Prominent LMH Alumni


Arts and Entertainment

  • Diana Athill OBE (1936 English), writer and literary editor
  • Victoria Blake (1982 History), crime writer
  • Sarah Bradford (1956 History), biographer
  • Caryl Churchill (1957 English), playwright
  • Jennifer Pike (2009 Music), violinist
  • Lindsey Davis (1968 English), crime writer
  • Amanda Foreman (1991 History), biographer
  • Dame Antonia Fraser (1950 History), biographer and historian
  • Philip Hensher (1983 English), novelist and journalist
  • Nigella Lawson (1979 Modern Languages), celebrity chef and writer
  • Josie Long (2000 English), comedian
  • Fiona MacCarthy (1958 English), biographer
  • Julian Nott (1980 PPE), film composer
  • Michelle Paver (1979 Biochemistry), children’s writer
  • Diana Quick (1964 English), actor and writer
  • Conrad Shawcross RA (1996 Fine Art), sculptor
  • Nicola Usborne (1989 English), film producer
  • Sam West (1985 English), actor
  • Marina Warner CBE (1964 Modern Languages), writer and academic

Journalism and Media

  • James Allen (1985 English and Modern Languages), Formula One broadcaster, journalist and writer
  • Danny Cohen (1992 English), Director of BBC Television
  • Mary Dejevsky (1970 Modern Languages), leader writer for the Independent
  • Martin Giles (1985 PPE), US Technology Correspondent, The Economist
  • Tim Hetherington (1989 Classics and English), photojournalist
  • Kate Kellaway (1976 English), journalist and writer for the Observer
  • Lucy Kellaway (1978 PPE), columnist for the FT and novelist
  • Bridget Kendall (1974 Modern Languages), BBC diplomatic correspondent
  • Sam Kiley (1984 PPE), journalist
  • Dame Ann Leslie DBE (1959 English),  journalist and writer for the Daily Mail
  • Cathy Newman (1992 English), broadcast journalist

Government and Public Service

  • Harriett Baldwin MP (1978 Modern Languages), politician
  • Gertrude Bell (1886 History), political intelligence officer, explorer, writer and archaeologist
  • Benazir Bhutto (1975 PPE), former Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Susan Mendus CBE FBA (Coker, 1973 BPhil Philosophy), political philosopher
  • Juliet Campbell CMG (1954 PPE), former HM Ambassador and Mistress of Girton College
  • Baroness D'Souza (1973 Anthropology), Lord Speaker
  • Huw Evans (1990 Modern History), former Special Adviser to the Prime Minister
  • Michael Gove MP (1985 English), Secretary of State for Education
  • Tessa Green CBE (1983 PPE), Chairman of Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • George Hollingbery MP (1979 Human Sciences), politician
  • Philip Hollobone MP (1984 History & Economics), politician
  • Baroness Manningham-Buller DCB (1967 English), former Director General MI5
  • Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG (1958 History), Special Representative to Business on Cyber Security, former Minister of State for Security
  • Kate Parminter (1983 Theology), Liberal Democrat Peer
  • Maggy Pigott (1969 Law), Formerly Executive Director, Judicial Studies Board, Ministry of Justice
  • Dominic Raab MP (1993 Law), politician and lawyer
  • Barbara Roche (1972 PPE), former Labour MP and Junior Minister
  • Phyllis Starkey (1966 Biochemistry), former Labour MP
  • Matthew Taylor (1982 PPE), Liberal Democrat Peer, former Liberal Democrat MP and party spokesman, youngest MP when elected in 1987
  • Baroness Warnock DBE FBA (1942 Classics), philosopher, writer and former Mistress of Girton College
  • Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe (1969 PPE), former Conservative MP and Junior Minister, novelist and broadcaster

Finance and Industry

  • Richard Buxton (1982 English), Head of UK Equities, Old Mutual Global Investors
  • Stephen Hester (1979 PPE), Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Baroness Hogg (1964 PPE), Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, former Chairman of 3i plc
  • Joanna Kennedy (1969 Engineering), Director of Ove Arup and Partners
  • Neil Simpkins (1984 Physics), Senior Managing Director Blackstone Group (New York)

Law

  • Diana Guy (1962 Law), Deputy Chairman of Competition Commission
  • The Hon Mrs Justice Lang DBE (Beverley Lang, 1974 Jurisprudence), High Court Judge
  • The Hon Mrs Justice Manohar (Sujata Manohar, 1954 PPE), former Supreme Court Justice, India
  • Dame Barbara Mills DBE (1959 Law), first woman Director of Public Prosecutions
  • The Hon Mrs Justice Proudman DBE (Sonia Proudman, 1968 Law), High Court Judge
  • The Hon Mrs Justice Slade DBE (Elizabeth Slade, 1968 Law), High Court Judge
  • Dame Juliet Wheldon DCB (1968 History), first woman to be appointed Treasury Solicitor

Science and Medicine

  • Dame Josephine Barnes DBE (1930 Physiology), first woman President of British Medical Association
  • Margaret Buckingham Médaille d'or du CNRS 2013, ForMemRS, Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (1964 Biochemistry), developmental biologist
  • Neil Ferguson OBE (1987 Physics), epidemiologist
  • Nancy Lane OBE (1960 Biology), Fellow and President, Institute of Biology and President, Society of Biologists
  • Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick DBE (1943 Physiology), first woman President of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Veronica Van Heyningen CBE FRS (1970 Biochemistry), geneticist

Philanthropy

  • Dame Vivien Duffield DBE (1963 Modern Languages), Chairman of the Clore Duffield Foundation
  • Eglantyne Jebb (1895 History), founder of Save the Children
  • Margaret Keswick Jencks (1959 English), founder of Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres
  • Joyce Pearce OBE (1934 History), founder of the Ockenden Venture, now Ockenden International

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