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Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Holloway, University of London

Motto: Motto in English: Established:

Esse quam videri To be, rather than to seem 1849 (Bedford College) 1879 (Royal Holloway College) 1985 (merger) Public £54.8 million[1] Professor Stephen Hill 7345 [2] Egham, Surrey, England Suburban

Type: Endowment: Principal: Students: Location: Campus: Colours: Affiliations:

1994 Group University of London ACU AMBA

college’s campus is located in Egham, Surrey, within the boundary of the Greater London Urban Area, although outside of the M25 motorway and some 20 miles (32 km) from the geographic centre of London. The campus was founded in 1879 by the Victorian entrepreneur, Thomas Holloway. Royal Holloway College was a women-only institution, and was officially opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria. Royal Holloway College became a member of the University of London in 1900. In 1945, the College began admitting male postgraduate students, and in 1965, male undergraduates[3]. In 1985, Royal Holloway College merged with Bedford College (another formerly all-women’s college in London which was founded in 1849 and, like Royal Holloway College, joined the University of London in 1900 and became fully co-educational in 1965). The merged college was named Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (RHBNC), this remaining the official registered name of the College. The campus is dominated by its original building, known as the Founder’s Building, which is modelled on Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France. The building has occasionally been used as a filming location. From 2002 to 2008, Royal Holloway underwent a £100 million investment programme and a re-development of its campus. The college is currently made up of 3 faculties and 18 academic departments. The Students’ Union employs 250 student staff and also publishes The Orbital magazine and broadcasts Insanity radio. The College’s independent student newspaper is entitled The Founder. In October 2008, plans were announced for RHUL to merge with St George’s, a specialist medical school, to form a single institution within the University of London.


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Royal Holloway College, a women-only college, was founded by the Victorian entrepreneur, Thomas Holloway, in 1879.[4] The

Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) is a constituent college of the University of London. The college has around 7,345 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 120 different countries. The


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Founder’s Building. founding of the College was brought about after Holloway, seeking to fulfil a philanthropic gesture,[5] began a public debate through The Builder[5] regarding "How best to spend a quarter of a million or more", at which point his wife proposed to build a college especially for women.[6] Holloway later increased his original sum of money to half a million, and today, the campus is still dominated by its original 600-bed building, known as the Founder’s Building, designed by William Henry Crossland and inspired by the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France.[5][7] Sir Nikolaus Pevsner called the original College building "the most ebullient Victorian building in the Home Counties", and noted that together with its sister building the Holloway Sanatorium, it represents "the summit of High Victorian design". The Founder’s Building, which is now Grade I listed,[8] was officially opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria,[4] who allowed the use of "Royal" in the college’s name.[9][10] Founder’s has been described by The Times as "one of Britain’s most remarkable university buildings", largely due to its elaborate architecture,[11] and according to The Sunday Times it "makes the college instantly recognisable".[7] The college also has a Chapel, completed in 1886 as one of the last parts of the University to be finished.[12] October 1887 saw the arrival of the first 28 students at Royal Holloway College.[12] It later became a constituent of the University of London in 1900, as did Bedford College with which Royal Holloway College would eventually merge.[4]

Green plaque at Bedford Square, London institution in the United Kingdom provided at the time.[6] The college moved to 8 and 9 York Place (off Baker Street) in 1874, and the to Regent’s Park in 1908. In 1900, the college became a constituent school of the University of London.[4] Like Royal Holloway College, following its membership of the University of London, in 1965, it allowed male undergraduates to study on its premises for the first time.[6] Royal Holloway College and Bedford College merged in 1985.[6] The merge between the two establishments was forced to take place due to a lack of government funding for higher education, and the college was named Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (RHBNC), with an inauguration being held at the College Chapel in 1986 by Queen Elizabeth II.[6] The newest title remains the official registered name of the college, though this was changed for day-to-day use to "Royal Holloway, University of London" by the College Council in 1992.[6] It October 2008, it was announced that Royal Holloway is set to merge with St George’s, as specialist medical school within the University of London, to form a single educational and research institution.[13] The governors of St George’s selected Royal Holloway over Kingston University and the University of Surrey as potential merger partners.[14]

