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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1967-1968-26

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28 Sketch of the Development of King's College 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 substantial quota of mathematicians to the staffs of other universities research establishments and industry It has been making direct contribution 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 expected 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 consummation of plans for the further development of Music studies in the University was reached in 1964 with the formation of new King's College faculty and the appointment of Professor Thurston Dart as the head of department of Music This was further indication that the trend towards concentration of resources and compactness of interest referred to earlier in this section had been abandoned even in the face of spatial restriction and in fact the decision coincided with the completion by the architects of plan in several stages for the replacement of the buildings on all parts of the site save for the original rectangular block alongside the main quadrangle The first part of the reconstruction plan began in 1966 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 engineering and music 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
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