Collection KDGY - GERONTOLOGY: King's College London departmental records

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GERONTOLOGY: King's College London departmental records


  • 1986-1999 (Creation)

Level of description



17 boxes

Scope and content

The records of the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology at King's College London contain minutes, correspondence, examination scripts, MSc dissertation papers and printed literature on the department, 1986-1999. These include minutes of its Board of Management, 1993-1996, and of the departmental steering group, 1985-1986; correspondence especially concerning planning and strategic development, the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and research proposals, and appointments, 1986-1999; MSc in Gerontology examination scripts, 1989-1993; MSc coursework and dissertation papers on a wide range of subjects including the effects of stroke on the elderly, the elderly and poverty, gender differences and the consequences of an ageing population, 1989-1993; Institute Annual Report, 1988-1998; handouts describing the work of the Institute and research interests of staff, 1990.

System of arrangement

Boxed according to the year of accession.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

The Institute of Gerontology was established in 1986 as a collaboration between the charity, Age Concern, and King's College London, to engage in multidisciplinary study of ageing and old age. It undertakes research and runs MSc and Diploma programmes in Gerontology. The Institute is now a department within the division of Health Sciences, and part of the School of Life and Health Sciences.

Custodial history

Age Concern Institute of Gerontology, 1995-1998.

Conditions governing access

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

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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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: Institute's Annual Reports, syllabuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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