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Records of Cambridge University Industrial Society, 1987 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.VII

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.


  • Creation: 1987 - 1992


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

The society was founded in 1976 by a group of students interested in their post university careers and keen to participate, as students, in industry and commerce. They ran a speaker programme featuring representatives from a variety of industrial backgrounds; provided networking and work shadowing opportunities; liaised with large corporate graduate recruiters; and acted as a source of information about job opportunities. From 1978 the society worked closely with the nationwide, but Cambridge based, Careers Research and Advisory Centre. In 2002 the society changed its name to ''Cambridge Futures'', widening it activities to include training events such negotiation skills workshops. Further information about the club's activities is on its website ( together with a history of the club from which some of the preceding notes were drawn.


3 file(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

SOC.VII.1 was transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 12 March 1996. They had initially been deposited by the Industrial Society on 19 June 1993. SOC.VII.2 was initially placed in Cam Papers (Rare Books Department). In May 1993 they were transferred to the Manuscripts Department where they were assigned the classmark Ms.Add. 8969. They were then transferred to the University Archives on 29 April 2008. SOC.VII.3 was transferred to the University Archives as a permanent loan on 12 March 1996.


The online catalogue was completed in October 2005. It was emended in April and June 2008.


Cambridge University Industrial Society

Finding aid date

1998-05-06 13:31:00+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom