100 Notable alumni of
University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is 237th in the world, 78th in Europe, and 17th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Sussex sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 4 individuals affiliated with the University of Sussex won Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry.

  1. Billy Idol

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    Billy Idol
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    singeractorfilm actorsongwritermusician
    Biography

    William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who holds dual British and American citizenship. He first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from the London punk rock scene as the lead singer of the group Generation X. Subsequently, he embarked on a solo career which led to international recognition and made Idol a lead artist during the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" in the United States. The name "Billy Idol" was inspired by a schoolteacher's description of him as "idle".

  2. Walter O'Brien

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    Walter O'Brien
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    computer securityethical hackerchief executive officer
    Biography

    Walter O'Brien is an Irish businessman and information technologist. He was also the executive producer and loose inspiration of the television series Scorpion. He is known for various self-reported claims including a childhood IQ of 197 which have been scrutinized.

  3. Ian McEwan

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    Ian McEwan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    In 1970 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriternovelistplaywrightfilm producer
    Biography

    Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945" and The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 19 in its list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture".

  4. Jim Carter

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    Jim Carter
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorstage actorlighting designertelevision actor
    Biography

    James Edward Carter is an English actor. He is best known for his role in Downton Abbey (2010–2015) playing Mr Carson, a role that has earned him four nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012–2015). He reprised his role in the feature film Downton Abbey (2019).

  5. Sara Pascoe

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    Sara Pascoe
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    comedianstand-up comedian
    Biography

    Sara Patricia Pascoe is an English comedian and writer. She has appeared on TV programmes such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown for Channel 4, QI for BBC and Taskmaster for the digital channel Dave.

  6. Thabo Mbeki

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    Thabo Mbeki
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    In 1962 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in economics
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki is a South African politician who served as the second president of South Africa from 16 June 1999 to 24 September 2008. On 20 September 2008, with about nine months left in his second term, Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the National Executive Committee of the ANC, following a conclusion by judge C. R. Nicholson of improper interference in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption. On 12 January 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal unanimously overturned judge Nicholson's judgement but the resignation stood.

  7. Lucy Worsley

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    Lucy Worsley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    historiantelevision presenter
    Biography

    Lucy Worsley is a British historian, author, curator, and television presenter. She is Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces but is best known as a presenter of BBC Television series on historical topics.

  8. Bob Mortimer

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    Bob Mortimer
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    comediantelevision presenter
    Biography

    Robert Renwick Mortimer is an English comedian, podcast presenter, and actor. He is known for his work with Vic Reeves as part of their Vic and Bob comedy double act, and more recently the Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing series with comedian Paul Whitehouse. He has also appeared on panel shows such as Would I Lie to You? and Taskmaster.

  9. Jessie Ware

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    Jessie Ware
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersinger
    Biography

    Jessica Lois Ware is a British singer-songwriter and podcaster. Her debut studio album Devotion (2012) peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and produced the single "Wildest Moments". Her follow-up record, Tough Love (2014), reached number nine in the United Kingdom. In October 2017, Ware released her third studio album, Glasshouse, by Island Records. Her fourth album, What's Your Pleasure?, was released in June 2020 to critical acclaim, and reached number three in the United Kingdom. Ware presents a food podcast called Table Manners with her mother.

  10. Philippa Gregory

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    Philippa Gregory
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Philippa Gregory is an English historical novelist who has been publishing since 1987. The best known of her works is The Other Boleyn Girl (2001), which in 2002 won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association and has been adapted into two separate films.

  11. Frankie Boyle

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    Frankie Boyle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    comedianautobiographerjournalistwriterstand-up comedian
    Biography

    Francis Martin Patrick Boyle is a Scottish comedian and writer. He is known for his cynical, surreal, graphic and often controversial sense of humour.

