List of alumni of Merton College, Oxford

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See also Former students, Fellows and current Honorary Fellows of Merton College.

Merton College, Oxford is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.

This list of Merton Fellows and alumni is grouped into centuries; where the person's life spans more than one century, the (approximate) date of matriculation is used, and given in brackets when known.


Two additional outstanding academic figures from the early 14th century, John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham have long been claimed as Merton alumni, but there is no contemporary evidence to support this claim and as Franciscans, they would have been ineligible for fellowships at Merton.[1]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century (matriculated before 1960)[edit]

Contemporary (matriculated since 1960)[edit]


  1. ^ Martin, G. H. & Highfield, J. R. L. (1997). A History of Merton College. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 53.