Bedford College was founded by Elizabeth Jesser Reid in 1849 as a higher education college for the education of women.[6] Reid leased a house at 47 Bedford Square in the Bloomsbury area of London, and opened the Ladies College in Bedford Square. The intention was to provide a liberal and non-sectarian education for women, something no other

Picture Gallery
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Royal Holloway’s campus in Egham is set in 135 acres (0.55 km2) of woodland, resting between Windsor and Heathrow.[11] Around 200 species of shrubs and 150 different types of tree can be found in Royal Holloway’s boundaries.[12] By rail, the campus is 35 minutes from the centre of London,[11] 19 miles (31 km) away in total,[4] and Windsor is also short journey away.[7] The campus is also minutes from the M25 and M3, M4 and M40 as well as London’s Heathrow Airport.[4] While Royal Holloway’s worst feature is considered to be that "Egham is not known for its social scene",[7] it has been noted that the campus’s environment "offers the best of both worlds - friendly and relaxed on the one hand, dynamic and busy on the other."[4] The current principal, Professor Stephen Hill, also commends its "superb campus environment and the close-knit nature of our community".[16] The Independent stated that the University is "Renowned for its friendly and supportive environment".[8] The Founder’s Building has been the centre of media attention and occasionally employed as a filming location. The 2006 film Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction starring Sharon Stone was partly filmed at the South Quad of the Founder’s Building during the summer of 2005, becoming the only location to be used outside London.[17] Some areas of the building were also made to look like a psychiatric institute for the film.[17] Similarly, the Academy Award-winning movie Howards End had some scenes shot inside one of the Founder’s courtyards with the statue of Queen Victoria visible.[18] The BBC’s Antiques Roadshow has used the North Quad of the Founder’s Building as a location for one of its antique filming days, and in 2002, an episode of Midsomer Murders, ("Murder on St. Malley’s Day"), was partly shot inside the South Quad of the Founder’s building.[18] The character Sophie Neveu in the bestselling book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is mentioned as having studied cryptography at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway.[19] Royal Holloway’s Information Security Group is amongst the biggest academic security groups in the world, and in 1998, it was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its work.[19][20] The College Council stands as the governing body of Royal Holloway, taking responsibility for the College’s "financial probity and

The Babylonian Marriage Market, by Edwin Long Building. Between 1881 and 1883, Thomas Holloway paid the equivalent of £6 million for a collection of 77 Victorian era paintings which now form the Royal Holloway Collection.[5] The majority of the collection was acquired from Christie’s sales’ catalogues, except for five, and it is thought that Holloway was only ever outbid once.[5] The Royal Holloway Collection is due to be exhibited in a 2-year tour of the United States, making this its debut in an exhibition overseas.[15] On 12 October 2008 the paintings will be displayed at the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, moving on to other art museums in America until 2010.[15] In order to fund the maintenance of Founder’s, 3 paintings were sold for £21 million between 1993 and 1995, and the remaining paintings at Royal Holloway have a current value of £16.6 million.[12]

Location and governance

Egham shown within Surrey


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for setting its overall strategic direction."[21] There are 25 members of the council, many of which are lay members from outside of Royal Holloway, and every member is appointed for a fixed term.[21] A total of 16 lay members are appointed; 2 from local authorities; 1 selected by the Privy Council; another by the University of London; 2 more are appointed as alumni from Royal Holloway, Bedford College or Royal Holloway College; and the rest are chosen to offer a range of skills and experience.[21] The Council’s Chairman, who is appointed for 5 years, is also a lay member. One of The Chairman’s duties is to chair a number of committees including the Remuneration Committee, which handles the pay and benefits of the senior staff.[21] Royal Holloway’s current principal is Professor Stephen Hill, who was elected by The College Council.[22] Hill, a social scientist, is a former Deputy Director at the LSE whose published research brought about the Government report on Corporate Social Responsibility.[8] The 3 Vice-Principals include Professor Rob Kemp, Mr David Sweeney and Professor Geoff Ward, who are each responsible for one of the following - academic affairs communications; enterprise and research; and planning and resources.[22]

