List of University College London people

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This is a list of University College London people, including notable staff and alumni associated with the institution.


Founders and supporters[edit]


Apart from Jeremy Bentham, all these men were named (in Latin) on the Foundation Stone.[1]

A translation of the Latin text engraved on a metal plate that was buried with the foundation stone reads as follows:[4]

To God's favour the greatest and best, eternal architect of the universe may it bring you happiness and good fortune at the beginning of the eighth year of the reign of King George IV of Britain the most highest prince Augustus Frederick Duke of Sussex patron of all the fine arts the oldest order of architecture the highest among the English the foundation stone of the London University between city state [i.e. citizens] and brothers standing around will be placed by his hand to applause.

Day before the day before the Kalends of May

The work of God desired by the most fortunate citizens of this town has begun at last in the year of human greeting 1827 and in the year of light 5827.

In the name of these most illustrious men who are present and with the guidance of Henry Duke of Norfolk, Henry Marquis of Lansdown, Lord John Russell, John, Viscount Dudley and Ward, George, Baron Auckland, the Hon. James Abercrombie and Sir James Macintosh, Alexander Baring, Henry Bougham, Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, George Grote, Zachary Macaulay, Benjamin Shaw, William Tooke, Henry Waymouth, George Birkbeck, Thomas Campbell, Olinthus Gregory, Joseph Hume, James Mill, John Smith, Henry Warburton, John Wishaw, Thomas Wilson, and William Wilkins, architect.



Council members[edit]

Former staff[edit]

Art, architecture, and design[edit]

Chemical sciences[edit]

  • David Clary, FRS, Director of the UCL Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and Professor, 1996-2002; Honorary Professor, UCL Chemistry, 2002-2007; Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2009-[9]

Nobel laureates[edit]

Engineering sciences[edit]

Languages and literature[edit]


  • John Austin – Professor of Jurisprudence, a major foundational figure for legal theory.
  • Ronald Dworkin – Jeremy Bentham Professor of Law and Philosophy, formerly Quain Professor of Jurisprudence, major figure in jurisprudence, critic of legal positivism.
  • Sir Malcolm Grant - Professor of Law and Vice-Dean (1986–91), subsequently appointed the 9th UCL President and Provost (2003–13)
  • Sir Robin Jacob - former Lord Justice of Court of Appeal in England and Wales, now Sir Hugh Laddie Chair and Professor in Intellectual Property Law.
  • Sir Hugh Laddie – former Professor of Intellectual Property Law; Queen's Counsel; former High Court judge
  • Sir Basil Markesinis – Professor of Common Civil Law, Queen's Counsel; prominent legal academic
  • Baron Woolf – Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, studied at UCL Law dept. and taught as a visiting professor.

Mathematical, physical, and space sciences[edit]

Nobel laureate[edit]

Life sciences[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]


Social sciences, geography, and history[edit]

Nobel laureate[edit]

Current staff[edit]

For the main listing see

Art, architecture, and design[edit]

History, languages and literature[edit]

Mathematical, physical and, space sciences[edit]

Life sciences[edit]

Social sciences, geography, and history[edit]



Nobel laureates[edit]

Architects, artists, and designers[edit]

Banking, business and commercial figures[edit]

Charity sector figures[edit]

Civil servants, government employees, heads of state, politicians and royalty[edit]

Cultural management and heritage professionals[edit]

Economics and finance[edit]

Engineers, mathematicians, scientists and statisticians[edit]


Hospitality and catering professionals[edit]

Lawyers and judges[edit]

See also List of University College London people in the Law

Literary figures[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

Media professionals (1): film, television, theatre and radio[edit]

Media professionals (2): editors, journalists and publishers[edit]

Medical figures[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

Military figures[edit]

Musicians, musicologists and musical commentators[edit]

Guy Berryman, Coldplay
Chris Martin, Coldplay

Philanthropists and religious figures[edit]

Sporting figures[edit]


Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, suspected bomber in 2009 Christmas Day bombing

Fictional figures[edit]

Fictional alumni[edit]

Fictional staff[edit]

Fictional students[edit]

  • Sofia Petrenko, UCL student and murder victim in episode 'Rules of the Game', Trial & Retribution, ITV (2008).


  1. ^ See Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.41
  2. ^ Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.28
  3. ^ Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.31
  4. ^ See an image of that original Latin text in Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.41
  5. ^ UCL News, 13 March 2008, accessed 26 June 2010
  6. ^ Named on the foundation stone, 1827, quoted in Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.41
  7. ^ "Prof Sir Peter Cook". Debretts. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  8. ^ UCL News, December 18, 2009
  9. ^ "FCO appoints chief scientific adviser", accessed 07-08-2012
  10. ^ Penelope Gouk. "Walker, D.P." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. July 2, 2008. Chicago
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  12. ^ Posgrado en el extranjero Vivir la Ciencia en tiempo real, accessed 2012 08 08
  13. ^ Faculdad de Arquitecturqa, Arte y Disegno UNAB, accessed 2012 08 08
  14. ^ 48 Group Club website, accessed 2014 07 08.
  15. ^ "FAMOUS SONS OF THE LION HOUSE". Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  16. ^ CircleID reporter (23 April 2012). "Names of the Inaugural Internet Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". 
  17. ^ "Internet Hall of Fame". Retrieved April 2012. 
  18. ^ Mountain, Matt (May 2014). "Bruce Woodgate". Space Telescope Science Institute. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  19. ^ Adler, Claire (Autumn 2003). "Pen Hadow". UCL People: p. 2. 
  20. ^ BBC Food
  21. ^ Frank Dawes. "Dale, Kathleen" Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. July 2, 2008. Ch
  22. ^ Adam Doren. [1] Adam Doren website 13 May 2014.
  23. ^ Frankie Nemko. "Feather, Leonard" Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. July 2, 2008.
  24. ^ Profile: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, BBC, 2009-12-27' and UCL News, December 26, 2009
  25. ^ Imperial Terror Link

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