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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1926-1927-37

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HISTORY OF KING'S COLLEGE FOR WOMEN 35 equipment of Laboratories Further gifts for the founding of Chairs in the principal subjects followed and the material basis of this new educational movement was thus assured The Senate has now instituted Degree and Diploma in Household and Social Science Up to the year 1913 the progress of the College might have appeared to be continuously in the direction of separate organization as constituent College of the University It was now administered by its own Delegacy and in receipt of separate Exchequer Grant The staff of whole-time teachers was steadily increasing as well as the number of regular students Its future as an important Women's College in Kensington seemed assured when in March 1913 an excellent site on Campden Hill was finally secured half of which was to be occupied by the Home Science Department Immediately after this however events occurred which have turned the progress of this College in completely different direction In April 1913 appeared the long-expected Report of the Royal Commission on University Education in London containing re- commendations which had been in no way anticipated adverse to the development of centre of University Education in Kensington at distance from any site suggested for the future University building and from the other chief constituent Colleges with Arts Faculties The Report also approved the constitution of Uni- versity Department of Household and Social Science As result the future of the College was considered from every possible point of view during the session 1913-14 by the two Delegacies and the Executive Committee of the Home Science Department Their deliberations took into account the views of the Depart- mental Committee appointed to consider the best means for carrying out the Report of the Royal Commission the attitude of the London County Council the conditions which might lead to the adoption of coeducation by King's College and the necessity of obtaining very large endowments if the standard set up by the Royal Commission for separate constituent College were to be reached According to the recommendation ultimately made by the two Delegacies and approved by the Senate the work in Divinity Arts and Science was transferred to King's College in the course of the Session 1914-15 The work in Household and Social Science began in the new buildings in the Session 1915-16 Queen Mary's Hostel is open for Students of the College generally as well as those of the Household and Social Science Department Statutory Commission on London University has been appointed but pending their decisions King's College and King's College for Women remain constitutionally distinct entities but are once more under the government of single Delegacy For the same reason the Household and Social Science Department continues to be Department of King's College for Women though in the main practically separate
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