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Williamson, 98 per cent was recycled.[26] All five of these new halls were named after former principals and have been designed to be environmentally friendly, accomplished by sedum-planted roofs that change colour by season,[8] as well as being designed to improve insulation.[26] In an assessment used to distinguish the environmental performance of buildings, BREEMAN rated the Butler, Tuke and Williamson halls as "very good", as their construction was designed to reduce heat loss.[26] Most of the halls of residence are situated on the campus, with the exception of the Kingswood I and II accommodation which is 1-mile (1.6 km) away. These halls hold over 400 students, and a free bus service operates to the campus.[24] Other accommodation includes Highfield Court (125 students), Penrose Court (200 students), Reid Hall (287 students), Runnymede Hall (441 students) which was opened by Anne, Princess Royal in 1992[10] and Victorian Houses (25 postgraduate students).[24]


Halls of residence
The halls of residence at Royal Holloway, the most of which are situated around the campus,[7] are initially allocated to the first year to students who firmly accept a conditional or unconditional offer.[23] Accommodation prices at the University can vary, ranging from £67 per week to £112 per week. As well as self-catered housing being made available, catered-pay-as-you-go accommodation is also on offer.[23] At present, 2,900 students reside in halls of residence.[11] Founder’s, the main Royal Holloway building, houses 479 students, for whom meals are catered.[24] Also on the campus, Gowar and Wedderburn, a construction of 564 study bedrooms in two new blocks, was opened in September 2004.[24] These halls will also be used as accommodation for rowers at the 2012 Olympic Games.[25] Similar accommodation blocks, named Butler, Tuke and Williamson, were completed in September 2007 to replace the ageing Athlone, Cameron and Williamson Halls.[24] Of the waste created by the demolition of Athlone, Cameron and

International Building Between 2002 to 2008, the college underwent a £100 million investment programme and a re-development of its campus,[12] as a result of the merge with Bedford College and the sale of Bedford’s site in Regent’s Park.[11] A number of recent projects undertaken by Royal Holloway have included an extension to the School of Management, the library (which holds half a million books),[4] and the academic staff, as well as an improvement to student services.[11] The biological science laboratories have also been renovated and the Windsor Building has been used to create seminar rooms and a 400-seat auditorium.[7] As an extension to the drama


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department, the on-site Victorian boilerhouse has been converted into a performance space.[11] The International Building, opened in 2000 by Anne, Princess Royal,[10] houses the Language Centre along with the English, European Studies, French, German, Italian and Hispanic Studies Departments.[27] The new developments have also been followed by the establishment of formal links with institutions in New York, Sydney and Yale,[11] and connections with the Royal College of Music means that music students at Royal Holloway have the opportunity to take lessons there.[11] The size of the campus has allowed the college to develop some of the best sports facilities of any university institution in the London area,[23] and helped build the college’s reputation as a sporting institutions of excellence.[8] An aerobics studio, fitness suite, sports Hall, sports fields and tennis courts account for some of the sporting facilities that Royal Holloway offers.[28] Situated on the campus are restaurants, college shops, a bank, a health centre, a Chapel, a careers centre, as well as a new sports complex.[4] As a result of an evaluation by People & Planet in 2007, Royal Holloway was ranked a disappointing 60th out of 120 universities for environmental performance.[8] The University has put into place initiatives to enhance environmental performance, such as the improvement of woodland management to develop nature conservation and more recycling banks are being introduced to halls of residence.[26]

