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King's College London Department of Philosophy Student Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDP, KDP/FP
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Philosophy Student Records
Date(s): [1965]-1993
Level of description: Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent: 14 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London | Department of Philosophy


Administrative/Biographical history:

Instruction in mental philosophy was provided with the appointment of a lecturer at King's in 1868. A chair in Logic and Moral Philosophy was created in 1877 occupied by the Rev Henry William Watkins, with classes available in both the Department of General Literature and Science, and the Theology Department. This changed its title to Logic and Mental Philosophy around 1891, then to Mental and Moral philosophy in 1903, classes that endured until 1906 when a department of Philosophy and Psychology came into being. The two subjects were separated in 1912 and Philosophy remained part of the Faculty of Arts until the reorganisation of 1989 when it became part of the School of Humanities.


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London/Bedford College Philosophy postgraduate student files, [1965-1985], 1993, Bedford College undergraduate and postgraduate students, [1965-1985], non-degree students, 1987-1989, (KDP), undergraduate student files, 1988-1990 (Ref: KDP/FP). Information contained in undergraduate student files typically includes an UCCA (Universities Central Council on Admissions) form giving name, date of birth, course of study, year of entry, home address and telephone number, term-time address and telephone number, Local Education Authority, previous schooling and examinations passed, tutorial reports, references and final marks. Non-degree records include Junior Year Abroad students from Beaver College. Postgraduate files include application for admission as a postgraduate student, correspondence, and dissertation or thesis details.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Undergraduate files are arranged by year of entry, then alphabetically. All other files are boxed alphabetically.

Conditions governing access:

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental staff and other College members with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to Departmental staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Philosophy

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: Department of Philosophy Records (Ref: KCLCA 1994 KDP); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College London catalogues. Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January 2002

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