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Some more remarkable alumni, by subject or occupation

Social reformers and idealists:

Arnold Toynbee (d. 1883), TH Green (d. 1949), GDH Cole (d. 1959), RH Tawney (d. 1962) and William Beveridge (d. 1963)

Cardinals:

Manning (d. 1892) and Heard (d. 1973) - also Morton, listed with the Archbishops

Prime Ministers:

Asquith (d. 1928), Macmillan (d. 1986), Heath (d.2005)

Viceroys of India:

Lords Elgin (d. 1917), Curzon (d. 1925) and Lansdowne (d. 1927), in succession

Archbishops of Canterbury:

Bradwardine (d. 1349), Morton (d.1500), Abbot (d. 1633), Tait (d. 1882), Frederick Temple (d. 1902), William Temple (d. 1944) and Lang (d. 1945)

16th Century Catholic Martyrs:

St. Alexander Briant (executed 1581) and Thomas Pylcher (executed 1587)

19th Century Poets:

Matthew Arnold (d. 1888), Gerard Manley Hopkins (d. 1889) and AC Swinburne (d. 1909)

WWI Poets:

Julian Grenfell (killed 1915) and PH Shaw-Stewart (killed 1917)

20th Century Novelists:

Nevil Shute (d. 1960), Aldous Huxley (d. 1963), Graham Greene (d. 1991), Robertson Davies (d. 1994), Anthony Powell (d. 2000)

Lords Chief Justice:

Popham (d. 1607) and Coleridge (d. 1894)

Senior UK Cabinet Ministers:

many, including Edward Cardwell (d. 1886), Edward Grey (d. 1933), Leo Amery (d. 1955), Herbert Samuel (d. 1963) and Roy Jenkins (d. 2003)

Ambassadors:

many, including RBD Morier (d.1893), EJ Monson (d. 1909), A Spring-Rice (d. 1934), and WG Tyrrell (d. 1947)

Theologians:

RA Knox (d. 1957) and Austin Farrer (d. 1968)

Lords Chancellor:

Bathurst (d. 1794) and Loreburn (d. 1923)

Lords of Appeal:

many, including Bowen (d. 1894) and Kilbrandon (d. 1989)

Under-Secretaries FCO:

AMG Cadogan (d. 1968) and PH Gore-Booth (d. 1984)

Academic Reformers:

many, including Richard Jenkyns (d. 1854), and Benjamin Jowett (d. 1893)

Historians:

many, including LB Namier (d. 1960), VH Galbraith (d. 1976), RW Southern (d. 2001), CMH Clark (d. 1991)

Musicians::

Charles Jennens (d. 1773), librettist; John Farmer (d. 1901), composer and organist; FS Kelly (d.1916), Ernest Walker (d.1949), composer, organist and musicologist

Chemists:

BC Brodie (d.1880), HB Baker (d.1935), EJ Bowen (d.1980), RP Bell (d.1996)

 

- Anna Sander


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