University College London Visitors' Book

Scope and Content

Visitors' book relating to University College London, giving details of name, residence and by who the individual was introduced.

Administrative / Biographical History

University College London (UCL) is a university institution and constituent college of the University of London based primarily in London, England, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1826, as London University, and was the first university institution to be founded in London, the first British university to be established on an entirely secular basis, and the first British university to admit students regardless of their religion and gender.

In 1836, London University, together with the recently established King's College London, formed an association under a new Royal Charter to establish the University of London, and at this point UCL acquired its present name.

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The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

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Related Material

Universtiy College London Special Collections also holds the following institutional records:

Minutes of the Council and various UCL committees, 1826 to date

Committee papers, 1836 to 1918

UCL Correspondence, 1825 to 1906

Student Registers, 1828 to 1907

Professor's fees books, 1833 to 1901

Financial records, 1828 to 1939

Applications for Professorships, 1827 to 1920

Archives of University College Hospital and Medical School

Records of University College School, 1830 to 1907

Records of UCL Student societies and Students Union .