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• European Studies • Media Arts • Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures (French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, European Literature and Cultural Studies) • Music • European • Computer Studies Science • Health & • Earth Sciences Social Care (Previously • History known as • Management Geology, which • Politics and is still the most International commonly used Relations title) • Mathematics • Physics • Psychology • Chemical and Bioanalytical Sciences • Electron Microscopy Unit • Information Security Group • Science Communication


Royal Holloway runs a variety of academic degree programmes, including Single Honours and Joint Honours, with fees of £3,145 for full-time undergraduate students.[30] The study of an undergraduate programme leads to one of five University of London degrees, which include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Economics), Bachelor of Music and Master in Science.[31] Lowered fees, or even free places are allocated to students who stay on to complete a postgraduate degree.[11] The University also runs e-degrees in classics, history and business management.[11] New degrees planned for 2008 include maths and finance, criminoThe University is made up of a number of logy and sociology, computer science and finschools and departments organised into ance, and geography and international relathree faculties,[29] and 18 academic departtions.[7] For students who obtain results of ments.[11] One Dean heads each faculty, and ABB or more at A-Level, standard bursaries are supported by Deputy Deans.[22] The Prinof £500 are automatically doubled.[7] On a cipal takes the role of appointing The Heads competitive basis, Founder’s Scholarships of Department, who in turn report to their worth £3,500 a year are given to 20 students faculty’s Dean.[22] The faculties are as who achieve AAA, and for those who do not follows: have a maintenance grant, 60 Bedford Scholarships are made available worth £1000.[7] Faculty of Faculty of Faculty of Royal Holloway is particularly strong in Arts History Sciences the arts and humanities;[11] "cultural and • Classics and Social • Geography artistic opportunities are hard to rival with • Drama & • Biological excellent theatres, high-profile student media Sciences outlets and a strong musical tradition", wrote Theatre Sciences • Economics The Sunday Times.[7]. In the most recent • English

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research reviews, French, German, geography and music were judged to be of an international standard,[11] with 5* ratings.[8] The Guardian UK University Guide in 2005 ranked the Language Department 9th in Britain.[32] In biological sciences and psychology, teaching assessments awarded top scores to the departments, in addition to all of the sciences being rated "nationally outstanding" for research in 2001,[11] managing to obtain the highest 5 or 5* awards.[7] In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) of 2008, Royal Holloway’s School of Biological Sciences was ranked joint 3rd achieving a proportion of 4* and 5* rankings. In the National Student Survey, physics at Royal Holloway achieved the best results.[11] Royal Holloway also makes a science foundation year available at further education colleges within the region.[11] The School of Management has all three of its MBA programmes accredited by AMBA, and obtained management school status in 1993.[33] At present, the school has 1000 undergraduate students, in addition to 300 postgraduates.[33] Royal Holloway also runs the University of London MBA distance-learning programme, in 2008 the MBA in International Management was ranked as one of the world’s 40 best distance-learning MBAs by the Financial Times.[34] The History department is traditionally one of the best in the country and many of the college’s most notable academics are longstanding members of the department. The department has been recognised as a centre for research excellence and has received equally good teaching reviews. It remains the University of London’s biggest History Department.[9] An Advanced Skills Programme is also run at the University, featuring information technology, communication skills and foreign languages.[11] The 2007 Sunday Times University Guide lists all of the following subjects taught at Royal Holloway as excellent: classics and ancient history; drama, dance and cinematics; economics; geology; history; maths, statistics and operational research; organismal biosciences; physics and astronomy; and psychology.[7] The number of students from workingclass homes has seen an increase at Royal Holloway, though undergraduates from independent school count for a quarter of the

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University’s undergraduate students,[11] and it is listed as having one of the lowest state school intakes.[35] Student applications for 2007 courses, 11,931 in total,[7] increased by more than 14 per cent,[11] while there were only 2,153 places available.[7] The rise was attributed to the high student satisfaction being shown by two national surveys,[11] the most recent of which proved Royal Holloway’s geography students to be the most satisfied in the country.[11] It is estimated that 20 per cent of undergraduates are from overseas.[8] 67.3 per cent of students achieve a First or 2:1 degree.[7] Royal Holloway employs 1388 members of staff, including 534 academic staff and 132 research staff.[12] The total number of undergraduate and postgraduate students is around 7,700 from 120 countries.[4]

