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A

Tariq Ali (intellectual)
Kingsley Amis (writer)
Martin Amis (writer)
David Attenborough (naturalist)
Clement Attlee (PM)

B
Stanley Baldwin (PM)
Julian Barnes (writer)
W. H. Auden (poet)
Vernon Bartlett (journalist)
Lord Beaverbrook (publisher)
Saul Bellow (author)
Tony Benn (politician)
Alan Bennett (playwright)
Isaiah Berlin (intellectual)
John Betjeman (poet)
Aneurin “Nye” Bevan (politician)
William Beveridge (politician)
Maeve Binchy (writer)
Anthony Blunt (art critic and spy)
John Bossy (historian)
Geoffrey Boycott (cricketer)
William Boyd (writer)
Malcolm Bradbury (writer)
Melvyn Bragg (broadcaster)
Asa Briggs (historian)
Benjamin Britten (composer)
Arthur Bryant (writer)
Alan Bullock (historian)
Anthony Burgess (writer)
A.S. Byatt (writer)

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C

Simon Callow (Actor)
David Cannadine (historian)
John Le Carre (author)
Barbara Castle (politician)
Neville Chamberlain (PM)
G. K. Chesterton (writer)
Noam Chomsky (academic)
Winston Churchill (PM)
Kenneth Clark (art historian)
Arthur C Clarke (sci-fi writer)
John Cleese (actor, comedian)
Jean Cocteau (director)
Alex Comfort (author of Joy of Sex)
Robert Conquest (historian
Alistair Cooke (Letters from America)
Noel Coward (actor)
Edwina Currie (politician)

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D

Hugh Dalton (politician)
Richard Dawkins (Scientist)
Charles De Gaulle (French leader)
Eamon De Valera (Irish PM)
Colin Dexter (Writer)
The Dimbleby Brothers (Broadcasters)
Alec Douglas-Home (PM)
Carol Ann Duffy (poet)

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E

Terry Eagleton (Academic)
Umberto Eco (Writer)
Anthony Eden (PM)
Sergei Eisenstein (Director)
Geoffrey Elton (Historian)
Chou En-Lai (Chinese foreign minister)
E. E. Evans-Pritchard (Anthropologist)

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F

Sebastian Faulks (Writer)
Michael Foot (politician, leader of Labour Party)
E.M. Forster (writer)
Michael Frayn (writer)
Stephen Fry (broadcaster and polymath)

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G

Hugh Gaitskell (politician, leader of Labour Party)
Ernest Gellner (anthropologist, author of ‘nations and nationalism’)
David Lloyd George (PM)
Anthony Giddens (sociologist)
John Gielgud (actor)
Grace Wyndham Goldie (pioneering female BBC producer, later head of BBC News)
Ernst Gombrich (art historian)
Germaine Greer (writer and feminist)

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H

Roy Hattersley (politician)
Dennis Healey (politician)
Seamus Heaney (poet)
Edward Heath (PM)
Peter Hennessy (historian)
Ian Hislop (journalist)
E.J.Hobsbawm (historian and Marxist)
Simon Hoggart (journalist)
Alan Hollinghurst (author and critic)
Philip Hope-Wallace (music and theatre critic)
Michael Howard (politician)
Fred Hoyle (astronomer)
Ted Hughes (poet)
John Humphreys (journalist)
Dyneley Hussey (music critic for The Listener)
Will Hutton (economist)
Aldous Huxley (writer)
Julian Huxley (scientist)

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I

Christopher Isherwood (author)

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J

Clive James (journalist)
George Kennan (Kennan telegram)
JFK (President)

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K

Frank Kermode (Critic)
John Maynard Keynes (Economist)
Henry Kissinger (Statesman)

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L

Cecil Day-Lewis (Poet)
Wyndham Lewis (Poet)

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M

Ramsay Macdonald (PM)
Harold Macmillan (PM)
Daphne Du Maurier (Writer)
Spike Milligan (Comic)
Oswald Mosley (Fascist Leader)
Malcolm Muggeridge (satirist)
Iris Murdoch (writer)

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O

Conor Cruise O’Brien (Irish leader)

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P

Sylvia Pankhurst (women’s rights activist)
Jeremy Paxman (broadcaster)
Enoch Powell (politician)
Philip Pullman (writer)
Libby Purves (journalist)

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R

Esther Rantzen (broadcaster)
Claire Rayner (agony aunt)
Lord Reith (founder of BBC and The Listener)
Salman Rushdie (author)
Bertrand Russell (philosopher)
Paul Robeson (US singer, ‘blacklisted’ for being a communist sympathiser)
Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady)

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S

Dorothy Sayers (writer)
Ned Sherrin (comic)
Hugh Seton-Watson (historian)
Edward Shackleton (geographer and son of the explorer)
George Bernard Shaw (activist, thinker, and founder of LSE)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Russian writer)
George Steiner (academic, linguist, author of “After Babel”)
Marie Stopes (birth control advocate)

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T

A.J. P. Taylor (historian and broadcaster)
Paul Theroux (travel writer)
Dylan Thomas (poet)
E. P. Thompson (historian and Marxist - “making of the English working class”)
Hugh Trevor-Roper (historian)
Lynn Truss (writer and grammarian)
Mark Tully (journalist – India correspondent)
Kenneth Tynan (theatre critic)

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W

Terry Waite (hostage and missionary)
Hugh Walpole (novelist)
Mary Warnock (philosopher)
Sidney and Beatrice Webb (founders of the Fabian Society)
Evelyn Waugh (writer)
Leonard Woolf (writer, husband of Virginia)
Virginia Woolf (writer)

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