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Notable alumni

Since its founding, King’s has educated some of the world’s foremost thinkers, leaders and innovators, and welcomed exceptional academics as Faculty.

From early innovators such as Florence NightingaleJames Clerk Maxwell, and Sir Charles Lyell, through to Professor Maurice WilkinsRosalind FranklinSir James Black and Dame Cicely Saunders, we have a history of making advances that have shaped modern life.

Creative writers nurtured at King’s include John KeatsThomas Hardy, WS Gilbert, and Virginia Woolf.


Great names from King's continue to change the world. Among our current notable alumni are:

Notable alumni

Notable alumni

King's is proud to have a long history of illustrious alumni, take a look at some of the famous,…

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