100 Notable alumni of
Durham University

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Durham University is 173rd in the world, 54th in Europe, and 13th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Durham University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Charlotte Riley

    Charlotte Riley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writerplaywrightactorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Charlotte Frances Riley is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Sarah Hurst in Easy Virtue (2008) and as Catherine Earnshaw in ITV's adaptation of Wuthering Heights (2009).

  2. Timothy Laurence

    Timothy Laurence
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Vice Admiral Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence, KCVO, CB, ADC, CSM is a retired Royal Navy officer and husband of Anne, Princess Royal, the only sister of King Charles III. Laurence was equerry to Queen Elizabeth II from 1986 to 1989.

  3. Gabby Logan

    Gabby Logan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    sports commentatortelevision presenterrhythmic gymnastradio personality
    Biography

    Gabrielle Nicole Logan is a Welsh television and radio presenter, and a former rhythmic gymnast who represented Wales and Great Britain. She hosted Final Score for BBC Sport from 2009 until 2013. She has also presented live sports events for the BBC, including a revived episode of Superstars in December 2012 and the London Marathon since 2015. Since 2013, she has co-hosted Sports Personality of the Year for the BBC and she presented the second series of The Edge in 2015.

  4. Graham Hancock

    Graham Hancock
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    documentary participantwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Graham Bruce Hancock is a British writer who promotes pseudoscientific theories involving many ancient civilizations and lost lands. Hancock speculates that an advanced ice age civilization was destroyed in a cataclysm, but that its survivors passed on their knowledge to hunter-gatherers, giving rise to the earliest known civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica.

  5. Justin Welby

    Justin Welby
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    Anglican priestmerchantarchbishoppoliticianinternational forum participant
    Biography

    Justin Portal Welby is a British bishop who has served as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury since 2013. Welby was previously the vicar of Southam, Warwickshire, and later Bishop of Durham, serving for just over a year. Ex officio, he is the Primate of All England and the symbolic head primus inter pares of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

  6. Nasser Hussain

    Nasser Hussain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    autobiographercricketer
    Biography

    Nasser Hussain is a British cricket commentator and former cricketer who captained the England cricket team between 1999 and 2003, with his overall international career extending from 1990 to 2004. A pugnacious right-handed batsman, Hussain scored over 30,000 runs from more than 650 matches across all first-class and List-A cricket, including 62 centuries. His highest Test score of 207, scored in the first Test of the 1997 Ashes at Edgbaston, was described by Wisden as "touched by genius". He played 96 Test matches and 88 One Day International games in total. In Tests he scored 5,764 runs, and he took 67 catches, fielding predominantly in the second slip and gully.

  7. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi

    Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi
    Born in
    United Arab Emirates Flag United Arab Emirates
    Years
    1939-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    military personnelautobiographer
    Biography

    Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi is the sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and a member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates.

  8. Robert Swan

    Robert Swan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    explorer
    Biography

    Robert Charles Swan, OBE, FRGS is the first person to walk to both poles.

  9. Jeremy Vine

    Jeremy Vine
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    radio personalityjournalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Jeremy Guy Vine is a British television and radio personality, presenter, broadcaster and journalist. He is best known as the host of his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime programme which presents news, views, interviews with live guests and popular music, taking over from long time host Sir Jimmy Young in 2003.

  10. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorbroadcastertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Jonathan David Edwards, is a British former triple jumper. He is an Olympic, double World, European, European indoor and Commonwealth champion, and has held the world record in the event since 1995. At his record-breaking peak, Edwards was widely regarded as the greatest male triple-jumper in history, although his championship medal record, while impressive, was eclipsed by a handful of his competitors such as Christian Olsson and Christian Taylor.

  11. Crispin Blunt

    Crispin Blunt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Crispin Jeremy Rupert Blunt is a British politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Reigate since 1997. A member of the Conservative Party, he was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Youth Justice within the Ministry of Justice from 2010 to 2012 and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee from 2015 until 2017.

