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Worcester College, Oxford

Worcester College (pronounced /ˈwʊstǝr/) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The college was founded in the eighteenth century, but its predecessor on the same site had been an institution of learning since the late thirteenth century. As of 2006, Worcester...
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Robert Rhodes James

Sir Robert Vidal Rhodes James (10 April 1933–20 May 1999) was a British historian and Conservative Member of Parliament. He was born in India and began his education in private schools there, returning to England to attend Sedbergh School and then...

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Nelson McCausland

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Hugh Davies

Hugh Seymour Davies (23 April 1943 – 1 January 2005) was a musicologist, composer, and inventor of experimental musical instruments. Davies was born in Exmouth, Devon, England. After attending Westminster School, he studied music at Worcester...

James Elphinstone Roe

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Thomas de Quincey

Thomas de Quincey (15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English author and intellectual, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). He was born in 86 Cross Street, Manchester, England. His father was a successful...

John Michuki

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Nicholas Hagger

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Henry Octavius Coxe

Henry Octavius Coxe (20 September 1811 in Bucklebury, Berkshire, England – 8 July 1881) was an English librarian and scholar. He was educated at Westminster School and Worcester College, Oxford. Immediately on taking his degree in 1833, he began...

Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton

Arthur Campbell Hamilton, Lord Hamilton, PC (born Glasgow, 10 June 1942), is Scotland's most senior judge. He was chosen as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session in November 2005, succeeding Lord Cullen. Arthur Campbell...

Roy Meadow

Professor Sir Samuel Roy Meadow (born 1933) is a British paediatrician who rose to initial fame for his 1977 academic paper on the now controversial Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) and his crusade against parents who wilfully harm or kill their...

Bill Bradley

William Warren "Bill" Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for...

Roger Hollis

Sir Roger Henry Hollis, KBE, CB (2 December 1905 - 26 October 1973) was a British journalist and secret-service agent, who was Director General of MI5 from 1956 to 1965. Roger Henry Hollis was born at Wells in Somerset, on 2 December 1905, the third...

Peter Clift

Peter Clift is a British marine geologist and geophysicist specializing in the geology of Asia and the western Pacific. He is currently Kilgour Professor of Geology at the University of Aberdeen, where he has been since 2004. Clift is a geologist...

Michael Radford

Michael Radford (b. February 24, 1946) is an English film director and screenwriter. Radford was born on February 24, 1946, in New Delhi, India, to a British father and an Austrian Jewish mother. He was educated at Bedford School before attending...

Adrian Hastings

Adrian Hastings (23 June 1929 – 30 May 2001) was a church historian and a controversial Catholic priest. Hastings, a grandson of George Woodyatt Hastings, was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, but his mother moved to England to bring up the children...

John Hood

John Hood was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 5 October 2004 until 30 September 2009. He was the first Vice-Chancellor to be elected from outside Oxford's academic body, and the first to have addressed the scholars' congregation via...

Nicholas Cleobury

Nicholas Cleobury (born 23 June 1950) is an English conductor. He was organ scholar at Worcester College, Oxford and held assistant organist posts at Chichester Cathedral and Christ Church, Oxford before turning to orchestral and operatic work. He...

Woodrow Wyatt

Woodrow Lyle Wyatt, Baron Wyatt of Weeford (4 July 1918 – 7 December 1997), was a British politician, published author, journalist and broadcaster. Born in Kingston upon Thames, Wyatt was educated at Eastbourne College and Worcester College, Oxford....

Jon Speelman

Jonathan Simon Speelman (born 2 October 1956) is an English chess player, a Grandmaster, a mathematician, and a chess writer. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He studied mathematics at university, earning his Doctorate. Winner of the...

Ben Pimlott

Benjamin John Pimlott, known as Ben Pimlott (4 July 1945 – 10 April 2004), was a British historian of the post-war period in Britain. He made a substantial contribution to the literary genre of political biography. Educated at Rokeby school, in...

