University of London Students 1836-1939
Digitised copies of lists of students and University of London graduates, 1836-1939, are below.
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 Special Collections staff at Senate House Library, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Please note that enquiries about students who left the University 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 This restriction is due to the sensitive nature of some personal data in unpublished sources.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students up to 1912
- Part I includes graduates who died before 31 December 1890 and those who were undergraduates up until 31 March 1883 but had not passed an examination up until 31 December 1890.
- Part II contains graduates who died, 1 January 1891- 30 March 1899, and those who were undergraduates, 31 March 1883-31 March 1893, but had not passed an examination by 31 March 1899.
- Details of graduates and undergraduates up until 31 March 1901 (except those listed in parts I-II).
- Names of Chancellors, officials, and teachers up until 1901.
- A guide to the symbols and abbreviations of the General Registers PDF (44KB) is available.
- A list of University of London graduates up to December 1926.
- View/download lists of students’ examination results 1912-26.
- Lists of University of London graduates (excluding deceased graduates) up until 30 June 1930, and 1931 graduates.
- Lists of University of London graduates in 1932-34.
- Lists of University of London graduates in 1935-38.
- Lists of University of London graduates in 1939.
View Pathé newsreel footage of the 1931 presentation Ceremony.
Military Service 1914-18, 1939-45
Examination registers 1838-1889
The University archive also includes manuscript volumes, which give details of matriculation and degree candidates in the nineteenth century. 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.
- Archives of the University of Aberystwyth 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 Nottingham and its predecessors
- Archives of the University of Southampton and its predecessors