Notable Alumni


Afua Hirsch
Guardian's legal affairs correspondent. She has practised at the bar in criminal defence and public law and teaches constitutional and human rights law.

Jamie Dalrymple
Captain of the Glamorgan County Cricket Club and England international cricketer.

Hugh Dancy
Emmy-nominated actor who has appeared in films Black Hawk Down, King Arthur, Shooting Dogs and television shows Daniel Deronda (BBC), Cold Feet, Trial and Retribution and Kavanagh QC.

Gordon Corera
BBC security correspondent since 2004.

Orlando Seale
Actor who has appeared in the films Sleepy Hollow, Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy, and Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001) and television shows The Ghost Whisperer, The West Wing and Casualty.

Vinod Mathur
Director of Wildlife Institute of India (February 2014)

Paul Farmer
Chief executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

Richard Lloyd Parry
Asia Editor of The Times and author of In the Time of Madness, about Indonesia and East Timor.

Simon Beaufoy
Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning screenwriter, noted especially for writing The Full Monty, Slumdog Millionaire and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Andy Hornby
CEO of HBOS plc, 2006-2008.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Celebrity chef, TV personality and author of best-selling cookery books, The River Cottage Cookbook, The River Cottage Year and The River Cottage Meat Book.

Dr Daniel Zelikow
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group.

Matt Frei
The BBC's Washingtoon correspondent since 2002.

Richard Galpin
BBC correspondent.

Julian Beresford King
British Ambassador to Ireland, appointed in September 2009, succeeding David Reddaway.Before his appointment to Ireland in 2009 he headed the office of the British Commissioner in Brussels: first Peter Mandelson, then Baroness Ashton.

Kurt Jackson
One of Britain's leading artists.

Tim Clarke
EU Ambassador to Tanzania

Geordie Greig
Editor of The Evening Standard, formerly editor of Tatler magazine and literary editor of The Sunday Times.

Peter Bateman
UK Ambassador to Luxemburg

Archbishop Sir David Moxon
The Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See, and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

Martin Ivens
Editor for the Sunday Times.

Major General Nick Houghton
Chief of Joint Operations at the Permanent Joint Headquarters, Northwood.

Professor Charles Godfray CBE
Hope Professor of Entomology, University of Oxford. Fellow of Jesus College and Honorary Fellow of St Peter's

Professor Rory Wilson
Professor Of Aquatic Biology and Head of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, University of Swansea.

Professor Daniel Hastings
Dean for undergraduate education at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Professor Peter Mack
Professor of English at the University Warwick,and appointed as the new Director of the Warburg Institute.

Lord Paul Condon
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 1993-2000.

Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE
Head of the Royal Navy.

David Davies
Former Executive Director of the English Football Association.

Rt Revd John Pritchard
Bishop of Oxford

Richard Heffer
Actor who has appeared in dozens of TV dramas since the late 1960s. Played Capt. Tim Downing in Colditz (1974), starred in The Mad Death (1983) and The Black Tower (1985), and has appeared most recently in Heartbeat, Ian Fleming: Bondmaker and Rosemary & Thyme.

Sir Roger Bridgland Bone
After a distinguished diplomatic career which, amongst other appointments, included being British Ambassador to Sweden, he retired as British Ambassador to Brasil.

Lord Robin Hodgson
Former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party and MP for Walsall North, 1976-79.

Stewart Wilson
Scottish rugby international, 1964-68, and former captain.

Peter Foy
Former Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company in the UK and former director of PepsiCo Inc and Safeway plc.

Christopher Matthew
Author and columnist best known for Now We Are Sixty and Diary of a Somebody.

The Rt Rev Sir Paul Reeves
Archbishop and Governor General of New Zealand, 1985-90.

Masamichi Hanabusa
Japanese Ambassador to Rome, 1997-99.

Robin Herd CBE
Co-founder of Formula 1 and IndyCar team March Racing and Chairman of Oxford United (1996-97).

Ken Loach
Director of more than 60 films and winner of the Academy Fellowship at the BAFTAS and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival for The Wind that Shakes the Barley.

The Rt Hon Lord Jack Dormond
MP (Lab) for Easington, 1970-87

Sir Gerald Warner
Intelligence Co-ordinator, Cabinet Office, 1991-6

Lord Robert Gavron
Chairman the Guardian Media Group 1997-2000 and Chairman of the Folio Society since 1982.

Sir Kenneth Bloomfield
Head of Northern Ireland Civil Service, 1984-91.

Sir Rex Masterman Hunt (Deceased 2012)
British Governor of the Falkland Islands between 1980 and 1985.

Mr Justice Edward Akufo Addo
Chief Justice and President, Republic of Ghana, 1969-72.

The Hon Carl Albert
US Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1971-76.

Rev Wilbert Awdry OBE
Creator of the popular and timeless classic, Thomas the Tank Engine.