  12. Kate Silverton

    Kate Silverton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Kate Silverton is an English journalist. She formerly worked as a broadcaster and newsreader for the BBC. Silverton was a regular presenter of BBC News at One and BBC Weekend News, as well as making occasional appearances on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. In 2018 she participated in series 16 of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, where she was paired with professional dancer Aljaž Škorjanec and finished in 8th place. As of 2022, Silverton is currently training to be a children's counsellor.

  13. Justin Chancellor

    Justin Chancellor
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    songwriterguitaristbassist
    Biography

    Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician best known as the bass player for rock band Tool since 1995. He was also the bassist of the band Peach. After settling in the US, along with his engagement in his musical projects, he and his wife Shelee Dykman Chancellor ran a store called Lobal Orning in Topanga, California, dedicated to music and literature "that shaped and changed" both of them. The store closed in 2008. He started M.T.Void music project with Piotr "Glaca" Mohammed from Sweet Noise.

  14. Andrew Strauss

    Andrew Strauss
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    autobiographercricketer
    Biography

    Sir Andrew John Strauss is an English cricket administrator and former player, formerly the Director of Cricket for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). He played county cricket for Middlesex, and captained the England national team in all formats of the game. A fluent left-handed opening batsman, Strauss favoured scoring off the back foot, mostly playing cut and pull shots. He was also known for his fielding strength at slip or in the covers.

  15. George Alagiah

    George Alagiah
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    George Maxwell Alagiah is a British newsreader, journalist and television news presenter.

  16. David Pawson

    David Pawson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1930-2020 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Studied agriculture
    Occupations
    chaplainwriterChristian ministerpriest
    Biography

    John David Pawson was an evangelical minister, writer and prominent Bible teacher based in the United Kingdom.

  17. Graham Brady

    Graham Brady
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir Graham Stuart Brady is a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Altrincham and Sale West since 1997. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been Chairman of the 1922 Committee since 2010, except for a brief period in 2019.

  18. Kim Darroch

    Kim Darroch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Nigel Kim Darroch, Baron Darroch of Kew, is a former British diplomat. He served as the British Ambassador to the United States between January 2016 and December 2019, and previously as National Security Adviser and UK Permanent Representative to the European Union.

  19. Tom Rosenthal

    Tom Rosenthal
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    pianistsingercomposersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Tom Rosenthal is an English singer-songwriter and composer. His music has been described as "short, expertly crafted pop songs".

  20. Robert Buckland

    Robert Buckland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir Robert James Buckland is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Wales from July to October 2022. He previously served as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor from 2019 to 2021. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for South Swindon since 2010.

  21. Richard Lintern

    Richard Lintern
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Richard Charles Lintern is an English stage, voice and screen actor.

  22. M. A. Wazed Miah

    M. A. Wazed Miah
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1942-2009 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    writerphysicistnuclear physicist
    Biography

    M. A. Wazed Miah was a Bangladeshi physicist and the writer of a number of texts in physics and some political history books, a former chairman of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and husband of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  23. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    writerpolitician
    Biography

    Faisal bin Mishaal Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian politician and writer who has served as the governor of Al-Qassim Region since 29 January 2015. He is the eldest son of Prince Mishaal bin Saud Al Saud, a grandson of King Saud and a great-grandson of King Abdulaziz.

  24. James Holland

    James Holland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    writertelevision presenterhistorian
    Biography

    James Holland is an English author and broadcaster who specialises in the history of World War II. His most recently published written work is 2021's Brothers in Arms: One Legendary Tank Regiment's Bloody War from D-Day to VE-Day, which follows the Sherwood Rangers, a British tank regiment, throughout multiple battles.

  25. Will Greenwood

    Will Greenwood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    William John Heaton Greenwood, MBE is an English former rugby union player who played for Leicester Tigers and Harlequins and was a member of England's 2003 World Cup-winning team and the 1997 British & Irish Lions. He played in the centre, mainly as an inside centre.

