Notable alumni


King’s is proud to have a long history of illustrious alumni who have made significant contributions in their fields. Here is a selection of some of the famous, influential and inspirational alumni who have worked or studied at King's and its affiliate institutions over the years.

Dina Asher-Smith Dina Asher-Smith

Joseph Lister

Alain de Botton Alain de Botton

Charles Lyell

 Arthur C. Clarke

James Clerk Maxwell

 Maureen Duffy

Edith Morley Edith Morley

 Rosalind Franklin

 Michael Morpurgo

Katherine Grainger

Sarah Mullally Sarah Mullaly

 Helen Gwynne-Vaughan Helen Gwynne-Vaughan

Sarojini Naidu Sarojini Naidu

 Thomas Hardy

 Florence Nightingale 

 Peter Higgs

Kofoworola Abeni Pratt Kofoworola Abeni Pratt

 Susan Hill

 Nancy Rothwell

 Thomas Hodgkin

 Cicely Saunders

95 Africanus Africanus Horton

Edith Summerskill Baroness Edith Summerskill

Helen Hudson Helen Hudson

  Desmond Tutu

 Derek Jarman

 Sarojini Naidu Maurice Wilkins

John Keats

  Virginia Woolf

Michael Levitt Michael Levitt