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Throughout its history, Oxford has produced gifted men and women in every sphere of human endeavour who have studied or taught at the University.
Among these are 26 British Prime Ministers, including the current one, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP; at least 30 international leaders; 50 Nobel Prize winners; 9 current holders of the Order of Merit; at least 12 saints and 20 Archbishops of Canterbury; and some 120 Olympic medal winners.
At least 117 Oxonians were elected to Parliament in the UK's General Election in 2010, and more than 140 sit in the House of Lords. The offices of Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer are all currently held by Oxford graduates, as are those of Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Secretary of State for Education, Secretary of State for Defence, Secretary of State for Health, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. In addition, at least five members of the US House of Representatives, one members of the US Senate and one US State Governor were educated at Oxford.