Check out the list of notable University College London (UCL) alumni. Some of the notable University College London (UCL) students are Mahatma Gandhi, Alexander Graham Bell, Rabindranath Tagore, Chris Martin and David Attenborough.

University College London is highly popular across the world, especially among students who want to pursue their postgraduate studies. Also commonly known as ‘UCL’, this great institution is the third oldest in the whole of England. Scroll to see the names of famous celebrities who studied at University College London. The achievements of many of these former students are simply outstanding. The notable alumni of UCL have played a vital role in making it a renowned institution. Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell is the inventor of the telephone, a genius who has made communication across the world pretty convenient. Indian freedom fighter and lawyer Mahatma Gandhi, Acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan as well as English singer and songwriter Chris Martin are a few famous personalities who studied at UCL. Mahatma Gandhi was the face of the Indian freedom movement and in a great way helped his country gain freedom from the British. Christopher Nolan is one of the most loved filmmakers of recent times and has made several blockbusters like ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Interstellar’. Many youngsters of today are filmmaking aspirants, thanks to Nolan’s contribution to cinema. Popular English comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is another alumnus of University College London who has made his alma mater pretty proud. These individuals are now role models to many people across the world and have been inspiring them to pursue their dreams. We've compiled a list of some of the most famous Harvard students of all time, along with the field/area of their achievements. This list of notable University College London alumni is based on the individual’s achievements and fame. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by some of the notable University College London alumni who made it to this list.
Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

02 October 1869

30 January 1948

Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire

Indian

Libra

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

07 August 1941

India

Indian

Taurus

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

02 August 1922

Edinburgh

British,Scottish

Pisces

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

British

Pisces

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Isleworth

British

Taurus

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
(British Philosopher and Civil Servant.)

20 May 1806

08 May 1873

Pentonville, London, England

British

Taurus

Jess GreenbergJess Greenberg
(YouTuber, Singer, Acoustic Guitarist.)

20 December 1994

London, England

British

Sagittarius

Francis CrickFrancis Crick
(Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner)

08 June 1916

28 July 2004

Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England, UK

British

Gemini

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)

07 May 1812

12 December 1889

Camberwell

British

Taurus

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
(Guitarist)

27 February 1957

Hackney, east London, England

British

Pisces

Hans EysenckHans Eysenck

04 March 1916

04 September 1997

Berlin, Germany

German

Pisces

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand

12 December 1905

28 September 2004

Peshawar, Pakistan

Indian

Sagittarius

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
(Surgeon and Scientist)

05 April 1827

10 February 1912

West Ham

British

Aries

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
(Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists)

15 October 1880

02 October 1958

Edinburgh

British

Libra

V. K. Krishna MenonV. K. Krishna Menon
(Indian Politician)

03 May 1896

06 October 1974

Kozhikode, Kerala

Indian

Taurus

Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
(Father of research laboratories)

21 February 1894

01 January 1955

Bhera

Indian

Pisces

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
(Physicist)

26 April 1879

15 February 1959

Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

British

Taurus

Roger TomlinsonRoger Tomlinson
(Father of GIS)

17 November 1933

09 February 2014

Cambridge, United Kingdom

British

Scorpio

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
(Father of Modern Nationalism)

05 February 1866

07 January 1955

Aberdeen

Welsh

Aquarius

Agnes ArberAgnes Arber
(Botanist)

23 February 1879

22 March 1960

London

British

Pisces

Chloe DelevingneChloe Delevingne
(Businesswoman, Socialite, Model, Philanthropist)

22 June 1985

England, United Kingdom

British

Cancer

Gilbert K. ChestertonGilbert K. Chesterton
(Writer)

29 May 1874

14 June 1936

Kensington

British

Gemini

Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
(Composer)

21 September 1874

25 May 1934

Cheltenham

British

Virgo

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
(Actor, Writer, Musician, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Voice actor, Film director, Film actor)

25 June 1961

Reading

British

Cancer

Matthew VaughnMatthew Vaughn
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Writer)

07 March 1971

London

Pisces

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
(Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer, Writer, Screenwriter, Philosopher, Biographer, Illustrator, Crime writer)

29 May 1874

14 June 1936

Kensington

British

Gemini

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

24 March 1938

Brentwood

British

Aries

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
(Mathematician, Physicist, Writer, Philosopher, University teacher, Psychologist)

08 August 1931

Colchester

British

Leo

Ken FollettKen Follett
(Writer, Novelist)

05 June 1949

Cardiff

British

Gemini

Jonny BucklandJonny Buckland
(Guitarist)

11 September 1977

London

British

Virgo

Tamara EcclestoneTamara Ecclestone
(Model, Television presenter)

28 June 1984

Milan

Italian,British

Cancer

Guy BerrymanGuy Berryman
(Guitarist, Singer)

12 April 1978

Kirkcaldy

British

Aries

Will ChampionWill Champion
(Drummer, Singer)

31 July 1978

Southampton

British

Leo

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley
(Sculptor, Artist)

30 August 1950

London

British

Virgo

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
(Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist, Researcher)

15 August 1958

London

British

Leo

Carol ThatcherCarol Thatcher
(Journalist)

15 August 1953

London

British

Leo

Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
(Psychologist, University teacher)