  12. Lenora Crichlow

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    Lenora Crichlow
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Lenora Isabella Crichlow is a British actress. She became known for her starring roles as Maria "Sugar" Sweet in the Channel 4 comedy-drama series Sugar Rush, Annie Sawyer in the BBC Three supernatural drama series Being Human, and Shania Andrews in the 2012 sports drama film Fast Girls. In 2013, Crichlow portrayed Chen Sam in the television film Burton & Taylor and Victoria Skillane in the episode titled White Bear of the dystopian sci-fi series, Black Mirror. She has since had regular roles in the ABC sitcom Back in the Game and the NBC comedy series A to Z.

  13. Mark Hollis

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    Mark Hollis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1955-2019 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    composermusiciansinger-songwritersongwritersinger
    Biography

    Mark David Hollis was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the 1980s and 1990s as the co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter of the band Talk Talk. Hollis wrote or co-wrote most of Talk Talk's music—including hits like "It's My Life" and "Life's What You Make It"—and in later works developed an experimental, contemplative style.

  14. Mura Masa

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    Mura Masa
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    record producercomposerdisc jockeyrecording artist
    Biography

    Alexander Crossan, also known by the stage name Mura Masa, is a Guernsey-born electronic music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Crossan is perhaps best known for his song "Lovesick", which reached number one on the Spotify Viral charts in the United Kingdom and the United States.

  15. Tony Banks

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    Tony Banks
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    keyboardistcomposerpianistsongwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Anthony George Banks is an English musician, songwriter and film composer primarily known as the keyboardist and founding member of the rock band Genesis. Banks is also a prolific solo artist, releasing six solo albums that range through progressive rock, pop, and classical music.

  16. Noel Tata

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    Noel Tata
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Noel Naval Tata is an Indian businessman with Irish citizenship, who is the chairman of Trent and Tata Investment Corporation, the managing director of Tata International, and the vice chairman of Titan Company.

  17. Hilary Benn

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    Hilary Benn
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hilary James Wedgwood Benn is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds Central since a by-election in 1999. He served in the Cabinet from 2003 to 2010, under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and was Shadow Foreign Secretary from May 2015 to June 2016. In October 2016, he was elected as the inaugural Chairman of the new Exiting the European Union Select Committee.

  18. Bruno Heller

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    Bruno Heller
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    screenwriterexecutive producerfilm producerdirector
    Biography

    Bruno Heller is an English screenwriter, producer and director. He is known for creating the HBO television series Rome and CBS television series The Mentalist. He has produced the TV series Gotham, based on the Batman franchise, for FOX and Pennyworth for Epix.

  19. Nigel Planer

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    Nigel Planer
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    screenwritertelevision actorfilm actorcomedianwriter
    Biography

    Nigel George Planer is a British actor, comedian, musician, novelist and playwright. He played Neil in the BBC comedy The Young Ones and Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of Evita, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Wicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has also appeared in Hairspray. He won a BRIT award in 1984 and has been nominated for Olivier, TMA, WhatsOnStage and BAFTA awards.

  20. Carlos Alvarado Quesada

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    Carlos Alvarado Quesada
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada is a Costa Rican politician, writer, journalist and political scientist, who is currently serving as the 48th President of Costa Rica. A member of the center-left Citizens' Action Party (PAC), Alvarado was previously Minister of Labor and Social Security during the Presidency of Luis Guillermo Solís.

  21. Euclid Tsakalotos

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    Euclid Tsakalotos
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianuniversity teacherphilosopher
    Biography

    Euclid Stefanou Tsakalotos is a Greek economist and politician who was Minister of Finance of Greece from 2015 to 2019. He is also a member of the Central Committee of Syriza and has represented Athens B in the Hellenic Parliament since May 2012.

  22. Guy Standing

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    Guy Standing
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Guy Standing, FAcSS is a British professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN).

  23. Norman Davies

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    Norman Davies
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    In 1966 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    historianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ivor Norman Richard Davies is a Welsh-Polish historian known for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. He has a special interest in Central and Eastern Europe and is UNESCO Professor at the Jagiellonian University, professor emeritus at University College London, a visiting professor at the Collège d'Europe, and an honorary fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. He was granted Polish citizenship in 2014.

