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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Faculty of Natural Science Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
7 boxes and volumes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Faculty of Natural Science

Administrative / Biographical history

The Faculty of Science was originally founded in 1893, of which the Division of Natural Science formed a part, before becoming the Faculty of Natural Science in 1921. The Faculty was eventually closed in 1985 and its constituent departments and successors now fall mainly under the School of Physical Sciences and Engineering and the School of Life and Health Sciences.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the King's College London Faculty of Natural Science include Faculty staff minute books, correspondence relating mainly to course planning, admissions and studentships, and student photographs, 1896-1985. These notably include the main series of staff minutes and agendas, 1896-1985; correspondence concerned with the strategic direction of the Faculty, 1974-1985; correspondence relating to studentships and research projects in the Departments of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Physiology and Biochemistry, 1985; memoranda and reports concerned with the Faculty student admissions procedure, 1975-1986; general correspondence touching upon overseas students, BSc regulations, the International Baccalaureate and exam result statistics, 1956-1984; photographs of students, 1957-1985.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically within each category of records.

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. Student and staff records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving.

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

Additional records for the departments that comprised the King's College London Faculty of Natural Science are listed under the title of the constituent department. See also Faculty student records (Ref: KCLCA KFN/FP, KFN/FPC); College Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2); Examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources used: King's 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

April 2001

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology education
  • Educational administration
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational statistics
  • Enrolment
  • Examinations
  • Exceptional students
  • Foreign students
  • Health education
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Higher science education
  • Natural sciences
  • Nutrition education
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Photographs
  • Physiology
  • Science education
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Universities
  • University students
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Biochemistry
  • King's College London, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • King's College London, Department of Physiology
  • King's College London, Faculty of Natural Science

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