100 Notable alumni of
Durham University

Durham University is 171st in the world, 53rd 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. 2 individuals affiliated with Durham University won Nobel Prizes in Chemistry.

  1. Timothy Laurence

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    Timothy Laurence
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Vice Admiral Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence, KCVO, CB, ADC is a retired Royal Navy officer and the second husband of Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Laurence was equerry to the Queen from 1986 to 1989.

  2. Graham Hancock

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    Graham Hancock
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Graham Bruce Hancock is a British writer and journalist. He is known for his pseudoscientific theories involving ancient civilisations, Earth changes, stone monuments or megaliths, altered states of consciousness, ancient myths, and astronomical or astrological data from the past.

  3. Gabby Logan

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    Gabby Logan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    radio personalitytelevision presentersports commentatorrhythmic gymnast
    Biography

    Gabrielle Nicole Logan is a British presenter and a former international rhythmic gymnast. She hosted Final Score for BBC Sport from 2009 until 2013. She has also presented a variety of 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. Justin Welby

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    Justin Welby
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianAnglican priestbusinesspersonmerchantpriest
    Biography

    Justin Portal Welby is the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England. He has served in that role since 2013. Welby was the vicar of Southam, Warwickshire, and most recently was the Bishop of Durham, serving for just over a year. Ex officio, he is the Primate of All England and the head primus inter pares in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

  5. Nasser Hussain

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    Nasser Hussain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    cricketerautobiographer
    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.

  6. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi

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    Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi
    Born in
    United Arab Emirates Flag United Arab Emirates
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    autobiographeremir
    Biography

    Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, also known as Sheikh Sultan III, is the sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and is a member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates. He has ruled Sharjah continuously since January 1972, apart from a six-day period in June 1987, during an attempted coup led by his brother Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi. He is also an established historian and has published several theatrical and literary works.

  7. Jeremy Vine

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    Jeremy Vine
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenterradio personality
    Biography

    Jeremy Guy Vine is an English 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.

  8. Kate Silverton

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    Kate Silverton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Kate Silverton is an English journalist, newsreader and broadcaster working for the BBC. Generally a main and relief presenter for the BBC, Silverton can be seen regularly presenting the BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten, and BBC Weekend News, and is the current Deputy Presenter of the BBC News at One as well as making occasional appearances on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. In 2018 she participated in the series 16 of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, paired with professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec finishing in 8th place.

  9. Jonny Cash

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    Jonny Cash
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    athletics competitortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Jonathan David Edwards, is a British former triple jumper. He is an Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European champion, and has held the world record in the event since 1995.

  10. Crispin Blunt

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    Crispin Blunt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Crispin Jeremy Rupert Blunt is a British Conservative Party politician. He has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Reigate since 1997, and from May 2010 to September 2012 he was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Youth Justice within the Ministry of Justice.

  11. Justin Chancellor

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    Justin Chancellor
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    bassistguitarist
    Biography

    Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for progressive metal band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent. 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. In October 2012, Chancellor featured as bass player on the song "In the Spirit Of..." on The Fusion Syndicate album, released by Cleopatra Records. His track also appears on the 2014 album The Prog Box.

  12. Robert Swan

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    Robert Swan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    explorer
    Biography

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

  13. Andrew Strauss

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    Andrew Strauss
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    cricketerautobiographer
    Biography

    Sir Andrew John Strauss OBE, Kt 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. Strauss was also known for his fielding strength at slip or in the covers.

  14. George Alagiah

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    George Alagiah
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

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

  15. Kim Darroch

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    Kim Darroch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    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.

  16. Graham Brady

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    Graham Brady
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    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, Brady has served as Chairman of the 1922 Committee since 2020, and previously from 2010 to 2019.

  17. David Pawson

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

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

  18. Richard Lintern

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    Richard Lintern
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

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

  19. M. A. Wazed Miah

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

  20. Robert Buckland

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    Robert Buckland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert James Buckland QC, MP is a Welsh Conservative Party politician and barrister serving as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor since 2019. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Swindon since 2010.

  21. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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    Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
    Biography

    Faisal bin Mishaal Al Saud is 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.

