Arts, entertainment and media
British design critic, cultural critic, journalist and author.
BSc (Hons) Internet Computing 2008
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature 1989
BBC TV and radio presenter. Read an interview with Victoria in our alumni magazine.
Professor Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE
BA (Hons) Philosophy 1977, Hon LittD 2007
Former Poet Laureate.
Professor Sir Frank Kermode FBA
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature 1940, MA English Language & Literature 1947, Hon LittD 1981
Professor Sir Ian Kershaw FBA
BA (Hons) History 1964
Historian and author whose work has chiefly focused on the social history of 20th-century Germany.
BA (Hons) Architecture 1973
Actor, currently starring in Game of Thrones. Read an interview with Anton in our alumni magazine.
BA (Hons) Architecture 1981
One half of the Pet Shop Boys (pictured right).
Anna Maxwell Martin
BA (Hons) History 1998
BA (Hons) Sociology 2002
BBC global health reporter.
Professor Phil Redmond CBE, FRSA
BA (Hons) Social Studies 1977, Hon LittD 2010
BA (Hons) 1978
Actor, comedian and presenter best known for Phoenix Nights and BBC Radio Manchester.
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature 1979
Presenter of the You and Yours programme on BBC Radio 4.
Dame Patricia Routledge DBE
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature 1951, Hon LittD 1999
Dr John Shirley-Quirk CBE
BSc (Hons) Chemistry 1952, Diploma in Education 1953, Hon DMus 1976
Acclaimed opera singer.