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King's College London Faculty of Life Sciences/School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KFLS/M, 1996 KSLS, 1997 K/SLS, 1999 KSLS; 2000 KSLS/FP
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Faculty of Life Sciences/School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences Records
Date(s): 1976-1998
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 18 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Faculty of Life Sciences/ School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Faculty of Life Sciences was established in 1987 following the merger in 1985 of King's, Queen Elizabeth and Chelsea Colleges. Previously, its constituent departments had mainly formed part of the Faculty of Natural Science. The College's academic structure was reorganised into Schools in 1989, when the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences came into being. In 1998, this was subdivided into the School of Health and Life Sciences, and the School of Biomedical Sciences.


Scope and content/abstract:

Faculty of Life Sciences/School of Life Sciences material at King's College London comprises minutes, correspondence, memoranda and personnel files, 1976- 1998. These notably include the School general files, 1990-1994; Divisional Executive Committee minutes, 1989-1996; papers relating to the strategic direction of the Faculty and School including the Subject Area Review Committee (SARC); typescript Strategic Plan, 1989-1993; minutes of the King's College London Academic Policy Group, 1990-1994; minutes of the King's Planning and Resources Committee, 1989-1994; papers relating to the merger of King's with the United Medical and Dental Schools, 1991-1993; minutes of the Academic Committee of the School of Biological Sciences, 1976- 1984; papers relating to the Interdisciplinary Research Centre, 1988-1989; correspondence concerning the establishment and function of the Centre for Mental Health Services Development, 1992-1993; correspondence on the International Centre for Underutilised Crops, King's College, 1991; research funding memoranda, correspondence and reports, notably with the Science and Engineering Research Council, 1988-1994; correspondence concerning student prizes in the Faculties of Natural Science and Engineering, 1978-1990; papers relating to a legal case involving the Department of Biochemistry, 1987; Divisional staff appointments, 1987; some staff personnel files, 1979-1998.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in order of accession.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

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:

Some hand lists are available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Related papers at King's include examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources used include College prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM 25 Project.

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:
May 2001

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