10 Downing Street
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British Prime Ministers

Thirty British Prime Ministers have been educated at Oxford University. Of these, 13 were educated at Christ Church, three at Trinity, four at Balliol, two at Brasenose and one each at Hart Hall (now Hertford), Jesus College, St Hugh's, St John's, Somerville, University, Merton and Lincoln.





Rishi Sunak
(1980- )
LincolnOct 2022-Conservative
Liz Truss
(1975- )
MertonSep 2022-Oct 2022Conservative
Boris Johnson
(1964- )
BalliolJul 2019-Sept 2022Conservative
Theresa May
(1956- )
St Hugh'sJul 2016-Jul 2019Conservative
David Cameron
(1966- )
BrasenoseMay 2010-Jul 2016Conservative
Tony Blair
(1953- )
St John'sMay 1997-Jun 2007Labour
Margaret Thatcher
SomervilleMay 1979-Nov 1990Conservative
Harold Wilson
JesusOct 1964-Jun 1970Labour
Mar 1974-Apr 1976
Edward Heath
BalliolJun 1970-Mar 1974Conservative
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Christ ChurchOct 1963-Oct 1964Unionist/Conservative
Harold Macmillan
BalliolJan 1957-Oct 1963Conservative
Anthony Eden
Christ ChurchApr 1955-Jan 1957Conservative
Clement Attlee
University CollegeJul 1945-Oct 1951Labour
H H Asquith
BalliolApr 1908-May 1915Liberal Coalition
May 1915-Dec 1916
Marquess of Salisbury
Christ ChurchJun 1885-Jan 1886Conservative
Jul 1886-Aug 1892
Jun 1895-Jul 1902
Earl of Rosebery
Christ ChurchMar 1894-Jun 1895Liberal
William Ewart Gladstone  
Christ ChurchDec 1868-Feb 1874Liberal
Apr 1880-Jun 1885
Feb 1886-Jul 1886
Aug 1892-Mar 1894
Earl of Derby
Christ ChurchFeb 1852-Dec 1852Conservative
Feb 1858-Jun 1859
Jun 1866-Feb 1868
Sir Robert Peel
Christ ChurchDec 1834-Apr 1835Tory
Aug 1841-Jun 1846
George Canning
Christ ChurchApr 1827-Aug 1827Tory/Whig coalition
Earl of Liverpool
Christ ChurchJun 1812-Apr 1827Tory
Lord Grenville
Christ ChurchFeb 1806-Mar 1807Whig
Henry Addington
BrasenoseMar 1801-May 1804Tory
Earl of Shelburne
Christ ChurchJul 1782-Mar 1783Whig
Duke of Portland
Christ ChurchApr 1783-Dec 1783Whig/Tory coalition
Mar 1807-Oct 1809Tory
Lord North
TrinityJan 1770-Mar 1782Tory
Earl of Chatham
TrinityAug 1766-Oct 1768Whig
George Grenville
Christ ChurchApr 1763-Jul 1765Whig
Henry Pelham
Hart Hall (later Hertford)Aug 1743-Mar 1754Whig
Earl of Wilmington
Trinity CollegeFeb 1742-Jul 1743Whig