  22. Harold Evans

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    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. He was best known for his campaign at The Sunday Times seeking compensation for mothers who had taken the morning sickness drug thalidomide, which led to their children having severely deformed limbs.

  23. Will Greenwood

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    Will Greenwood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    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. He played in the centre, mainly as an inside centre.

  24. Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

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    Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Graduated with master's degree in theology
    Occupations
    priestminister
    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."

  25. Emmanuel de Mérode

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    Emmanuel de Mérode
    Born in
    Tunisia Flag Tunisia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    anthropologistprimatologist
    Biography

    Prince Emmanuel de Merode has been the director of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 2008.

  26. Pat Barker

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    Pat Barker
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    writernovelistscreenwriterhistorian
    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. Maszlee Malik

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    Maszlee Malik
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dr. Maszlee bin Malik is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Education in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to January 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Simpang Renggam since May 2018. He was a member of Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) from March 2018 to his membership termination in May 2020 and member of the Homeland Fighters' Party (PEJUANG) briefly from its formation in August 2020 to his resignation from the party in November 2020.

  28. Nick Compton

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    Nick Compton
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    Nicholas Richard Denis Compton is an 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.

  29. Minette Walters

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    Minette Walters
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    journalistnovelistwriter
    Biography

    Minette Walters is an English crime writer.

  30. James Holland

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    James Holland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    writertelevision presenter
    Biography

    James Holland is an English author and broadcaster who specializes in the history of World War II.

  31. Heidi Alexander

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    Heidi Alexander
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Heidi Alexander is a British Labour Party politician who is the Deputy Mayor of London for Transport under Sadiq Khan and Deputy Chair of Transport for London. She served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham East from the 2010 general election, resigning in May 2018 to join the mayoral team. She was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Health on 13 September 2015, but resigned from the shadow cabinet on 26 June 2016.

  32. Tim Willcox

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    Tim Willcox
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalistessayistwriter
    Biography

    Timothy Melton Willcox is a British journalist 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.

  33. Edward Leigh

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    Edward Leigh
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

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

  34. Mary Midgley

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    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
    philosopherauthoruniversity 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 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.

  35. Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt

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    Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    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.

  36. Jonathan Ashworth

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    Jonathan Ashworth
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jonathan Michael Graham Ashworth is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who has served as Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since 2016 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester South since 2011.

  37. Steven Marshall

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    Steven Marshall
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politicianbusinesspersonbusiness executive
    Biography

    Steven Spence Marshall is an Australian politician serving as the 46th and current Premier of South Australia. 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).

  38. Nick Gibb

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    Nick Gibb
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

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

  39. Malcolm Sargent

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    Malcolm Sargent
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1895-1967 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    conductorchoir directormusic pedagoguepipe organ
    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.

  40. Elsie Tu

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    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.

  41. Matthew Amroliwala

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    Matthew Amroliwala
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenternews presenter
    Biography

    Matthew Amroliwala is a British television newsreader, who presents Global with Matthew Amroliwala on BBC World News each weekday at 1500 hrs GMT. 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.

  42. Alan Walker

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    Alan Walker
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    musicologistmusic historianprofessorbiographer
    Biography

    Alan Walker, FRSC is an English-Canadian musicologist and university professor best known as a biographer and scholar of composer Franz Liszt.

  43. Sadegh Kharazi

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    Sadegh Kharazi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjournalist
    Biography

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

  44. Lucy Allan

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    Lucy Allan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lucy Elizabeth Allan is a Conservative Party British politician, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Telford, and a family rights campaigner. 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, with a majority of 720 votes or 1.6% and again in 2019, with an increased majority of 25.6%. Since 26 February 2020, she has served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons.

  45. Helen Grace

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    Helen Grace
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

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

  46. Edward Timpson

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    Edward Timpson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

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

  47. Nigel Phillips

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    Nigel Phillips
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianaircraft pilot
    Biography

    Air Commodore Nigel James Phillips is a British diplomat, former Royal Air Force officer and the current Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

  48. Michelle Simmons

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    Michelle Simmons
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    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 a pioneer in atomic electronics. She is also 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."

  49. Tom Harwood

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    Tom Harwood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Thomas Hedley Fairfax Harwood is a British journalist and political commentator. Harwood is the political correspondent for GB News. He previously worked 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.

