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

Mr Michael Gibson MBE
The Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Revd Canon John Polkinghorne KBE
Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool KBE
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
Dr Michael Foale CBE
Mr Stephen Fry
Dr Manohar Gill MP
Professor Paul Ginsborg
Mr Paul Greengrass
Sir Ronald Halstead CBE
Professor Sir Martin Harris CBE
Mr Ewen Macpherson
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