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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1964-1965-26

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28 Sketch of the Development of King's College researches again in severely cramped surroundings have covered circulation problems and the raising of body defences against infection and cancer the pharmacology and biochemistry sections of the physiology division have grown into full departments The large department of mathematics has in recent years greatly strengthened its position as selective undergraduate school and as one of the strongest postgraduate schools in the country providing year by year sub- stantial quota of mathematicians to the staffs of other universities research establishments and industry It has been making direct con- tribution to secondary education by providing an annual refresher course for teachers Independent research work and investigation under the higher degree regulations have expanded very rapidly in arts and science subjects An important and far-reaching development is ex- pected from the collaboration of the botany and zoology departments in new school of biological science which is projected in the Half Moon Lane laboratories at Heme Hill The College within the University The present constitution of the College though somewhat compli- cated may be stated in few words It is divided into two sections under separate government one University of London King's College containing the faculties of arts laws science medicine and engineer- ing is an incorporated school of the University of London under the control of delegacy appointed by and acting with the authority of the University the other section the theological department is also school of the University but is governed by the old council of King's College London assisted by the theological committee The council retains no authority over the secular side Notwithstanding this separation in government the two sections still constitute one College The principal appointed by the Crown is principal of the whole College the dean elected by the council is dean of the whole College The secretary and his administrative staff and the librarian and his staff are common to both sides and are appointed by the delegacy and the theological committee jointly There is full provision in the statutes for joint meetings of the theological committee and the delegacy and of the two professorial boards for the consideration and decision of matters in which they have common interests The chapel the hall common rooms and refectory are held for the use of the whole college and there is one students' union society
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