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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA 1995 KDM; 1996 KDM; 1997 KDM
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Mathematics Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
6 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of Mathematics

Administrative / Biographical history

Mathematics has been taught at King's since it first opened in 1831. It initially was part of the Senior Department and the Department of General Literature and Science and then became part of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science from 1893, the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences from 1986, the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences from 1991, and the School of Physical Sciences and Engineering from 1992.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College London Department of Mathematics.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the Department of Mathematics at King's College London include minutes, correspondence and papers, 1969-1990; notably minutes of departmental meetings, 1972-1984 (ref: 1996/KDM/F2); correspondence relating to the strategic planning of the department, arrangement of teaching, examinations and finance, 1985-1989 (ref: 1995/KDM); correspondence, mainly between Brian Davies, Professor of Mathematics, King's College London, and staff of other university departments of mathematics in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe, concerning publications and copyright, symposia and conferences, with some material concerning personnel including sabbaticals and lecture invitations and a small quantity of material describing mathematical problems, 1969-1990 (ref: 1997/KDM); papers relating to the Chair of Mathematics, 1983-1989 (ref: 1996/KDM/F1); typescript draft of part of an edition of the works of Alan Turing, fellow of King's College Cambridge and cryptographer, 1990 (ref: 1995/KDM).

System of arrangement

Correspondence arranged chronologically, the remainder boxed by year 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


Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives: Mathematics Department Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KDM/FP, KDM/FPPG, KDM/FPC); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX); Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2); papers of John Theodore Combridge (Ref: KCLCA K/PP15); papers of William Henry Hoar Hudson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP32).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources used: 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

February 2001, updated 2016

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  • Civil law
  • Communication process
  • Conferences
  • Copyright
  • Educational administration
  • Educational planning
  • Government
  • Group communication
  • Health services administration
  • Intellectual property
  • Law
  • Legal systems
  • Mathematics education
  • Organization and administration
  • Personnel management
  • Public administration
  • Recruitment

Personal names

  • Davies, Edward Brian, b 1944, Professor of Mathematics
  • Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954, Mathematician

Corporate names

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

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