The Cambridge university is a collegial institution founded in 1209. Rated the second oldest university in Britain UK, the Cambridge university has yielded the greatest talents the world has witnessed. As a collegiate, the Cambridge university comprises of 31 colleges, and a total of over 100 departments. The university of Cambridge has enlightened eminent minds across every field of learning. The university has produced 116 Nobel Laureates, 10 Fields Medalists, 6 Turing Award winners and 15 British Prime Ministers as at 2017. The unique history of the university of Cambridge has made it one of the most influential and reputable educational institution in the world. .
Some notable alumnus students of the university of Cambridge include:
Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja, born on the 10th of September 1872, was the Prince of Nawanagar in India. He ruled from 1907 to 1933 as the Maharaja Jam Saheb. Ranji, as he was popularly called played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, and country cricket for Sussex. He was very exceptional Test cricketer who played for the English cricket team and, has widely been regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. The Indian born cricketer graduated from the Trinity College, Cambridge in 1891.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Born on the 13th of October 1971, Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Sacha Baron Cohen has portrayed four fictional characters, which he created himself. These characters include: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, and Admiral General Aladeen. He is widely known for his uses of various accents and guises for each of his characters. The popular actor is commonly identified under the alias of his famous movie characters, ‘Borat’ and ‘Ali G’.
He actually studied history at the Christ college, Cambridge and graduated in 1993 with an upper-second-class honours. His acting career kick-started in Cambridge, as he participated in many theatre arts presentations. Under the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, Baron Cohen performed in plays such as Fiddler on the Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, and also in Habonim Dror Jewish theatre. He voiced the King Julien XIII character in the Madagascar film series (2005–2012 and also co-starred as Time in the fantasy sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass.
He made a cameo appearance on BBC News to Anchor in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). Baron Cohen was awarded the Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards for his role in the movie, The 11 O’Clock Show. He has also received two BAFTA Awards for Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy in the movie, Da Ali G Show. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards, been nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay, and a Golden Globe award for Best Actor for his work in the feature film Borat.
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton, born on the 25th of December was an English mathematician, astronomer, theologian, author and physicist (natural philosopher). He is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Newton made groundbreaking contributions to the development of optics, and his book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (“Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”), laid the proper foundation for major research in classical mechanics.
A great physicist, whose works on gravity changed the history of science. Isaac Newton studied at the Trinity college and conducted most of his famous experiments at the Cambridge university. He was admitted in June 1661 to Trinity College, Cambridge, on the recommendation of his uncle Rev William Ayscough, who had studied there. He payed his fees by performing valet’s duties until he was awarded a scholarship in 1664. This guaranteed him four more years until he could get his Master of Arts degree. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity in October 1667 and graduated in 1668. Isaac Newton served two brief terms as a Member of Parliament for the University of Cambridge, in 1689–90 and 1701–02.
Prince Charles of Wales
Born in 14th November 1948, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has served as the Prince of Wales since 1958, making him the longest serving Royal with a title in history. He has served as the Duke of Cornwall and also as the Duke of Rothesay.
The Prince is the first direct apparent heir to the throne of England to gain an undergraduate university degree. He actually studied archaeology, anthropology and history in the Cambridge university, graduating with a second class lower Bachelor of arts degree in 1970. He was awarded a Master of Arts degree in 1975, as par the university’s practice.
Prince Charles is a patron to many Trust Funds and Charitable organizations, including the Prince’s Trust he founded in 1976 and the Prince’s Charities he currently sponsors.
The Prince has received numerous awards and recognition from various environmental groups, as he is an avid environmentalist who raises awareness about climatic changes and organic farming. Prince Charles speaks on the role of architecture in the society and the conservation of historic buildings.
To this he created a new town based on his own experimental preference, the town was named Poundbury.
William Wordsworth, born on the 7th of April 1770 was a renowned English Romantic poet. He was Britain’s poem Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. He studied at the St John’s College at Cambridge, and graduated in 1791. His work, magnum opus is generally known as “the poem to Coleridge” is considered to be The Prelude. It is a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years which he revised and expanded a number of times before it was posthumously titled and published.
Lily Luahana Cole, born on the 27th of December 1987 is an English model, actress and entrepreneur. She began pursuing her modelling career as a teenager and was listed in 2009 by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. At age 16, she was booked for her first
British Vogue cover and was named “Model of the Year” at the 2004 British Fashion Awards. She has worked with many well-known brands, including Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier and Moschino. And her advertising campaigns have included Longchamp, Anna Sui, Rimmel and Cacharel.
Her film work includes The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus(2009), where she played a lead role, the short film directed by Shekhar Kapur, Passages, and the movie directed by Roland Joffé, There Be Dragons. Cole is the founder of Impossible People, an innovation group and incubator formally known as impossible.com. The fast raising actress and supermodel studied History of Art at King’s College, Cambridge. She managed to balance her acting and modeling career coupled with her academic, graduating with First Class in history of art in 2011.
Charles Robert Darwin, born on the 12th of February 1809 was a naturalist, biologist and geologist. The scientist is popularly known as the father of biology. He studied at the Cambridge university, graduating in 1931. He originally enrolled to study arts and become a clergyman but. He carried out most of his groundbreaking experiments, such the evolution theory and research on Cambridge campus.
Sir Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon, born on the 22nd of January 1561, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served as the1st Viscount at St Alban, as an Attorney General and as the Lord Chancellor of England. His works remain influential in the development of the scientific method and revolution. He enrolled into the Trinity college, Cambridge at the age of twelve, graduating in 1577.
