University of London Students 1836-1934

Digitised copies of lists of students and University of London graduates, 1836-1934, are below.

Chancellor

Above: the Chancellor of the University, Lord Beauchamp, on Presentation Day, May 1930 (reference UoL/FG/5/2)

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, students who attended other institutions took University of London examinations as external students.  Included in these lists, therefore, are students who attended the predecessor institutions of universities such as Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Dundee,  Heriot-Watt, Southampton, Exeter, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Bangor, Aberystwyth, Surrey, Queen’s University Belfast, and University College Dublin.

If you are expecting to find a student listed in the searchable PDFs and cannot find them, it is possible that your browser does not display all the data.  In this case use the non-searchable PDFs.

Enquiries about students who attended the University of London in the period 1836-1937 (inclusive) are dealt with by Historic Collections staff at Senate House Library, shl.historiccollections@london.ac.uk.  Neither students’ personal files nor their photographs are held in the archive, however.  Enquiries about students who attended the University after 1937 should be directed to the University’s Transcripts Office, transcripts@london.ac.uk.

Please note that enquiries about students who graduated less than 85 years ago will only be answered if the enquirer can prove that they have the student’s consent or if proof of the student’s death is given. This restriction is due to the sensitive nature of some personal data in unpublished sources.

Students on Presentation Day, 1930 (reference UoL/FG/5/2)

Students on Presentation Day, 1930 (reference UoL/FG/5/2)

Students up to 1912

University of London General Register parts I and II (published 1890, 1899)

University of London General Register part III (published 1901)

A guide to the symbols and abbreviations of the General Registers is available here.

Louisa MacDonald

Louisa MacDonald (1858-1949), a resident of College Hall (reference UoL/CH 10/1/16)

University of London Historical Record 1836-1912

Graduates 1836-1934

University of London Historical Record 1836-1926

University of London calendars 1930-31, 1931-4

Pathé newsreel footage of the 1931 presentation ceremony is available here.

University figures at Presentation Day

Presentation Day, 1930 (reference UoL/FG/5/2)

Military Service 1914-18,1939-45

Lists of personnel in the armed forces who were associated with the University of London are available here.

Examination registers 1838-1889

The University archive also includes manuscript volumes, which give details of matriculation and degree candidates in the nineteenth century. A pdf catalogue of these is available on-line and these archives may be consulted in the Special Collections reading room, Senate House Library. A full working day’s notice should be given before a research visit. A reader’s ticket is required before access will be given to archives.

A project has begun to transcribe details of these students.

Obtaining copies

Senate House Library can produce reproductions of the original pages of the London University General Registers and graduate lists. Details of reprographics services are on the Senate House Library website.

Email orders to shl.historiccollections@london.ac.uk.

External links

Archives of the University of Aberystwyth and its predecessors

Archives of the University of Bristol and its predecessors

Archives of the University of Cardiff and its predecessors

Archives of the University of Exeter and its predecessors

Archives of the University of Manchester and its predecessors

Archives of the University of Nottingham and its predecessors

Archives of the University of Southampton and its predecessors