Study Abroad Programme
RHUL has developed a variety of study abroad programmes, allowing its students to spend a year in institutions including[36]; • Boston College, USA • University of California, USA • UC Berkeley, USA • UCLA, USA and other campuses • New York University, USA • University of Alberta, Canada • University of British Columbia, Canada • University of Ottawa, Canada • University of Toronto, Canada • • • • Korea University, South Korea University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Sydney, Australia

National University of Singapore, Singapore Royal Holloway collaborates with Queen Mary, University of London to help run programmes at a college of the University of London in Paris, France, known as the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP).[11][37] This offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to study University of London ratified French Studies degrees in France.[37] Students who take a degree in French, German, Italian or Hispanic Studies will all take a year abroad as an integral part of the course.[38]

Academic reputation

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UK University Rankings
The Times [39] The Sunday Times [40] The Guardian [41] The Telegraph [42] The Independent [43] 30th 28th 31st 13th 22nd

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The Times Good University Guide for 2009 ranked the University at 30th in the United Kingdom, with a total score of 626 points out of a possible 1000.[47] The Sunday Times University Guide for 2008 listed Royal Holloway as the 28th best University in Britain out of 120,[48] with a 74.9 per cent student satisfaction.[49] In The Good University Guide, Royal Holloway is ranked number 22 in Britain,[50] while The Guardian placed it at 35,[51] The Independent at 22,[52] and The Telegraph at 13.[53] In 2007 The Times rated Royal Holloway 12th in the country and The Telegraph placed it 13th. The university has been consistently in the top tier of UK universities, and is a solid member of the top 10 in a range of individual subject rankings. Following Imperial College’s recent withdrawal, Royal Holloway is now placed third amongst the colleges of the University of London federation, behind LSE and University College London.[54] The University is also listed as the 6th best university in London out of 20.[55]

The Main Gate. Royal Holloway has been recognised for maintaining a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University’s graduate unemployment rate has been judged to be "consistently among the very lowest", with only 3.2 per cent of graduates unemployed.[7] Furthermore, according to the latest official statistics for 2006, Royal Holloway is second out of 90 universities in England and Wales for the amount of its students who go into graduate employment.[44] Royal Holloway also came 5th in a league table of UK universities in the 2005 National Survey of Student Satisfaction, placing it alongside universities such as University College London and Exeter.[45] The university has consistently been popular with privately-educated students, with this group currently accounting for around 25% of all students [46]. The merger with St George’s to create a single institute will further increase this figure. If we consider current enrollment figures in both institutions and St. George’s State:Private ratio of 45-55 then overall privately educated students will account for around 33.5% of the total student population.

The results of the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise placed Royal Holloway at 9th among ten university institutions whose departments all earned the top ratings for research, whether they achieved 4, 5 or 5* ratings.[7][56] Additionally, Royal Holloway was listed as the 12th best University for research in Britain by The Sunday Times.[57] In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) a range of departments were rated in the national top ten for the quality of the research undertaken. Economics, Geography, Psychology, Earth Sciences & Biological Sciences all made the top 10, whilst the Music department at RHUL was the highest rated Music department of any UK university. Overall Royal Holloway placed 16th in the country (over 150 institutions were assessed). The current research policy chief of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, David Sweeney and his predecessor Rama Thirunamachandran were both sourced directly from Royal Holloway.[58]

Students’ Union

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UK University Rankings

2010 Times Good University Guide Guardian University Guide Sunday Times University Guide Daily Telegraph FT




2006 16th=

2005 15th[62]

2004 19th



2001 24th


30th[59] 24th[60] 12th[61]

22nd[63] 22nd


31th[64] 35th

37th[65] 20th

20th[66] 30th[67]

