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King's College London Department of Physiology Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDPI, 2001 KDPI
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Physiology Records
Date(s): 1966-2000
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 75 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of Physiology


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Department of Physiology was formerly part of the Faculty of Medical Science. After the merger of King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry with King's College Medical School in 1983, it was split off into the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. The Department merged with those of Chelsea College and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985 and the faculties joined to create the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences in 1991. The School was made up of separate divisions, including the Biomedical Sciences Division of which Physiology was a part. It is now the Division of Physiology, part of the GKT (Guy's King's and St Thomas') School of Biomedical Sciences which was formed in 1998 from the Biomedical Sciences and the Basic Medical Sciences divisions at UMDS (United Medical and Dental Schools).


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London Physiology departmental records comprise minutes, correspondence and student files, 1966-2000. These notably include minutes and papers of the Subject Area Board in Physiology in the University of London, 1982-2000, University of London Board of Studies in Physiology minutes, agendas and related papers, 1972-1985; correspondence, notably relating to the Flowers Report on London Medical Education and projected improvements to the Medical Faculty, 1976-1983; correspondence, reports and working papers concerning the MSc in Human and Applied Physiology, 1984-1990, including with the Institute of Naval Medicine, notably timetables of courses and examination question papers and examiners' correspondence, 1977-2000; Human and Applied Physiology student files and examination marks, 1978-2000, containing applications, general correspondence, grants and studentship information and photographs; BSc course timetables, exam marks, student welfare, 1966-1989.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged mainly by order of accession.

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, 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:

Detailed contents lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

From the Department in several stages, 1992-2001.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: Department of Physiology Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KDP/FP); papers of Hugh Davson (Ref: K/PP98); papers of Douglas Arthur Reid (Ref: KH/PP15); King's College examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX); King's College Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
King's College Calendars and prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 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 2002

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