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ADDRESS BOOKS: King's College for Women student records

  • Collection
  • 1894-1955

King's College for Women student address books, 1894-1917 (Ref: KWA/RAD), student address book, 1908-1955 (Ref: Q/RAD1). Information typically includes student addresses and courses being taken.

Queen Elizabeth College, 1953-1985

BURGE, Ronald Edgar (b 1932)

  • K/PP99
  • Collection
  • 1925-2015

Papers of Ronald Burge as Head of Physics at Queen Elizabeth College, 1963-1984 and at King's College London, 1984-1992, including papers relating to research projects including correspondence, proposals, grant application forms, and reports notably for the projects 'In-process monitoring of element composition and derived properties of polymeric materials by remote laser microanalysis' under the European Research and Development Programme on Manufacturing Technologies and Advanced Materials, 1989-1993 and the Esprit, (EU information technologies programme) project No 1007, (study on laser plasma), 1986-1993. Papers, 1942-[1990] relating to the history of the Physics Department at King's College London and in particular James Clark Maxwell and Charles Wheatstone including correspondence, copies of photographs, press cuttings and articles, papers relating to exhibitions, booklet entitled 'Some notes on the original investigations carried out by members of the departments of Natural Philosophy and Physics in King's College', [1925] and photographs including of physics equipment, members of staff, a construction site and uncaptioned group photographs, presumably of members of the KCL Physics department, [1985-1990]. Papers relating to memorials including transcript of a lecture given by Burge on his career, 'Imaging and diffraction (and people) at King's College London, 1950-1997', 1 Oct 1997; booklet containing reminiscences of John Yudkin, nutritionist at Queen Elizabeth College, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, Nov 1990; copy of the Royal Institution Discourse, given by Burge, Feb 1992; papers relating to memorial services for King's College London academics including Claude Curling and William Charles Price and further papers relating to Price including biographies, obituaries, correspondence, bibliography and copies of photographs. Papers relating to Queen Elizabeth College including report of a committee set up to investigate the non-medical side of Queen Elizabeth College, Jan 1981; paper on the academic future of Queen Elizabeth College, 17 Dec 1981 and prospectus for the Queen Elizabeth College medical physics department, [1978]. Paper on technicalities of merging the physics departments of Queen Elizabeth College and King's College London, 11 Jun 1984. List of grants awarded to the physics department of Queen Elizabeth College, 11 Nov 1981. Correspondence relating to the Granville Prize in physics, 1992. Bibliography of publications by Burge, 1955-1989. Audio reels containing lectures given by Burge, 22 Sep 1969 and 14 Feb 1985. Further draft texts and lectures, and correspondence relating to the merger of Queen Elizabeth College and King’s College London, 1985.

Burge, Ronald Edgar, b 1932, Professor of Physics

COUNCIL: King's College London committee records

  • KA/C
  • Collection
  • 1828-1996

King's College London Council minutes and agenda books, 1828-1996, include a record of College business from the first public declaration of an intention to found King's College London in 1828 through to 1996, comprising signed manuscript minute books with indexes, 1828-1947; typescript signed minutes with indexes, 1947-1980; typescript unsigned minutes and associated papers, 1980-1996; rough minute books, 1829-1845; microfilm copies of Council minutes, 1828-1875; annotated Council agenda books, 1845-1980. Early minutes detail all aspects of College business, but are especially strong on staff appointments, fellowships, awards and prizes, and teaching in specific departments including King's College Hospital, before thinning out during the 1890s. Since the reunification of the College in 1980, they include strategic planning and mergers, the work of the most important College committees, the place of King's within the framework of Higher Education and, in particular, College finances, and include copies of letters, circulars, and other relevant inserts and enclosures, and from 1947, the minutes of the Joint Meeting of the Council and Theological Committee.

