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How Many Famous Oxford People Can You Name?

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  1. Who is this?

    This guy's band has a hit or two - 'Creep', 'Karma Police' and 'Paranoid Android' among others...
    huffingtonpost.com

    This guy's band has a hit or two - 'Creep', 'Karma Police' and 'Paranoid Android' among others...

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Thom Yorke

    Lead singer of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace, Thom still lives here and can sometimes be spotted jogging around University Parks.

  2. Who is this actor?

    You can cheat and put her most famous character in the answer box if you're not sure...
    snookinicole.com

    You can cheat and put her most famous character in the answer box if you're not sure...

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emma Watson

    Watson attended the super-expensive Dragon School and then went to Headington Girls' School, just opposite Oxford Brookes! Possibly there's a statute of her there, but that's unconfirmed.

  3. Who is this?

    This guy wrote a few books about small people chasing a nice bit of jewelry...
    flavorwire.com

    This guy wrote a few books about small people chasing a nice bit of jewelry...

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, used to chill with a pint at the Eagle and Child pub (right) in the city centre.

    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Via goodpubguide.co.uk
  4. Who's this former British no.1?

    mirror.co.uk
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tim Henman

    Henman, master of the most excruciating fist-pump in the history of the game, never reached a grand slam final. Classic Tim.

  5. Who's this?

    This bloke's got a tough name, so you can cheat with either just his first name, or if you're a real cheat, his band...
    zimbio.com

    This bloke's got a tough name, so you can cheat with either just his first name, or if you're a real cheat, his band...

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yannis Philippakis

    When Foals started, Yannis and the band used to play at house parties all around Oxford. Then they got massive. Good music scene around here!

  6. Who is this?

    strangenotions.com
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Stephen Hawking

    Even though the world's foremost theoretical physicist studied and now works at Cambridge, he was born here, so he's technically ours. So there.

  7. Who is this?

    If you're not sure, feel free to name the film trilogy he stars in...
    popsugar.com

    If you're not sure, feel free to name the film trilogy he stars in...

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Theo James

    James has starred in the Divergent film series, the Inbetweeners Movie, and was recently rumoured to be in the running to be the new James Bond.

  8. Who is this?

    Star of Blackadder, Mr Bean, Johnny English...
    bbc.co.uk

    Star of Blackadder, Mr Bean, Johnny English...

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rowan Atkinson

  9. Who is this?

    Another one in the James Bond rumour-mill...
    thewrap.com

    Another one in the James Bond rumour-mill...

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tom Hiddleston

    Hiddleston is another alumnus of the Dragon School. Absolute actor factory, that place.

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