  26. Pat Barker

    Pat Barker
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    novelistscreenwriterwriterhistorian
    Biography

    Patricia Mary W. Barker, CBE, FRSL is an English writer and novelist. She has won many awards for her fiction, which centres on themes of memory, trauma, survival and recovery. Her work is described as direct, blunt and plainspoken. In 2012, The Observer named the Regeneration Trilogy as one of "The 10 best historical novels".

  27. Emmanuel de Mérode

    Emmanuel de Mérode
    Born in
    Tunisia Flag Tunisia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    international forum participantprimatologistanthropologist
    Biography

    Prince Emmanuel de Merode is a conservationist and anthropologist. He has been the director of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 2008.

  28. Harold Evans

    Harold Evans
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1928-2020 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    journalisthistorian
    Biography

    Sir Harold Matthew Evans was a British-American journalist and writer. In his career in his native Britain, he was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981, and its sister title The Times for a year from 1981, before being forced out of the latter post by Rupert Murdoch. While at The Sunday Times, he led the newspaper's campaign to seek compensation for mothers who had taken the morning sickness drug thalidomide, which led to their children having severely deformed limbs.

  29. Steven Marshall

    Steven Marshall
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    business executivebusinesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    Steven Spence Marshall is an Australian politician who served as the 46th premier of South Australia between 2018 and 2022. He has been a member of the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia in the South Australian House of Assembly since 2010, representing the electorate of Dunstan (known as Norwood before 2014).

  30. Nick Compton

    Nick Compton
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1983-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    Nicholas Richard Denis Compton is a South African-born English former Test and first-class cricketer who most recently played for Middlesex County Cricket Club. The grandson of Denis Compton, he represented England in 16 Test matches.

  31. Maszlee Malik

    Maszlee Malik
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Maszlee bin Malik is a Malaysian politician, lecturer and actor who has served as Chairman of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) since March 2023. He served as the Minister of Education in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to his resignation in January 2020, 7th President of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) from September 2018 to his resignation in November 2018 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Simpang Renggam from May 2018 to November 2022. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the PH coalition and professor at the psychology and social sciences faculty at the University of Cyberjaya. He was an independent politician, member of the Homeland Fighters Party (PEJUANG) and Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), then a component party of the PH coalition as well as a lecturer at the IIUM.

  32. Minette Walters

    Minette Walters
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistnovelist
    Biography

    Minette Caroline Mary Walters DL is an English crime writer.

  33. Jonathan Ashworth

    Jonathan Ashworth
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jonathan Michael Graham Ashworth is a British politician serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions since 2021. A member of the Labour and Co-operative parties, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester South since 2011.

  34. Tom Harwood

    Tom Harwood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1996-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Thomas Hedley Fairfax Harwood is a British journalist, political commentator, and television show host. He became the deputy political editor of GB News in March 2023. Harwood previously worked as a reporter for the right-wing political news website Guido Fawkes between 2018 and 2021, and was a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph, writing online columns from 2019 to 2021.

  35. Ramadan Shalah

    Ramadan Shalah
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    Years
    1958-2020 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in economics
    Occupations
    university teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Ramadan Abdullah Mohammed Shalah was the leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) between 27 October 1995 and 2018.

  36. Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

    Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Graduated with master's degree in theology
    Occupations
    priestChristian minister
    Biography

    Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem is the current Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem. He is styled "Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Israel."

  37. Edward Leigh

    Edward Leigh
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianbarrister
    Biography

    Sir Edward Julian Egerton Leigh is a British Conservative Party politician who has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1983.

  38. Tim Willcox

    Tim Willcox
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    journalistessayistwriternews presenter
    Biography

    Timothy Melton Willcox is a British journalist who formerly worked as a presenter for BBC News. He presents news programmes on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. He is probably most recognisable for presenting the BBC's live coverage from Chile during events surrounding the Copiapó mining accident and anchoring the BBC's live daytime coverage during the early days of the Cairo January 2011 Egyptian revolution.

