Alex Kumar

Associate in Public Policy

Portrait by Nick Watton

Alexander Fraser Kumar grew up in the county of Devon, England. He worked as a professional musician from the age of 17, before going to the University of Oxford to read History & Politics at 20.

While at Oxford, Kumar was a Student Union official and served on the committees of a number of student societies, as well as on the Oxford University Rules Committee. With Adam John Ellison, he co-chaired the international human rights group Oxford Students for Self-Determination. His thesis was a study of the Fabian Colonial Bureau.

From 2017 to 2018, Kumar was chairman of the homelessness campaign On Your Doorstep and worked to reform the laws around rough sleeping in England & Wales. Following this, after an anti-Semitic attack in his East Oxford neighbourhood, Kumar served as President of the Oxford Chabad Synagogue.

Kumar is currently reading for the Bar of England & Wales as an Inner Temple Scholar. He is the Chairman of The Topsham School, UK Representative for the International Youth Federation, and an Independent Advisor to two UK police forces. He has written for The Guardian and the Royal Society of Arts. He has been an occasional guest on BBC Radio.