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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Philosophy 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)
14 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London, Department of Philosophy

Administrative / Biographical history

Instruction in mental philosophy was provided with the appointment of a lecturer at King's in 1868. A chair in Logic and Moral Philosophy was created in 1877 occupied by the Rev Henry William Watkins, with classes available in both the Department of General Literature and Science, and the Theology Department. This changed its title to Logic and Mental Philosophy around 1891, then to Mental and Moral philosophy in 1903, classes that endured until 1906 when a department of Philosophy and Psychology came into being. The two subjects were separated in 1912 and Philosophy remained part of the Faculty of Arts until the reorganisation of 1989 when it became part of the School of Humanities.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Department of Philosophy

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London/Bedford College Philosophy postgraduate student files, [1965-1985], 1993, Bedford College undergraduate and postgraduate students, [1965-1985], non-degree students, 1987-1989, (KDP), undergraduate student files, 1988-1990 (Ref: KDP/FP). Information contained in undergraduate student files typically includes an UCCA (Universities Central Council on Admissions) form giving name, date of birth, course of study, year of entry, home address and telephone number, term-time address and telephone number, Local Education Authority, previous schooling and examinations passed, tutorial reports, references and final marks. Non-degree records include Junior Year Abroad students from Beaver College. Postgraduate files include application for admission as a postgraduate student, correspondence, and dissertation or thesis details.

System of arrangement

Undergraduate files are arranged by year of entry, then alphabetically. All other files are boxed 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 with permission from the Head of Department.

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

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 Archives: Department of Philosophy Records (Ref: KCLCA 1994 KDP); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues. 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
  • Educational levels
  • Educational programmes
  • Educational statistics
  • Enrolment
  • Examinations
  • Exchange programmes
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Humanities education
  • Philosophy education
  • Social science education
  • Student evaluation
  • Student exchange
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students

Corporate names

  • Beaver College Center for Education Abroad
  • Bedford College
  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Philosophy

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