  24. Michael Fabricant

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    Michael Fabricant
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Louis David Fabricant is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1992: for Mid Staffordshire until 1997, and since then for Lichfield in Staffordshire.

  25. Hélio Oiticica

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    Hélio Oiticica
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1937-1980 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    paintersculptordrawer
    Biography

    Hélio Oiticica was a Brazilian visual artist, sculptor, painter, performance artist, and theorist, best known for his participation in the Neo-Concrete Movement, for his innovative use of color, and for what he later termed "environmental art", which included Parangolés and Penetrables, like the famous Tropicália. Oiticica was also a filmmaker and writer.

  26. Jem

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    Jem
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingersongwriterrecording artist
    Biography

    Jemma Griffiths, known by her stage name Jem, is a Welsh singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Penarth, Wales, she began songwriting at an early age. After graduating from university in 1996, she worked as a DJ as well as co-founder of record label Marine Parade in Brighton. By 2002 she was focused heavily on writing and singing her own songs, collaborating with various producers in the United States such as Guy Sigsworth, Yoad Nevo, and Ge-Ology to help create what would become her debut studio album: Finally Woken, released on 24 March 2004 through ATO Records. Popularised by singles "They", "Just a Ride" and "Wish I", the album garnered generous sales and chart performance in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. Jem followed up her successful debut with her second album, Down to Earth, released on 18 September 2008. Jem's musical style is varied and encompasses genres such as trip hop, electronica, pop rock and new wave, with critics often associating her with other female British musicians Dido and Beth Orton.

  27. Owen Smith

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    Owen Smith
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politiciantelevision producerjournalist
    Biography

    Owen Smith is a British former Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pontypridd from 2010 to 2019. After leaving Parliament, he became the UK Government Relations Director for pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb.

  28. A. C. Grayling

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    A. C. Grayling
    Born in
    Zambia Flag Zambia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Anthony Clifford Grayling is a British philosopher and author. He was born in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and spent most of his childhood there and in Nyasaland (now Malawi). In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. Until June 2011, he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991. He is also a supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford where he formerly taught.

  29. Guy Scott

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    Guy Scott
    Born in
    Zambia Flag Zambia
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Guy Lindsay Scott is a Zambian politician who was the acting president of Zambia between October 2014 and January 2015 and as the 12th vice president of Zambia from 2011 to 2014. Scott was named Acting President upon Michael Sata's death in office on 28 October 2014. He was the first white president of Zambia and the first white president in mainland sub-Saharan Africa since F. W. de Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid-era president, left office in 1994.

  30. Michael Buerk

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    Michael Buerk
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Michael Duncan Buerk is an English journalist and newsreader. He presented BBC News from 1973 to 2002 and has been the host of BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze since 1990. He was also the presenter of BBC One's docudrama 999 from 1992 to 2003.

  31. Peter Hain

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    Peter Hain
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Peter Gerald Hain, Baron Hain is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2005 to 2007, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2007 to 2008 and twice as Secretary of State for Wales from 2002 to 2008 and from 2009 to 2010. A member of the Labour Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Neath between 1991 and 2015.

  32. Clive Myrie

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    Clive Myrie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Clive Myrie is a journalist, newsreader and presenter who works for the BBC. He previously worked at the BBC as London World Affairs Correspondent.

  33. Brendan Foster

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    Brendan Foster
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    long-distance runnermiddle-distance runnermarathon runner
    Biography

    Sir Brendan Foster is a British former long-distance runner, athletics commentator and road race organiser, who founded the Great North Run, one of the sport's most high profile half-marathon races. As an athlete, he won the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the gold medal in the 5,000 metres at the 1974 European Championships and the 10,000 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games. He has provided commentary and analysis on athletics, particularly long-distance events, for BBC Sport since the end of his running career.

  34. Kemi Badenoch

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    Kemi Badenoch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden since 2017. A member of the Conservative Party, she has served in Boris Johnson's second government as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities at the Government Equalities Office since 2020.

  35. Becky Anderson

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    Becky Anderson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Rebecca Anderson is a British journalist, and the anchor of CNN International's flagship news and current affairs primetime news program Connect the World. She previously hosted Business International.

