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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA KFLS/M, 1996 KSLS, 1997 K/SLS, 1999 KSLS; 2000 KSLS/FP
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Faculty of Life Sciences/School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
18 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Faculty of Life Sciences/ School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences

Administrative / Biographical history

The Faculty of Life Sciences was established in 1987 following the merger in 1985 of King's, Queen Elizabeth and Chelsea Colleges. Previously, its constituent departments had mainly formed part of the Faculty of Natural Science. The College's academic structure was reorganised into Schools in 1989, when the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences came into being. In 1998, this was subdivided into the School of Health and Life Sciences, and the School of Biomedical Sciences.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Faculty of Life Sciences/School of Life Sciences material at King's College London comprises minutes, correspondence, memoranda and personnel files, 1976- 1998. These notably include the School general files, 1990-1994; Divisional Executive Committee minutes, 1989-1996; papers relating to the strategic direction of the Faculty and School including the Subject Area Review Committee (SARC); typescript Strategic Plan, 1989-1993; minutes of the King's College London Academic Policy Group, 1990-1994; minutes of the King's Planning and Resources Committee, 1989-1994; papers relating to the merger of King's with the United Medical and Dental Schools, 1991-1993; minutes of the Academic Committee of the School of Biological Sciences, 1976- 1984; papers relating to the Interdisciplinary Research Centre, 1988-1989; correspondence concerning the establishment and function of the Centre for Mental Health Services Development, 1992-1993; correspondence on the International Centre for Underutilised Crops, King's College, 1991; research funding memoranda, correspondence and reports, notably with the Science and Engineering Research Council, 1988-1994; correspondence concerning student prizes in the Faculties of Natural Science and Engineering, 1978-1990; papers relating to a legal case involving the Department of Biochemistry, 1987; Divisional staff appointments, 1987; some staff personnel files, 1979-1998.

System of arrangement

Arranged 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 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


Finding aids

Some hand lists are available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Related papers at King's include examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources used include College prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM 25 Project.

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

May 2001

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Educational administration
  • Educational levels
  • Educational management
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational planning
  • Educational policy
  • Government
  • Health education
  • Health services administration
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Higher science education
  • Life sciences
  • Organization and administration
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Personnel management
  • Public administration
  • Recruitment
  • Teachers
  • Universities

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Academic Policy Group
  • King's College London, Centre for Mental Health Services Development
  • King's College London, Faculty of Life Sciences/School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences
  • King's College London, Interdisciplinary Research Centre
  • King's College London, International Centre for Underutilised Crops
  • Science and Engineering Research Council

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