Notable Alumni

  • Henry Addington (Lord Sidmouth), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1801 to 1804
  • Donald Acheson, physician and epidemiologist, Chief Medical Officer of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1991
  • Kate Allen, head of Amnesty International
  • Henry Addington (Lord Sidmouth), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1801 to 1804
  • Jeffrey Archer, former politician and writer
  • Richard Barham, writer
  • Richard Barnfield, writer
  • Kate Bliss, English antiques expert from BBC’s Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Secret Dealers
  • Brian Boobbyer, rugby player
  • Graham Bowley, Investigative Reporter at The New York Times
  • Julian Brazier, MP for Canterbury 1987 to 2017
  • John Buchan, writer
  • Jessie Burton, author
  • Robert Burton, writer
  • David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 2010 to 2016
  • Simon Carr, The Independent's parliamentary sketch writer and columnist since 2000
  • Roger Casale, Labour MP for Wimbledon in London from 1997 to 2005.
  • Baroness Camilla Cavendish, journalist and former Director of Policy for Prime Ministe
  • Richard Cavendish, historian
  • John Clavell, highwayman and playwright
  • Colin Clark, economist
  • Peter Conradi, author
  • Laura Corcoran, in cabaret comedy duo Frisky & Mannish
  • Colin Cowdrey, cricketer
  • Diane Coyle, economist and a former advisor to the UK Treasury
  • Helen Dale, novelist
  • Rajan Datar, BBC radio presenter
  • Helen DeWitt, novelist
  • Thomas Egerton (Lord Ellesmere), Lord Chancellor
  • Arthur Evans, archaeologist
  • J.G. Farrell, writer
  • John Foxe, writer
  • Michael Freeman, author, photographer and journalist
  • William Golding, writer
  • Olivia Grant, actress
  • John Grey Gorton, Prime Minister of Australia
  • Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief, First World War
  • Tim Harford, economist and journalist
  • Mark Harper, MP for the Forest of Dean
  • Jim Hawkins, Headmaster of Harrow School 2011 to 2018
  • Reginald Heber, bishop and hymn writer
  • Simon Henderson, Headmaster of Eton College
  • Cappy Hill, president of Vassar College 2006 to 2016, managing director of Ithaka S+R
  • Stanley Hooker, engine designer
  • Gill Hornby, author
  • Edward Hulton, founder of Picture Post
  • Sir Peter Jackson, English Appeal Court judge and former High Court Judge
  • Robin Janvrin, Private Secretary to Elizabeth II from 1999 to 2007
  • David Langford, author
  • Eylon Levy, Investigative journalist and news anchor
  • Victor Keegan, journalist and author
  • Bruce Kent, campaigner for nuclear disarmament
  • Michael Kosterlitz, physicist and winner of Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Chris Lowe, journalist and BBC News presenter
  • Myles MacInnes , Scottish electronic musician and record producer (under the name Mylo)
  • John Marston, playwright
  • Simon Mawer, author
  • Grace McCleen, novelist
  • Will MacDonald, television producer, executive and writer
  • Marcus Morris, founder of the Eagle comic
  • Eleanor Mills, editorial director of The Sunday Times
  • George Monbiot, environmental campaigner
  • John Mortimer, writer and barrister
  • Alexander Nowell, Dean of St. Paul's 1560 to 1602
  • Alexander Obolensky, rugby player
  • William O’Chee, member of the Australian Senate 1990 to 1999, representing the state of Queensland
  • Michael Palin, comedian, actor, film maker and television presenter
  • Walter Pater, writer and critic
  • David Pearce, philosopher and co to founder of Humanity+, formerly the World Transhumanist Association
  • Claire Perry, MP for Devizes and Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • William Petty, scientist, economist, doctor and more
  • Robert Reid, Chairman of British Rail
  • Geoffrey Rippon, Conservative politician
  • Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Trade
  • Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury 1980 to 1991
  • Imre Salusinszky, Australian journalist
  • Vir Sanghvi, Indian print and television journalist, columnist, and talk show host.
  • Peter Sands, banker and executive director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Mark Saville, judge and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • Leslie Scarman, Chief Justice
  • Kenneth Spence, rugby player
  • Alan Smith, former Test cricketer
  • Olivia Solon, journalist
  • Michael Stratton, clinical scientist and director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Arnold Strode-Jackson, athlete
  • Thomas Stuttaford, doctor, author, medical columnist of The Times and former Conservative Member of Parliament
  • Jeremy Taylor, writer and divine
  • Oliver Tomaszczyk, rugby player
  • Thomas Traherne, poet
  • Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, 2015 to 2018
  • Toby Young, journalist and former Director of the New Schools Network, a free schools charity
  • Iain Vallance, Liberal Democrat politician
  • William Webb Ellis, reputed founder of Rugby Football
  • F.E. Weatherly, songwriter
  • Sarah Wheeler, author
  • Lionel Wigram, film producer
  • Mark Williams, actor
  • Francis Willis, George III's doctor
  • Nick Wood, rugby player
  • William Woodward, Head of Sport, Guardian
  • Owain Yeoman, actor
  • Douglas Young, cricketer
  • Henry Zeffman, journalist