20 March 1905

02 February 1998

West Bromwich

British,American

Pisces

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

04 November 1933

Shanghai

Hong Kong,British,American

Scorpio

Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist, Painter, Costume designer, LGBT rights activist)

31 January 1942

19 February 1994

Northwood

British

Aquarius

David BaddielDavid Baddiel
(Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer, Actor)

28 May 1964

New York City

American

Gemini

Rachel WhitereadRachel Whiteread
(Sculptor)

20 April 1963

London

British

Aries

Karen MokKaren Mok
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Model)

02 June 1970

Hong Kong

Gemini

Tony GarnettTony Garnett
(Film producer, Author, Writer)

03 April 1936

Birmingham

British

Aries

Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
(Engineer, Chess player)

27 July 1976

London

British

Leo

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(Composer, Musicologist, Music critic)

30 October 1894

17 December 1930

London

British

Scorpio

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
(Historian, Researcher, Writer, Science fiction writer)

15 July 1917

03 August 2015

Malvern

British

Cancer

Margaret MountfordMargaret Mountford
(Lawyer, Businessperson)

24 November 1951

Holywood

British

Sagittarius

Jonathan MillerJonathan Miller
(Actor, Writer, Theatre director)

21 July 1934

London

British

Cancer

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
(Journalist, Economist, Political scientist, Writer, Sociologist)

03 February 1826

24 March 1877

Somerset

British

Aquarius

Junichiro KoizumiJunichiro Koizumi
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

08 January 1942

Yokosuka

Japanese

Capricorn

Paul DaviesPaul Davies
(Physicist, Writer, University teacher, Cosmologist)

22 April 1946

London

Taurus

Stephen SpenderStephen Spender
(Poet, Writer, Essayist, University teacher, Journalist, Literary critic)

28 February 1909

16 July 1995

Kensington

British

Pisces

Ananda CoomaraswamyAnanda Coomaraswamy
(Art historian, Philosopher, Mythographer)

22 August 1877

09 September 1947

Colombo

Sri Lankan

Leo

Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
(Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist)

08 September 1897

08 November 1979

Mathura

British

Virgo

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(Anthropologist, Sociologist)

28 May 1920

18 December 1983

Glasgow

British

Gemini

Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
(Mathematician, University teacher)

20 November 1963

Wiltshire

British

Scorpio

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
(Painter)

30 June 1891

14 December 1959

Cookham

British

Cancer

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

29 November 1849

18 April 1945

Lancaster

British

Sagittarius

Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
(Politician)

10 January 1976

Kuwait City

Malaysian

Capricorn

Peter GayPeter Gay
(Psychologist, Cultural historian, Historian, Writer, University teacher)

20 June 1923

12 May 2015

Berlin

German,American

Gemini

Augustus JohnAugustus John
(Painter, Etcher)

04 January 1878

31 October 1961

Tenby

British

Capricorn

Asim RazaAsim Raza
(Film director, Music video director)

21 August 1966

Karachi

Pakistani

Leo

Roberta CowellRoberta Cowell
(Racecar driver, Fighter pilot)

08 April 1918

11 October 2011

Croydon

British

Aries

S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
(Mathematician, Librarian, Academic)

09 August 1892

27 September 1972

Sirkazhi

Indian

Leo

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Paleoanthropologist, University teacher)

04 February 1893

22 November 1988

Toowong

Australian

Aquarius

Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(Anthropologist, University teacher)

28 June 1905

26 November 1999

London

British,American

Cancer

Douglas GordonDouglas Gordon
(Painter)

20 September 1966

Glasgow

British

Virgo

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist)

13 July 1863

13 November 1963

Kolkata

British

Cancer

Kevin FongKevin Fong
(Consultant, Television presenter, Lecturer)

21 May 1971

London Borough of Brent

British

Taurus

Ken AdamKen Adam
(Scenographer, Production designer)

05 February 1921

10 March 2016

Berlin

German,British

Aquarius

Alex ComfortAlex Comfort
(Physician, Writer, University teacher, Psychiatrist)

10 February 1920

26 March 2000

London

British

Aquarius

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
(Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher, Lawyer)

17 August 1921

03 December 1994

Tübingen

German,British

Leo

David RohlDavid Rohl
(Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian, Audio engineer, Musician)

12 September 1950

Manchester

British

Virgo

Michael FriedMichael Fried
(Art critic, Art historian, Historian, University teacher, Journalist)

12 April 1939

New York City

American

Aries

Raymond GoslingRaymond Gosling
(Physicist, Scientist, university teacher)

15 July 1926

18 May 2015

British

Cancer

Noreena HertzNoreena Hertz
(Economist, Journalist)

24 September 1967

London

British

Libra

Ricky Dene GervaisRicky Dene Gervais

25 June 1961

Reading, Berkshire, England

British

Cancer

Christopher Anthony John MartinChristopher Anthony John Martin

02 March 1977

Exeter

British

Pisces

Farhad MoshiriFarhad Moshiri
(entrepreneur, businessperson)

18 May 1955

Iran

British

Taurus

Itō HirobumiItō Hirobumi
(Politician, Diplomat)

16 October 1841

26 October 1909

Kumage District

Japanese

Libra

Michael WhiteMichael White
(Journalist, Presenter)

16 January 1936

Glasgow

British

Capricorn

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