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

Susan Gilchrist Susan Gilchrist

Sarah Mullally Sarah Mullaly

Katherine Grainger

Sarojini Naidu Sarojini Naidu

Helen Gwynne-Vaughan Helen Gwynne-Vaughan

 Florence Nightingale 

 Thomas Hardy

Kofoworola Abeni Pratt Kofoworola Abeni Pratt

 Peter Higgs

 Nancy Rothwell

 Susan Hill

 Cicely Saunders

 Thomas Hodgkin

Edith Summerskill Baroness Edith Summerskill

95 Africanus Africanus Horton

 Desmond Tutu

Helen Hudson Helen Hudson

Sarojini Naidu Maurice Wilkins

 Derek Jarman

 Virginia Woolf

John Keats

Sylvia Wynter Sylvia Wynter

Michael Levitt Michael Levitt