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Famous Old Elysians

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Dagan Wells, biologist, director of PGD company Reprogenetics; Senior Fellow at Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford
Tobias Abse - Lecturer in European History, Goldsmith's, University of London
David Deutsch, physicist at the Clarendon Laboratory, who wrote The Fabric of Reality
Michael Green (physicist), Lucasian Chair of Mathematics Cambridge University
Leonard Goodwin CMG, Director from 1964-80 of the Nuffield Laboratories at the Institute of Zoology.
Orlando Figes, historian.
Anthony A. Hyman, FRS - Molecular Cell Biologist and Director of Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics: Dresden, Germany
Roland Levinsky, Vice-Chancellor from 2002-7 of the University of Plymouth and Hugh Greenwood Professor of Immunology at the UCL Institute of Child Health from 1985–99
Mark Mazower, historian
Eric Neville, Professor of Mathematics from 1919-54 at the University of Reading and known for Neville's algorithm
Neil Turok, Professor of Mathematical Physics from 1996-2008 at the University of Cambridge, and Director since 2008 of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mark Bedford, bass guitarist for Madness, Robert Wyatt and Morrissey
Geraint Bowen, Organist and Director of Music since 2001 at Hereford Cathedral
Richard Causton, composer
Phil Soussan[5] - musician, songwriter, Governing Board member of the Grammys
Ken Colyer, jazz trumpeter
Hugh Cornwell, singer-songwriter of The Stranglers
Michael J McEvoy, musician, film score composer, Soul II Soul member
Richard Thompson, singer-songwriter and guitarist

Nigel Godrich, Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and record producer
Sean Yazbeck, The Apprentice (US Season 5), winner
Barry Bucknell, popularised DIY on TV
Norman Collins, Controller of BBC TV from 1947–50, and whilst at BBC Radio created Woman's Hour in 1946
Dickie Davies, ITV sports presenter from 1964–89
Fred Newman (publisher), founder of Publishing News and the British Book Awards[8]
Andrew Sachs, actor
Julien Temple, film maker

Tim Guest, author
Alexei de Keyser, scriptwriter
Toby Young, author
David Aaronovitch, Times journalist, and President from 1980-2 of the National Union of Students
Tom Bower, journalist, biographer and former BBC documentary producer
Len Deighton, author and film maker
Maurice Gran, TV comedy writer for programmes such as Goodnight Sweetheart

Jonathan Miller (businessman), Chief Executive from 2002-6 of AOL (only for one year)

Sir John Dellow CBE, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1987–91
Sir Roy Halliday DSC, Vice Admiral and Director-General Intelligence, Defence Intelligence Staff

Bernard Jenkin, Conservative MP from 1997-2010 for North Essex and from 1992-7 for Colchester North
Fred Titmus, England cricketer (53 tests) from 1955–1975, Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1963
Nicholas Russell, 6th Earl Russell