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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Anatomy and Human Biology
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
0.5 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of Anatomy and Human Biology

Administrative / Biographical history

Anatomy classes were first taught in the Medical Department of King's from 1831. This department became the Faculty of Medicine in 1892, and from 1905 was known as the Medical Division, which formed part of the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Medical Science was created in 1921 and two years later the Department of Anatomy was formed within it. Anatomy and Anthropology were also taught under the Faculty of Natural Science. After the merger of King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry with King's College Medical School in 1983 the Faculty of Medical Science became known as the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. From 1985 the Anatomy Department was called Anatomy and Human Biology, and in 1989 it became part of the Biomedical Sciences Division under the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences. The department is now known as the Division of Anatomy, Cell and Human Biology, and is part of the GKT (Guy's, King's and St Thomas') School of Biomedical Sciences formed in 1998 from the Biomedical Sciences and the Basic Medical Sciences Divisions at UMDS (United Dental and Medical Schools).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College London Department of Anatomy and Human Biology

Content & structure

Scope and content

The Department of Anatomy and Human Biology collection comprises an account book, consisting mainly of details of accounts with laboratory equipment suppliers, 1923-1951, and minutes of the Technical Assistants' Committee, a technical staff liaison body, 1950-1980.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Student and staff records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives: Department of Anatomy and Human Biology student records (Ref: KCLCA KDA/FP); examination question papers (Ref: K/EX); Secretarial series (KAS/AC2).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

March 2001

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  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Economics of education
  • Educational administration
  • Educational finance
  • Educational levels
  • Equipment
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Higher science education
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical education
  • Scientific equipment
  • Scientific personnel
  • Technicians
  • Universities

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Anatomy and Human Biology

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