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King's College London Lectures, Programmes and Events Literature

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/LEC, K/LECT, K/OS, K/PRG, K/SOC, K/INV, K/EXB, K/CEN, K/SES, K/APP
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Lectures, Programmes and Events Literature
Date(s): 1831-2001
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 23 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London Lectures, Programmes and Events Literature, 1831-2001. This collection of ephemera contains printed matter relating to public and academic events in the College. It includes the texts of lectures and addresses including inaugural lectures by new staff, some of which date from the opening of the College, predominantly Theology and the Arts,1831-1999, sermons delivered at the opening of departments, the installation of the Dean or at memorial events, 1853-1977, Gilbart Lectures on Banking, 1947-1994, other lectures and addresses ranging from the future of education in England, modern Greek poetry, or Asian languages, to the role of pure science in the development of industry, Commemoration Orations by distinguished speakers including HRH Prince Philip, Anniversary Lectures, Haldane Memorial Lectures and Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives Annual Lectures, 1832-1995, Eric Symes-Abbot Memorial Lectures on ethics and spirituality, 1986-1999; lecture notices including syllabuses, public lecture lists and some attendant correspondence, arranged by faculty or department or yearly/termly for public or general lectures, 1835-2001 (Ref: K/LEC); audio tapes of lectures including inaugural, public, special university lectures, Maurice lectures, 1971-2001 (Ref: K/LECT); orders of service for Commemoration Service, [1879-1983], Term Services, 1946-1991, Memorial Services, 1909-2000, other services including carol concerts, degree presentations, services of blessing and thanksgivings, 1916-2001 (Ref: K/OS); Academic Programmes for lectures, conferences, courses and seminars, especially War Studies seminars, 1978-2001 (Ref: K/PRG); Social Programmes including Commemoration Week leaflets, tickets and menu cards, 1913-1983, Chaplaincy programmes, leaflets and diaries, 1958-2001, Prize Giving events' material including invitations and booklets listing winners, 1875-1990, College dinners' menu and table plans including for the Fellows' Dinner, anniversary and Annual Dinners, 1885-2000, general functions leaflets and information for open days, schools liaison and alumni events, 1900-2001, programmes for entertainments such as Music and other Society events, talks, recitals, staff parties, 1887-1999, Sports events material, mainly notices of athletics meetings, 1912-1930, receptions including conversazione, 1888-1981 (Ref: K/SOC); Tickets and Invitations to dinners, parties, lectures and debates, openings of exhibitions, prizegivings, services and memorials, and receptions, 1831-2001 (Ref: K/INV); ephemera concerning exhibitions including programmes and exhibition boards, 1922-1998 (Ref: K/EXB); Anniversary material including Centenary Appeal Fund and 150th Anniversary commemoration donors' lists, reports, leaflets, programmes, services, dinner menus, 1929-1979 (Ref: K/CEN, K/SES); Appeals for financial and other action relating to King's College, [1825]-1996 (Ref: K/APP).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The classes described form part of the College's ephemera collection and are arranged into the main sub-series outlined above in the Scope and Content section.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

Catalogue available in the King's College London Archives Reading Room and soon to be made available on-line.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

College departments, External Relations and Chaplaincy.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other King's College ephemera, especially publications and handbooks, serials and press cuttings, overlap or complement material described in this section. Centenary material can also be found in the King's Secretarial series (KAS/AD8).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
December 2001

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