  36. Andrew Morton

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    Andrew Morton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistbiographer
    Biography

    Andrew David Morton is an English journalist and writer who has published biographies of royal figures such as Diana, Princess of Wales, and celebrity subjects including Tom Cruise, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Monica Lewinsky; several of his books have been unauthorised and contain contested assertions.

  37. Angela Barnes

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    Angela Barnes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    actorcomedianstand-up comedian
    Biography

    Angela Barnes is an English stand-up comedian, mostly known for her appearances on Mock the Week.

  38. Heydon Prowse

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    Heydon Prowse
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Heydon Prowse is a British activist, journalist, satirist, director and comedian. He is best known for writing and performing in BBC Three's Bafta-winning The Revolution Will Be Televised alongside Jolyon Rubinstein. As part of that show he gave George Osborne a GCSE maths text book, a stunt that featured on the front cover of The Daily Telegraph and other publications.

  39. Ben Bradshaw

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    Ben Bradshaw
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherjournalist
    Biography

    Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from 2009 to 2010. A member of the Labour Party, he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Exeter since 1997. Before entering politics he worked as a BBC Radio reporter.

  40. Caroline Nokes

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    Caroline Nokes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Caroline Fiona Ellen Nokes is a British Conservative Party politician. She was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Romsey and Southampton North in Hampshire in the 2010 general election. From 2014 to 2015 she was Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions. Elected as a Conservative, Nokes had the Conservative whip removed on 3 September 2019 and sat as an independent politician until the whip was restored to her on 29 October.

  41. Cosmo Sheldrake

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    Cosmo Sheldrake
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Cosmo Sheldrake is an English musician, composer, and producer. He is the son of parapsychologist Rupert Sheldrake and voice teacher Jill Purce, and the brother of biologist Merlin Sheldrake. He released his first single "The Moss"/"Solar" in 2014 and followed it up with the Pelicans We EP in 2015. He is associated with Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Mr Jukes, Sam Lee, and The Gentle Mystics, Bernie Krause and Matthew Herbert.

  42. Festus Mogae

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    Festus Mogae
    Born in
    Botswana Flag Botswana
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Festus Gontebanye Mogae is a Botswana politician and economist who served as the third President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008. He succeeded Quett Masire as President in 1998 and was re-elected in October 2004; after ten years in office, he stepped down in 2008 and was succeeded by Lieutenant General Ian Khama.

  43. Paul Gilroy

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    Paul Gilroy
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    sociologistprofessormusic historian
    Biography

    Paul Gilroy FBA is a British historian, writer and academic, who is the founding Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Race and Racism at University College London. Gilroy is the 2019 winner of the €660,000 Holberg Prize, for "his outstanding contributions to a number of academic fields, including cultural studies, critical race studies, sociology, history, anthropology and African-American studies".

  44. Kim Newman

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    Kim Newman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    journalistnovelistwriterscience fiction writerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Kim James Newman is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Recurring interests visible in his work include film history and horror fiction—both of which he attributes to seeing Tod Browning's Dracula at the age of eleven—and alternate fictional versions of history. He has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the BSFA award.

  45. Hattie Hayridge

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    Hattie Hayridge
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    comedianactorstand-up comedianfilm actor
    Biography

    Hattie Hayridge is a British comedian and actress, best known for the role of the female version of Holly in Red Dwarf during the third, fourth and fifth series. She was described as a "cult figure in a beloved sit-com" by The List in 2007.

  46. Mohammad Shtayyeh

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    Mohammad Shtayyeh
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistwriter
    Biography

    Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh is the Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority and an economic expert born in Tell, Nablus, in 1958. He served as minister of public works and housing, and minister of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction and holds a doctorate in economic development from the University of Sussex. He worked as a professor and dean at Birzeit University and has published several books on economics, politics and history.

  47. Beardyman

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    Beardyman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    beatboxer
    Biography

    Darren Alexander Foreman, better known as Beardyman, is a British multivocalist, musician, and comedian from London renowned for his beatboxing skills and use of live looping.

