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

Indian

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

Indian

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

British

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

Canadian,Scottish

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

British

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

20 May 1806

British

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

08 June 1916

British

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)

07 May 1812

British

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
(Surgeon and Scientist)

05 April 1827

British

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand

12 December 1905

Indian

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
(Guitarist)

27 February 1957

British

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

03 May 1896

Indian

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

15 October 1880

British

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

20 December 1994

British

Hans EysenckHans Eysenck

04 March 1916

German

Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
(Father of research laboratories)

21 February 1894

Indian

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
(Father of Modern Nationalism)

05 February 1866

Welsh

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
(Physicist)

26 April 1879

British

Roger TomlinsonRoger Tomlinson
(Father of GIS)

17 November 1933

British

Agnes ArberAgnes Arber
(Botanist)

23 February 1879

British

Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
(Composer)

21 September 1874

British

Gilbert K. ChestertonGilbert K. Chesterton
(Writer)

29 May 1874

British

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

22 June 1985

British

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

25 June 1961

British

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

24 March 1938

British

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

29 May 1874

British

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

07 March 1971

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

28 May 1964

American

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

15 August 1958

British

Ken FollettKen Follett
(Writer, Novelist)

05 June 1949

British

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

04 November 1933

Chinese,Hong Konger,British,American

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

08 August 1931

British

Tamara EcclestoneTamara Ecclestone
(Model, Television presenter)

28 June 1984

Italian,British

Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
(Politician)

10 January 1976

Malaysian

Carol ThatcherCarol Thatcher
(Journalist)

15 August 1953

British

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

02 June 1970

Chinese

Jonny BucklandJonny Buckland
(Guitarist)

11 September 1977

British

Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
(Engineer, Chess player)

27 July 1976

British

Guy BerrymanGuy Berryman
(Guitarist, Singer)

12 April 1978

British

Will ChampionWill Champion
(Drummer, Singer)

31 July 1978

British

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley
(Sculptor, Artist)

30 August 1950

British

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

09 August 1892

Indian

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

31 January 1942

British

Jonathan MillerJonathan Miller
(Actor, Writer, Theatre director)

21 July 1934

British

Junichiro KoizumiJunichiro Koizumi
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

08 January 1942

Japanese

Farhad MoshiriFarhad Moshiri
(entrepreneur, businessperson)

18 May 1955

British

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

15 July 1917

British

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

28 February 1909

British

Augustus JohnAugustus John
(Painter, Etcher)

04 January 1878

British

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

22 April 1946

Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
(Psychologist, University teacher)

20 March 1905

British,American

Ananda CoomaraswamyAnanda Coomaraswamy
(Art historian, Philosopher, Mythographer)

22 August 1877

Sri Lankan

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

03 February 1826

British

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist)

13 July 1863

British

Asim RazaAsim Raza
(Film director, Music video director)

21 August 1966

Pakistani

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
(Painter)

30 June 1891

British

Rachel WhitereadRachel Whiteread
(Sculptor)

20 April 1963

British

Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
(Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist)

08 September 1897

British

Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
(Mathematician, University teacher)

20 November 1963

British

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

29 November 1849

British

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

10 February 1920

British

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(Composer, Musicologist, Music critic)

30 October 1894

British

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

20 June 1923

German,American

Roberta CowellRoberta Cowell
(Racecar driver, Fighter pilot)

08 April 1918

British

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

04 February 1893

Australian

Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(Anthropologist, University teacher)

28 June 1905

British,American

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(Anthropologist, Sociologist)

28 May 1920

British

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

12 September 1950

British

Ken AdamKen Adam
(Scenographer, Production designer)

05 February 1921

German,British

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

17 August 1921

German,British

Margaret MountfordMargaret Mountford
(Lawyer, Businessperson)

24 November 1951

British

Raymond GoslingRaymond Gosling
(Physicist, Scientist, university teacher)

15 July 1926

British

Douglas GordonDouglas Gordon
(Painter)

20 September 1966

British

Kevin FongKevin Fong
(Consultant, Television presenter, Lecturer)

21 May 1971

British

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

12 April 1939

American

Noreena HertzNoreena Hertz
(Economist, Journalist)

24 September 1967

British

Tony GarnettTony Garnett
(Film producer, Author, Writer)

03 April 1936

British

Michael WhiteMichael White
(Journalist, Presenter)

16 January 1936

British

Christopher Anthony John MartinChristopher Anthony John Martin

02 March 1977

British

Ricky Dene GervaisRicky Dene Gervais

25 June 1961

British

Itō HirobumiItō Hirobumi
(Politician, Diplomat)

16 October 1841

Japanese