1925 in the United Kingdom
|1925 in the United Kingdom|
|1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927|
|Individual countries of the United Kingdom|
|England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales|
- 9 April – Administration of Estates Act abolishes the legal rule of primogeniture in England and Wales and the remnants of gavelkind in Kent.
- May – Britain returns to the gold standard (the gold bullion standard rather than the specie standard).
- 1 May – Cyprus becomes a Crown Colony.
- 29 May – last communication from the British explorer Percy Fawcett, a telegram to his wife, before he disappears in the Amazon.
- 10 June – Dibbles Bridge coach crash: a tour coach runs away following brake failure and falls off a bridge near Hebden, North Yorkshire, en route to Bolton Abbey, killing seven passengers.
- 1 to 30 June – the second-driest month in the EWP series (and driest of twentieth century) with an average rainfall of only 4.3 millimetres (0.17 in).
- 27 July – the BBC's Daventry transmitting station on Borough Hill, Daventry in central England opens as the world's first longwave broadcast radio transmitter, taking over from its Chelmsford facility.
- 31 July – "Red Friday": the Government announces that it will grant a subsidy to the coal industry for nine months to maintain existing wage levels while a Royal Commission conducts an inquiry into the industry's problems.
- 5 August – establishment of political party Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru, initially focussing on Welsh language issues.
- 7 August – National Library of Scotland established by Act of Parliament to take over the national responsibilities of the Advocates' Library in Edinburgh.
- 2 October – in London
- 2 November – Eigiau Dam disaster kills seventeen in the North Wales village of Dolgarrog.
- 3 November – Alfred Hitchcock's first (silent) film, The Pleasure Garden, completed (but not released in the UK until 16 January 1927).
- 7 November – The Morning Post, a Conservative London newspaper, publishes a leaked report of the Irish Boundary Commission's (limited) proposals for altering the border between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland, which are contrary to the Free State's view; publication effectively ends the work of the Commission.
- 16 November – carmaker Vauxhall Motors of Luton is purchased by American giant General Motors for $2.5 million.
- 1 December – Locarno Treaties signed in London.
- 3 December – a settlement on the boundary question between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland is presented in London. Controversially, there is no change to the border, in exchange for the Free State's liability for service of the U.K. public debt in respect of war pensions being dropped. The agreement is approved during this month by the U.K. and Free State legislatures.
- 10 December – Austen Chamberlain wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Locarno Pact.
- 16 December – construction of the Queensway Tunnel beneath the River Mersey begins.
- Construction of the Royal Tweed Bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed begins.
- Clough Williams-Ellis begins construction of Portmeirion in North Wales.
- US newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst buys the medieval St Donat's Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan.
- Elinor Brent-Dyer's schoolgirl story The School at the Chalet, first in the Chalet School series.
- G. K. Chesterton's book The Everlasting Man.
- Agatha Christie's novel The Secret of Chimneys.
- Warwick Deeping's novel Sorrell and Son.
- T. S. Eliot's poem The Hollow Men.
- Aldous Huxley's novel Those Barren Leaves.
- Margaret Kennedy's novel The Constant Nymph.
- Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway.
- 7 January – Gerald Durrell, naturalist, zookeeper, author and television presenter (at Jamshedpur, India) (died 1995)
- 13 February – Stuart Wagstaff, English-Australian actor (died 2015)
- 17 February – Ron Goodwin, composer and conductor (died 2003)
- 21 March – Peter Brook, theatre and film director
- 23 March – David Watkin, cinematographer (died in 2008)
- 25 March – Anthony Quinton, philosopher (died 2010)
- 1 April – Kathy Stobart, saxophonist (died 2014)
- 2 April – George MacDonald Fraser, author (died 2008)
- 3 April – Tony Benn, politician (died 2014)
- 12 April – Oliver Postgate, animator, puppeteer and writer (died 2008)
- 22 April – George Cole, actor (died 2015)
- 1 May – Helen Bamber, psychotherapist and academic (died 2014)
- 11 May – Rhodes Boyson, English educator and politician (died 2012)
- 3 June – Thomas Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow (died 2001)
- 28 July – John Stonehouse, disgraced government minister (died 1988)
- 30 July – Alexander Trocchi, writer (died 1984)
- 12 August
- 18 August – Brian Aldiss, science fiction author (died 2017)
- 27 August – Nat Lofthouse, footballer (died 2011)
- 6 September – Nina Lowry, born Noreen Collins, judge (died 2017)
- 8 September – Peter Sellers, comedian and actor (died 1980)
- 23 September – Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar and Chinese historian (died 2006)
- 13 October – Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died 2013)
- 16 October – Angela Lansbury, actress
- 17 October – Harry Carpenter, boxing commentator (died 2010)
- 19 October – Bernard Hepton, stage and television actor and director (died 2018)
- 29 October – Robert Hardy, actor (died 2017)
- 31 October – John Pople, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2004)
- 10 November – Richard Burton, actor (died 1984)
- 11 November – June Whitfield, comic actress
- 27 November
- 23 December – Duncan Hallas, Trotskyist (died 2002)
- 3 February – Oliver Heaviside, mathematician (born 1850)
- 6 February – James Kenyon, businessman and cinema pioneer (born 1850)
- 24 February – Joseph Rowntree, Quaker and philanthropist (born 1836)
- 20 March – George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy of India (born 1859)
- 23 March – Bessie Rayner Parkes, journalist and feminist (born 1829)
- 28 March – Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson, general (born 1864)
- 4 April – W. W. Rouse Ball, mathematician and lawyer (born 1850)
- 14 April – John Singer Sargent, American portrait painter (born 1856)
- 6 April – Alexandra Kitchin, model for Lewis Carroll (born 1864)
- 7 May – William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, soap-maker and philanthropist (born 1851)
- 14 May – H. Rider Haggard, writer (born 1856)
- 22 May – John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, World War I field marshal (born 1852)
- 20 November – Alexandra of Denmark, queen of Edward VII of the United Kingdom (born 1844)
- 18 December – Hamo Thornycroft, sculptor (born 1850)
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