Francis William Bourdillon

Francis William Bourdillon (22 March 1852 – 13 January 1921) was a British poet and translator. Born in Buddington, Sussex, Bourdillon was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He acted as tutor to the sons of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein...

Harry Brittain

Sir Henry Ernest Brittain, KBE (24 December 1873 — 9 July 1974) was a British journalist and Conservative politician. Harry Brittain, as he was known, was born at Ranmoor, Sheffield, and was the son of W. H. Brittain. Following education at Repton...

Stephen Thorsett

Stephen Erik Thorsett (b. December 3, 1964 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American professor and astronomer. His research interests include radio pulsars and gamma ray bursts. He is best known for measurements of the masses of neutron stars and...

John Cecil Masterman

Sir John Cecil Masterman (12 January 1891 – 6 June 1977) was a noted academic, sportsman and author. However, he was best known as chairman of the Twenty Committee, which during World War II ran the Double Cross System, the ingenious scheme that...

Lindsay Owen-Jones

Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, KBE, (born 17 March 1946), born in Wallasey, Cheshire to a Welsh family, is the Chairman and former CEO of the cosmetics and beauty company L'Oréal. Owen-Jones studied literature at Worcester College, Oxford and management at...

Laura Solon

Laura Solon (born April 1979, London) is an English comedian, actor, writer and winner of the 2005 Perrier Comedy Award, only the second woman to win as a solo performer (the first being Jenny Eclair in 1995). She was raised in Great Kimble near...

Plum Sykes

Victoria "Plum" Sykes (born 4 December 1969) is an English-born fashion-writer, novelist and New York socialite. "Plum" was a childhood nickname (the Victoria plum being a variety of that fruit). Sykes was born in London, one of six children, and...

Roderick Kedward

Roderick (Rod) Kedward is a British historian. Born in March 1937 at Hawkhurst, Kent, (Harry) Roderick Kedward spent his early life in Goldthorpe (Yorkshire), Tenterden (Kent) and in Bath where he obtained a scholarship to attend Kingswood School....

Richard Smethurst

Richard Good Smethurst (born 17 January 1941) is Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. He was educated at Liverpool College, Worcester College, Oxford, and Nuffield College, Oxford. In 1964, he was appointed Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford...

Russell T. Davies

Russell T Davies, OBE (born Stephen Russell Davies, 27 April 1963), is a Welsh television producer and writer. He is known for controversial drama serials such as Queer as Folk and The Second Coming, and for spearheading the successful revival of...

Marcus Lloyd

Marcus Lloyd (born 1964) is an English dramatist and playwright known for works including Dead Certain and A Relative Stranger. Lloyd grew up in London and went on to study Physics at Worcester College, Oxford and drama writing with playwright...

David Edward Kirk

David Edward Kirk, MBE, (born 5 October 1960 in Wellington; grew up in Palmerston North), is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He is best known for having been the captain of the All Blacks when they won the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987....

Brian Robert Morris

Brian Robert Morris, Baron Morris of Castle Morris, (1930 - 30 April 2001), was a British poet, critic and professor of literature. He became the Labour Party's deputy chief whip and education spokesman in the House of Lords. Born and educated in...

Brian Bond

Brian James Bond (born 17 April 1936 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire) is a distinguished British military historian and professor emeritus of military history at King's College London. The son of Edward Herbert Bond and his wife, Olive Bessie Sartin,...

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Alastair Burnet

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Robert Saxton

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Anthony Seldon

Anthony F. Seldon MA, PhD, FRSA, MBA, FRHistS is a political commentator best known as Tony Blair's biographer and the Master of Wellington College. He is the son of the economist Dr Arthur Seldon. Educated at Tonbridge School and a graduate of...

Cristina Odone

Cristina Patricia Odone (born 11 November 1960 in Nairobi, Kenya) is an Italian journalist, editor, and writer living in the United Kingdom. She has written for several newspapers, and was formerly the editor of The Catholic Herald, and deputy...

