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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
CHELSEA COLLEGE: Department of Physiology Student Records
Level of description
Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes


Name of creator(s)

Chelsea College, Department of Physiology

Administrative / Biographical history

Physiology was originally part of the Department of Natural Science at Chelsea Polytechnic and, from 1933, the Department of Biology. Instruction in Physiology continued to be provided by this department until 1951, and mostly comprised teaching for the intermediate and final BSc General degree of the University of London. Some instruction was also provided for Pharmacy students, but Physiology constituted only a small part of the course and Pharmacology was not taught. The Department of Physiology was formed in 1952 then, in 1954, the growing importance of Pharmacology was finally acknowledged and a Department of Physiology and Pharmacology was created. This became a major department with an emphasis on evening and part-time classes gradually giving way to more full-time courses. Postgraduate and research courses were provided alongside the BSc Special degree in Physiology. Pharmacology was introduced as a specialised subject for the BPharm, while a Diploma of Technology was instituted in 1958. Physiology and Pharmacology were split into separate departments when Chelsea was incorporated into the University of London in 1966. The Department of Physiology continued at Chelsea College until the merger with King's College London in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Chelsea College Department of Physiology undergraduate student record cards, 1969-1982 (Ref: CDPI/FP). Information contained typically includes transcript details, addresses, photograph, entrance qualifications, tutor, some course codes and marks obtained, but final degree results are not always given. This series also includes withdrawals.

System of arrangement

Organised by year of entry, then alphabetically.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental staff and other College members.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to Departmental staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Copies of lists are available for consultation 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

King's College London Department of Physiology Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KDPI), King's College London Biomedical Sciences Student Records (Ref: KDBS), King's College London Medical Sciences Student Records (Ref: KFMS), King's College London Life Sciences Student Records (Ref: K/SLS), Queen Elizabeth College Department of Physiology Student Records (Ref: QDPI).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues; Chelsea College of Science and Technology. Historical Pamphlet (1963); H Silver and S J Teague eds, Chelsea College-A History (London, 1977). Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

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

January 2002

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  • Educational evaluation
  • Examination marks
  • Physiology
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • University students

Corporate names

  • Chelsea College, Department of Physiology
  • Chelsea College, Department of Physiology
  • King's College London College Archives

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