Harrow is proud of its track record of preparing its students for future careers in all walks of life. Many Harrow alumni, who are known as Old Harrovians, go on to make their mark on the national and international stage. Some of the most notable Old Harrovians include:
Sir Winston Churchill
Shri Jawaharlal Nehru
King Hussein of Jordan
Other famous Old Harrovians include statesmen such as Peel and Palmerston (two of Harrow’s seven British Prime Ministers); writers including Byron, Sheridan, Trollope and Richard Curtis; Anthony Ashley-Cooper, the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury and influential social reformer; Lord Rayleigh, the physicist and Nobel prize-winner; Fox Talbot, the inventor of photography; the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and James Bruce the explorer; Admiral Rodney and Field Marshal Alexander; and 19 winners of the Victoria Cross. More recently, many pupils have gone on to distinguished careers in business, the law, medicine, the armed forces, the arts and the media.