Henry Addington (Lord Sidmouth), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Elias Ashmole, founder of the Ashmolean Museum

Richard Barham, writer

Richard Barnfield, writer

John Buchan, writer

Robert Burton, writer

David Cameron, politician

Colin Clark, economist

John Clavell, highwayman and playwright

Colin Cowdrey, cricketer

Thomas Egerton (Lord Ellesmere), Lord Chancellor

William Webb Ellis, reputed founder of Rugby Football

Arthur Evans, archaeologist

J.G. Farrell, writer

John Foxe, writer

William Golding, writer

John Grey Gorton, Prime Minister of Australia

Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief, First World War

Reginald Heber, bishop and hymn writer

Stanley Hooker, engine designer

Edward Hulton, founder of Picture Post

Bruce Kent, campaigner for nuclear disarmament

John Marston, playwright

George Monbiot, environmental campaigner

Marcus Morris, founder of The Eagle

John Mortimer, writer and barrister

Alexander Nowell, Dean of St. Paul's and fisherman

Alexander Obolensky, rugby player

Michael Palin, comedian, actor, film maker and television presenter

Walter Pater, writer and critic

William Petty, scientist, economist, doctor and more

Robert Reid, Chairman of British Rail

Geoffrey Rippon, politician

Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury

Leslie Scarman, Chief Justice

Kenneth Spence, rugby player

Arnold Strode-Jackson, athlete

Jeremy Taylor, writer and divine

Thomas Traherne, poet

F.E. Weatherly, songwriter

Francis Willis, George III's doctor

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