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List of people associated with University College London

This is a list of people associated with University College London, including notable staff and alumni associated with the institution.

Contents

  • Founders and supporters 1
    • Founders 1.1
    • Supporters 1.2
      • Benefactors 1.2.1
      • Council members 1.2.2
  • Nobel laureates 2
  • Former staff 3
    • Art, architecture, and design 3.1
    • Chemical sciences 3.2
    • Engineering sciences 3.3
    • Languages and literature 3.4
    • Law 3.5
    • Mathematical, physical, and space sciences 3.6
    • Life sciences 3.7
    • Philosophy 3.8
    • Social sciences, geography, and history 3.9
  • Current staff 4
    • Art, architecture, and design 4.1
    • History, languages and literature 4.2
    • Mathematical, physical and, space sciences 4.3
    • Life sciences 4.4
    • Social sciences, geography, and history 4.5
  • Alumni 5
    • Academics 5.1
      • Economists 5.1.1
      • Engineers 5.1.2
      • Mathematicians, scientists and statisticians 5.1.3
      • Medical figures 5.1.4
    • Architects, artists, and designers 5.2
    • Banking, business and commercial figures 5.3
    • Charity sector figures 5.4
    • Government and public officials, heads of state and politicians 5.5
      • Heads of state and intergovernmental organisations 5.5.1
      • Other politicians and public officials 5.5.2
    • Explorers 5.6
    • Lawyers and judges 5.7
    • Literary figures and authors 5.8
    • Media professionals (1): film, television, theatre and radio 5.9
    • Media professionals (2): editors, journalists and publishers 5.10
    • Musicians, musicologists and musical commentators 5.11
    • Philanthropists, cultural, educational, military and religious figures 5.12
    • Sporting figures 5.13
    • Terrorists 5.14
  • Fictional figures 6
    • Fictional alumni and students 6.1
    • Fictional staff 6.2
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Founders and supporters

Founders

Apart from Jeremy Bentham, all these men were named (in Latin) on the Foundation Stone.[1]

A translation of the Latin text engraved on a metal plate that was buried with the foundation stone reads as follows:[4]

To God's favour the greatest and best, eternal architect of the universe may it bring you happiness and good fortune at the beginning of the eighth year of the reign of King George IV of Britain the most highest prince Augustus Frederick Duke of Sussex patron of all the fine arts the oldest order of architecture the highest among the English the foundation stone of the London University between city state [i.e. citizens] and brothers standing around will be placed by his hand to applause. Day before the day before the Kalends of May The work of God desired by the most fortunate citizens of this town has begun at last in the year of human greeting 1827 and in the year of light 5827. In the name of these most illustrious men who are present and with the guidance of Henry Duke of Norfolk, Henry Marquis of Lansdown, Lord John Russell, John, Viscount Dudley and Ward, George, Baron Auckland, the Hon. James Abercrombie and Sir James Macintosh, Alexander Baring, Henry Bougham, Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, George Grote, Zachary Macaulay, Benjamin Shaw, William Tooke, Henry Waymouth, George Birkbeck, Thomas Campbell, Olinthus Gregory, Joseph Hume, James Mill, John Smith, Henry Warburton, John Wishaw, Thomas Wilson, and William Wilkins, architect.

Supporters

Benefactors

  • Sir Herbert Bartlett (1842–1921), civil engineer, enabled the establishment of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778–1859), financier, promoter of UK Jewry's emancipation; advocate for the foundation of UCL and a very generous benefactor

Council members

Nobel laureates

Former staff

Art, architecture, and design

Chemical sciences

  • David Clary, FRS, Director of the UCL Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and Professor, 1996-2002; Honorary Professor, UCL Chemistry, 2002-2007; Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2009-[9]

Engineering sciences

Languages and literature

Law

Mathematical, physical, and space sciences

Life sciences

Philosophy

Social sciences, geography, and history

Romesh Chunder Dutt (রমেশচন্দ্র দত্ত)), student and later Professor of Indian History who translated the Ramayana and Mahabharata. He served as President of the Indian National Congress in 1899.

Current staff

For the main listing see

Art, architecture, and design

History, languages and literature

Mathematical, physical and, space sciences

Life sciences

Social sciences, geography, and history

Alumni

Academics

Economists

Engineers

Mathematicians, scientists and statisticians

Sir Edward Sharpey-Schafter is regarded as the founder of endocrinology

Medical figures

Sir Martin Evans shared the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine after discovering a method for introducing homologous recombination in mice employing embryonic stem cells
Tanzania, in 1913

Architects, artists, and designers

Banking, business and commercial figures

Prominent UK businessman Digby Jones served as a government minister under UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Charity sector figures

  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer and former UK government minister
  • Jeremy Farrar (University College Medical School, 1986). Director of the Wellcome Institute, 2014-
  • Christopher Howe (MSc Conservation, 1989). Executive Director of WWF-New Zealand, 2007-[18][19]

Government and public officials, heads of state and politicians

Sir Stafford Cripps (left) attempted to negotiate with fellow UCL alumnus Mahatma Gandhi for full Indian support of the British war effort in World War II during his 1942 "Cripps mission"
Hirobumi Itō drafted Imperial Japan's first constitution
Jomo Kenyatta oversaw the creation of Kenya's public institutions after independence from the United Kingdom
Junichiro Koizumi was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Japan since 1972
Chaim Herzog was the first President of Israel to make an official state visit to Germany
Sir Ernest Satow has been described as the first Englishman to become fluent in both written and spoken Japanese[20]

Heads of state and intergovernmental organisations

Other politicians and public officials

Explorers

  • Pen Hadow – British polar explorer and author[25]

Lawyers and judges

Literary figures and authors

Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Laureate, with fellow UCL Law alumnus Gandhi

Media professionals (1): film, television, theatre and radio

Ken Adam designed the famous flying racing car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang used for the 1968 musical film of the same name

Media professionals (2): editors, journalists and publishers

Musicians, musicologists and musical commentators

Guy Berryman, Coldplay
Chris Martin, Coldplay

Philanthropists, cultural, educational, military and religious figures

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