17th[68] 23rd[69] 12th[70]

28th[71] 33rd

25th=[72] 27th[72] 25th=[73] 26th[73] 27th[73] 27th[73] 30th[73] 36


39th 31st[75]

35th[76] 31st[77] 34

22nd[79] 22nd[80] 13th[80] The Independent / Complete

Insanity Radio Logo. Students’ Union building. With little nearby off-campus activity, there is a great emphasis placed on The Royal Holloway Students’ Union (SURHUL),[11] which "has a reputation as one of the best unions in the London area", in the words of The Independent.[8] The Students’ Union provides much of the on-campus entertainment, through to organising and sponsoring the sport clubs and special-interest societies, on top of providing advice and counselling to students through the Student Advice Centre.[81] Available locally on 1287MW, Insanity broadcasts during term time, between the hours of 8am and 1am, 7 days a week.[82] The station is also available worldwide through the internet.[83] Receiving a positive reaction, the station has twice won the Silver Award for Best Student Radio Station at BBC Radio 1’s Student Radio Awards,[82] and has also won the Best Marketing and Promotions Award 3 times since 1999.[83] Released up to 14 times per academic year, The Orbital is a lifestyle magazine published fornightly by the Students’ Union, covering subjects from culture to entertainment.[84] The original official Royal Holloway student publication was in the format of a newspaper called The Egham Sun, but this was replaced with the magazine edition in the early 1990s.[84] The Founder is the Independent student newspaper. Founded in 2006, 5,000 free

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Additional logos
Royal Holloway’s coat of arms consists of the Royal Holloway shield and its surrounding elements. There are three crescents shown on the coat of arms, which are taken from Thomas Holloway’s own coat of arms.[87] Taken from the Bedford coat of arms, the field is coloured black and gold in a chequered design, with the addition of ermine spots (feather-like symbols representing ermine tails) from the Royal Holloway coat.[87] Placed between two black lozenges, there is a lamp of learning. Traditionally, the lozenge is worn on the arm of unmarried women or widows, which places significance on the coat of arms’ lozenges as it acts as a reminder that the colleges were founded for women.[87] Below, the motto is displayed which is taken from the arms of Bedford College, and reads ’Esse Quam Videri’.[87] The Royal Holloway shield was created following the merger of Bedford and Royal Holloway Colleges in 1985. The shield appears (in a black and white form) on legal documents and stationery for legal reasons, along with the following: "Incorporated by Act of Parliament. Royal Holloway and Bedford New College."[87] • See Corporate Identity Manual, RHUL regarding correct design and conditions of use of Logo, Shield and Coat of Arms.[87]

The Orbital logo.

Notable alumni
Many notable figures have passed through RHUL, below is a list of people who have spent time studying at the college: • Chris Aldridge, British radio newsreader (BBC Radio 4) • Tahmima Anam (1975-), Bangladeshi born writer and novelist • Ian Angell (1947- ), British academic • Dean Ayass (1976-), British wrestling manager and commentator • Norman Baker MP (1957-), British politician • Richard Baker (1972- ), British composer and conductor • Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE (1953- ), Secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain • Gregory Barker MP (1966-), British politician

The Founder logo. copies are printed and distributed on a fortnightly basis to numerous spots on campus and in the local area. The newspaper receives no financial support from the College or SURHUL and thus advertising revenue acquired by the students on the editorial board pays for the printing costs of the paper. This means that editorial and financial responsibility is entirely that of students.[85] At the 2007 Guardian Student Media Awards, Christian Anthony was shortlisted for the Student critic of the year Award.[86]


