The Cambridge Conversazione Society was founded in 1820. Since its original members were twelve evangelical students, it quickly acquired the nickname Apostles. The Society's influence went well beyond Cambridge, and many eminent Victorians, Edwardians, and Georgians belonged to it. For the glbtq cultural legacy, the Apostles are important for their frank discussions of homoeroticism, their interest in Platonic love as a counterdiscourse to Victorian ideology, and their role in establishing Bloomsbury.

A.W. Verrall, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, classicist, King Edward VII professorship of literature, literary scholar
Alan Hodgkin, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Medicine
Alfred North Whitehead, OM, mathematician, logician and philosopher
Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate
Alister Watson
Andrew Cohen, colonial governor
Anthony Blunt,
Anthony Kelly, academic
Arnold Kettle, Shakespeare expert
Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister
Arthur Hallam, poet
Arthur Helps
Arthur Hobhouse,
Arthur John Butler
Arthur Smith
Arthur Thomas Myers
Arthur William Buller
Benjamin Hall Kennedy, Latinist
Bertrand Russell, philosopher and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Brooke Foss Westcott
Charles Buller
Charles Fletcher-Cooke
Charles Henry Tawney
Charles Merivale
D.G. Champernowne
D.W. Lucas, classicist
Dadie Rylands
Dennis Robertson, economist
Derek Prince
Desmond MacCarthy, literary critic
Donald MacAlister, Vice-Chancellor Glasgow, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge
Douglas Heath, last of the early members
Dunbar Isidore Heath
E.J.C. Morton
E.M. Forster, novelist
Edmund Law Lushington
Edward Marsh, private secretary to Winston Churchill and patron of the arts
Edward Romilly
Edward Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby
Erasmus Alvey Darwin, physician and brother of Charles Darwin
Eric Hobsbawm, historian
F.J.A. Hort, theologian
F.L. Lucas, writer and critic
Ferenc Békássy
Francis Birrell
Francis Haskell
Francis James Holland
Francis Maitland Balfour
Frank P. Ramsey, Philosopher and mathematician, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge
Frederic Farrar
Frederic William Maitland, English law expert
Frederick Denison Maurice, theologian, Christian socialist, founder of the Working Men's College, one of the original Cambridge Apostles
Frederick Pollock, jurisprudence expert
G.E. Moore, philosopher, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Professor of Philosophy
G.H. Hardy,
G.M. Trevelyan, historian
George Duckworth,
George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle
George Lockhart Rives, Assistant Secretary of State and planner of the New York subway
George Stovin Venables
George Tomlinson, Bishop of Gibraltar, founder of the Cambridge Apostles
George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet
Gerald Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour
Gerald Shove, economist
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, historian
Gordon Luce, scholar
Guy Burgess,
H.O. Meredith, economist
Harry Johnson, economist
Henry Babington Smith,
Henry Jackson, Regius Professor of Greek (Cambridge), Classicist, Vice-Master Trinity College, Cambridge, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
Henry James Sumner Maine
Henry John Roby
Henry Lushington
Henry Montagu Butler
Henry Sidgwick, philosopher
Henry William Watson
Henry Yates Thompson
Howard Elphinstone, 3rd Baronet
Hugh Blackburn
Hugh Fortescue, 3rd Earl Fortescue
Hugh Sykes Davies
J.M.E. McTaggart, philosopher
James Carter, judge
James Clerk Maxwell, physicist
James Duff Duff
James Farish
James Fitzjames Stephen
James Hamilton Doggart
James Kenneth Stephen, poet, tutor to Prince Albert Victor (Eddy) and suspect for Jack the Ripper
James Mirrlees, Nobel Prize–winning economist
James Parker Smith
James Spedding
James Strachey, editor and translator of Sigmund Freud
James Ward, psychologist
John Butcher, 1st Baron Danesfort
John Cairncross, Civil Servant, KGB Spy
John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton
John Fortune
John Gorham Maitland
John Gross, journalist
John Hopkinson
John Maynard Keynes, economist
John Mitchell Kemble, historian
John Monteith Furness,
John Pratt
John Stanning
John Sterling, writer and poet, one of the original Cambridge Apostles
John Tresidder Sheppard, classicist, provost of King's College
Jonathan Miller, surgeon and theater expert
Joseph Blakesley
Joseph Hardcastle, politician
Julian Bell, poet
Julian Fane, diplomat
Karl Miller
Kenneth Macaulay
Lal Jayawardena, economist, diplomat
Leonard Greenwood, classicist
Leonard Woolf, publisher, novelist, and husband of Virginia Woolf
Lionel Penrose
Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
Lytton Strachey, biographer
Malcolm Macnaghten
Marlborough Pryor
Michael Whitney Straight,
Nathaniel Wedd, classicist
Nicholas Tomalin
Noel Annan, intelligence officer and literary critic
Norman McLean, orientalist, Master Christ's College, Cambridge
Oscar Browning, classicist
Peter Shore, Labour politician
Philip Dennis Proctor
R.B. Braithwaite
R.C. Trevelyan, poet and translator
Ralph George Hawtrey,
Ralph Wedgwood, 1st Baronet
Richard Chenevix Trench, Christian writer, Archbishop of Dublin, one of the original Cambridge Apostles
Richard Claverhouse Jebb, Regius Professor of Greek (Cambridge), Classicist, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
Richard Llewellyn-Davies, architect
Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton
Robert Monteith
Robin Gandy, mathematician
Roden Noel,
Roger Fry, artist
Rupert Brooke, poet
Samuel Butcher
Saxon Sydney-Turner,
Spencer Horatio Walpole, one of the original Cambridge Apostles
Stephen Spring Rice, civil servant
Stephen Toulmin
Sydney Gedge
Theodore Beck
Thoby Stephen
Thomas Ainger
Thomas Robinson
Vernon Lushington
Victor Rothschild, financier
Vincent Henry Stanton, Rev., Regius Professor of Divinity
W.G. Runciman, sociologist
W.J.H. Sprott
Walter Leaf
Walter Raleigh
William Bodham Donne
William Dougal Christie
William Ernest Johnson
William Grey Walter
William Harcourt, Chancellor of the Exchequer
William Hepworth Thompson
William Johnson Cory
William Kingdon Clifford


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