Sir David Attenborough
The naturalist and global journalist was one of the most influential broadcasters in the telecommunications media. He studied natural sciences at the Clare College, one of the subsidiary colleges at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 1947. Most of his incredible works are actually nature documentaries, through which he exposes his audience and viewers to the wonders to be discovered in the world. Examples of his shows include Blue Planet and Planet Earth. Sir David Attenborough has received 32 honorary degrees in addition to his bachelor’s degree.
The widely recognized theoretical physicist, despite getting struck with ALS graduated from the prestigious Cambridge university in 1969. Steve Hawkings is the highly celebrated as one of the leading minds in his fied. He has developed concepts, theories and principles that have helped evolve the history of science. After graduating, Steve Hawkings was was employed to lecture at the Cambridge university.
The Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief graduated from Girton College, Cambridge in 1972. She studied economics and went on to become the first foreign president of the Cambridge Union.Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and business woman.
Graham Arthur Chapman, born on the 8th of January 1941 was an English comedian, writer, actor and author. He was one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, Holy Grail (1975) and Life of Brian (1979). He from the Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1963.
Sir Richard Stone
Sir John Richard Nicholas Stone, born on the 30th of August 1913 was an eminent British economist. He received a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1984 for his work on developing an accounting mo
del that could be used to track economic activities on a national and international scale. He graduated from the Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1935.
Sir Martin Sorrell
Sir Martin Stuart Sorrell, born on the 14th of February 1945 is a British businessman. He is the founder of WPP pl
c, the world’s largest advertising and PR group, (both in revenue and by the total number of staffs). He is one of UK’s highest-paid corporate executives. He has served on boards and advisory bodies of a number of high-profile public, academic and business organizations (including business schools) both in the UK and internationally. Martin Sorrell was the longest-serving chief executive of an FTSE 100 company. He studied Economics at Christ’s College, Cambridge graduating in 1966.
Dame Emma Thompson, born on the15th of April 1959 is a British actress and screenwriter. She enrolled for an English degree at Newnham College, Cambridge and graduated in 1980. She featured on several comedy programmes, including two BBC TV series in 1987 (Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War). She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her work in both series. She gained her first movie role in 1989, a romantic comedy titled The Tall Guy. Emma won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for the period drama Howards End in 1992. She’s the only person in history to win an Oscar for both acting and writing.
Stephen John Fry, born on the 24th of August 1957 is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. He gained scholarship to study English literature in Queens’ College, Cambridge. At Cambridge, he joined the Footlights and appeared on the University Challenge. In 1979, he graduated with an upper second-class honours.
James Anthony Patrick Carr, born on the15th of September 1972 is an English stand-up comedian, presenter, writer, and actor. He is a stand-up comedian, famous for his deadpan delivery, dark humour, and heckler interaction. He studied social science and political science at the Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, graduating with a first class in 1994.
Arthur Stanley Eddington
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, born on the 28th of December 1882 was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He was a philosopher and popularizer of science, who established his greatest works on astrophysics in the early 20th century. Eddington limit, the natural limit to the luminosity of stars is named in his honour. In his paper in 1970, “The Internal Constitution of the Stars”, Eddington anticipated the discovery and mechanism of nuclear fusion processes in stars. He is known for his works on the theory of relativity. He graduated from the university of Cambridge in 1905.
Naomie Melanie Harris, born on the 6th of September 1976 is an English actress. She started her career as a child, appearing in the children television series Simon and the Witch in 1987. She graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1998, where she studied social and political sciences. Her performance in the movie Moonlight earned her several nominations for Best Supporting Actress awards, including the Golden Globe, BAFTA and the Academy Award in 2016.
Evan Jonathan Wallach, born on the 11th of November 1949 is an American lawyer and currently the United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a former United States Judge of the United States Court of International Trade. He studied law at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 1981 with honors in International Law. He is one of the Most notable Alumni of Cambrigde university and year of Graduation He is one of the Most notable Alumni of Cambrigde university and year of Graduation
James Hugh Calum Laurie, born on the 11th of June 1959 is an English actor, television director and producer, actor, musician, comedian, and author. He attended Selwyn College, Cambridge to study archaeology and social anthropology. He graduated in 1979. Laurie also served as the president of the Cambridge Footlights, where he meet and worked with Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson.He is one of the Most notable Alumni of Cambrigde university and year of Graduation
Sir George Adrian Hayhurst Cadbury, born on the 15th of April 1929 was a British Olympic rower and Chairman of Cadbury and Cadbury Schweppes for 24 years. He produced the Cadbury Report, a code of best practice which served as a basis for reform of corporate governance around the world. He studied at the King’s College, Cambridge, graduating in 1950 He rowed for the losing Cambridge during the 1952 Boat Race. He is one of the Most notable Alumni of Cambrigde university and year of Graduation
Sir Ian Murray McKellen, born on the 25th of May 1939 is an English actor, Screenwriter and Business man. He has received six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards. He has also been nominated for two Oscars, four BAFTA and five Emmy Award. He enrolled to study English literature in St Catharine’s College, Cambridge on scholarship. He graduated in 1961 and has since been made an Honorary Fellow of the College. McKellen was a member of the Marlowe Society, while in Cambridge and appeared in 23 plays over the course of 3 years. He is one of the Most notable Alumni of Cambrigde university and year of Graduation
Rupert Chawner “Chaucer” Brooke, born on the 3rd of August 1887 was an English poet. He is famous for the idealistic war sonnets he penned during the First World War, especially “The Soldier.” His thesis, titled “John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama”, won him a scholarship to study at the Eton and King’s College, Cambridge and graduated in 1909. He is one of the Most notable Alumni of Cambrigde university and year of Graduation