University College London Notable Alumni

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.

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 1 Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi
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Famous As: Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire
Died: January 30, 1948

 2 David Attenborough

David Attenborough
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: May 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Isleworth, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: July 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

 4 Chris Martin

Chris Martin
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Whitestone, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 5 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell
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Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: August 2, 1922

 6 Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941

 7 John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill
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Famous As: British Philosopher and Civil Servant.
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: May 8, 1873
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 8 Francis Crick

Francis Crick
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner
Birthdate: June 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England
Died: July 28, 2004

 9 Robert Browning

Robert Browning
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Playwright
Birthdate: May 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: December 12, 1889

 10 Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 1st President of Kenya (1964-78), 1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963-64)
Birthdate: October 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gatundu, Kenya
Died: August 22, 1978

 11 Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: June 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Whitley, Reading, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Surgeon and Scientist
Birthdate: April 5, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upton House, West Ham, England
Died: February 10, 1912

 13 Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Writer
Birthdate: March 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 David Irving

David Irving
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hutton, Brentwood, England

 15 Emma Thomas

Emma Thomas
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: December 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 16 Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington, England
Died: June 14, 1936

 17 Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist, Painter, Costume designer, LGBT rights activist
Birthdate: January 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northwood
Died: February 19, 1994

 18 Carol Thatcher

Carol Thatcher
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 19 Mulk Raj Anand

Mulk Raj Anand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: September 28, 2004

 20 Gustavus Theodore von Holst

Gustavus Theodore von Holst
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 21, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheltenham
Died: May 25, 1934

 21 Rachel Hurd-Wood

Rachel Hurd-Wood
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Streatham, London, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 22 Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: February 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 Jonny Buckland

Jonny Buckland
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: September 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London Borough of Islington

 24 Pietro Boselli

Pietro Boselli
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Negrar, Italy
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 25 Tamara Ecclestone

Tamara Ecclestone
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 26 Karen Mok

Karen Mok
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Model
Birthdate: June 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 27 David Baddiel

David Baddiel
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Comedian, Novelist
Birthdate: May 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Troy, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 28 Christian Jessen

Christian Jessen
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 29 Mary Nighy

Mary Nighy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

 30 James Robertson Justice

James Robertson Justice
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lewisham, England
Died: July 2, 1975

 31 Layla Moran

Layla Moran
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician.
Birthdate: September 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

 32 Will Champion

Will Champion
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drummer, Singer
Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton

 33 V. K. Krishna Menon

V. K. Krishna Menon
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Indian Politician
Birthdate: May 3, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kozhikode, Kerala
Died: October 6, 1974

 34 Surendranath Banerjee

Surendranath Banerjee
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 10, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: August 6, 1925

 35 Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes
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Famous As: Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: October 2, 1958

 36 Jess Greenberg

Jess Greenberg
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: YouTuber, Singer, Acoustic Guitarist.
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 37 Ken Follett

Ken Follett
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

 38 Raymond Cattell

Raymond Cattell
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: March 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England
Died: February 2, 1998

 39 Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer, Chess player
Birthdate: July 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 40 Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 41 Soseki Natsume

Soseki Natsume
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 9, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ushigome, Chiba, Japan
Died: December 9, 1916

 42 Junichiro Koizumi

Junichiro Koizumi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 43 Itō Hirobumi

Itō Hirobumi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: October 16, 1841
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yamaguchi Prefecture
Died: October 26, 1909

 44 Hans Eysenck

Hans Eysenck
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: March 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 4, 1997

 45 Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright
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Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Celebrity chef
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: March 15, 2014

 46 Jane Fallon

Jane Fallon
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 47 S. R. Ranganathan

S. R. Ranganathan
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: August 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: September 27, 1972

 48 Jonathan Dimbleby

Jonathan Dimbleby
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: July 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England

 49 Joseph Chamberlain

Joseph Chamberlain
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 8, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom
Died: July 2, 1914

 50 Geoffrey Elton

Geoffrey Elton
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Famous As: Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher, Lawyer
Birthdate: August 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tübingen
Died: December 3, 1994
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.