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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Physiology records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
75 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of Physiology

Administrative / Biographical history

The Department of Physiology was formerly part of the Faculty of Medical Science. After the merger of King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry with King's College Medical School in 1983, it was split off into the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. The Department merged with those of Chelsea College and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985 and the faculties joined to create the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences in 1991. The School was made up of separate divisions, including the Biomedical Sciences Division of which Physiology was a part. It is now the Division of Physiology, part of the GKT (Guy's King's and St Thomas') School of Biomedical Sciences which was formed in 1998 from the Biomedical Sciences and the Basic Medical Sciences divisions at UMDS (United Medical and Dental Schools).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

From the Department in several stages, 1992-2001.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Physiology departmental records comprise minutes, correspondence and student files, 1966-2000. These notably include minutes and papers of the Subject Area Board in Physiology in the University of London, 1982-2000, University of London Board of Studies in Physiology minutes, agendas and related papers, 1972-1985; correspondence, notably relating to the Flowers Report on London Medical Education and projected improvements to the Medical Faculty, 1976-1983; correspondence, reports and working papers concerning the MSc in Human and Applied Physiology, 1984-1990, including with the Institute of Naval Medicine, notably timetables of courses and examination question papers and examiners' correspondence, 1977-2000; Human and Applied Physiology student files and examination marks, 1978-2000, containing applications, general correspondence, grants and studentship information and photographs; BSc course timetables, exam marks, student welfare, 1966-1989.

System of arrangement

Arranged mainly by order 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. Student and staff 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


Finding aids

Detailed contents 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 Physiology Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KDP/FP); papers of Hugh Davson (Ref: K/PP98); papers of Douglas Arthur Reid (Ref: KH/PP15); King's College examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX); King's College Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2).

Description control

Archivist's Note

King's College Calendars and prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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

May 2002

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  • Educational development
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational reform
  • Examination marks
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Physiology
  • Student evaluation
  • Student welfare
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students

Corporate names

  • Institute of Naval Medicine
  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Physiology
  • University of London, Board of Studies in Physiology

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