UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class, religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. Scientific research and study has been a strong feature of UCL since its inception in 1826.
A detailed history of UCL Physics and Astronomy department from Dionysius Lardner to Harrie Massey.
A history of High Energy Physics Research at UCL from 1950 - 1965.
British Library, Oral history of British science: Cyril Hilsum on UCL Physics department's evacuation to Bangor during World War II