Notable Queens' Alumni

A selection of notable alumni....

  • Desiderius Erasmus - Scholar
  • Sir Thomas Smith - Scholar & diplomat
  • Charles Villiers Stanford - Composer
  • Stephen Fry - Comedian, actor, author
  • Richard Hickox - Conductor
  • Demis Hassabis  - Scientist & entrepreneur
  • Baroness Worthington - Politician
  • Michael Foale - Astronaut
  • Mike Gibson - Rugby player
  • Lord Eatwell - Economist
  • Graham Swift - Novelist
  • Charles Tomlinson - Poet
  • Sir David Walker - Financier
  • Mohamed El-Erian - Financier
  • Simon Bird - Actor
  • Dr Thomas Odhiambo - Entomologist & environmental activist
  • Elizabeth Day - Author & journalist
  • Osborne Reynolds FRS - Engineer, physicist: fluid mechanics
  • Tom Holland - Novelist & historian
  • Khalid Abdalla - Actor & producer
  • Robert Chote - Economist
  • Emily Maitlis - Journalist
  • Waris Hussein - BAFTA-winning director (Edward & Mrs Simpson)
  • Hannah Murray - Actress
  • Mark Watson - Comedian & novelist
  • Sir Richard Dearlove - former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
  • Joanna Scanlan - Actress & television writer
  • Isaac Milner - Mathematician & inventor
  • Robin Millar - Record producer
  • Dr Pippa Wells - Physicist
  • Simon Harris - five-time Umpire of the Boat Race
  • Manish Pandey - BAFTA-winning writer (Senna)
  • Martha Plessas - first Queens' female Rowing Blue
  • Colin Butler - Entomologist & bee specialist
  • George Band - Mountaineer
  • Paul Greengrass - film director, producer & screenwriter

Honorary Fellows


Judge Awn Al-Khasawneh
Sir John Banham DL
The Rt Hon. Sir Stephen Brown
Mr Robert Chote
Mr Edward Cullinan CBE
Sir Richard Dearlove OBE
Dr Mohamed El-Erian
The Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton 
Dr Michael Foale CBE
Mr Stephen Fry
Dr Manohar Gill MP
Mr Michael Gibson MBE
Professor Paul Ginsborg
Mr Paul Greengrass 
Sir Ronald Halstead CBE
Professor Sir Martin Harris CBE
Mr Ewen Macpherson
Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool KBE 
Revd Canon John Polkinghorne KBE
The Rt Revd Mark Santer 
His Excellency Judge Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor 
Dr Yoshiyasu Shirai 
Professor Roderick Smith 
Mr Graham Swift 
Sir David Walker 
Mr Nicholas Wills

Fellow Benefactors

Professor Emeritus Alan Day
Dr Shirley Day
Mrs Jamie El-Erian
Dr Demis Hassabis
Mrs Catherine Thomas

Fellow Commoners

Mr Ralph Allwood
Sir Anthony R Brenton
Dr Alison Bumke
Dr David Cleevely
Mr Gifford Combs
Mr George C Cormack
Dr Jonathan Dowson
Dr Matthew Ellis
Mr Richard Foulkes
Mr Jonathan Harding
Mr Simon Harris
Dr Neil Hunt
Mrs A Koerling
Prof Bart Lambrecht
Mr Andy Pomfret
Dr Christopher Smith
Dr Emmanuel Stamatakis
Dr G. Taylor
Dr Kareen Thorne
Dr Philip Towle
Mr Theo P Welch