  39. Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt

    Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    General Francis Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt, GCB, CBE, MC, DL, is a retired senior British Army officer and member of the House of Lords. He was Chief of the General Staff (head of the Army) from 2006 to 2009.

  40. Heidi Alexander

    Heidi Alexander
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Heidi Alexander is a British politician who served as Deputy Mayor of London for Transport from 2018 to 2021. A member of the Labour Party, she was Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham East from 2010 to 2018. Alexander served as Shadow Secretary of State for Health from 2015 to 2016.

  41. Mary Midgley

    Mary Midgley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1919-2018 (aged 99)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    In 1995 graduated with Doctor of Letters
    Occupations
    ethicistphilosopheruniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Mary Beatrice Midgley was a British philosopher. A senior lecturer in philosophy at Newcastle University, she was known for her work on science, ethics and animal rights. She wrote her first book, Beast and Man (1978), when she was in her late fifties, and went on to write over 15 more, including Animals and Why They Matter (1983), Wickedness (1984), The Ethical Primate (1994), Evolution as a Religion (1985), and Science as Salvation (1992). She was awarded honorary doctorates by Durham and Newcastle universities. Her autobiography, The Owl of Minerva, was published in 2005.

  42. Nick Gibb

    Nick Gibb
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nicolas John Gibb is a British politician serving as Minister of State for Schools since October 2022, having previously held the office from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2015 to 2021. He has served at the Department for Education under Conservative Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak. A member of the Conservative Party, Gibb has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton since 1997.

  43. Matthew Amroliwala

    Matthew Amroliwala
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Matthew Amroliwala is a British television newsreader, who is one of the chief presenters on the BBC News Channel. He has also been an occasional relief presenter of the BBC News at One on BBC One. He also presented Crimewatch alongside Kirsty Young from January 2008 until March 2015.

  44. Nigel Phillips

    Nigel Phillips
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotpolitician
    Biography

    Air Commodore Nigel James Phillips, is a British diplomat, former Royal Air Force officer and former Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. He has served as Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 13 August 2022.

  45. Malcolm Sargent

    Malcolm Sargent
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1895-1967 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    conductormusic teacherchoir directororganist
    Biography

    Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent was an English conductor, organist and composer widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works. The musical ensembles with which he was associated included the Ballets Russes, the Huddersfield Choral Society, the Royal Choral Society, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and the London Philharmonic, Hallé, Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and Royal Philharmonic orchestras. Sargent was held in high esteem by choirs and instrumental soloists, but because of his high standards and a statement that he made in a 1936 interview disputing musicians' rights to tenure, his relationship with orchestral players was often uneasy. Despite this, he was co-founder of the London Philharmonic, was the first conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic as a full-time ensemble, and played an important part in saving the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from disbandment in the 1960s.

  46. Elsie Tu

    Elsie Tu
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1913-2015 (aged 102)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    1933-1937 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history and arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elsie Tu, known as Elsie Elliott in her earlier life, was an English-born Hong Kong social activist, elected member of the Urban Council of Hong Kong from 1963 to 1995, and member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1988 to 1995.

  47. Helen Grace

    Helen Grace
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Helen Grace is an English actress. She played the incestuous Georgia Simpson on the Channel 4 soap Brookside.

  48. Sadegh Kharazi

    Sadegh Kharazi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistdiplomat
    Biography

    Sayyid Mohammad Sadeq Kharazi is a former Iranian diplomat and advisor to Iran's former President Khatami.

  49. Lucy Allan

    Lucy Allan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lucy Elizabeth Allan is a British Conservative politician and family rights campaigner. She is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for Telford. She was a member of Wandsworth London Borough Council from 2006 to 2012. She was elected at the 2015 general election as the first Conservative MP as well as the first female MP to represent the Telford constituency, and was re-elected in 2017 and 2019.

