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]

Nobel laureates[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]

Engineering sciences[edit]

Languages and literature[edit]


Mathematical, physical, and space sciences[edit]

Life sciences[edit]


Social sciences, geography, and history[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]




Mathematicians, scientists and statisticians[edit]


Medical figures[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]

Heads of state[edit]

Cultural management and heritage professionals[edit]


Hospitality and catering professionals[edit]

Lawyers and judges[edit]

Literary figures[edit]

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

Media professionals (2): editors, journalists and publishers[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
  11. ^ a b
  12. ^ CircleID reporter (23 April 2012). "Names of the Inaugural Internet Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". 
  13. ^ "Internet Hall of Fame". Retrieved April 2012. 
  14. ^ Mountain, Matt (May 2014). "Bruce Woodgate". Space Telescope Science Institute. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  15. ^ "FAMOUS SONS OF THE LION HOUSE". Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  16. ^ Adler, Claire (Autumn 2003). "Pen Hadow". UCL People: p. 2. 
  17. ^ BBC Food
  18. ^ Frank Dawes. "Dale, Kathleen" Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. July 2, 2008. Ch
  19. ^ Frankie Nemko. "Feather, Leonard" Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. July 2, 2008.
  20. ^ Profile: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, BBC, 2009-12-27' and UCL News, December 26, 2009
  21. ^ Imperial Terror Link

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