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.

 Virginia Woolf

 Michael Morpurgo

 Charles Lyell

 Cicely Saunders

 Derek Jarman

 Florence Nightingale  

 James Clerk Maxwell 

  John Keats

 Katherine Grainger

 Nancy Rothwell

 Joseph Lister

 Maureen Duffy

 Rosalind Franklin

 Peter Higgs

 Thomas Hardy

 Susan Hill

 Desmond Tutu

 Arthur C. Clarke

 Edith Morley Edith Morley


 Thomas Hodgkin

Helen Hudson Helen Hudson

Sarojini Naidu Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu Maurice Wilkins