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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1963-1964-415

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xviii ANNUAL REPORT suite of laboratories for the study of Biology in this wide sense It happens also that the professorships of Botany and Zoology are simul- taneously vacant and the way is thus open for the integration of these studies with the others mentioned above committee is considering the issues involved such as the incorporation of degree of Biology in the University system and the evolution of fruitful teaching and research This is pioneer work of the greatest importance and it is most desirable that it should be brought to fruition The establishment of an independent Department of War Studies under Beader-in-charge and the agreement by Captain Î’ Liddell Hart that his valuable library on military affairs should eventually come to the College were recorded last year Building upon these the College is proposing to establish depository for military archives for the safe keeping of important documents dealing with the two world wars and the fateful years which intervened It is known that large numbers of these papers are now privately owned by people who would much prefer to have them properly housed in depository such as the College proposes where the material would be kept in safety security and privacy access being granted only to accredited respon- sible scholars who would use it only in the best interests of historical research committee under the Chairman of the Delegacy has been set up to prepare formal deed of gift to give prospective donors the assurances and guarantees they would require It is hoped that many valuable documents dealing with the problems of war in the widest sense will be entrusted to the College in this way In these days of greatly increased demand for university education far exceeding the number of university places available the difficulties confronting school pupils and their parents and teachers are similarl greatly increased and it is essential that teachers in schools and in universities should be able to discuss these problems with mutual understanding To put this on more regional and intimate basis than is possible in the national organisations the College invited number of headmasters and headmistresses from south London and the adjacent region to meet informally number of College Deans and other teachers to discuss the difficulties at present experienced by schools The first meeting was happy and successful beginning to this association and though satisfactory solutions were of course not found to every problem there was frank interchange of views and warm hope expressed that such informal meetings would be repeated in order to foster better understanding and co-operation between schools and the college The school teachers appreciated the opportunity of meeting College staff and there can be no doubt that much good was done and more will be done if such meetings can be repeated from time to time The attainment of independence by the emergent countries overseas and the establishment in them of universities has added to the need for continued help from this country both materially and with the proper staffing of their academic departments The problem is urgent in
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