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Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Awards and Scholarships of Imperial College


Reference code(s): GB 0098 K

Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Title: Awards and Scholarships of Imperial College

Date(s): Created 1871-1996 (ongoing)

Level of description: Series of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine records

Extent: 31 boxes

Name of creator(s): Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine


Administrative/Biographical history:

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes have been established since the creation of Imperial College and its constituent colleges, and are administered by the Registry.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to Imperial College academic departments, 1857-1996, principally concerning courses, scholarships, awards and prizes, comprising Rector's reports on departments, and reports from departments, 1908-1909 (K1); undergraduate syllabuses, 1993-1996 (K2); papers concerning courses at the Royal School of Mines and Imperial College, including pamphlets, 1923-1987, Preliminary Science Course, minutes and correspondence, 1955-1961, undergraduate research directories, 1980-1990 (K3);
research reports of Imperial College, 1971-1980, Royal School of Mines, 1950-1972, Royal College of Science, 1950-1971, City and Guilds College, 1946-1973, Clothworkers' Company grant, 1932-1937; research reports and annual reviews for the Departments of Computing, 1984-1985, Biochemistry, 1991, Materials, 1985-1989, Chemical Engineering, 1981-1989, Aeronautics, 1981-1986, Physics, 1981-1985, Social and Economic Studies, 1981-1985, Civil Engineering, 1981-1985, Chemistry, 1981-1983, Humanities, 1981-1986, Electrical Engineering, 1985-1986, Geology, 1981-1983, Mineral Resources and Engineering, 1981-1983, Mathematics, 1981-1985, the Blackett Laboratory, 1985-1987 (K4);
papers relating to postgraduate courses, including information booklets, 1963-1994, special lecture courses, 1924-1960, correspondence, 1955-1966 (K5);
papers relating to undergraduate awards, including opportunities for women, 1956-1975, Royal School of Mines awards, [1980];
papers concerning scholarships and prizes awarded by Shell Oil technology, 1963-1968, Institute of Petroleum, 1923-1947, Charles Douglas Wheeler Prize, 1944-1951, British Overseas Mining Association, 1958-1969, Bennett Hooper Brough medal, 1909-1911, Glorney scholarship, 1917-1978, William Selkirk scholarships, 1945-1951, Judd prize and Watts medal, 1932, Bessemer prize, 1881-1927, Forbes Memorial medal, 1857-1954, Frank Hatton prize, 1885-1956, Tyndall prize, 1878-1962, Federated Malay States Chamber of Mines award, 1936-1960, Clement Le Neve Foster prize, 1912-1921, Illing prize, 1955-1962, Charles Salter prize, 1956-1963, Perry medal and prize, 1914-1960, Faber prize, 1943-1944, Baker prize for Analytical Chemistry, 1945-1956, Mary Datchelor School prize, 1949-1959, Finsbury medal, 1952-1961, David Spurr memorial medal, 1952-1961, Callendar prize in Physics, 1961-1963, H V A Briscoe prize in Inorganic Chemistry, 1964, Hinchley medal, 1942-1947, Cullis testimonial fund, 1937-1948, Kackson prize, 1952-1968, Murchison medal, 1871-1967, Marshall scholarship, 1882-1972, Warrington Smyth memorial fund, 1894-1971, Ure bursary, 1942, Vickers Group scholarship, 1969-1971, Mining scholarships, 1936-1971, Liversidge scholarship, 1928-1934, Iron and Steel Institute prize, 1966-1971, Sir Alexander McRobert memorial prize, 1945-1971, Texaco Scholarship, 1959-1963, Grace Madeline Beatty scholarships, 1959-1967, J W Siddorn prize, 1971, Unwin scholarship in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 1935-1976, Harwood Prize, 1974-1976, Mitchell scholarship, 1975-1977, Pippard memorial medal, 1971-1972, Henry Ford II scholar award for Engineering, 1978-1981 (K6);
papers relating to postgraduate awards, comprising Dominion Science scholarships, 1923-1934, Acland essay competition, 1926-1960, Rees Jeffreys Road fund bursaries, 1962-1966, British Aircraft Corporation scholarships, 1961-1968, British Association exhibitions, 1967-1973, Rothschild Foundation fellowships, 1977-1980, Marks and Spencer fellowship, 1977-1978, proposed Usmani scholarship, 1986-1990 (K7); Royal School of Mines postgraduate awards, comprising Frecheville Research Fellowships, 1913-1922, Andre Dorfman Fellowship in Mining, 1962, Royal Dutch scholarship in Geophysics, 1966-1981, Amoco scholarship in petroleum reservoir engineering, 1970-1976, RTZ Educational Trust awards, 1960 -1967, Matthey Prize, 1897-1968, Arthur William Groves bursary, Shell Scholarship, 1991 (K8); Royal College of Science postgraduate awards, comprising Huxley memorial medal, 1899-1962, Sir John Wolfe Barry studentship on Entomology, 1912-1914, Harold John Cotes Fellowship in Protein Enzymology, 1948-1951, Applied Optics bursary, 1955-1972, Henry George Plimmer Fellowship, 1918-1966 (K9); City and Guilds College postgraduate awards, comprising Leverhulme studentship in Chemical Engineering, 1938-1957, ICI fellowships, 1945-1956, Concrete structures bursaries, 1959-1986, Wakefield Scholarship, 1935-1953, Acheson Scholarship, 1934-1939, Goldsmiths' Company bursaries, 1925-1941, Soil Mechanics Ltd, bursary, 1957-1967, John and Frances Jones scholarship, 1935-1973, bursaries in structural steelwork, 1956-1974, Ronal Stewart Jenkins prize, 1976, City and Guilds prizes, 1969-1971 (K10); Royal College of Science and Royal School of Mines inventories of apparatus, 1889-1907 (K12);
papers relating to the organisation and administration of departments, 1962-1988, including administrative appointments, 1968, Departmental Visitors Panel, 1980-1988 (K13); departmental computer facilities, 1966 (K14); laboratory equipment and furniture, 1946-1979 (K15); proposed new departments and courses, including Applied Psychology, 1950-1951, Instrument Technology, 1953-1954, social relations of science, 1934-1936, Welding Engineering, 1953, possible establishment of a Geodetic Institute, 1917, proposed educational research unit, 1968 (K16); papers relating to a questionnare on undergraduate instruction, 1960-1961 (K17); memorandum on postgraduate courses, 1955 (K18); papers concerning work shops, 1955, glass blowing facilities, 1975 (K20); report on subjects other than science and technology, 1976, papers of the Huddie study group, 1974-1976 (K21); papers relating to a regional computer centre, 1965-1966, computing charges, 1970, 1979 (K22); future of the Royal School of Mines, 1975 (K23); working party reports and minutes on Bio-engineering developments, 1968-1971 (K24); surface science and technology, 1982 (K25); correspondence relating to a proposed centre of excellence for electric surface transport research, 1973-1974 (K26); proposed centre in Theoretical Physics, 1967-1968 (K27); Blacket chair of technology, 1976-1977 (K29).


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged in sections as outlined in the scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Created and accumulated by the Royal College of Science and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Records of the Beit Fellowship (GF) and College Departments (KA-KZ), held at Imperial College.

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2000

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Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine