List of University of Cambridge people

This is a list of University of Cambridge people, featuring members of the University of Cambridge segregated in accordance with their fields of achievement. The individual must have either studied at the university (although they may not necessarily have taken a degree), or worked at the university in an academic capacity; others have held fellowships at one of the university's colleges. Honorary fellows or those awarded an honorary degree are not included and neither are non-executive chancellors. Lecturers without long-term posts at the university also do not feature, although official visiting fellows and visiting professors do.

The list has been divided into categories indicating the field of activity in which people have become well known. Many of the university's alumni/ae have attained a level of distinction in more than one field. These individuals may appear under two categories. In general, however, an attempt has been made to put individuals in the category for which they are most often associated with.

Cantabrigians is a term for members of the university derived from its Latin name Cantabrigia, a medieval Latin name for Cambridge.

Politics and royalty

Monarchs

Royal persons

Diplomats

Viceroys

Heads of state and heads of government

British Prime Ministers

Other countries

Signatories of the American Declaration of Independence

Soviet spies

Known:

Suspected:

(for other suspects, see Cambridge Five)

Other political figures

AD

EM

NZ

Clergy and spiritual leaders

Archbishops of Canterbury

Literature

Fiction writers

AG

HM

NZ

Non-fiction writers

AZ

Poets

AM

NZ

Literary scholars

Travel writers

The arts

Actors, directors and comedians

AG

HM

NZ

Architects

Artists

Art critics, museum directors, and historians of art

Musicians

AG

HM

NZ

Groups

Academic disciplines

Scientists, technologists and mathematicians

AC

DG

HM

NR

SZ

Astronauts

Philosophers

AM

NZ

Economists

* Not part of official Cambridge Nobel count.

Historians

AM

NZ

Linguists

Classicists

Armed forces

Educationalists

AM

NZ

Entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists

AM

NZ

The law

Judges and lawyers

Journalists and media personalities

Sportspeople

Athletes

Aviators

  • Alan Charles Cassidy (Trinity), Total 9 medals in European or World Aerobatic Championships, 1998-2003.

Bridge

  • Sandra Landy (1938-2017), international player for England and for Great Britain; world champion 1981
  • Tom Townsend, Britain and England international and writer

Backgammon

Cricketers

Cyclists

  • Emma Pooley (Trinity Hall), Olympic silver medal (2008), world time trial champion (2010)

Fencers

Footballers

Mountaineers

Racing drivers

Racehorse trainers

Rowers

Rugby footballers

Table tennis players

  • Deng Yaping (Jesus), Olympic gold medalist and world champion

Winter sports

  • Billy Fiske (Trinity Hall), youngest US Olympic gold medalist (bobsleigh)

Sports administrators

Explorers

See also

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