King's College London Council, 1829-

COUNCIL SPECIAL COMMITTEES: King's College London records

  • KA/CS
  • Collection
  • 1835-1938

The records of the special committees of the Council of King's College London consist of minutes and some other papers, mainly concerning appointments to posts, 1835-1938; notably including Medical Department, Medical Committee and Hospital Committee minutes and papers on the allocation of teaching space, laboratory provision, appointments to surgical and other posts including Physiology, the Sambrooke Registrarship, a proposed museum for medical exhibits, outpatients and the provision of hospital beds, the Bacteriological Department and the development of other new departments, and the removal of the Hospital, 1835-1910; minutes of a Special Committee into College Finances, 1895-1896; papers relating to King's College School including the selection of pupils, staff appointments, accommodation and the School's relocation, 1849-1910; papers concerning Engineering at King's including the teaching of drawing, the curriculum and appointments, 1891-1910; minutes of the Committee of Education including the financial standing of the Department, 1891-1893; minutes of various committees relating to the education of women, 1881-1905; committees relating to academic Chairs including those of Ecclesiastical History, Exegesis of the New Testament, Fine Art, Arts of Construction, Chemistry, Geology, Italian, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Philosophy, Political Economy and Sanskrit, 1835-1938; relating to the office of the Principal, 1868; relating to the Council's recognition of the General Board and Boards of Departments, 1869; proposals to amalgamate the Chairs of Chemistry, 1870; relating to the teaching of Physics, 1884; proposals to revive the teaching of Oriental languages, 1884; committees concerned with the nomenclature of departments and faculties, most notably the reorganisation of General Literature and Science, 1887; Building Committee minutes and other papers relating to site maintenance including tenders for new construction, laboratories and a photographic room, 1835-1904; Strand School, 1904-1910; Theological minutes and papers including the Theological Professorial Board, Hostel, the Inspection of Theological Colleges and the College Chapel, 1841-1938.

King's College London Council, 1829-

FRÖHLICH, Albrecht (1916-2001)

  • K/PP156
  • Collection
  • 1948-2006

Papers of Professor Albrecht Fröhlich,1916-2001, reflecting his mathematical research, publications and correspondence with colleagues. Papers are divided into six sections comprising biographical papers; research papers; publications; papers relating to visits, conferences and lectures; correspondence and theses and examinations.

Biographical papers include obituaries, memoirs and papers relating to memorials including a service in the Chapel of Robinson College Cambridge, 10 Feb 2002; autobiographical papers including copy of Fröhlich's entry for Personal Records of Fellows of the Royal Society; papers relating to Fröhlich's career, honours and awards including his Ph.D. thesis 'On some topics in the theory of representation of groups and in class field theory', and correspondence and papers relating to his university appointments and some of his principal honours, including election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.Research papers chiefly comprise mathematical workings, notes and drafts: notably relating to work on the decomposition of primes [1950] and work on Galois module theory and Gauss sums.

Publications comprise published material by Fröhlich,1950-2000, drafts and unpublished drafts, including work with Charles Terence Clegg Wall on Brauer groups, 'Galois modules and the functional equation', and draft of a longer text entitled 'mathematical theory of ostensive and consequently of empirical predicates'.

Visits, conferences and lectures include papers relating to Fröhlich's conference attendance and overseas visits 1956-1998, documentation of his participation in mathematics meetings held at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut, Oberwolfach, Germany and papers relating to Visiting Professorships, including invitations, programmes, and texts or abstracts of lectures.

Correspondence,1950-2000, on subjects including progress of Fröhlich's research, discussions of problems with mathematical workings and drafts of papers. Notable correspondents include Fröhlich's Ph.D. supervisor Hans Arnold Heilbronn, colleagues Jean-Pierre Serre, Olga Taussky-Todd, Stephen Virgil Ullom and Charles Terence Clegg Wall, and former research students Colin J. Bushnell, Martin J. Taylor and Stephen Mark Johnson Wilson.

Theses and examinations comprise, theses of Ph.D. students supervised or examined by Fröhlich,including his research students at King's College London and examination papers, some with Fröhlich's manuscript calculations of answers, 1980-1990.

Fröhlich, Albrecht , 1916-2001, mathematician

LEWIS, Sir Aubrey Julian (1900-1975)

