The Imperial College London belongs to the league of the world’s most popular educational institutions. The college was an initiative of the British royal family and its foundation stone was laid by the late monarch Queen Victoria, back in 1887. In the ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ list published in 2017, Imperial College London was ranked 8th. The staff employed at the Imperial College London has consisted of several Nobel laureates and Fellows of the Royal Society. Renowned scientist Alexander Fleming, writer H.G Wells, musician Brian May and former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi are a few notable personalities who belong to Imperial College’s alumni association. Alexander Fleming is a biologist who invented the ‘Penicillin’ vaccine, which helps in keeping infections at bay. This path-breaking discovery didn’t bring laurels to just Fleming alone, but Imperial College London as well. Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister, was praised not just by his own countrymen but even other nations for his great governance. H.G Wells is a prolific English writer, who has penned numerous works of science fiction, such as ‘The War Of The Worlds’, ‘The Time Machine’ and ‘The Invisible Man’. He has also been felicitated with the prestigious ‘Nobel Prize For literature’ four times. Apart from academics the university is also popular for its notable alumni. The names of a few eminent personalities who have graduated from this university, will take you by surprise. Maybe it’s true that studying at Imperial College London enhances one’s personality greatly.
Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

British

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)

20 August 1944

Indian

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
(Writer)

21 September 1866

British

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
(Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin)

06 August 1881

British,Scottish

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
(Former British Athlete Who Ran The First Sub-Four-Minute Mile)

23 March 1929

British

Thomas Henry HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley
(Biologist)

04 May 1825

British

Cyrus MistryCyrus Pallonji Mistry
(Ex Chairman of Tata Group)

04 July 1968

Irish

Frederick Gowland HopkinsFrederick Gowland Hopkins
(English biochemist)

20 June 1861

British

Derek Harold Richard BartonDerek Barton
(Chemist)

08 September 1918

British

Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson
(Chemist)

14 July 1921

British

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
(Secret agent during World War II)

06 April 1904

British

John WilkinsonJohn Wilkinson
(Pioneer in cast iron manufacturing)

1728 AD

British

Paul YoungPaul Young
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)

17 January 1956

British

David IrvingDavid Irving
(Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer, Biographer, Holocaust denial)

24 March 1938

British

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
(Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur)

04 November 1933

Chinese,Hong Konger,British,American

Aarif RahmanAarif Rahman
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter)

26 February 1987

Canadian

Jessica HsuanJessica Hsuan
(Actor)

18 August 1970

Hong Konger

Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
(Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer scientist)

09 February 1954

British

Marc GarneauMarc Garneau
(Astronaut, Engineer, Politician)

23 February 1949

Canadian

William CrookesWilliam Crookes
(Chemist, Physicist, Psychic)

17 June 1832

British

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
(Urban planner, Sociologist)

02 October 1854

British,Scottish

Teo Chee HeanTeo Chee Hean
(Politician)

27 December 1954

Singaporean

Donald DaviesDonald Davies
(Computer scientist)

07 June 1924

British

John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
(Inventor, Physicist, Engineer, University teacher)

29 November 1849

British

Arthur HolmesArthur Holmes
(Geophysicist, Geologist)

14 January 1890

British

Neil TurokNeil Turok
(Physicist, Non-fiction writer)

16 November 1958

South African

Alan BlumleinAlan Blumlein
(Engineer, Audio engineer)

29 June 1903

British

Martin FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
(Chemist)

29 March 1927

British

Ishrat Hussain UsmaniIshrat Hussain Usmani
(Physicist)
Mostafa Kamal TolbaMostafa Kamal Tolba
(Scientist)

Julian PetoJulian Peto
(Professor, Statistician)
Herbert George WellsHerbert George Wells
(Journalist, Historian, Novelist)

21 September 1866

British

Humphrey MarisHumphrey Maris
(Physicist)