  50. Tim Smit

    Tim Smit
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    prehistorianhorticulturistarchaeologist
    Biography

    Sir Timothy Bartel Smit KBE is a Dutch-born British businessman who jointly helped create the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Eden Project in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

  51. Edward Timpson

    Edward Timpson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Anthony Edward Timpson, is a British politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Eddisbury in Cheshire at the 2019 general election. He is a member of the Conservative Party.

  52. Alan Walker

    Alan Walker
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1930-.. (age 93)
    Occupations
    music historianprofessorbiographermusicologist
    Biography

    Alan Walker, FRSC is an English-Canadian musicologist and university professor best known as a biographer and scholar of composer Franz Liszt. Other topics Walker has engaged in are writings on composers Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin, as well as conductor Hans von Bülow. He has held posts at a variety of institutions, including the Guildhall School of Music, the University of London, McMaster University and City, University of London.

  53. Michelle Simmons

    Michelle Simmons
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in physics and chemistry
    Occupations
    computer scientistquantum physicist
    Biography

    Michelle Yvonne Simmons, is a Scientia Professor of Quantum Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of New South Wales and has twice been an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. She is the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology and is recognised internationally as the creator of the field of atomic electronics. She was the inaugural editor-in-chief of npj Quantum Information, an academic journal publishing articles in the emerging field of quantum information science. On 25 January 2018, Simmons was named as the 2018 Australian of the Year for her work and dedication to quantum information science. On 10 June 2019, Simmons was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of her "distinguished service to science education as a leader in quantum and atomic electronics and as a role model."

  54. Frank Tyson

    Frank Tyson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1930-2015 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    coachcricketersports commentatorteacherjournalist
    Biography

    Frank Holmes Tyson was an England international cricketer of the 1950s, who also worked as a schoolmaster, journalist, cricket coach and cricket commentator after emigrating to Australia in 1960. Nicknamed "Typhoon Tyson" by the press, he was regarded by many commentators as one of the fastest bowlers ever seen in cricket and took 76 wickets at an average of 18.56 in 17 Test matches.

  55. Michael Knighton

    Michael Knighton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Michael Knighton is an English businessman, best known for his involvement in Manchester United and Carlisle United football clubs. Knighton first came to prominence in 1989 for his aborted £20 million bid to buy Manchester United, which resulted in him taking a seat on the club's board.

  56. Jackie Doyle-Price

    Jackie Doyle-Price
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jacqueline Doyle-Price is a British Conservative Party politician and former civil servant. She was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Thurrock in the 2010 general election.

  57. Emma Lewell-Buck

    Emma Lewell-Buck
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    social workerpolitician
    Biography

    Emma Louise Lewell-Buck is a Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Shields since winning a by-election in 2013. She is South Shields’s first female MP.

  58. Mihail Neamțu

    Mihail Neamțu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    social criticessayistconsultantpoliticianconspiracy theorist
    Biography

    Mihail Neamțu, born 1978, is a Romanian conservative politician. He received a PhD in theology from King's College London and has written several books on politics, religion, and culture.

  59. John B

    John B
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    disc jockeyrecord producer
    Biography

    John Bryn Williams, known as John B, is an English disc jockey and electronic music producer. He is widely recognised for his eccentric clothing and wild hair and his production of several cutting edge drum and bass tracks.

  60. Charlie Hodgson

    Charlie Hodgson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Charles Christopher Hodgson is a retired English rugby union player, having previously been a player for Sale Sharks and Saracens. His position was fly-half and he is the leading Premiership points scorer of all time. Hodgson also played for England, until announcing his international retirement in 2012. Hodgson made 18 consecutive starts at fly half for England between 2004 and 2006.