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• David Bellamy OBE (1933-), English botanist, environmentalist, author and broadcaster[8] • David Benson (1962- ), English comedian, writer and actor • Peter Bramley, British actor, director and theater director • Susan Bullock (1958-), English soprano • Sophie Bryant (1850-1922) Anglo-Irish mathematician, educator, feminist and activist • Helen Cam CBE FRHistS (1885-1968), English historian • Richard Clarke (1978-), English Radio Presenter • Jonathan Cole (1970- ), British composer • Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969), English novelist • John B. Cosgrave (1946- ), Irish mathematician • Richmal Crompton (1890-1969), English writer[8] • James Dagwell (1974- ), British journalist • Tansy Davies (1973- ), British composer • Emily Davison (1872-1913), English suffragette activist • Tara Dean (1977- ), British film producer and solicitor • Rachel Dear (1982- ), English soprano • Lisa Dillon (1979- ), English actress • Edith Durham (1863-1944), British traveller, artist, writer and anthropologist • Leilani Dowding (1980- ), English model • George Eliot (1819-1880), British novelist

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• Jean Henderson (1899-1997), British barrister and Liberal Party politician • Lenny Henry CBE (1958- ), British writer, comedian and actor[89] • Alex Hyndman British newsreader • Robin Ince (1969-), English comedian • Jon Jeary, British musician • Karena Johnson, English theater director • Tess Kingham (1963- ), British politician • Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), Irish crystallographer • Dame Felicity Lott DBE (1947-), English soprano • Rosemary Manning (1911-1988), British author • Duncan McCargo, British academic • Roxanne McKee (1982- ), British actress and model • Paul Newland (1966- ), British composer • Louisa Martindale CBE FRCOG (1872-1966), British physician and surgeon • Jojo Moyes (1969-), British novelist • Mary Nightingale (1964-), British newsreader[8] • Jeremy Northam (1961-), English actor[8] • Simon Nye (1958-), English comic television writer[8] • Lucy Owen (1970- ). Welsh newsreader • Jennifer Page CBE (1944- ), former chief executive of the London Millennium Dome project • Ewan Pearson (1972- ), British music producer • Andrew Poppy (1954-), British composer, pianist and music producer • Jenny Randerson (1948- ), Welsh Liberal Democrat politician • Joe Saward (1961-), British Formula One journalist • Jacqueline Simpson (1930- ), British author and folklorist • Frances Stevenson (1888–1972), British personal secretary and second wife of Prime Minister David Lloyd George • Mark Strong (1963-), English actor • Joby Talbot (1971-), British composer • Eva Germaine Rimington Taylor (1871-1966), English geographer and historian of science • Simon Thurley (1963-), British architectural historian[8] • Carol Townend (1953-), English author • KT Tunstall (1975-), Scottish singer and songwriter • Ronald Alan Waldron, English medievalist

• Isabel Fay (1979- ), English comedy writer and character comedian • Dame Janet Fookes DBE DL (1936-), English politician, Conservative member of the House of Lords • Norvela Forster (1931-1993) British businesswoman, exporter and politician • Emma Freud (1962-), English broadcaster and cultural commentator • Patricia Gaffney, American author • Robert Garside (1967-), English recordbreaking adventurer • Pippa Guard (1952- ), English actress • Nick Hallard (1975- ), British artist • Janice Hadlow, controller of BBC Two[88] • Geoff Hannan (1972- ), British composer • Conor Hanratty (1981- ), Irish theater director and scholar • Giles Hart (1949-2005), British engineer and trade union activist


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• André Walker (1979-), British political and media figure • Francis Wheen (1957-), British journalist, writer and broadcaster • Marjorie Williamson DBE (1913-2002), British academic, educator, physicist and university administrator • Derek Yalden, British academic • Hugo Ellis (1988), Rugby Union (London Wasps) and former England U20 Captain. Left after 1st year to concentrate on Rugby • Andy Sheridan, Rugby Union,Sale Sharks and England. • Sophie Neveu, Fictional French National Police cryptographer, appearing in Dan Brown’s novel ’The Da Vinci Code’.

