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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA CNU/BOL/FL, CNU/COL/FL, CNU/BAL/FL, CNU/CAL/FL, CNU/PAL/FL, CNU/SS/FL, CNU/CSP/FL
Title
NUFFIELD FOUNDATION SCIENCE TEACHING PROJECT: Film loops
Date(s)
1966-1978
Level of description
Sub-fonds of Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
55 boxes

Context

Name of creator(s)

Chelsea College, Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project

Administrative / Biographical history

The Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project operated via sections based at the Project's headquarters at Chelsea College, London, developing content and methods of presentation for teaching science subjects at various levels. Film loops were produced as teaching aids.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The records were transferred to King's College London Archives from the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project at Chelsea College.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Film loops and accompanying teaching notes, 1966-1978, produced for the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project, on various subjects and for different age groups. Some were made in collaboration with university departments and companies. They comprise Biology O-level film loops, 1966-1967, and teaching notes, 1968-1977 where reprinted, published by Longmans, Green and Co Ltd, the Longman Group Ltd and Penguin Books Ltd and directed and edited by Ian Hills; Chemistry O-level film loops, 1966-1967, and teaching notes, 1968-1977 where reprinted, published by Longmans, Green and Co Ltd, the Longman Group Ltd and Penguin Books Ltd and produced by the Film Unit of the Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd with Denis Segaller as producer; Advanced Biology film loops, 1970, published by Penguin Books Ltd and produced by James Archibald and Associates Ltd; Advanced Chemistry film loops, 1970-1972, produced by World Wide Pictures Ltd; Advanced Physics film loops, 1971, produced by James Archibald and Associates Ltd; Secondary Science film loops, including some trial versions, 1970-1974, published by the Longman Group Ltd and produced by Halas and Batchelor Ltd with Dorothy Dallas as supervising editor; Combined Science film loops, 1970-1972, some with reprinted teaching notes, 1976-1978, published by Longmans, Green and Co Ltd, the Longman Group Ltd and Penguin Books Ltd and produced by Stewart Films Ltd, Malvern.

System of arrangement

Arranged according to subject and level, as indicated.

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

Photocopies, 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, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The film loops are continuous and self-winding. They run for between one and five minutes. Biology and Chemistry O-level and Combined Science film loops are in Standard 8mm and Super 8mm format. Advanced Science and Secondary Science film loops are in Standard 8mm format only. The films are largely in colour. In many cases colours have faded or other physical deterioration has occurred. Multiple copies are held of most films.

Finding aids

List available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives holds the records of the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project (NFSTP), 1949-1993 (Ref: CNU), the other sub-fonds comprising general papers, 1961-1974 (Ref: CNU/STP); the Secondary Science Education Programme, 1965-1974 (Ref: CNU/SS); the Junior Science Project, 1960-1974 (Ref: CNU/JSP); the Combined Science Project, 1964-1970 (Ref: CNU/CSP); A-level in Physical Sciences, 1955-1974 (Ref: CNU/ALPS); Physics A-and O-level, 1963-1972 (Ref: CNU/PAL, CNU/POL); Chemistry O-level, 1962-1974 (Ref: CNU/COL); Chemistry A-level, 1962-1974 (Ref: CNU/CAL); Biology O-level, 1962-c1973 (Ref: CNU/BOL); Biology A-level, 1963-1972 (Ref: CNU/BAL); records relating to publications, also including material on NFSTP administration, 1949-1992 (Ref: CNU/PBN); published texts, 1960-1993 (Ref: CNU/TEXT). It also holds records of the Schools Council Integrated Science Project (based, like the NFSTP, at Chelsea College and inspired by the Nuffield Combined Science Scheme), 1968-1984 (Ref: C/SCISP, C/SC, C/SCPT, C/SCI5-13).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: list at King's College London Archives.

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

Mar 2001

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Subjects

  • Biology education
  • Chemistry education
  • Curriculum
  • Educational institutions
  • Educational sciences
  • Film media
  • Information media
  • Physics education
  • Schools
  • Science education
  • Teaching materials

Personal names

  • Dallas, Dorothy, fl 1970-1974
  • Hills, Ian, fl 1966-1967
  • Segaller, Denis, fl 1966-1967

Corporate names

  • Halas and Batchelor Limited
  • James Archibald and Associates Limited
  • Longman Group Limited
  • Longmans, Green and Co Limited
  • Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project
  • Penguin Books Limited
  • Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
  • Stewart Films Limited, Malvern
  • World Wide Pictures Limited

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