  61. Alastair Fothergill

    Alastair Fothergill
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    television producerfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    Alastair David William Fothergill is a British producer of nature documentaries for television and cinema. He is the series producer of the series The Blue Planet (2001), Planet Earth (2006) and the co-director of the associated feature films Deep Blue and Earth.

  62. Giles Ji Ungpakorn

    Giles Ji Ungpakorn
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Giles Ji Ungpakorn is a Thai-British academic and Marxist political activist. He formerly worked as an associate professor on the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, before he fled to the United Kingdom in 2009 after facing a lèse majesté charge in Thailand.

  63. Phil de Glanville

    Phil de Glanville
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    physicianrugby union player
    Biography

    Philip Ranulph de Glanville is a former English rugby union player who played at centre for Bath and England.

  64. Thomas Woodcock

    Thomas Woodcock
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politiciangenealogistarchaeologist
    Biography

    Sir Thomas Woodcock Hon FRHSC is a genealogist who served as Garter Principal King of Arms at the College of Arms from 2010 to 2021.

  65. Ben Howlett

    Ben Howlett
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Benjamin John Howlett is an English Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bath between the 2015 and 2017 general elections.

  66. Matt Warman

    Matt Warman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Matthew Robert Warman is a British Conservative Party politician and former journalist who served as Minister of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from July to September 2022. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Boston and Skegness since May 2015 and was an Assistant Government Whip from April 2019 to July 2019. He served as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital Infrastructure from July 2019 to September 2021.

  67. Martyn Percy

    Martyn Percy
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    clergyman
    Biography

    Martyn William Percy is a British academic, educator, social scientist and theologian. Ordained as a priest in the Church of England, in 2022 he announced that he was leaving the Church of England, though remains Episcopalian-Anglican. He had been Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, from 2014 to 2022 and principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, from 2004 to 2014.

  68. Peter Watson

    Peter Watson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    journalistart historianwriterhistorian
    Biography

    Peter Frank Patrick Watson is a British intellectual historian and former journalist, now perhaps best known for his work in the history of ideas. His journalistic work includes detailed investigations of auction houses and the international market in stolen antiquities.

  69. Tim Radford

    Tim Radford
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    General Sir Timothy Buchan Radford, KCB, DSO, OBE is a British Army officer who has served as Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps and as Deputy Commander Resolute Support Mission. He is currently Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe as of April 2020.

  70. Anwar Choudhury

    Anwar Choudhury
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    governor
    Biography

    Anwar Bakht Choudhury is a British diplomat of Bangladeshi origin. He was Governor of the Cayman Islands until he was recalled in June 2018 after less than three months in post. Prior to that, he was British Ambassador to Peru, Director of International Institutions at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

  71. Rod Clements

    Rod Clements
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    mandolinistsongwriter
    Biography

    Roderick Parry Clements is a British guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He formed the folk-rock band Lindisfarne with Alan Hull in 1970, and wrote "Meet Me on the Corner", a UK Top 5 hit in March 1972, which won Clements an Ivor Novello Award. Lindisfarne broke up in 1973 and Clements became a founding member of Jack the Lad, also working with Ralph McTell and Bert Jansch. Lindisfarne reformed in 1977 and Clements continued to be part of the line-up until 2003. Rod rejoined Lindisfarne in 2015 and is currently touring and performing with the band.

  72. Chris Terrill

    Chris Terrill
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    film directorwar correspondenttelevision producerwritertelevision director
    Biography

    Chris Terrill is a British anthropologist, adventurer, broadcaster, author and filmmaker.

  73. John Hall

    John Hall
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    parsonAnglican priest
    Biography

    John Robert Hall is an English retired priest of the Church of England. He was the Dean of Westminster and a chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II.

  74. Ben Witherington III

    Ben Witherington III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    university teachertheologian
    Biography

    Ben Witherington III is an American Wesleyan-Arminian New Testament scholar. Witherington is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary, a Wesleyan-Holiness seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church.