  • IOP/PP3
  • Collection
  • 1905-2009

Papers of Aubrey Lewis, 1905-2009, relating to his university education and early medical training, 1920-1929, including essays, editorials, notes on anthropological study of Indigenous Australian people, and details of Rockefeller fellowship. Material relating to the Maudsley Hospital, including research on treatments for hysteria, correspondence, videotaped interviews with Aubrey Lewis and Carlos Paton Blacker. Papers relating to Aubrey Lewis's Rockefeller-funded tour of Europe, 1937 (tour of European medical facilities and medical researchers in neurology, psychiatry, genetics, and other related fields, funded by the Rockefeller foundation and undertaken by Aubrey Lewis) including Rockefeller foundation file card, manuscript notes, correspondence, manuscript notes, draft copies of report. Material, 1938-1944, relating to the provision of psychiatric health care in World War Two, including papers relating to the Committee of Psychiatrists (a voluntary committee of London based psychiatrists formed in 1938, in order to discuss the best approach for providing psychiatric health care to military personnel and civilians in the event of war, and to provide advice to the Ministry of Health on this subject), correspondence, reports and memoranda, DVD copy of film, Neuropsychology. Draft articles, lectures, reviews, and associated research materials, 1934-1976. Published articles, lectures and reviews by Aubrey Lewis, 1926-1972. Personal correspondence, 1931-1975. Papers relating to publications and broadcasts by Aubrey Lewis, 1936-1968, including correspondence, memoranda of agreement, press cuttings, and reviews. Papers relating to committees and advisory bodies, 1943-1969 including memorandum for consultation by the Inter-Departmental Committee on Medical Schools, materials relating to population growth, demography, and the Royal Society Population Study Group, papers relating to the University Grants Committee. Tributes, honours and obituaries, 1959-1976, including published tributes, obituaries, letters of condolence. Photographs, mostly of Lewis and his wife, including copies covering his childhood and early life, visits to the USA and Australia and Institute social functions, spanning [1905]-1976.

Lewis, Sir Aubrey Julian, 1900-1975, Knight, Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Institute of Psychiatry

MASON, Professor Stephen Finney (1923-2007)

  • K/PP174
  • Collection
  • [1859-2007]

Private papers of Professor Stephen Finney Mason, [1859-2007], including published articles and reprints by Mason, [1945-1990]; articles and photocopies of articles by others on Mason's research interests, [1859-2000]; lectures given by Mason; research notes and correspondence, including correspondence about scientists and historians including Professor Reiko Kuroda, Dr Robert Davis Peacock, Professor Mike Lappert, Professor Anthony James McCaffery, Dr George Tranter, Dr M P Melrose, Dr Tom Ziegler, Professor Martin Quack, Professor David Parker, Keith Hutcheon and Dr Jack Morrell.

Mason, Stephen Finney, 1923-2007, Professor of Chemistry

McCOMBIE, Frederick Walter

  • K/PP079
  • Collection
  • 1919-1922

Notebooks, Oct 1920-Feb 1921, of Frederick Walter McCombie compiled as part of his engineering degree at King's College, University of London comprising one notebook containing notes on brickwork and stonework and one notebook containing notes on practical electrical technology.

McCombie, Frederick Walter

REGISTRY: Queen Elizabeth College administrative records

  • QAR
  • Collection
  • 1968-1987

The records of the Registry at Queen Elizabeth College, 1968-1987, are comprised of committee files and working papers on the academic work of the College, notably including various notes and papers of the Academic Board and committees including the Biological Services Committee and Publicity Committee, working parties and reports on numerous issues such as first year teaching, regulations, fees, statutes, examinations, accommodation and intercollegiate courses, and on aspects of strategic development, notably the Swinnerton-Dyer Report on Higher Education and on the merger with King's College London in 1985 (Ref: 1989/QAR); notes on student numbers, teaching loads and statistics on constituent courses, 1971-1985 (Ref: 1995/QAR).

Queen Elizabeth College, 1953-1985

WINCH, Professor Peter Guy (1926-1997)

  • K/PP171
  • Collection
  • 1936-1996

Papers of Prof Peter Guy Winch, 1936-1996, including professional correspondence; teaching notes; lecture notes and handouts; draft and proofs of articles by Winch; proof copy of The Idea of Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy, 2nd edition; papers relating to the University of Swansea including minutes of departmental meetings, 1984; papers relating to Winch's time at King's College London including papers relating to publication of Winch's Ethics and Action, 1971-1972 and Winch's inaugural lecture for the Chair of Philosophy, 1968; papers, lecture notes, correspondence, handouts and student work relating to teaching at University of Illinois, 1990-1996 and research notes on topics including social science, ethics, Ludwig Wittgenstein, logic, Baruch Spinoza, epistemology and political philosophy.

Winch, Professor Peter Guy, 1926-1997, philosopher