  48. Jeremy Deller

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    Jeremy Deller
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Jeremy Deller is an English conceptual, video and installation artist. Much of Deller's work is collaborative; it has a strong political aspect, in the subjects dealt with and also the devaluation of artistic ego through the involvement of other people in the creative process. He won the Turner Prize in 2004.

  49. Sherry Rehman

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    Sherry Rehman
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticiandiplomat
    Biography

    Sherry Rehman is a Pakistani politician and former diplomat who has been the member of the Senate of Pakistan since 2015. She was the first woman Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from March to August 2018 and served as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States from 2011 to 2013.

  50. Noureddine Melikechi

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    Noureddine Melikechi
    Born in
    Algeria Flag Algeria
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    university teacherphysicist
    Biography

    Noureddine Melikechi, D.Phil is an atomic, molecular, and optical physicist, educator and inventor. He is the author of more than 125 peer-reviewed publications, three book chapters and 15 patents. Melikechi is a member of the Mars Science Laboratory, NASA’s largest Mars exploration effort to date.

  51. Tommy Boyd

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    Tommy Boyd
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Timothy Leslie Boyd, better known as Tommy Boyd, is a British radio presenter.

  52. Zhang Xin

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    Zhang Xin
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    Studied economics
    Occupations
    chief executive officerentrepreneur
    Biography

    Zhang Xin is a Chinese billionaire businesswoman, having primarily earned her fortune in the real estate industry. With her husband Pan Shiyi, she is the co-founder and CEO of SOHO China.

  53. Catherine Mayer

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    Catherine Mayer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960s
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Catherine Mayer is an American-born British author and journalist, and the co-founder and President of the Women's Equality Party (WE) in the UK.

  54. Dimitri Nanopoulos

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    Dimitri Nanopoulos
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teachertheoretical physicist
    Biography

    Dimitri V. Nanopoulos is a Greek physicist. He is one of the most regularly cited researchers in the world, cited more than 48,500 times over across a number of separate branches of science.

  55. Albie Sachs

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    Albie Sachs
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    judgeauthorlawyeruniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs is an activist, lawyer, writer and a former judge appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve on the first Constitutional Court of South Africa. After twice being detained in South Africa for his anti-apartheid activities in the movement led by the African National Congress (ANC), in 1966 he went into exile in England. Later he lived in Mozambique, where on April 7, 1988 he was blown up by a bomb planted in his car by South African security services. He lost his right arm and vision in one eye. In 1990 Sachs returned to South Africa to help write the Constitution of South Africa and later to serve for fifteen years on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

  56. Enele Sopoaga

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    Enele Sopoaga
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Enele Sosene Sopoaga PC is a Tuvaluan diplomat and politician who was Prime Minister of Tuvalu from 2013 to 2019.

  57. Stuart Townend

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    Stuart Townend
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    songwriterhymnwritersinger
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    Stuart Townend is an English Christian worship leader and writer of hymns and contemporary worship music. His songs include "In Christ Alone", (2001, co-written with Keith Getty, Townend's first collaboration with any other songwriter), "How Deep The Father's Love For Us", "Beautiful Saviour" and "The King of Love". As of 2008, Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) lists "In Christ Alone" in its Top 25 CCLI Songs list.

  58. John Gribbin

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    1946-.. (age 75)
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    physicistastrophysicistastronomerwriterjournalist
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    John R. Gribbin is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. His writings include quantum physics, human evolution, climate change, global warming, the origins of the universe, and biographies of famous scientists. He also writes science fiction.

  59. Lai Shin-Yuan

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    politicianuniversity teacher
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    Lai Shin-yuan is a Taiwanese politician who served as minister of the Mainland Affairs Council from 2008 to 2012.

