. Meade Falkner, novelist, The Lost Stradivarius
  • Richard W. Fisher, diplomat
  • Adam Fleming, BBC newsreader
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 newsreader
  • Gideon Henderson, geochemist, climate-change scientist
  • Nicholas Henderson, diplomat
  • Leonard Hodgson, church historian
  • Jeffrey John, Dean of St Alban's Cathedral
  • Mark S. Joshi, financial mathematician
  • Natasha Kaplinsky, ITN newsreader
  • Soweto Kinch, jazz saxophonist, rapper
  • Seth Lerer, literary critic
  • Alain LeRoy Locke, writer of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Jurek Martin, journalist
  • Arthur Mayo, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Gavin Maxwell, naturalist, author of Ring of Bright Water
  • Roland Michener, former Governor General of Canada
  • Dom Mintoff, former Prime Minister of Malta
  • David Naylor, medical researcher
  • Edward Max Nicholson, founder of the World Wildlife Fund
  • Richard Norton-Taylor, journalist, playwright
  • Peter Pears, tenor
  • Barbara A. Perry, constitutional lawyer
  • James Pettifer, scholar of the Balkans
  • Jacqui Smith, former British Home Secretary
  • Manisha Tank, CNN newsreader
  • Ed Vulliamy, journalist and world reporter
  • Evelyn Waugh, author of Brideshead Revisited, journalist
  • Byron White, U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice
  • Nathaniel Woodard, educationalist
  • Tobias Wolff, author of This Boy's Life
See also Category:Alumni of Hertford College, Oxford.

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