Collection CDPI/FP - PHYSIOLOGY: Chelsea College departmental student records

Key Information

Reference code



PHYSIOLOGY: Chelsea College departmental student records


  • 1969-1982 (Creation)

Level of description



2 boxes

Scope and content

Chelsea College Department of Physiology undergraduate student record cards, 1969-1982 (Ref: CDPI/FP). Information contained typically includes transcript details, addresses, photograph, entrance qualifications, tutor, some course codes and marks obtained, but final degree results are not always given. This series also includes withdrawals.

System of arrangement

Organised by year of entry, then alphabetically.

General Information

Name of creator

Biographical history

Physiology was originally part of the Department of Natural Science at Chelsea Polytechnic and, from 1933, the Department of Biology. Instruction in Physiology continued to be provided by this department until 1951, and mostly comprised teaching for the intermediate and final BSc General degree of the University of London. Some instruction was also provided for Pharmacy students, but Physiology constituted only a small part of the course and Pharmacology was not taught. The Department of Physiology was formed in 1952 then, in 1954, the growing importance of Pharmacology was finally acknowledged and a Department of Physiology and Pharmacology was created. This became a major department with an emphasis on evening and part-time classes gradually giving way to more full-time courses. Postgraduate and research courses were provided alongside the BSc Special degree in Physiology. Pharmacology was introduced as a specialised subject for the BPharm, while a Diploma of Technology was instituted in 1958. Physiology and Pharmacology were split into separate departments when Chelsea was incorporated into the University of London in 1966. The Department of Physiology continued at Chelsea College until the merger with King's College London in 1985.

Conditions governing access

Files containing personal data are closed for 80 years and sensitive personal data for 100 years from the date of the most recent document in the file.

Administrative records are generally closed for 20 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.

Where open, access is subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

Copies of lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives reading Room.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related materials

King's College London Department of Physiology Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KDPI), King's College London Biomedical Sciences Student Records (Ref: KDBS), King's College London Medical Sciences Student Records (Ref: KFMS), King's College London Life Sciences Student Records (Ref: K/SLS), Queen Elizabeth College Department of Physiology Student Records (Ref: QDPI).

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Sources: King's College London catalogues; Chelsea College of Science and Technology. Historical Pamphlet (1963); H Silver and S J Teague eds, Chelsea College-A History (London, 1977). Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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