  75. David Sproxton

    David Sproxton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Studied in 1976
    Occupations
    cinematographerfilm produceranimatorfilm director
    Biography

    David Sproxton, is a British entrepreneur, best known as one of the co-founders, with Peter Lord, of the Aardman Animations studio. Sproxton was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) on 17 June 2006.

  76. James Foster

    James Foster
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    James Savin Foster is an English cricket coach and former cricketer. A wicket-keeper who played seven Tests and 11 One Day Internationals in 2001–02 and 2002–03.

  77. Ulorin Vex

    Ulorin Vex
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    illustratormodel
    Biography

    Ulorin Vex is the stage name of Christiane Shillito, an alternative model and artist from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Her extensive list of credits include dozens of magazine features and covers, ad campaigns, billboards, and spans all genres from fashion to fetish and art nudes. She's also known for her dynamic and exaggerated posing

  78. David Steel

    David Steel
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    naval officer
    Biography

    Vice Admiral Sir David George Steel, KBE, KStJ, DL is a retired senior Royal Navy officer who served as Second Sea Lord between 2012 and 2015. He assumed the office of Governor of Gibraltar on 11 June 2020.

  79. Jill Black

    Jill Black
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Jill Margaret Black, Lady Black of Derwent, DBE, PC is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

  80. Malcolm Guite

    Malcolm Guite
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    Anglican priestsongwritersinger-songwriterpoet
    Biography

    Ayodeji Malcolm Guite is an English poet, singer-songwriter, Anglican priest, and academic. Born in Nigeria to British expatriate parents, Guite earned degrees from Cambridge and Durham universities. His research interests include the intersection of religion and the arts, and the examination of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and Owen Barfield, and British poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He was a Bye-Fellow and chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge, and associate chaplain of St Edward King and Martyr, Cambridge. On several occasions, he has taught as visiting faculty at several colleges and universities in England and North America.

  81. Ed Mitchell

    Ed Mitchell
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Edward Frederick Mitchell is a British former television presenter, business journalist and newsreader, best known for his work with ITN. Mitchell was educated at Worthing High School for Boys and Durham University. He also worked for Reuters, BBC News, Channel 4 News, European Business Channel, Asia Business News, European Business News and CNBC Europe in the 1990s until he was made redundant from CNBC in 2000.

  82. Aryo Djojohadikusumo

    Aryo Djojohadikusumo
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aryo Puspito Setyaki Djojohadikusumo is an Indonesian politician of Gerindra party who served as a member of the People's Representative Council between 2014 and 2019.

  83. Francis Jackson

    Francis Jackson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1917-2022 (aged 105)
    Occupations
    organistcomposerchoir director
    Biography

    Francis Alan Jackson was a British organist and composer who served as Director of Music at York Minster for 36 years, from 1946 to 1982.

  84. John Pugh

    John Pugh
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    teacherpolitician
    Biography

    John David Pugh is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom. He was the Member of Parliament for Southport from 2001 to 2017. He stood down at the 2017 snap election. In November 2017, he was elected to Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council as a councillor for Duke's Ward.

  85. Richard Nugee

    Richard Nugee
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Richard Edward Nugee, CB, CVO, CBE is a retired senior British Army officer. He served in several senior roles including Defence Services Secretary (2015–2016) and Chief of Defence People (2016–2020), before ending his career leading a review into climate change policy in the Ministry of Defence between March 2020 and May 2021.

  86. Earl Pomeroy

    Earl Pomeroy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Studied in 1975-1976
    Occupations
    lawyerlobbyistpolitician
    Biography

    Earl Ralph Pomeroy III is an American lawyer and politician who served as the U.S. representative for North Dakota's at-large congressional district from 1993 to 2011. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. He currently serves as senior counsel for the Washington, D.C. branch of Alston & Bird.

  87. Desra Percaya

    Desra Percaya
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    diplomatcivil servant
    Biography

    Dr Desra Percaya, is an Indonesian diplomat who, since 2020, serves as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom, accredited to Ireland and the International Maritime Organization.

