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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1925-1926-414

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ANNUAL REPORT During the session the University inspectors visited the College to inspect the three Faculties of Law Engineering and Medical Science During the session the Delegacy decided to ask the University to promote legislation with view to the fusion of King's College and the Arts and Science Departments of King's College for Women and also to determining the position which in that event the Household and Social Science Department of King's College for Women would occupy within the University The Academic Council appointed committee to confer with representatives of the Delegacy and of the Executive Committee of the Household and Social Science Department After discussion it was agreed that if within the next two years bill should be introduced for the reconstitution of the University an attempt should be made to secure the insertion of an agreed clause giving the Statutory Commission power to deal with the present anomalous position of King's College for Women Strand and King's College for Women Household and Social Science Department Campden Hill in relation to University of London King's College During the session the Roumanian Government offered to institute for three years lectureship dealing with Roumanian History and another in Roumanian Language and Literature at the College and the Senate accepted the offer and recorded its thanks to the Roumanian Government The College also instituted Certificates in the Czecho- Slovak Serbo-Croat and Polish Languages Library The number of readers and the number of books lent out were well up to the average of the last few years few more books were transferred from the London Institution Library the two most important acquisitions being the large edition of Erasmus in 11 vols Leyden 1703 and fine copy of Gallia Christiana 13 vols 1716 An increase of £150 was made by the London County Council through the Senate in their grant for Library purposes reserve Fund was started for the purchase of large and important works which could not be obtained out of the Departmental grants and this year £100 was set apart for the purpose the first purchases were Halsbury's Laws of England and the Corpus inscriptionum Semiticarum shared with the Theological Department About 250 volumes were presented to the Library during the year These included about 100 of their publications presented by the Real Academia de Ciencias Morales politicas Madrid 20 volumes of the Economic Journal presented by Mr Everard several volumes presented by the Committee of the Captain Scott Antarctic Fund the Zoological portion vols of the Natural History Report of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910 presented by the Trustees of the British Museum the Catalogue of their Library vols presented by the University of Edinburgh the publications of their Faculty of Science presented by the Universite Masaryk Briinn several
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