  60. Alan Woods

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    1944-.. (age 77)
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    writerjournalist
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    Alan Woods is a British Trotskyist political theorist and author. He is one of the leading members of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) as well as of its British affiliate group Socialist Appeal. He is political editor of the IMT's In Defence of Marxism website. Woods was a leading supporter within the Militant tendency within the Labour Party and its parent group the Committee for a Workers' International until the early 1990s. A series of disagreements on tactics and theory led to Woods and Ted Grant leaving the CWI, to found the Committee for a Marxist International (soon renamed International Marxist Tendency) in 1992. They continued with the policy of entryism into the Labour Party. Woods has expressed particularly vocal support for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, and repeatedly met with the Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez (in office 1999–2013), leading to speculation that he was a close political adviser to the president.

  61. Ricardo Lagos Weber

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    1962-.. (age 59)
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    politicianlawyereconomist
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    Ricardo Andrés Lagos Weber, son of former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, is a politician who served as the Ministry General Secretariat of Government of Chile in the administration of former President Michelle Bachelet after having worked for Bachelet's 2005-2006 campaign. He is trained in law and economics, and has served the majority of his government career in economic positions. He was also an organizer and the senior representative for Chile at the Annual Meeting of APEC held in Chile in 2004, in addition to being one of the architects of the free trade agreements that Chile signed with the United States (United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement) and the European Union (European Union Association Agreement) as the head of the Foreign Ministry's Department of Trade Policy. He is a member of the Party for Democracy (PPD). Between March 2016 and March 2017 he was President of the Senate of Chile.

  62. Kenan Malik

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    biologistjournalistneuroscientistphilosopher
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    Kenan Malik is an Indian-born British writer, lecturer and broadcaster, trained in neurobiology and the history of science. As an academic author, his focus is on the philosophy of biology, and contemporary theories of multiculturalism, pluralism and race. These topics are core concerns in The Meaning of Race (1996), Man, Beast and Zombie (2000) and Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate (2008).

  63. Lucie Green

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    1975-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    In 1998 graduated with master's degree
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    Lucinda "Lucie" May Green is a British science communicator and solar physicist.

  64. Shamshad Akhtar

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    bankereconomist
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    Shamshad Akhtar is a Pakistani development economist, diplomat and intellectual who served as the caretaker Finance Minister of Pakistan. Prior to that, she served as the 14th Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, the first woman to assume this position. She also served as a senior adviser to the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon and as Vice-President of the World Bank.

  65. Anil Seth

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    1972-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    In 2000 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
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    neuroscientist
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    Anil Kumar Seth is a British professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex.

  66. Duncan Campbell

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    journalistwriteruniversity teacherscreenwriterinvestigative reporter
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    Duncan Campbell is a British freelance investigative journalist, author, and television producer. Since 1975, he has specialised in the subjects of intelligence and security services, defence, policing, civil liberties and, latterly, computer forensics. He was a staff writer at the New Statesman from 1978 to 1991 and associate editor (Investigations) from 1988 to 1991. He was prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act in the ABC trial in 1978 and made the controversial series Secret Society for the BBC in 1987 (see Zircon affair). In 1988, he revealed the existence of the ECHELON surveillance program.

  67. Suma Chakrabarti

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    economist
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    Sir Sumantra "Suma" Chakrabarti is a former British civil servant who served as president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) from July 2012 to July 2020. He was previously the highest ranking Indian in Britain's civil service, serving as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery from late 2007 until 2012.

  68. Peter Kyle

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    politician
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    Peter Kyle is a British Labour Party politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hove since 2015, and the Shadow Minister for Schools since 2021. A former charity sector executive, he previously served on the opposition front bench as a shadow justice minister from 2020 to 2021.

  69. Clive Hamilton

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    Graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    economistprofessorwriter
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    Clive Charles Hamilton AM FRSA is an Australian public intellectual and Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) and the Vice-Chancellor's Chair in Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University. He is a member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government, and is the Founder and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He regularly appears in the Australian media and contributes to public policy debates. Hamilton was granted the award of Member of the Order of Australia on 8 June 2009 for "service to public debate and policy development, particularly in the fields of climate change, sustainability and societal trends".

