Famous past visitors  to and friends of
C.S. Lewis pic
  C.S. Lewis

Aung San Suu Kyi
J.R.R. Tolkien pic
  J.R.R. Tolkien
Susan Hill pic
Susan Hill

 Iris Murdoch

T.E. Lawrence pic
T.E. Lawrence
n.b. He promised Mrs Thornton to bring her a carpet from Arabia, but changed his mind. 
Isiah Berlin pic
Isiah Berlin

Umberto Eco

John Le Carre pic
John Le Carre
Elizabeth Jennings pic
Elizabeth Jennings
A.N. Wilson pic
A.N. Wilson
P.D. James pic
P.D. James

Evgenii Evtushenko

Evgenii Pasternak

Bella Akhmadulina

Kenneth (Lord) Baker

Michael Foot

Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra

Rowan Atkinson

 John Thaw
Michael Palin pic
Michael Palin

Hafid  Bouazza 

Anthony Andrews and Jeremy Irons in
Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Lord (Denis) Healy
 See also The Inspector Morse Invasion

Others include:

Hugh Trevor-Roper (Lord Dacre)
Robert Graves 
Lydia & Josephine Pasternak 
Nirad C. Chaudhuri 
Beryl Bainbridge 
Jeremy Paxman 
Terry Jones
Clive James
John Betjeman
David ben Gurion
Jeremy Irons
Jeanette Winterton
Terry Eagleton
Count Nikolai Tolstoy
Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor
Desmond Morris
Leslie Ash
Jools Holland
Sir Basil Blackwell

Christopher Hill


(Lord) Richard Attenborough
Vladimir Grand-Duke of Russia
Sir Roger Bannister
Alexander Zinoviev
Tom Paulin
H.R.H. Prince Hassan of Jordan

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