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University College London

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Part of the University of London.

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
1826

Motto:
Cuncti adsint meritaeque expectent praemia palmae

Enrollment:
19,000

Official Website:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
Terrorist
22-Dec-1986   Nigerian underwear bomber
Mulk Raj Anand
Novelist
22-Dec-1905 28-Sep-2004 Untouchable
Kofi Awoonor
Poet
13-Mar-1935   Rediscovery
Walter Bagehot
Economist
3-Feb-1826 24-Mar-1877 Editor of The Economist, 1860-77
David Bates
Astronomer
18-Nov-1916 5-Jan-1994 Atmospheric and interstellar physics
William Bayliss
Doctor
2-May-1860 27-Aug-1924 Co-Discovered hormones
Guy Berryman
Bassist
12-Apr-1978   Bassist for Coldplay
Alec Boksenberg
Astronomer
18-Mar-1936   Image Photon Counting System
George E. P. Box
Mathematician
18-Oct-1919 28-Mar-2013 Statistician at University of Wisconsin
Christine Brooke-Rose
Novelist
16-Jan-1923 21-Mar-2012 Out
Geoffrey Burbidge
Astronomer
24-Sep-1925 26-Jan-2010 Quasi-steady state cosmology
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Astronomer
15-Jul-1943   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
Richard D'Oyly Carte
Theatre Producer
3-May-1844 3-Apr-1901 English opera and theatre impresario
G. K. Chesterton
Author
29-May-1874 14-Jun-1936 The Man Who Was Thursday
Lloyd Cole
Singer/Songwriter
31-Jan-1961   Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Alex Comfort
Doctor
10-Feb-1920 26-Mar-2000 The Joy of Sex
George P. Cosmatos
Film Director
4-Jan-1941 19-Apr-2005 Tombstone
Stafford Cripps
Politician
24-Apr-1889 21-Apr-1952 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1947-50
John Curwen
Musicologist
14-Nov-1816 16-May-1880 Tonic Sol-fa Method
Henry Dale
Scientist
9-Jun-1875 23-Jul-1968 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Paul Davies
Physicist
22-Apr-1946   The Mind of God
John Derbyshire
Author
3-Jun-1945   Conservative pundit
John William Draper
Chemist
5-May-1811 4-Jan-1882 Radiant energy and portrait photography
Alice Evans
Actor
2-Aug-1971   102 Dalmatians
Martin Evans
Scientist
1-Jan-1941   Embryonic stem cells
Hans Eysenck
Psychologist
4-Mar-1916 4-Sep-1997 Intelligence and personality
Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti
Business
9-Apr-1864 13-Jan-1930 England's electrical grid
John Ambrose Fleming
Engineer
29-Nov-1849 19-Apr-1945 Invented the vacuum tube
John Forster
Author
2-Apr-1812 2-Feb-1876 Life of Charles Dickens
Martin Fowler
Computer Programmer
?   Manifesto For Agile Software Development
Justine Frischmann
Guitarist
16-Sep-1969   Guitarist, Elastica
John H. Gaddum
Scientist
31-Mar-1900 30-Jun-1965 Drug antagonism
Hugh Gaitskell
Politician
9-Apr-1906 18-Jan-1963 Leader of the Labour Party, 1955-63
Mahatma Gandhi
Activist
2-Oct-1869 30-Jan-1948 Proselytizer of nonviolence
Herbert S. Gasser
Scientist
5-Jul-1888 11-May-1963 Nerve conduction
Ricky Gervais
Actor
25-Jun-1961   The Office
Otto Hahn
Chemist
8-Mar-1879 28-Jul-1968 Demonstrated fission
Chaim Herzog
Head of State
17-Sep-1918 17-Apr-1997 President of Israel, 1983-93
Jaroslav Heyrovsky
Chemist
20-Dec-1890 27-Mar-1967 Polarography
Frederick Hopkins
Scientist
20-Jun-1861 16-May-1947 Discovered vitamins
T. E. Hulme
Poet
16-Sep-1883 28-Sep-1917 Modernist poet and critic
Leander Starr Jameson
Head of State
9-Feb-1853 26-Nov-1917 Last Prime Minister of Capetown
William Stanley Jevons
Economist
1-Sep-1835 13-Aug-1882 Theory of Political Economy
James Robertson Justice
Actor
15-Jun-1907 2-Jul-1975 Doctor in the House
Bernard Katz
Scientist
26-Mar-1911 20-Apr-2003 Neurotransmitters and the pineal gland
Jomo Kenyatta
Head of State
20-Oct-1892 22-Aug-1978 President of Kenya, 1964-78
Junichiro Koizumi
Head of State
8-Jan-1942   Prime Minister of Japan, 2001-06
Joseph Lister
Doctor
5-Apr-1827 10-Feb-1912 Pioneer of antiseptic surgery
David Lodge
Novelist
28-Jan-1935   How Far Can You Go?
Otto Loewi
Scientist
3-Jun-1873 25-Dec-1961 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Chris Martin
Musician
2-Mar-1977   Lead vocals, Coldplay
George du Maurier
Artist
6-Mar-1834 6-Oct-1896 British caricaturist, Punch
John Maynard Smith
Biologist
6-Jan-1920 19-Apr-2004 Applied game theory to evolutionary biology
Ashley Montagu
Anthropologist
28-Jun-1905 26-Nov-1999 The Natural Superiority of Women
Alexander Muirhead
Physicist
26-May-1848 13-Dec-1920 Submarine cable telegraphy
Margaret Murray
Archaeologist
13-Jul-1863 13-Nov-1963 Egyptologist, mother of Wicca
Christopher Nolan
Film Director
30-Jul-1970   Memento
Raymond Pearl
Biologist
3-Jun-1879 17-Nov-1940 Biogerontology
Roger Penrose
Mathematician
8-Aug-1931   Theory of cosmic censorship
George H. Poste
Biologist
c. 1944   Health Technology Networks
Lucy Punch
Actor
30-Dec-1977   Bad Teacher
David E. I. Pyott
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Allergan
Dora Russell
Activist
3-Apr-1894 31-May-1986 Feminist, birth control and peace activist
Bert Sakmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1942   Cellular ion channels
Michael Seaton
Astronomer
16-Jun-1923 29-May-2007 Opacity Project
Alexander Siddig
Actor
21-Nov-1965   Dr. Julian Bashir on DS9
Frederick Soddy
Chemist
2-Sep-1877 22-Sep-1956 Isotopes
David Storey
Novelist
13-Jul-1933   Saville
Victor W. Turner
Anthropologist
28-May-1920 1983 The Drums of Affliction
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
Mortimer Wheeler
Archaeologist
10-Sep-1890 22-Jul-1976 Archaeology from the Earth
Terry Winograd
Scientist
24-Feb-1946   Understanding Natural Language
Patrick Wymark
Actor
11-Jul-1920 20-Oct-1970 Where Eagles Dare
Frances Yates
Historian
28-Nov-1899 29-Sep-1981 The Art of Memory

