Historical Figures and Alumni

  • Oriel feathers

Founded in 1326, Oriel has almost 700 years of history and there are many well-known historical figures associated with the College. A selection of biographies of some of these figures can be found below, and further entries will be added in the future to expand this list.

Adam de Brome

Thomas Harriot (1560-1621)

James Edward Meade (1907-1995)

John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902)

Alexander Todd (1907-1997)

Gilbert White (1720-1793)

This is a selection of the many historical figures associated with Oriel. More stories about living alumni are published regularly in the Oriel News.