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CHARTERS: King's College London legal records

  • K/CSA
  • Collection
  • 1829-1998

This series consists of copies of various King's College Charters, 1829-1981 (with seal); constitutions of the University of London, University of London Union, King's College London Quorum Society and the Anglo-Spanish Society, 1982-1986; copies of Bills and Acts of Parliament relating to the College, including the embankment of the north side of the Thames, 1851-1996; some King's and University of London statutes, 1898-1998

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SERIALS & PERIODICALS: King's College London printed material

  • K/SER
  • Collection
  • 1836-2014

King's College London Publications: Serials and Periodicals, 1836-2014. This class of ephemera contains 150 distinct titles of annual/termly periodical comprising newsletters and magazines about the College, its students and staff, illustrating its academic work and social life from the earliest years to the present day. Most series are incomplete and sometimes contain only single editions of predominantly recent titles. The main series of publications comprise long running College magazines such as King's College Review/Lucifer (1899-1966), of which there exist bound and duplicate sets, King's College London News (1981-1984), The King's College London Report (1993-2000), Comment (1984-2001) and the staff bulletin, Viewpoint (1973-1979) and Library staff magazine, Ex Libris (later retitled No Comment ) (1996-2001). They also include departmental and faculty periodicals and newsletters such as The Kingsman (1958-1978), which was one of several journals associated with the Theology Faculty, the War Studies Review (1994-1998), War Studies Journal (1995-1999) and Department of War Studies Diary (1993-1997), The Siphon , magazine of the Faculty of Science (1946-1968), the Nurses' League Journal (1926-2000), King's College School Magazine (1890-1903), King's College London Association newsletter, later retitled In Touch (1972-1999), Computer Unit newsletters (1967-1996) and the Ladies' Department Magazine (1896-1914). They also include support services and Trades Union magazines and newsletters including of the Library and NALGO, Development Office, Chaplaincy and Staff Development and Training, Students' Union and Rag magazines, most prominently, Magus (1974-1985). The collection contains a few examples of periodicals external to King's College, mainly concerned with the Higher Education sector, such as the Newsletter of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (1995-1998) and relating to various aspects of the work of the University of London. Content is very broad and diverse, including events listings, College and departmental news, obituaries, sporting fixtures, society business and original articles, particularly in The King's Engineer (1922-1968) and Lucifer (1951-1966), whose distinctive ironical and experimental character was reflected in critical commentary on South Africa and Vietnam, pornography and censorship, examples of cutting edge poetry, alongside theatre reviews and original articles, drawings and caricatures including by Derek Jarman and the writer and broadcaster, Michael Bukht.

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EXAMINATIONS: King's College London question papers

  • K/EX
  • Collection
  • 1933-1999 (ongoing)

Examination question papers of King's College London, 1933-1998, mainly comprising papers for undergraduates sitting finals, postgraduates sitting Masters' degree examinations, as well as a number of undergraduate yearly and mid-sessional examinations and copies of examination papers set by the University of London. The papers comprise a series of individual files containing assorted examination papers from all or most faculties for the period 1933-1961. Thereafter papers are held for individual departments of the Faculty of Arts, including English, 1975-1994; Geography, 1980-1992; German, 1975-1997; History, 1975-1992; Italian, 1975-1995; Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, 1975-1997; Spanish, 1975-1996; French, 1985-1997; Linguistics and Humanities Applied Computing, 1989-1994; Classics, 1965-1998; Modern Greek, 1988-1998; Philosophy, 1985-1998; Japanese, 1992-1995; Russian, 1994-1995; War Studies, 1989-1992; Faculty of Laws, 1964-1974; Faculty of Medical Science, 1963-1993; Faculty of Education, 1977-1990; Faculty of Physical Sciences, including Chemistry, 1948-1993; Computing, 1982-1993; Mathematics, 1963-1993; Management Studies, 1986-1992; Physics, 1947-1993); Faculty of Engineering, 1927-1992, including Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Westfield College, 1983. Faculty of Natural Science, including Botany and Zoology, 1962-1985; Chemistry, 1952-1984; Geography, 1978-1984; Geology, 1978-1984; Human Environmental Science, 1978-1985; Pharmacology, 1978-1984; Biochemistry, 1978-1985; Physiology, 1978-1986; Anatomy, 1980-1983; Faculty of Life Sciences, including Anatomy and Human Biology; Biochemistry, Biophysics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Gerontology, Food Science, Nursing Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Pharmacy, 1985-1994; Faculty of Music, 1968-1997; Faculty of Theology, 1933-1999, including examinations for Associates of King's College, 1969-1995, and with Masters' dissertations and extended essays of students, 1994; Nightingale Institute and Department of Nursing Studies, 1986-1996.

Between the foundation of King's College London in 1829 and the incorporation of all faculties of the College (with the exception of Theology) into the University of London in 1908, students were assessed under examinations set by the College, as well as the examinations of professional and learned societies, and were also able to attend classes for matriculation from the University of London. Thereafter students of the College took examinations set by departments of the College and in the case of final undergraduate and postgraduate examinations, papers approved by the University.

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