  50. Tim Smit

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    Tim Smit
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    horticulturistarchaeologistprehistorian
    Biography

    Sir Timothy Bartel Smit KBE is a Dutch-born British businessman, famous for his work on the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project, and the Charlestown Shipwreck & Treasure Centre, all in Cornwall, England.

  51. Frank Tyson

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    Frank Tyson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1930-2015 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    cricketerjournalistsports commentatorcoachauthor
    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 (18.56) in 17 Test matches. Tyson has the seventh-lowest bowling average in Test cricket for bowlers who have taken 75 wickets, and no bowler since Tyson has taken more than 20 wickets at a lower average. In 2007 a panel of judges declared him Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for 1955 due to his outstanding tour of Australia in 1954–55 where his 28 wickets (20.82) was instrumental in retaining the Ashes. Tyson coached Victoria to two Sheffield Shield victories and later coached the Sri Lankan national cricket team. He was a cricket commentator for 26 years on ABC and Channel Nine.

  52. Jackie Doyle-Price

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    Jackie Doyle-Price
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    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.

  53. Emma Lewell-Buck

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    Emma Lewell-Buck
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politiciansocial worker
    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’ first female MP.

  54. Charlie Hodgson

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    Charlie Hodgson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    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.

  55. Alastair Fothergill

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    Alastair Fothergill
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film 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.

  56. John B

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    John B
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    disc jockeyrecord producer
    Biography

    John B is an English DJ 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.

  57. Michael Knighton

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    Michael Knighton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    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.

  58. Ben Howlett

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    Ben Howlett
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    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.

  59. Phil de Glanville

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    Phil de Glanville
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerphysician
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    Philip Ranulph de Glanville is a former English rugby union player who played at centre for Bath and England.

  60. Sarah Jones

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    1972-.. (age 49)
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    politician
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    Sarah Ann Jones is a British Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Croydon Central since the 2017 general election. She was appointed as Shadow Minister for Housing in May 2018.

  61. John Hall

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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    parsonAnglican priest
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    John Robert Hall is a retired English priest of the Church of England. He was the Dean of Westminster and a chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II.

  62. Anwar Choudhury

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    diplomat
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    Anwar Bakht Choudhury is a British diplomat of Bangladeshi origin, who is currently Director for Consular Strategy. 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.

  63. Thomas Woodcock

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    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    genealogistarchaeologistpolitician
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    Sir Thomas Woodcock, Garter Principal King of Arms, is a member of the Royal Household and the senior herald and genealogist at the College of Arms in London.

  64. Matt Warman

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    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
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    Matthew Robert Warman is a British Conservative Party politician and former journalist. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Boston and Skegness since May 2015 and was appointed an Assistant Government Whip on 23 April 2019.

  65. Ulorin Vex

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    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    model
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    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

  66. Peter Watson

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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    art historianhistorianauthorjournalistwriter
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    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.

  67. Martyn Percy

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    1962-.. (age 59)
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    clergyman
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    Martyn William Percy is a British Anglican priest and theologian. He has been Dean of Christ Church, Oxford since October 2014, and was previously Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford.

  68. Jill Black

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    judge
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    Jill Margaret Black, Lady Black of Derwent, DBE, PC is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

  69. Rod Clements

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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    mandolinistsongwriter
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    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.

  70. David Sproxton

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Studied in 1976
    Occupations
    cinematographerfilm producerfilm directoranimator
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    David Sproxton, is 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.

  71. Chris Terrill

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    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    war correspondenttelevision directoranthropologistwriterfilm director
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    Chris Terrill is a British anthropologist, adventurer, broadcaster, author and filmmaker.

  72. David Anderson

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
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    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.

  73. John Pugh

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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
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    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.

  74. Ed Mitchell

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
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    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.

  75. Tim Radford

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    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    military personnel
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    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.

  76. Richard Nugee

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    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    military personnel
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    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.

  77. Earl Pomeroy

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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Durham University
    Studied in 1975-1976
    Occupations
    politicianlobbyistlawyer
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    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.

  78. James Foster

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    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    cricketer
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    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.