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
A. J. Ayer
Philosopher
29-Oct-1910 27-Jun-1989 Language, Truth and Logic
David Bates
Astronomer
18-Nov-1916 5-Jan-1994 Atmospheric and interstellar physics
William Bayliss
Doctor
2-May-1860 27-Aug-1924 Co-Discovered hormones
Alexander Graham Bell
Inventor
3-Mar-1847 2-Aug-1922 Inventor of the telephone
James W. Black
Scientist
14-Jun-1924 22-Mar-2010 Propranolol and cimetidine
Alec Boksenberg
Astronomer
18-Mar-1936   Image Photon Counting System
William Bragg
Physicist
2-Jul-1862 12-Mar-1942 Analyzed crystal structures
Ernst B. Chain
Scientist
19-Jun-1906 12-Aug-1979 Isolated penicillin
Sydney Chapman
Mathematician
29-Jan-1888 16-Jun-1970 Geomagnetism
A. J. Clark
Scientist
19-Aug-1885 30-Jul-1941 Drug responses
Paul Davies
Physicist
22-Apr-1946   The Mind of God
Augustus De Morgan
Mathematician
27-Jun-1806 18-Mar-1871 De Morgan's Laws
Ronald Dworkin
Philosopher
11-Dec-1931 14-Feb-2013 Taking Rights Seriously
Ulf von Euler
Scientist
7-Feb-1905 9-Mar-1983 Neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and prostaglandins
Martin Evans
Scientist
1-Jan-1941   Embryonic stem cells
Ronald Fisher
Mathematician
17-Feb-1890 29-Jul-1962 Analysis of variance and covariance
John Ambrose Fleming
Engineer
29-Nov-1849 19-Apr-1945 Invented the vacuum tube
John H. Gaddum
Scientist
31-Mar-1900 30-Jun-1965 Drug antagonism
Lawrence Gowing
Historian
21-Apr-1918 5-Feb-1991 Art historian, biographer of Vermeer
J. B. S. Haldane
Biologist
5-Nov-1892 1-Dec-1964 Haldane's principle
Archibald V. Hill
Scientist
26-Sep-1886 3-Jun-1977 Studied muscles and nerves
Andrew F. Huxley
Scientist
22-Nov-1917 30-May-2012 Electrical impulses in nerves
William Stanley Jevons
Economist
1-Sep-1835 13-Aug-1882 Theory of Political Economy
Stephen Jones
Biologist
24-Mar-1944   Geneticist and pop science writer
Bernard Katz
Scientist
26-Mar-1911 20-Apr-2003 Neurotransmitters and the pineal gland
Frank Kermode
Critic
29-Nov-1919 17-Aug-2010 The Sense of an Ending
Harrie Massey
Astronomer
16-May-1908 27-Nov-1983 British National Committee for Space Research
John Maynard Smith
Biologist
6-Jan-1920 19-Apr-2004 Applied game theory to evolutionary biology
William McDougall
Psychologist
22-Jun-1871 28-Nov-1938 An Introduction to Social Psychology
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
Margaret Murray
Archaeologist
13-Jul-1863 13-Nov-1963 Egyptologist, mother of Wicca
Charles Thomas Newton
Archaeologist
16-Sep-1816 28-Nov-1894 Discovered Halicarnassus mausoleum
Sir Anthony Panizzi
Curator
16-Sep-1797 8-Apr-1879 Librarian of the British Museum
James Plaskitt
Politician
23-Jun-1954   British MP, Warwick and Leamington
Sir William Ramsay
Chemist
2-Oct-1852 23-Jul-1916 Discovered noble gases
Philippe Sands
Scholar
17-Oct-1960   Lawless World
Michael Seaton
Astronomer
16-Jun-1923 29-May-2007 Opacity Project
Stephen Spender
Poet
28-Feb-1909 16-Jul-1995 The Destructive Element
James Joseph Sylvester
Mathematician
3-Sep-1814 15-Mar-1897 Studied finite analysis
Mortimer Wheeler
Archaeologist
10-Sep-1890 22-Jul-1976 Archaeology from the Earth
Bernard Williams
Philosopher
21-Sep-1929 10-Jun-2003 Leading moral philosopher
John Zachary Young
Zoologist
18-Mar-1907 4-Jul-1997 British zoological neurologist

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Hall
Educator
19-Mar-1932   Cities in Civilization


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