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Timothy John Bavin

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Rupert Cross

Sir Alfred Rupert Neale Cross (born 15 June 1912 in Chelsea, London – died 12 September 1980, Oxford) was a prominent British lawyer and academic. He was Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College,...

William Palmer

Sir William Palmer (1803–1885) was an Anglican theologian and liturgical scholar of the 19th century. The Rev., afterwards Sir, William Palmer, Bart., of Worcester College, University of Oxford, was author of the Origines Liturgicæ and Treatise on...

Stephen Tumim

Sir Stephen Tumim (30 August 1930 – 8 December 2003) was an English judge, and was Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons from 1987 to 1995. Tumim was the son of a barrister, and was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Worcester College,...

Ahmad Shah of Malaysia

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah ibni Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Muadzam Shah (born 24 October 1930 at Istana Mangga Tunggal, Pekan) was the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong (roughly equivalent to King) of Malaysia from 29 March 1979 to 25 April 1984, and...

Alastair Morton

Sir Alastair Morton (Robert Alastair Newton Morton) (11 January 1938 — 1 September 2004) was Chief Executive of Eurotunnel and Chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority and an industrialist of considerable achievements and renown. Morton was born in...

Stephen Oliver

Stephen Michael Harding Oliver (10 March 1950 – 29 April 1992) was an English composer, best known for his operas. Born in Chester, Oliver was educated at St Paul's Cathedral, Ardingly College and at Worcester College, Oxford, where he read music...

Marcus Berkmann

Marcus Berkmann (born London, England, July 14, 1960), is a journalist and author. Educated at Highgate School and Worcester College, Oxford, he began his career as a freelance journalist, contributing to computer and gaming magazines. In the 1990s...

Roy Galley

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Mark Jones

Sir Mark Ellis Powell Jones is a British art historian and museum director; he is director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. His particular expertise is in medals. Jones read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Worcester College, Oxford, before...

John Bowker

For the Major League Baseball player see John Bowker (baseball) John Westerdale Bowker (born July 30, 1935) is a professor of religious studies who has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and North Carolina State...

John William Burgon

John William Burgon (21 August 1813 – 4 August 1888) was an English Anglican divine who become the Dean of Chichester Cathedral in 1876. He is remembered for his passionate defense of the historicity and Mosaic authorship of Genesis and of Biblical...

Samuel Foote

Samuel Foote (January 1720 – 21 October 1777) was a dramatist, actor and theatre manager from Cornwall. Born into a well to do family, Foote was baptized in Truro, Cornwall on 27 January 1720. His father, John Foote, held several public positions,...

William Neil McKie

Sir William Neil McKie (22 May 1901, Melbourne, Australia – 1 December 1984, Ottawa, Canada) was an Australian organist, conductor, and composer. He was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey 1941-1963 and noted for his direction...

Dennis Price

Dennis Price (23 June 1915 - 6 October 1973) was an English actor, remembered for his suave screen roles, particularly Louis Mazzini in Kind Hearts and Coronets, and for his portrayal of the omniscient valet Jeeves in 1960s television adaptations of...

Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell (born in 1962) is a British poet. Maxwell's parents are Welsh (his mother acted in the premiere of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood both in the West End and on Broadway) but he was born and grew up in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire....

Iain Glidewell

Sir Iain Glidewell is a former Lord Justice of Appeal and Judge of Appeal of the High Court of the Isle of Man. He was made a privy councillor in 1985. He was educated at Bromsgrove School and Worcester College, Oxford where he is now an Honorary...

Rachel Portman

Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman OBE (born 11 December 1960) is a British composer, best known for her film work. She was the first female composer to win an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Score (for Emma in 1996). (Previously, female...

Merlin Hanbury-Tracy, 7th Baron Sudeley

Merlin Charles Sainthill Hanbury-Tracy, 7th Baron Sudeley, FSA (born 17 June 1939) is a British peer, author and veteran right-wing activist..In 1941, at the age of three, he succeeded his first cousin once removed, the 6th Lord Sudeley, to the...
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