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.

Read more about this topic:  Hertford College, Oxford

Famous quotes containing the words students and/or notable:

    Teaching Black Studies, I find that students are quick to label a black person who has grown up in a predominantly white setting and attended similar schools as “not black enough.” ...Our concept of black experience has been too narrow and constricting.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)

    Every notable advance in technique or organization has to be paid for, and in most cases the debit is more or less equivalent to the credit. Except of course when it’s more than equivalent, as it has been with universal education, for example, or wireless, or these damned aeroplanes. In which case, of course, your progress is a step backwards and downwards.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)