List of University of Cambridge people

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This is a list of University of Cambridge people, featuring members of the University of Cambridge segregated in accordance with their fields of achievement. The individual must have either studied at the university (although they may not necessarily have taken a degree), or worked at the university in an academic capacity; others have held fellowships at one of the university's colleges. Honorary fellows or those awarded an honorary degree are not included and neither are non-executive chancellors. Lecturers without long-term posts at the university also do not feature, although official visiting fellows and visiting professors do.

The list has been divided into categories indicating the field of activity in which people have become well known. Many of the university's alumni/ae have attained a level of distinction in more than one field. These individuals may appear under two categories. In general, however, an attempt has been made to put individuals in the category for which they are most often associated with.

Cantabrigians is a term for members of the university derived from its Latin name Cantabrigia, a medieval Latin name for Cambridge.

Politics and royalty[edit]

Monarchs[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Diplomats[edit]

Viceroys[edit]

Ambassadors[edit]

Heads of state and heads of government[edit]

British Prime Ministers[edit]

Other countries[edit]

Signatories of the American Declaration of Independence[edit]

Soviet spies[edit]

Known:

Suspected:

(for other suspects, see Cambridge Five)

Other political figures[edit]

A–D[edit]

E–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Clergy and spiritual leaders[edit]

Archbishops of Canterbury[edit]

Literature[edit]

Fiction writers[edit]

A–G[edit]

H–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Non-fiction writers[edit]

A–Z[edit]

Poets[edit]

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Literary scholars[edit]

Travel writers[edit]

The arts[edit]

Actors, directors, producers and comedians[edit]

A–G[edit]

H–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Architects[edit]

Artists[edit]

Art critics, museum directors, and historians of art[edit]

Musicians[edit]

A–G[edit]

H–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Groups[edit]

Academic disciplines[edit]

Scientists, technologists and mathematicians[edit]

A–C[edit]

D–G[edit]

H–M[edit]

N–R[edit]

S–Z[edit]

Astronauts[edit]

Philosophers[edit]

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Economists[edit]

* Not part of official Cambridge Nobel count.

Historians[edit]

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Linguists[edit]

Classicists[edit]

Armed forces[edit]

Educationalists[edit]

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists[edit]

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

The law[edit]

Judges and lawyers[edit]

Legal academics[edit]

Journalists and media personalities[edit]

  • Pat Chapman (Fitzwilliam)
  • Ted Conover (unknown)
  • Alistair Cooke (Jesus)
  • Geoffrey Crowther (Clare)
  • Tamasin Day-Lewis (King's)
  • Alain de Botton (Caius)
  • Rick Edwards (Pembroke)
  • Larry Elliott (Fitzwilliam)
  • Sir David Frost (Caius)
  • Stephen Fry (Queens')
  • Jonathan Galassi (Christ's)
  • James K. Galbraith (King's)
  • George Gale (Peterhouse)
  • Bamber Gascoigne (Magdalene)
  • Dermot Gleeson (Fitzwilliam)
  • Andrew Gowers (Caius)
  • Germaine Greer (Newnham)
  • James Harding (Trinity)
  • Johann Hari (King's)
  • Simon Hoggart (King's)
  • Charlotte Hudson (Fitzwilliam)
  • Arianna Huffington (Girton)
  • Konnie Huq (Robinson)
  • Faisal Islam (Trinity)
  • Clive James (Pembroke)
  • Gareth Jones (Trinity)
  • Spencer Kelly (unknown)
  • Lewis H. Lapham (Magdalene)
  • Walter Layton (Trinity)
  • Emily Maitlis (Queens')
  • Andrew Marr (Trinity Hall)
  • Kingsley Martin (Magdalene)
  • Kevin McCloud (Corpus Christi)
  • John McPhee (unknown), Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Malcolm Muggeridge (Selwyn)
  • Iain Overton (Downing/Caius)
  • Jeremy Paxman (St Catharine's)
  • George Plimpton (King's)
  • Norman Podhoretz (Clare)
  • Andrew Rawnsley (Sidney Sussex)
  • Alan Rusbridger (Magdalene)
  • Jenni Russell (St Catharine's)
  • Roxana Saberi (Hughes Hall)
  • John Simpson (Magdalene)
  • Tim Stanley (Trinity)
  • Zoe Strimpel (Jesus/Wolfson)
  • Karan Thapar (Pembroke)
  • Noel Thompson (St Catharine's)
  • Peter Utley (Corpus Christi)
  • Carol Vorderman (Sidney Sussex)
  • Sid Waddell (St John's)
  • Alan Watkins (Queens')
  • Colin Welch (Peterhouse)
  • Richard Whiteley (Christ's), TV presenter
  • Claudia Winkleman (New Hall)
  • Peregrine Worsthorne (Peterhouse)
  • Sportspeople[edit]

    Athletes[edit]

    Aviators[edit]

    • Alan Charles Cassidy (Trinity), Total 9 medals in European or World Aerobatic Championships, 1998–2003.

    Bridge[edit]

    • Sandra Landy (1938-2017), international player for England and for Great Britain; world champion 1981
    • Tom Townsend, Britain and England international and writer

    Backgammon[edit]

    Cricketers[edit]

    Cyclists[edit]

    • Emma Pooley (Trinity Hall), Olympic silver medal (2008), world time trial champion (2010)

    Fencers[edit]

    Footballers[edit]

    Mountaineers[edit]

    Racing drivers[edit]

    Racehorse trainers[edit]

    Rowers[edit]

    Rugby footballers[edit]

    Table tennis players[edit]

    • Deng Yaping (Jesus), Olympic gold medalist and world champion

    Winter sports[edit]

    • Billy Fiske (Trinity Hall), youngest US Olympic gold medalist (bobsleigh)

    Sports administrators[edit]

    Explorers[edit]

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

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    10. ^ "Antony Root". Broadband TV News. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
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