  70. Dave Camp

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    Studied in 1973-1974
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    politicianlawyeremployee
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    David Lee Camp is a former American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015. Camp represented Michigan's 4th congressional district since 1993, and previously served one term representing Michigan's 10th congressional district. A member of the Republican Party, Camp was chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, serving from 2011–2015. In March 2014, he announced that he would not run for re-election.

  71. Helen Boaden

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    journalist
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    Helen Boaden is a British former broadcasting executive who spent more than 30 years working for the BBC, including as Director of Radio between February 2013 and September 2016.

  72. Mateusz Szczurek

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    1975-.. (age 46)
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    economistpoliticianuniversity teacher
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    Mateusz Szczurek is a Polish economist and politician. He was the Polish Minister of Finance in the governments of successive prime ministers Donald Tusk and Ewa Kopacz from 2013 to 2015.

  73. Srđa Trifković

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in the University of Sussex
    In 1977 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in international relations
    Occupations
    historianjournalistwriter
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    Srđa Trifković is a Serbian-American publicist, politician and historian.

  74. Simon Segars

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    1967-.. (age 54)
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    entrepreneurchief executive officer
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    Simon Anthony Segars is the chief executive officer (CEO) of ARM Holdings plc. ARM is the UK-largest semiconductor IP company headquartered in Cambridge, England, that was acquired by SoftBank Group for £24.3 billion ($32 billion) in 2016.

  75. Yannis Ragousis

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    politician
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    Giannis Ragousis is a Greek economist and politician of SYRIZA who had previously served in the government of Panhellenic Socialist Movement.

  76. Caroline Ansell

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    politician
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    Caroline Julie Porte Ansell is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Eastbourne since the 2019 general election. She was first elected as Eastbourne's MP at the 2015 general election, but was defeated at the 2017 election. In her first two years in the House of Commons she was influential in fighting immigration issues on behalf of some constituents and against revenge porn.

  77. Simon Busuttil

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    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Simon Busuttil is the Secretary General of the EPP Group (European People's Party) in the European Parliament. Formerly, he was Leader of the Opposition. and Leader of the Nationalist Party in Malta and a Member of the European Parliament for Malta.

  78. John Altman

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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    conductorcomposerjazz musician
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    John Altman is an English film composer, music arranger, orchestrator and conductor.

  79. Thomas Elsaesser

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    1943-2019 (aged 76)
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    historianuniversity teacher
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    Thomas Elsaesser was a German film historian and professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He was also the writer and director of The Sun Island, a documentary essay film about his grandfather, the architect Martin Elsaesser. He was married to scholar Silvia Vega-Llona.

  80. Linda Bellos

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    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Linda Ann Bellos is a British businesswoman, radical feminist and gay-rights activist. In 1981 she became the first black woman to join the Spare Rib collective. She was elected to Lambeth Borough Council in London in 1985 and was the leader of the council from 1986 to 1988.

  81. Claudia Hammond

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    journalisttelevision presenter
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    Claudia Hammond is a British author, occasional TV presenter, and frequent radio presenter with the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4.

  82. Jolyon Rubinstein

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    1981-.. (age 40)
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    actorfilm directorfilm producerjournalist
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    Jolyon Rubinstein is a British actor, writer, producer and director. He is best known for writing and performing on The Revolution Will Be Televised, a show on BBC Three, alongside Heydon Prowse.

  83. Barry Cheung

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    politicianbusinesspersonjustice of the peace
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    Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, GBS, JP is a Hong Kong businessman. Cheung is a former Non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, a chairman of Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), and former chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority.

  84. Mo Foster

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    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    bassistguitarist
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    Mo Foster is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, composer, solo artist, author, and public speaker. Through a career spanning over half a century, Foster has toured, recorded, and performed with dozens of artists, including Jeff Beck, Gil Evans, Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Brian May, Scott Walker, Frida of ABBA, Cliff Richard, George Martin, Van Morrison, Dr John, Hank Marvin, Heaven 17 and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has released several albums under his own name, authored a humorous book on the history of British rock guitar, written numerous articles for music publications, continued to compose production music, and established himself as a public speaker. Foster is an assessor for JAMES, an industry organisation that gives accreditation to music colleges throughout the UK. In 2014, Foster was a recipient of a BASCA Gold Badge Award to honour his lifelong contribution to the British songwriting and composing community.