  79. Aryo Djojohadikusumo

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    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Aryo Puspito Setyaki Djojohadikusumo is an Indonesian politician of Gerindra party who is a member of the People's Representative Council.

  80. Paul Madden

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    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    diplomat
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    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.

  81. Monica Grady

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    earth scientistresearcher
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    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.

  82. Herbert Laming, Baron Laming

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    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politiciansocial worker
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    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.

  83. Iain Murray

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    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    pastorwriter
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    Iain Hamish Murray is a British pastor and author who co-founded the Reformed publishing house, the Banner of Truth Trust.

  84. Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton

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    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
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    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.

  85. John Joubert

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    1927-2019 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    composer
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    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.

  86. Steven Croft

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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    clericAnglican priest
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    Steven John Lindsey Croft is a Church of England bishop and theologian specialising in mission. He is the 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.

  87. Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

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    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town is a British politician and Labour Co-operative member of the House of Lords. She served as a member of the Labour Party National Executive Committee from 1998 to 2010, representing the Socialist Societies. She was Chair of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2008.

  88. Thomas Horrocks Openshaw

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    Years
    1856-1929 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    military physician
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    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.

  89. Oliver Eden, 8th Baron Henley

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    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 serves as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

  90. David Steel

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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    naval officer
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    Vice Admiral Sir David George Steel, is a retired senior Royal Navy officer who served as Second Sea Lord from 2012 to 2015. He assumed the office of Governor of Gibraltar in June 2020.

  91. Lorraine Heggessey

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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    television producer
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    Lorraine Sylvia Heggessey is a British television producer and executive.

  92. Francis Jackson

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    1917-.. (age 104)
    Occupations
    composer
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    Francis Alan Jackson, is a British organist and composer. He was the organist and director of music at York Minster for 36 years.

  93. Gwyneth Herbert

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    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwritercomposerjazz musicianrecord producer
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    Gwyneth Herbert is a British singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Initially known for her interpretation of jazz and swing standards, she is now established as a writer of original compositions, including musical theatre. She has been described as "an exquisite wordsmith" with "a voice that can effortlessly render any emotion with commanding ease" and her songs as being "impressively crafted and engrossing vignette of life's more difficult moments".

  94. John Inge

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    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianpriest
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    John Geoffrey Inge is a bishop in the Church of England. He is currently the Bishop of Worcester in the Diocese of Worcester. From 2003 to 2007, he was Bishop of Huntingdon, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Ely.

  95. Richard Ovenden

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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    librarian
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    Richard Ovenden is a British librarian and author. He currently serves as Bodley's Librarian in the University of Oxford, having been appointed in 2014. Ovenden also serves as the Director of the Bodleian Library's Centre for the Study of the Book and holds a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College. Ovenden is a trustee of the Chawton House Library and vice-chair of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. In 2009, he was elected chair of the Digital Preservation Coalition, replacing Dame Lynne Brindley in a post he held until 2013. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, having been elected in 2008.

  96. Holly Colvin

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    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    cricketer
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    Holly Louise Colvin is an English former cricketer who played as a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and right-handed batter. She appeared in five Test matches, 72 One Day Internationals and 50 Twenty20 Internationals for England between 2005 and her international retirement in 2013. She is the youngest player of either sex to play Test cricket for England.

  97. Mahmoud Khatami

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    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    philosopher
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    Mahmoud Khatami is an Iranian philosopher.

  98. Jenny Willott

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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Jennifer Nancy Willott OBE is a British politician. She was the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central from 2005 to 2015. Willott became a junior minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Government Equalities Office in December 2013, temporarily standing in for Jo Swinson while she was on maternity leave. She was the first woman and first Liberal Democrat to represent her seat. Willott was a councillor in the London Borough of Merton from 1998 to 2000.

  99. Piers Merchant

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    1951-2009 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Piers Rolf Garfield Merchant was a British Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle upon Tyne Central from 1983 to 1987, and then MP for Beckenham from 1992 until he resigned in October 1997 following a scandal.

  100. Peter Walker

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    1949-2015 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    military personnelfighter pilotmilitary officer
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    Air Marshal Peter Brett Walker was a Royal Air Force officer who served as Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 2011 to 2015.