Collection KDB - BIOLOGY: King's College London departmental records

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BIOLOGY: King's College London departmental records


  • 1985-1987 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box

Scope and content

Biology Department records consist of various departmental staff minutes, 1985-1987.

System of arrangement

Records are arranged in chronological order.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

A School of Biological Sciences was formed at King's in 1964 in order to coordinate the efforts of biology-related departments in both the Faculties of Medicine and Natural Science, namely Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Physiology, and Zoology and Animal Biology. The first Professor of Biology was Emmeline Jean Hanson, appointed in 1966, but a unified Department of Biology only emerged following the tripartite merger of King's, Queen Elizabeth and Chelsea Colleges in 1985. The department was part of the Faculty of Life Sciences, and from 1991, successively part of the Biosphere and Life Sciences Divisions of the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences. Following the reorganisation of 1998, aspects of the teaching of biology were divided between the School of Health and Life Sciences and the School of Biomedical Sciences.

Conditions governing access

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

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.

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

Related materials

King's College London: various School of Life Sciences student records (Ref: KCLCA K/SLS/ER, K/SLS/FP, K/SLS/FP(W), K/SLS/FPPG, K/SLS/FPC); papers of Professor (Emmeline) Jean Hanson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 67).

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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 used: King's College Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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