  85. Howie Severino

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    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    journalist
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    Horacio "Howie" Gorospe Severino is a Filipino broadcast journalist best known for his work with the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, the Probe Team, and GMA Network. He has worked in print, television, and online media.

  86. Avraham Neguise

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    politicianactivist
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    Avraham Neguise is an Israeli politician and activist for the Falash Mura community.

  87. Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala

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    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    mountaineerfeminist
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    Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala is a Sri Lankan adventurer, professional rock climber, motivational speaker, and LGBT and women's rights activist. She is the first person from Sri Lanka to summit Mount Everest which she achieved on 21 May 2016. Kuru-Utumpala is an advocate for women's rights in Sri Lanka and has spent most of her adult life researching gender studies and women's rights. She formed a collaboration with fellow mountaineer Johann Peries for several expeditions.

  88. Renée Jones-Bos

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    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    diplomat
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    Regina Veronica Maria "Renée" Jones-Bos is a Dutch civil servant and diplomat. She served as Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia from 2016 to 2019. Previously, Jones-Bos was Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C. (2007–2012) and Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague (2012–2016).

  89. Rob Davies

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    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
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    Robert Haydn Davies was minister of trade and industry of South Africa from 2009 to 2019.

  90. John M. Ball

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Sir John Macleod Ball is a British mathematician and former Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He was the President of the International Mathematical Union from 2003–06 and a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford.

  91. Ruwan Wijewardene

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    1975-.. (age 46)
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    politician
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    Dinendra Ruwan Wijewardene is a Sri Lankan politician. He was the former State Minister of Defence and former Mass Media non-cabinet Minister. He was the former Member of Parliament for Gampaha District. Currently He is the Deputy Leader of the United National Party and chief organiser for Kelaniya Electorate.

  92. Rebeca Grynspan

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    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyereconomist
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    Rebeca Grynspan Mayufis is a Costa Rican economist who has been serving as Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 2021.

  93. José Ángel Mañas

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    writer
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    José Ángel Mañas is a Spanish writer. Mañas is often included as a member of the generation of neorealist Spanish writers from the 1990s, along with Juan Gracia, Gabriela Bustelo, Ray Loriga and Lucía Etxebarria. His books have been translated into several languages.

  94. Matt Rodda

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    1966-.. (age 55)
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    politicianjournalist
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    Matthew Richard Allen Rodda is a British former journalist and civil servant, and a current Labour Party politician. He is the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Reading East parliamentary constituency and Shadow Minister for Pensions.

  95. Steve Knightley

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    singer-songwriterfiddler
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    Steve Knightley is an English singer, songwriter and acoustic musician. Since 1992 he has been one half of folk/roots duo Show of Hands along with Phil Beer. Knightley was named "Songwriter of the Nineties" by BBC Radio 6 Music in 2012.

  96. Andrew George

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Andrew Henry George is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of St Ives in Cornwall from 1997 to 2015, when he was defeated by the Conservatives' Derek Thomas. He was the Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Housing and Planning Group in the 2010 parliament. He currently serves as a Cornwall Councillor for Ludgvan, Madron, Gulval and Heamoor, having been elected in the 2021 local elections.

  97. Steve Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
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    John Steven Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton, PC is a British Labour and Co-operative politician and a member of the House of Lords.

  98. Stephen Sizer

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    writerAnglican priest
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    Stephen Robert Sizer is the former vicar of the Anglican parish of Christ Church, Virginia Water, in Surrey, England. Sizer is known for his opposition to Christian Zionism, which is the basis of his 2004 PhD thesis and the focus of his published works.

  99. Tony Baldry

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    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Sir Antony Brian Baldry, TD, DL is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Banbury from 1983 to 2015.

  100. Daniel Catán

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    1949-2011 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    composer
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    Daniel Catán was a Mexican composer, writer and professor known particularly for his operas and his contribution of the Spanish language to the international repertory.