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• Christopher Cocksworth - College chaplain, now Bishop of Coventry • Peter Conrad - Visiting professor in sociology • Nicholas Cook - Professorial research fellow in music • Tim Cresswell - Professor of human geography • J. Mordaunt Crook - Professor of architectural history • Hilda Ellis Davidson - Lecturer in archeology and anthropology • Whitfield Diffie - Visiting professor at the information security group • Roland Dobbs - Emeritus professor of physics • Klaus Dodds FRGS - Professor of geopolitics • Michael Eysenck - Professor of Psychology • Giles Foden - Fellow in creative and performing arts • Matt Fullerty - Novelist and lecturer in creative writing • Helen Gardner - Assistant lecturer in English literature • Edith Hall - Professor of Classics and Drama • Glyn Harman - Professor of mathematics • Dame Olwen Hufton DBE FBA FRHistS Professorial Research Fellow in the History Department • Jonathan Holmes - Senior lecturer in drama • Joan M. Hussey - Professor of history • Sharman Kadish - Scholar of Jewish British history • Peter Knight - Jubilee research fellow in quantum optics • Robert Latham - Reader in history and dean of men • Robert Lethbridge - Chair of French Language and Literature, Head of Department, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice-Principal • Roger Lockyer - Reader in History, specialist in Tudor and Stuart Britain • Peter Longerich - Director of the Research Centre for the Holocaust and TwentiethCentury History • J. D. Mackie - Professor of modern history • Ursula Martin - Taught in the computer science department • William McCrea - Professor of mathematics • Andrew Motion - FRSL - Poet Laureate, Professor of Creative Writing

Notable staff
Below is a list of notable academics and others, who have spent time teaching, conducting research or holding other offices at the college • H. B. Acton - Taught political philosophy • Khizar Humayun Ansari - OBE - Director of the Centre for Ethnic Minority Studies • Geoffrey Alderman FRSA - Professor of politics and contemporary history • Gillian Bailey - Fellow in theater studies • George Barger - Professor of chemistry • Francis Berry - Professor of English literature • Luiza Bialasiewicz - Senior lecturer in Human Geography • Sir James Drummond Bone - Former principle of the college • Mary Boyce - Taught Anglo-Saxon literature and archeology • David Bradby - Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies • Jacky Bratton A.K.A Jay Taverner Research professor in theater and cultural history • Kai Brodersen - Visiting professor in ancient history and classics • Jonathan Burrows - Visiting professor of drama and theater • Chris Carey - Professor of classics • David Cesarani - OBE - Research Professor in History • Justin Champion - Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas • Alexey Chervonenkis - Professor of computer science


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• Sean Murphy - Professor of cryptology • David Naccache - Visiting professor at the information security group • Anthony J. Naldrett - Visiting professor of geology • Meredith Oakes - Taught play-writing • Emily Penrose - Former principle of the college • Lionel Pike - Former College Organist and Professor of Music • Lillian Penson - Professor of modern history • Kevin Porée - Record producer, songwriter, composer, arranger, recording engineer and lecturer in theater studies, communication theory and popular arts • H. F. M. Prescott - Jubilee research fellow on Thomas Wolsey • Mike Punter - Playwright and visiting lecturer • Boris Rankov - Professor of Roman history • Jonathan Riley-Smith FRHistS - Taught in the history department • Adam Roberts - Teaches literature and creative writing • Eric Robertson - Professor of Modern French Literary and Visual Culture • Francis Robinson - CBE, FRAS - Professor of the History of South Asia • Matt Robshaw - Lecturer in cryptology • Conrad Russell, 5th Earl Russell - Reader in history • Nigel Saul - Professor of Medieval History • Andrew Sentance - visiting professor • David Skinner - Taught in the music department • Jo Shapcott CBE - Poet and lecturer in creative writing • Oskar Spate - Lecturer in Geography • Ray Solomonoff - Visiting professor at the Computer Research Learning Centre • Anthony Stockwell - FRAS - Professor of Modern History • Alex Stokes - Lecturer in physics • Samuel Tolansky FRS FRAS - Professor of physics • Margaret Tuke - Former principal of Bedford College • Vladimir Vapnik - Professor of Computer Science and Statistics position

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