Discover the notable alumni of University College London. The list includes people like Rabindranath Tagore, Ricky Gervais, Alexander Graham Bell, John Stuart Mill & Francis Crick. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, engineers and media personalities etc.
Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
02 October 1869, Indian
Leader of Indian Independence Movement
David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster, Naturalist

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet and Author

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977, British
 

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
03 March 1847, Canadian, Scottish
Inventor of Telephone
John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
20 May 1806, British
British Philosopher and Civil Servant.

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand
12 December 1905, Indian
 

Francis CrickFrancis Crick
08 June 1916, British
Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA
Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
05 April 1827, British
Surgeon and Scientist

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
27 February 1957, British
Guitarist
V. K. Krishna MenonV. K. Krishna Menon
03 May 1896, Indian
Indian Politician

Jess GreenbergJess Greenberg
20 December 1994, British
YouTuber, Singer, Acoustic Guitarist.

Pietro BoselliPietro Boselli
03 December 1998, Italian
Model, Engineer, Fitness Athlete
Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984, British
Actress

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Hans EysenckHans Eysenck
04 March 1916, German
 

Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
21 February 1894, Indian
Father of research laboratories

Chloe DelevingneChloe Delevingne
22 June 1985, British
Businesswoman, Socialite, Model, Philanthropist
 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
26 April 1879, British
Physicist

Roger TomlinsonRoger Tomlinson
17 November 1933, British
Father of GIS
Arthur KeithArthur Keith
05 February 1866, Welsh
Father of Modern Nationalism

Agnes ArberAgnes Arber
23 February 1879, British
Botanist

Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
21 September 1874, British
Composer

Gilbert K. ChestertonGilbert K. Chesterton
29 May 1874, British
Writer
Matthew VaughnMatthew Vaughn
07 March 1971
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Writer
David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
29 May 1874, British
Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Carol ThatcherCarol Thatcher
15 August 1953, British
Journalist

Ken FollettKen Follett
05 June 1949, British
Writer, Novelist
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Writer, Philosopher,

Tamara EcclestoneTamara Ecclestone
28 June 1984, Italian, British
Model, Television presenter

Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
31 January 1942, British
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist,

David BaddielDavid Baddiel
28 May 1964, American
Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer, Actor

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Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
15 August 1958, British
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist,
Will ChampionWill Champion
31 July 1978, British
Drummer, Singer

Jonny BucklandJonny Buckland
11 September 1977, British
Guitarist
Guy BerrymanGuy Berryman
12 April 1978, British
Guitarist, Singer

Karen MokKaren Mok
02 June 1970, Chinese
Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Model

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley
30 August 1950, British
Sculptor, Artist
Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
27 July 1976, British
Engineer, Chess player

Junichiro KoizumiJunichiro Koizumi
08 January 1942, Japanese
Politician, Diplomat, Economist
Itō HirobumiItō Hirobumi
16 October 1841, Japanese
Politician, Diplomat

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933, Chinese, Hong Konger, British, American
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Inventor,

Stephen SpenderStephen Spender
28 February 1909, British
Poet, Writer, Essayist, University teacher,

Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
20 March 1905, British, American
Psychologist, University teacher

Augustus JohnAugustus John
04 January 1878, British
Painter, Etcher
Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
03 February 1826, British
Journalist, Economist, Political scientist,

Ananda CoomaraswamyAnanda Coomaraswamy
22 August 1877, Sri Lankan
Art historian, Philosopher, Mythographer

Farhad MoshiriFarhad Moshiri
18 May 1955, British
entrepreneur, businessperson

Jonathan MillerJonathan Miller
21 July 1934, British
Actor, Writer, Theatre director
S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
09 August 1892, Indian
Mathematician, Librarian, Academic

Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
10 January 1976, Malaysian
Politician
Paul DaviesPaul Davies
22 April 1946
Physicist, Writer, University teacher, Cosmologist

Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
08 September 1897, British
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
15 July 1917, British
Historian, Researcher, Writer, Science fiction
Rachel WhitereadRachel Whiteread
20 April 1963, British
Sculptor

Kevin FongKevin Fong
21 May 1971, British
Consultant, Television presenter, Lecturer
Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891, British
Painter

Roberta CowellRoberta Cowell
08 April 1918, British
Racecar driver, Fighter pilot

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
13 July 1863, British
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist
Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
20 November 1963, British
Mathematician, University teacher

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
28 May 1920, British
Anthropologist, Sociologist
Asim RazaAsim Raza
21 August 1966, Pakistani
Film director, Music video director

John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849, British
Inventor, Physicist, Engineer, University teacher

Alex ComfortAlex Comfort
10 February 1920, British
Physician, Writer, University teacher,

Ken AdamKen Adam
05 February 1921, German, British
Scenographer, Production designer
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
28 June 1905, British, American
Anthropologist, University teacher
Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
17 August 1921, German, British
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

Peter GayPeter Gay
20 June 1923, German, American
Psychologist, Cultural historian, Historian,

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
04 February 1893, Australian
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian,

David RohlDavid Rohl
12 September 1950, British
Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian,
Michael FriedMichael Fried
12 April 1939, American
Art critic, Art historian, Historian, University

Raymond GoslingRaymond Gosling
15 July 1926, British
Physicist, Scientist, university teacher

Douglas GordonDouglas Gordon
20 September 1966, British
Painter

Margaret MountfordMargaret Mountford
24 November 1951, British
Lawyer, Businessperson

Tony GarnettTony Garnett
03 April 1936, British
Film producer, Author, Writer
Noreena HertzNoreena Hertz
24 September 1967, British
Economist, Journalist

Michael WhiteMichael White
16 January 1936, British
Journalist, Presenter
Ricky Dene GervaisRicky Dene Gervais
25 June 1961, British
 

Christopher Anthony John MartinChristopher Anthony John Martin
02 March 1977, British
 

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.