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  • Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry

    Photographed at the Royal Society
  • Oxford portrait

    Oxford portrait

  • Lucy Fisher

    Lucy Fisher

    Journalist & author. Photographed at University College for their Young Univ. project (
  • Alan Bennett

    Alan Bennett

    Photographed in the Bodleian Library during The Oxford Literary Festival
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH

    The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH

    Chancellor of Oxford University
  • Sir David Attenborough

    Sir David Attenborough

    Broadcaster and naturalist: photographed at the Ashmolean Museum
  • University Parks, Oxford

    University Parks, Oxford

  • Sir Paul Collier

    Sir Paul Collier

    Blavatnik School of Government
  • Zoe Wanamaker

    Zoe Wanamaker

    Photographed in London
  • Professor Stephen Hawking

    Professor Stephen Hawking

  • Greg Rutherford

    Greg Rutherford

  • Author David Cornwell (John le Carre)

    Author David Cornwell (John le Carre)

    Photographed in the Chancellor's Court, Oxford
  • Elisabeth


    Part of the Teddy Hall '3000 Women' exhibition - a series of portraits taken to celebrate the arrival of the 3000th female undergraduate at the college in 2015.
  • Kamila Shamsie

    Kamila Shamsie

  • Sir Andrew Motion

    Sir Andrew Motion

    Former Poet Laureate
  • Jose Henriquez

    Jose Henriquez

    One of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days. Nicknamed 'The
    Pastor', he led the group in prayers each day, encouraging them not to give up hope.
  • Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

    Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

    Metropolitan Police Commissioner
  • Ian Hislop

    Ian Hislop

    Journalist, satirist and broadcaster
  • Joy in Cheltenham

    Joy in Cheltenham

    From The 3000 Women series
  • Professor Brian Cox

    Professor Brian Cox

  • Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

    Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

  • Neil Morrissey

    Neil Morrissey

  • Barney Morse-Brown

    Barney Morse-Brown

  • Simon Callow

    Simon Callow

  • Sol Campbell

    Sol Campbell

  • Zac Goldsmith

    Zac Goldsmith

    MP and Journalist
  • The Duke of Gloucester

    The Duke of Gloucester

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  • Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin

  • Samira Ahmed

    Samira Ahmed

    From Teddy Hall's '3000 Women' project
  • Nonie


    Oxford Doctoral Student
  • Julian Fellowes

    Julian Fellowes

    Actor, novelist, film-director, and screenwriter (and creator of Downton Abbey).
  • David Starkey

    David Starkey

  • Sergeant Johnson Beharry

    Sergeant Johnson Beharry

    Johnson Beharry is one of only 5 living recipient of the Victoria Cross (and the first living recipient for 30 years). Twice in 2004 he rescued wounded comrades from ambushes in Iraq and was cited for 'valour of the highest order'. He required brain surgery after sustaining serious head injuries in the second ambush.
  • Steve Davies

    Steve Davies

    Howler Magazine
  • Steve Davies

    Steve Davies

    In case you missed it, Steve is quite keen on West Ham. He entered football folklore 20 years ago at a pre-season friendly between West Ham and Oxford City. After a first half involving a couple of pints and quite a bit of heckling, then manager, Harry Rednapp, asked “oi, can you play as good as you can talk?” In borrowed kit he played the second half and scored. “It was like time stopped still – it was the greatest moment of my life”. (For
  • Racing Minds

    Racing Minds

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  • Prof Keith Gull

    Prof Keith Gull

    Principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford
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  • Bex & Bella

    Bex & Bella

    After over 10 years together, Bex's dog Bella is due to be put down the following day due to ill health. This was taken during their final afternoon together in South Park, Oxford.
  • Miranda Krestovnikoff

    Miranda Krestovnikoff

    Presenter, Coast and The One Show
  • Oxford portrait

    Oxford portrait

  • Professor Andrew Hamilton

    Professor Andrew Hamilton

  • Davina McCall

    Davina McCall

    TV Presenter
  • Oxford Photographer

    Oxford Photographer

  • Department of Health

    Department of Health

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  • Dan Snow

    Dan Snow

    TV presenter
  • Christchurch College, Oxford

    Christchurch College, Oxford

  • Dame Kelly Holmes

    Dame Kelly Holmes

  • Lord Rees of Ludlow

    Lord Rees of Ludlow