Institute of Education Alumni
Institute of Education Alumni
As a graduate of UCL Institute of Education you are a member of a diverse international network of over 35,000 fellow alumni in 145 countries across the world. We help you connect with that network, linking with you with education professionals all over the world as well as friends and former classmates.
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Throughout the year we host a range of academic and professional development events, giving you access to unique venues and the opportunity to hear from our world class academics and professional experts.
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Notable former faculty and staff
- Basil Bernstein (1924–2000), sociologist and linguist
- Max Black (1909–1988), philosopher
- Cyril Burt (1883–1971), educational psychologist
- Rosemary Firth (1912–2001), social anthropologist
- Harvey Goldstein (1939–), statistician
- Chris Husbands (1959–), educationalist and former director of the Institute
- Susan Sutherland Isaacs, (1885–1948), educational psychologist and psychoanalyst
- George Barker Jeffery (1891–1957), mathematician and educationalist
- Joseph Lauwerys (1902–1981)
- Leonard John Lewis, international educationalist
- Karl Mannheim (1893–1947), sociologist
- Richard Stanley Peters (1919– 2011), philosopher, professor of philosophy of education
- Marion Richardson (1892–1946), artist, educator and author who published workbooks on penmanship and handwriting
- Harold Rosen (1919–2008), educationalist, professor and head of English department
- Christian Schiller (1895–1976), HM Inspector and senior lecturer
- Philip E. Vernon, (1905–1987), psychologist
- Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912–1966), first Prime Minister of independent Nigeria
- Paul Bird (1923–1993), artist and teacher
- Quentin Blake (born 1932), cartoonist, illustrator and children’s book author
- Reginald Horace Blyth (1898–1964), author and devotee of Japanese culture
- Valerie Davey (born 1940), former Labour Member of Parliament for Bristol West
- Bryan Davies, Baron Davies of Oldham, PC (born 1939), Labour member of the House of Lords
- Michael Duane (1915–1997, controversial head teacher
- U. A. Fanthorpe (1929–2009), poet
- Beryl Gilroy (née Answick) (1924–2001), novelist
- Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton (born 1959), British Labour Party politician
- William R. Newland (potter) (1919–1998), New Zealand born studio potter
- Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula (1917?–1983), Zambian nationalist leader who assisted in the struggle for the independence of Northern Rhodesia
- Harry Rée (1914–1991), British educationalist and member of the Special Operations Executive
- Harold Rosenthal (1917–1987), music critic
- Brian Simon (1915–2002), educationalist and historian
- Katherine Weare (born 1950), professor of Education
Principals and directors
Principals of the London Day Training College
Directors of the Institute of Education
- 1932–36: Sir Percy Nunn (1870–1944)
- 1936–45: Sir Fred Clarke (1880–1952)
- 1945–57: George Barker Jeffery (1891–1957)
- 1958–73: Lionel Elvin (1905–2005)
- 1973–83: William Taylor
- 1983–89: Denis Lawton
- 1989–94: Peter Newsam
- 1994–2000: Peter Mortimore
- 2000–11: Geoff Whitty
- 2011–15: Chris Husbands
- 2015–16: Andrew Brown (interim)
- 2016–present: Becky Francis