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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1963-1964-414

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ANNUAL REPORT XVII Honours degree and by the provision of an even wider range of studies in the sciences It has been long cherished desire of the College to have Department of Music wherein teaching and research of high academic quality could be pursued There has been in the University for many years part- time professorship of Music held until his retirement this year by Professor Herbert Howells of the Royal College of Music He received generous aid from his colleagues in that institution and also from others in the Royal Academy of Music and elsewhere However the Board of Studies in Music of the University has long desired to see the subject fully incorporated into the curriculum on full-time basis and taking its proper place among other subjects of study Financial difficulties have hitherto prevented this but in proposals submitted to the Uni- versity Grants Committee for this quinquennium both the University and King's College asked for the means to establish full-time pro- fessorship and nucleus of lectureships with which reasonable begin- ning could be made After protracted consultation the University resolved that if such Faculty could be established it should be assigned to King's College and the Senate has at last made provision for professorship and two lectureships at this college Unhappily much as it wishes to develop Faculty of Music King's College is exceedingly hard pressed in trying to provide the necessary accommodation With the help of the University the College some time ago asked the Uni- versity Grants Committee to acquire small property which at little cost could have been adapted for the use of Faculty of Music Un- fortunately the Treasury was then in the throes of one of its constantly recurring financial crises and the University Grants Committee was unable to make the grant asked for This was very disappointing but now that it has at its disposal the funds to establish the appoint- ments envisaged the College will make every effort to provide the accommodation required Should that prove impossible it must approach the University Grants Committee once again and urge the provision outside the quadrilateral" of the by no means extensive accommodation required for this long-hoped-for addition to academic studies within our society For number of years there has been growing feeling among scientists that in the field of biological studies the departmentalism of Botany Zoology and so on is now outmoded and that there should be more broadly based approach to this very important section of scientific enquiry Biology is passing beyond the mere classification of plants and animals and as was clearly stated in an important document issued last year by the Royal Society much deeper and wider study is desirable based on kindred subjects such as biochemistry physiology microbiology and biophysics The College has for number of years been planning such development at Half Moon Lane and with the help of the Dulwich College Estates authorities and the Camberwell Borough Council has acquired site on which it will be possible to erect
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