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Notable Alumni

Religion 
George AbbotArchbishop of Canterbury from 1611-1633
Robert AbbotBishop of Salisbury from 1615-1617
Henry CottonBishop of Salisbury from 1598-1615, godson to Elizabeth I
William CottonBishop of Exeter from 1598-1621
Robert HorneBishop of Winchester from 1560-1580
Military 
Sir John Allison, KCB, CBEAir Chief Marshal, Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State (b. 1943)
Sir William Thomas FurseLieutenant General, Master-General of the Ordnance from 1916-1919 (d. 1953)
Lord Mark Robert KerrVice-Admiral of Royal Navy, son of Fifth Marquis of Lothian (d. 1840)
Sir Thomas Byam MartinAdmiral of the Fleet in 1849, awarded Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (d. 1854)
Major General Andrew SalmonCommandant General Royal Marines until 2010 (b. 1959)
Politics 
Sir George Grey11th Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1877 (d. 1898)
Arthur OnslowSpeaker of the House of Commons from 1728-1761, Treasurer of the Navy in 1734 (d. 1768)
James PurnellFormer Labour MP and member of the Cabinet until 2009, now BBC’s Director of Strategy and Digital since 2013 (b. 1970)
John RickmanEnglish Government official and creator of the Census (d. 1840)
Academia 
Professor Andrew HamiltonPresident of New York University, formerly Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Professor Peter HaynesProfessor of Applied Mathematics, Head of Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge since 2005
Sport 
Arthur E. KnightOlympic Gold Medallist in 1912 and Captain of England Football Team v Ireland in 1919. Earned 30 amateur international caps (d. 1956)
Evelyn H LintottEngland Football International in 1908, earning 7 caps (d. 1916)
Bob WillisEngland Cricket Captain, took 325 test wickets and 899 wickets in all first-class matches, Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1978, Sky Sports Commentator (b. 1949)
Jeremy SpencerEngland Rugby International, test debut as scrum-half in 1966 v. Wales (b. 1939)
Administration 
Daniel W. StableDirector of the Prudential Assurance Company (d. 1929)
Adventure 
Dr Ed CoatsAntarctic explorer who raced to South Pole with James Cracknell and Ben Fogle in 2009, Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (b. 1980)
Henry Haversham Godwin-AustenNatural Historian, one of the greatest early Himalayan explorers who discovered K2
Arts 
Simon BirdActor, writer, comedian. Played Will McKenzie from BAFTA-winning sitcom, The Inbetweeners (b. 1984)
Jean-Jacques BurnelMusician, producer, song writer and bass guitarist with British rock band, The Stranglers (b. 1952)
David FloodMaster of Cathedral Choristers and Organist of Canterbury Cathedral since 1988
Andrew HaveronViolinist and Joint Concert Master of Philharmonia Orchestra since 2012. Plays on a violin made in 1709, by Carlo Tononi (b. 1975)
Terry JonesWelsh comedian, screenwriter, actor and film director. Star of Monty Python's Flying Circus and the film, Life of Brian (b. 1942)
John RussellEnglish painter renowned for his portrait work in oils and pastels. Member of the Royal Academy (d. 1806)
Media 
Simon LazenbySky Sports Presenter since 1998
Martin TylerEnglish Football Commentator, voted FA Premier League Commentator of the Decade (b. 1945)

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