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

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977, British
Singer-Songwriter

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.

Gilbert K. ChestertonGilbert K. Chesterton
29 May 1874, British
Writer

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Writer
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Francis CrickFrancis Crick
08 June 1916, British
Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA
Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
21 September 1874, British
Composer

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
27 February 1957, British
Guitarist

Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984, British
Actress

V. K. Krishna MenonV. K. Krishna Menon
03 May 1896, Indian
Indian Politician

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand
12 December 1905, Indian
 
Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

Hans EysenckHans Eysenck
04 March 1916, German
 

Pietro BoselliPietro Boselli
03 December 1998, Italian
Model, Engineer, Fitness Athlete

Jess GreenbergJess Greenberg
20 December 1994, British
YouTuber, Singer, Acoustic Guitarist.
Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
21 February 1894, Indian
Father of research laboratories

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
05 April 1827, British
Surgeon and Scientist
Arthur KeithArthur Keith
05 February 1866, Welsh
Father of Modern Nationalism

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
26 April 1879, British
Physicist

Roger TomlinsonRoger Tomlinson
17 November 1933, British
Father of GIS
Chloe DelevingneChloe Delevingne
22 June 1985, British
Businesswoman, Socialite, Model, Philanthropist

Agnes ArberAgnes Arber
23 February 1879, British
Botanist
Freddie StromaFreddie Stroma
08 January 1987, British
Actor

Carol ThatcherCarol Thatcher
15 August 1953, British
Journalist

Emma ThomasEmma Thomas
09 December 1971, British
Film producer
Matthew VaughnMatthew Vaughn
07 March 1971
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Writer

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David BaddielDavid Baddiel
28 May 1964, American
Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer, Actor
Jane FallonJane Fallon
09 December 1960, British
Novelist

Ken FollettKen Follett
05 June 1949, British
Writer, Novelist

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
15 August 1958, British
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist,

Karen MokKaren Mok
02 June 1970, Chinese
Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Model
Rachel Hurd-WoodRachel Hurd-Wood
17 August 1990, British
Actress
James Robertson JusticeJames Robertson Justice
15 June 1907, British
Actor

Tamara EcclestoneTamara Ecclestone
28 June 1984, Croatian, British
Model

Jonny BucklandJonny Buckland
11 September 1977, British
Guitarist

Itō HirobumiItō Hirobumi
16 October 1841, Japanese
Politician, Diplomat
Layla MoranLayla Moran
12 September 1982, British
Politician.

Guy BerrymanGuy Berryman
12 April 1978, British
Guitarist, Singer

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

Will ChampionWill Champion
31 July 1978, British
Drummer, Singer

Dominic KeatingDominic Keating
01 July 1962, British
Actor
Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
27 July 1976, British
Engineer, Chess player

Soseki NatsumeSoseki Natsume
09 February 1867, Japanese
Novelist
Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
10 January 1976, Malaysian
Politician

Surendranath BanerjeeSurendranath Banerjee
10 November 1848, Indian
Politician

Clarissa Dickson WrightClarissa Dickson Wright
24 June 1947, British
Celebrity chef
Brett AndersonBrett Anderson
29 September 1967, British
Singer

Christian JessenChristian Jessen
04 March 1977, British
Physician
Joseph ChamberlainJoseph Chamberlain
08 July 1836, British
Politician

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley
30 August 1950, British
Sculptor, Artist

Stephen SpenderStephen Spender
28 February 1909, British
Poet

Junichiro KoizumiJunichiro Koizumi
08 January 1942, Japanese
Politician

Farhad MoshiriFarhad Moshiri
18 May 1955, British
entrepreneur, businessperson
Jonathan MillerJonathan Miller
21 July 1934, British
Actor, Writer, Theatre director

Andrew DaviesAndrew Davies
20 September 1936, British, Welsh
Writer

Sir Flinders PetrieSir Flinders Petrie
03 June 1853, British
Egyptologist

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
15 July 1917, British
Historian, Researcher, Writer, Science fiction
Augustus JohnAugustus John
04 January 1878, British
Painter, Etcher

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
03 February 1826, British
Journalist, Economist, Political scientist,
Jonathan DimblebyJonathan Dimbleby
31 July 1944, British
Television presenter

Richard HamiltonRichard Hamilton
24 February 1922, British
Painter

Ananda CoomaraswamyAnanda Coomaraswamy
22 August 1877, Sri Lankan, American
Philosopher
Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
20 March 1905, British, American
Psychologist

Sir Stafford CrippsSir Stafford Cripps
24 April 1889, British
Politician
Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron RobbinsLionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins
22 November 1898, British
Economist

Emmanuel de MerodeEmmanuel de Merode
05 May 1970, Belgian
Prince

Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
08 September 1897, British
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist
S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
12 August 1892, Indian
Mathematician

Roberta CowellRoberta Cowell
08 April 1918, British
Racing driver
George CoulourisGeorge Coulouris
01 October 1903, British
Actor

Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
20 November 1963, British
Mathematician, University teacher

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
06 February 1913, British
Paleoanthropologist

Paul DaviesPaul Davies
22 April 1946
Physicist, Writer, University teacher, Cosmologist
Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891, British
Painter
Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
13 July 1863, British
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist

W. D. HamiltonW. D. Hamilton
01 August 1936, Egyptian, British
Biologist

Ayad AllawiAyad Allawi
31 May 1944, Iraqi
Politician

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
28 May 1920, British
Anthropologist, Sociologist
Ken AdamKen Adam
05 February 1921, German, British
Scenographer, Production designer

John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
06 February 1920, British
Mathematician

Rachel WhitereadRachel Whiteread
20 April 1963, British
Sculptor

Noreena HertzNoreena Hertz
24 September 1967, British
Economist, Journalist

Sir Leander Starr Jameson, BaronetSir Leander Starr Jameson, Baronet
09 February 1853, British, Scottish
Politician
John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849, British
Engineer

Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
28 June 1905, British, American
Anthropologist, University teacher
Alex ComfortAlex Comfort
10 February 1920, British
Physician, Writer, University teacher,

Penelope MortimerPenelope Mortimer
19 September 1918, Welsh
Journalist
Ernest JonesErnest Jones
01 January 1879, Welsh
Psychoanalyst
Kevin FongKevin Fong
21 May 1971, British
Consultant, Television presenter, Lecturer

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.