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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Lectures, Programmes and Events Literature
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
23 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

College departments, External Relations and Chaplaincy.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Lectures, Programmes and Events Literature, 1831-2001. This collection of ephemera contains printed matter relating to public and academic events in the College. It includes the texts of lectures and addresses including inaugural lectures by new staff, some of which date from the opening of the College, predominantly Theology and the Arts,1828-2009, sermons delivered at the opening of departments, the installation of the Dean or at memorial events, [1830]-2011, Gilbart Lectures on Banking, 1897-1994, other lectures and addresses ranging from the future of education in England, modern Greek poetry, or Asian languages, to the role of pure science in the development of industry, Commemoration Orations by distinguished speakers including HRH Prince Philip, Anniversary Lectures, Haldane Memorial Lectures and Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives Annual Lectures, 1832-2014, Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lectures on ethics and spirituality, 1986-1999; lecture notices including syllabuses, public lecture lists and some attendant correspondence, arranged by faculty or department or yearly/termly for public or general lectures, 1835-2012 (Ref: K/LEC); audio tapes of lectures including inaugural, public, special university lectures, Maurice lectures, 1971-2006 (Ref: K/LECT); orders of service for Commemoration Service, [1879-1983], Term Services, 1946-1991, Memorial Services, 1909-2000, other services including carol concerts, degree presentations, services of blessing and thanksgivings, 1916-2014 (Ref: K/OS); Academic Programmes for lectures, conferences, courses and seminars, especially War Studies seminars, 1946-2014 (Ref: K/PRG); Social Programmes including Commemoration Week leaflets, tickets and menu cards, 1913-1983, Chaplaincy programmes, leaflets and diaries, 1958-2001, Prize Giving events' material including invitations and booklets listing winners, 1875-1990, College dinners' menu and table plans including for the Fellows' Dinner, anniversary and Annual Dinners, 1885-2000, general functions leaflets and information for open days, schools liaison and alumni events, 1900-2001, programmes for entertainments such as Music and other Society events, talks, recitals, staff parties, 1887-1999, Sports events material, mainly notices of athletics meetings, 1912-1930, receptions including conversazione, 1879-2014 (Ref: K/SOC); Tickets and Invitations to dinners, parties, lectures and debates, openings of exhibitions, prizegivings, services and memorials, and receptions, 1831-2013 (Ref: K/INV); ephemera concerning exhibitions including programmes and exhibition boards, 1922-2014 (Ref: K/EXB); Anniversary material including Centenary Appeal Fund and 150th Anniversary commemoration donors' lists, reports, leaflets, programmes, services, dinner menus, 1928-2004 (Ref: K/CEN, K/SES); Appeals for financial and other action relating to King's College, [1825]-1913 (Ref: K/APP); video recordings of graduation ceremonies, 1997-2004 (Ref: K/GRAD).


Regular accruals.

System of arrangement

The classes described form part of the College's ephemera collection and are arranged into the main sub-series outlined above in the Scope and Content section.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Draft catalogue available online and in hard copy 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

Other King's College ephemera, especially publications and handbooks, serials and press cuttings, overlap or complement material described in this section. Centenary material can also be found in the King's Secretarial series (KAS/AD8).

Description control

Archivist's Note

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

December 2001, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Athletics
  • Books
  • Civic education
  • Clubs
  • Communications media
  • Conference papers
  • Cultural heritage
  • Curriculum guides
  • Educational publications
  • Group instruction
  • Higher education institutions
  • Higher science education
  • Humanities education
  • Information sciences
  • Intangible cultural heritage
  • Lectures (teaching method)
  • Leisure
  • Leisure time activities
  • Music
  • Musical performances
  • Peace education
  • Performing arts
  • Publications
  • Recordings
  • Religious doctrines
  • Religious education
  • Religious texts
  • Seminars (teaching method)
  • Sermons
  • Social science education
  • Sound recordings
  • Sport
  • Teaching methods
  • Theology
  • Universities

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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