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Annual Report of the Delegacy xxxix new building designed for their purposes wherein it is hoped they will be much more comfortable and no less efficient and successful than they have been hitherto At Champion Hill work has been proceeding on the new hall of residence and fortunately in spite of the inevitable delays it was sufficiently ready to accept students for the new session in October 1966 certain amount of work of minor kind remains but that will soon be overtaken and the hall will settle down to its new conditions ceremony of formal opening will be arranged for some time later in the session Plans for the new buildings at Half Moon Lane are approaching their conclusion and now that the UGC has allocated the grant and given the 'all-clear' we can look forward to an early commencement of the building of the new School of Biological Sciences In all these operations the College has had the unwearying support of the University Court and the Clerk of the Court and his colleagues just as they in their turn have been supported by the University Grants Committee and its officers To all these good friends who have done so much for the College we are most sincerely grateful THE STRATEGY COMMITTEE When the Chairman of the University Grants Committee made his final and comprehensive report upon the University of London to the Senate and Court he commented upon number of problems facing the London colleges He pointed out that King's College was already taxed to the limit to accommodate the departments it already had and as it was most unlikely that large accession of space would become available in the foreseeable future any intention or hope of introducing new subjects or of expanding existing ones depended upon the closing down of something else He urged the College therefore to take long cool look again at its problems and its policy for the future in the light of the space now available and any possibilities for development that might arise To this end the Delegacy therefore appointed strong committee representative of itself and the Professorial Board under the chairmanship of Sir John Evans and invited the assistance of some distinguished businessmen and industrialists from outside This com- mittee has held number of meetings during the session at which it has considered memoranda submitted by members of the teaching and administrative staff and has also had lengthy interviews with heads of
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