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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Biochemistry Student Records
Level of description
Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
12 archive boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London, Department of Biochemistry

Administrative / Biographical history

Biochemistry formed part of the Department of Physiology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Histology in the Faculty of Medicine from 1925. This changed its name to the Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology in 1937. Biochemistry became a discrete department in 1958 and was incorporated into the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences in King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1983, the Faculty of Science in 1985, the Faculty of Life Sciences, 1986, and the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences in 1989. It now forms part of the Division of Life Sciences within the School of Health and Life Sciences.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Biochemistry Department examination results, 1970-1983 (Ref: KDBCH/ER), student photographs, 1967-1988 (Ref: KDBCH/PH), correspondence and research reports, 1967-1987 (Ref: KDBCH/F). The examination results consist of unsigned photocopies of the computer-generated listings, giving course unit results for Biochemistry, and BSc examination results for all science course units. The photograph series includes single and joint honours students from disciplines related to Biochemistry, such as Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biology. The correspondence series contains the correspondence and research reports of PhD students.

System of arrangement

The examination results are arranged alphabetically within session dates. Photographs are organised according to subject, within session dates. The correspondence series is arranged alphabetically within blocks of years.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by Division staff and other appropriate College staff with permission from the Head of Division.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to Division staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Department of Biochemistry Records (Ref: KCLCA KDBCH/M; KDBCH/F; KDBCH/PH; KDBCH/PM; 1995 KDBCH); King's College London Life Sciences Student Records (K/SLS); examination question papers (Ref: K/EX).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues. Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

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

January 2002

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  • Biochemistry
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Examination marks
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Higher science education
  • Organization of research
  • Photographs
  • Research programmes
  • Research projects
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Biochemistry

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