List of people associated with University College London

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

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

Engineering sciences

Languages and literature

Law

Mathematical, physical, and space sciences

Life sciences

Philosophy

Social sciences, geography, and history

Current staff

For the main listing see

Art, architecture, and design

History, languages and literature

Mathematical, physical and space sciences

  • Tim Broyd, Professor of Built Environment Foresight and Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Alan Sokal, Professor of Mathematics

Life sciences

Social sciences, geography, and history

Alumni

Academics

Economists

Engineers

Life scientists

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

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

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"

UCL has had a long and distinguished history in producing many prominent politicians for countries home and abroad. Notable alumni include the "Father of the Nation" of each of India, Kenya and Mauritius, the founders of Ghana, modern Japan and Nigeria among others.

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

Heads of state and intergovernmental organisations

Other politicians and public officials

Explorers

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

Sporting figures

Terrorists

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, suspected bomber in 2009 Christmas Day bombing

Fictional figures

Fictional alumni and students

References

  1. ^ See Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.41
  2. ^ Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.28
  3. ^ Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.31
  4. ^ See an image of that original Latin text in Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.41
  5. ^ UCL News, 13 March 2008, accessed 26 June 2010
  6. ^ Named on the foundation stone, 1827, quoted in Harte, N. and North, J. (2004), The World of UCL: 1828–2004, London : UCL Press, p.41
  7. ^ "Prof Sir Peter Cook". Debretts. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
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  12. ^ Mountain, Matt (May 2014). "Bruce Woodgate" (PDF). Space Telescope Science Institute. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
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  32. ^ BBC Food
  33. ^ Frank Dawes. "Dale, Kathleen" Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. July 2, 2008. Ch
  34. ^ Frankie Nemko. "Feather, Leonard" Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. July 2, 2008.
  35. ^ Profile: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, BBC, 2009-12-27' and UCL News, December 26, 2009
  36. ^ Imperial Terror Link

External links

  • UCL student lists
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