Alex Kumar

Associate in Social & Environmental Justice

Portrait by Nick Watton

Alexander Fraser Kumar is a musician and political campaigner based in the United Kingdom.

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

While at Oxford, Kumar served on the committees of a number of student societies. With Adam John Ellison, he co-chaired Oxford Students for Self-Determination. He publicly rejected a nomination for the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award. 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 he has appeared on panels and given talks on homelessness in Britain, as well as appearing frequently as a commentator on related issues in the national press. He has been behind campaigns to change local government emergency shelter policies and to reform the laws around rough sleeping in England & Wales.

Kumar is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Associate of the Linnean Society of London, and a member of Liberty. He is a governor of the Topsham School, and is on the Devon Windrush Committee and the Advisory Board of Human Circles.

Kumar has written for The Guardian and the Royal Society of Arts. He has been an occasional guest on BBC Radio.

He is currently studying to be a barrister as an Inner Temple Scholar.