This is a list of alumni associated with Durham University, founded in 1832 in England. This includes those who have taught there, done research there, taken a degree there or were involved in its founding. Durham is a collegiate university, so where known and if applicable, they are shown alongside their associated college.
Michael Alcorn - Director of the School of Music and Sonic Arts at Queen's University, Belfast.
Kenneth Allott (Armstrong) - Poet and Academic and Kenneth Muir Professor of English at Liverpool University
Ephraim Anderson - bacteriologist, best known for his work highlighting the human health dangers of drug-resistant bacteria created by antibiotics
Dr. Michael Aris - husband of Aung San Suu Kyi. Lecturer in Asian history at St John's College, Oxford and later at St Antony's College, Oxford. Tutor of the children of the royal family of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
Roy Ascott (King's) - British artist and theorist and professor at Plymouth University
David Axon - professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology
John Barrow FRS (Van Mildert) - Cosmologist, winner of the 2006 Templeton Prize
Neil Bartlett FRS (King's) - chemist best known for his discovery of noble gas compounds.