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King's College London Department of Biology Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDB/MP
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Biology Records
Date(s): 1985-1987
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of Biology


Administrative/Biographical history:

A School of Biological Sciences was formed at King's in 1964 in order to coordinate the efforts of biology-related departments in both the Faculties of Medicine and Natural Science, namely Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Physiology, and Zoology and Animal Biology. The first Professor of Biology was Emmeline Jean Hanson, appointed in 1966, but a unified Department of Biology only emerged following the tripartite merger of King's, Queen Elizabeth and Chelsea Colleges in 1985. The department was part of the Faculty of Life Sciences, and from 1991, successively part of the Biosphere and Life Sciences Divisions of the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences. Following the reorganisation of 1998, aspects of the teaching of biology were divided between the School of Health and Life Sciences and the School of Biomedical Sciences.


Scope and content/abstract:

Biology Department records consist of various departmental staff minutes, 1985-1987.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records are arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Student and staff records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London: various School of Life Sciences student records (Ref: KCLCA K/SLS/ER, K/SLS/FP, K/SLS/FP(W), K/SLS/FPPG, K/SLS/FPC); papers of Professor (Emmeline) Jean Hanson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 67).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources used: King's College Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
April 2001

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