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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA 1997 KCLA/F
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Language and Communications Centre/Modern Language Centre Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
8 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Modern Language Centre

Administrative / Biographical history

The Language and Communications Centre at King's was established in 1989 to provide language teaching to non-linguists. It has also provided external teaching and examination provision for courses notably including the London Business School MBA programme, evening classes and open learning courses. It was subsequently renamed the Modern Language Centre and is currently part of the School of Humanities.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College London Modern Language Centre.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the King's College London Language and Communications Centre/Modern Language Centre comprise minutes of staff meetings, correspondence concerning the management of the Centre and externally funded teaching projects, and mark sheets and examination results, 1989-1995; notably including minutes of staff meetings, 1989-1990; minutes of the School of Humanities Executive Board, with strategic plans and correspondence relating to the general management of the Centre, 1993-1994; correspondence relating to the finances of the Centre, 1990- 1994; correspondence and reports concerned with TEMPUS (Trans-European Mobility Scheme for University Studies), 1991-1993; correspondence on the provision of foreign language teaching by the Centre for MBA students in the London Business School, 1991-1994; correspondence relating to the Japanese-English Kanji project on the study of the use of combinations of Japanese alphabet characters, 1992-1993; mark sheets, examination correspondence, exam question papers and results, 1989-1995.

System of arrangement

Boxed in order of accession.

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. Staff and student 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 the Centre.

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources used: King's College London prospectuses. 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

April 2001

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Asian languages
  • Economics of education
  • Educational administration
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational finance
  • Educational levels
  • Educational management
  • Educational personnel
  • Eurasian and North Asian languages
  • Examination marks
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Japanese
  • Language instruction
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Universities
  • University students

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Language and Communications Centre/Modern Language Centre
  • London Business School
  • Trans-European Mobility Scheme for University Studies

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