This is a
list of , including a brief description of their notability. This list includes not just former students but persons who are or have been associated with the university, including former academics, Chancellors, and recipients of honorary degrees. alumni of the University of Bristol
. Category:Alumni of the University of Bristol
: NME editor
, associate editor of the Independent newspaper
David Walliams Middle row Simon Pegg
, Head of MI5 Sir
Jonathan Evans (MI5 officer)
KCB, Nobel Prize–winning author
J. M. G. Le Clézio
former editor-in-chief for The Observer
MP, Nobel Prize–winning physicist
Nevill Francis Mott
, Nobel Prize–winning physicist
, Nobel prize winner
Politics [ edit ]
Paul Boateng, Member of Parliament
Gaositwe K.T. Chiepe, Botswana politician, diplomat [1 ]
Sir Winston Churchill, British politician and two times Prime Minister
Derek Clark, UKIP MEP
Michael Cocks, Labour Chief Whip; life peer. [2 ]
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa [3 ] Sir
Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer of the United Kingdom Government [4 ]
Manuel Esquivel, former Prime Minister of Belize [5 ] Sir
Jonathan Evans, KCB, Head of MI5 [6 ]
David Kidney, Member of Parliament [7 ]
Bob Marshall-Andrews, Member of Parliament [8 ]
Danny Montano, Senator of the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago
Sheila Noakes, Baroness Noakes (Dame Sheila Valerie Noakes), Conservative politician, life peer; former corporate executive
George W. Odlum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Lucia [9 ]
Lembit Öpik, former Member of Parliament [10 ]
Dawn Primarolo, Member of Parliament
Baroness Stern of Vauxhall, politician, life peer Rt Hon.
Theresa Villiers, Conservative Member of Parliament; [11 ] Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Stephen Williams, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament [12 ]
Chris Woodhead, columnist; former Chief Inspector of Schools [13 ] Dame
Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of St.Lucia
Academia [ edit ]
A.G.E. Blake, philosophical writer and academic
Linda Colley, prominent British historian, currently at Princeton University
Elaine Graham, Professor of Social and Pastoral Theology, University of Manchester
Irving Hexham, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Calgary
Bill MacMillan, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia
Sean Mann, Bioethicist, formerly of the University of California, Berkeley
John Metcalf, Editor of Canadian Notes and Queries
Nancy Millis, Chancellor of La Trobe University, Australia
David William Rhind, Vice-Chancellor of City University [14 ]
Brian Rotman, author (with G. T. Kneebone) of Theory of Sets and Transfinite Numbers
Ian Shapiro, Sterling professor of political science at Yale University
Alastair Summerlee, President of the University of Guelph, Canada
Richard Sykes, Rector of Imperial College; formerly Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline
Literature [ edit ]
Angela Carter, author [15 ]
Julia Donaldson, author
Elena Forbes, novelist
David Gibbins, author
David Greig, playwright
Sarah Kane, playwright
Dick King-Smith, author
J. M. G. Le Clézio, Nobel laureate, author [16 ]
Kate Long, author
Duncan McNair, author
Deborah Moggach, author
Julie Myerson, novelist
David Nicholls, novelist, screenwriter [17 ]
Harold Pinter, Nobel laureate, playwright
Mark Ravenhill, playwright
Mary Watson, author [18 ]
Economics and business [ edit ]
Journalism [ edit ]
Katya Adler, BBC journalist
Misha Glenny, Newspaper; BBC radio journalist [23 ]
Nik Gowing, BBC News anchor [24 ]
Will Hutton, newspaper columnist; former Editor-in-Chief, The Observer
James Landale, BBC journalist; founder of Bristol's student newspaper Epigram
Peter Thal Larsen, Reuters Breakingviews Asia editor [25 ]
William Lewis, journalist; Editor of The Daily Telegraph [14 ]
Sheena McDonald, television journalist [26 ]
Sarah Montague, Presenter of the programme Today [27 ]
Krissi Murison, Editor, New Musical Express [28 ]
Susanna Reid, television journalist [29 ]
Kate Gerbeau, television journalist
Alastair Stewart, television journalist [30 ]
Caroline St John-Brooks, newspaper journalist [31 ]
Dominic Waghorn, television journalist
Julie Welch, sports journalist, screenwriter [32 ]
Jim White, newspaper journalist [33 ]
Science [ edit ]
Tom Avery, explorer [34 ]
Michael Berry, physicist [35 ]
David Bohm, physicist [36 ]
Philip Campbell, editor-in-chief, Nature [37 ]
Max Delbrück, Nobel laureate, Medicine [38 ]
Keith Devlin, logician
Paul Dirac, Nobel laureate, Physics [39 ]
Klaus Fuchs, physicist; Soviet spy [40 ]
Dorothy Hodgkin, Nobel laureate, Chemistry [41 ]
Kun Huang, physicist [42 ]
Rob Leslie-Carter, engineer
Sean Mann, bioethicist [43 ]
Nevill Mott, Nobel laureate, Physics [44 ]
Cecil Frank Powell, Nobel laureate, Physics [45 ] Sir
William Ramsay, Nobel laureate, Chemistry [46 ]
Debby Reynolds, Chief Veterinary Officer for the UK [47 ]
Henry Chilver, Baron Chilver of Cranfield, engineer [48 ]
Geoffrey Tovey, serologist who founded the UK Transplant service [49 ]
TV, film and theatre [ edit ]
David Bamber, actor [50 ]
Marcus Brigstocke, comedian [51 ]
Jeremy Brock, actor, director [52 ]
Derren Brown, psychological illusionist
Neil Cole, comedian, broadcaster
Alex Cox, director
Dominik Diamond, television presenter
Gregory Doran, stage director
Judy Finnigan, television presenter
Caroline Goodall, actress
Jason Isaacs, actor
Philip Jackson, actor
Sue Jones-Davies, actress, singer, politician
Chris Langham, comedian
Sue Lawley, television presenter
Steve Leonard, television veterinarian/presenter
Matt Lucas, comedian [52 ]
Chris Morris, comedian, satirist
Iain Morris, producer
Simon Pegg, comedy writer, actor [52 ]
Tim Pigott-Smith, actor
Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss International 2005; actress
David Rappaport, actor
Mark Ravenhill, playwright
Arnold Ridley, actor
Jeremy Thomas, film producer
Charlotte Uhlenbroek, television presenter
Paul Unwin, director, writer
David Walliams, comedian [52 ]
Matthew Warchus, director [52 ]
Emily Watson, Oscar-nominated actress [53 ]
Michael Winterbottom, filmmaker
Dave Attwood, England rugby union player
Kyran Bracken, England rugby union player
Sara Campbell, freediver [54 ]
Jean-Pierre Escalettes, President, French Football Federation) [55 ]
Alex King, Rugby union player ( ASM Clermont Auvergne) [56 ]
Josh Lewsey, England international in rugby union [56 ]
Jake Meyer, climber [57 ]
Iain Percy, Double Olympic gold medalist, sailing
David Tanner, Performance director, British Rowing
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