  88. David Anderson

    David Anderson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    trade unionistpolitician
    Biography

    David Anderson is a British politician who served as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland from 2016 to 2017. A member of the Labour Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Blaydon from 2005 to 2017.

  89. Paul Madden

    Paul Madden
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Paul Damian Madden is a retired British diplomat, who was High Commissioner to Singapore and to Australia, and Ambassador to Japan between 2017 and 2021.

  90. George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle

    George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1843-1911 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    aristocratillustratorpoliticianpainter
    Biography

    George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, known as George Howard until 1889, was an English aristocrat, peer, politician, and painter. He was the last Earl of Carlisle to own Castle Howard.

  91. Herbert Laming, Baron Laming

    Herbert Laming, Baron Laming
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1936-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    social workerpolitician
    Biography

    William Herbert Laming, Baron Laming, CBE, PC is a British social worker and member of the House of Lords. He served as Convenor of the Crossbench Peers from 2011 to 2015 and as Chairman of Committees from 2015 to 2016.

  92. Thomas Horrocks Openshaw

    Thomas Horrocks Openshaw
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1856-1929 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    military physician
    Biography

    Thomas Horrocks Openshaw was an English Victorian and Edwardian era surgeon perhaps best known for his brief involvement in the notorious Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.

  93. Iain Murray

    Iain Murray
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1931-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    writerpastor
    Biography

    Iain Hamish Murray is a British pastor and author who co-founded the Reformed publishing house, the Banner of Truth Trust.

  94. Frederic Austin

    Frederic Austin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1872-1952 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    opera singerteachersingercomposer
    Biography

    Frederic William Austin was an English baritone singer, a musical teacher and composer in the period 1905–30. He is best remembered for his restoration and production of The Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Johann Christoph Pepusch, its sequel, Polly, in 1920–23, and for his popularization of the melody of the carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. Austin was the older brother of the composer Ernest Austin (1874–1947).

  95. Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton

    Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, is a British Labour Party politician, and Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She is the former Chair of Ofsted.

  96. Steven Croft

    Steven Croft
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    clericAnglican priest
    Biography

    Steven John Lindsey Croft is a Church of England bishop and theologian specialising in mission. He has been Bishop of Oxford since the confirmation of his election on 6 July 2016. He was the Bishop of Sheffield from 2008 until 2016; previously he was Archbishops’ Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, a joint Church of England and Methodist initiative. He falls within the open evangelical tradition of Anglicanism.

  97. Monica Grady

    Monica Grady
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    1976-1979 graduated with Bachelor of Science in chemistry and geology
    Occupations
    university teacherspace scientistearth scientistresearcher
    Biography

    Monica Mary Grady, CBE, is a leading British space scientist, primarily known for her work on meteorites. She is currently Professor of Planetary and Space Science at the Open University and is also the Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University.

  98. John Joubert

    John Joubert
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1927-2019 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    John Pierre Herman Joubert was a British composer of South African birth, particularly of choral works. He lived in Moseley, a suburb of Birmingham, England, for over 50 years. A music academic in the universities of Hull and Birmingham for 36 years, Joubert took early retirement in 1986 to concentrate on composing and remained active into his eighties. Though perhaps best known for his choral music, particularly the carols Torches and There is No Rose of Such Virtue and the anthem O Lorde, the Maker of Al Thing, Joubert composed over 160 works including three symphonies, four concertos and seven operas.

  99. Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

    Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town is a British politician serving as a Member of the House of Lords since 2010. A member of the Labour and Co-operative Party, she was Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords from 2017 to 2021.

  100. Oliver Eden, 8th Baron Henley

    Oliver Eden, 8th Baron Henley
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Oliver Michael Robert Eden, 8th Baron Henley, 6th Baron Northington PC, is a British hereditary peer and politician, who is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. He has served in a number of ministerial positions in the governments of Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May, most recently as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.