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Archives of the Council of the School of Physical Sciences, 1927 - 2019

 Fonds — Container: CSPS
Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CSPS

Scope and Contents

The records relate chiefly to the managing of resources; that is, funding for equipment, buildings and staff. A smaller quantity of records cover faculty/departmental structure and organisation, academic focus and research projects.


  • 1927 - 2019


Conditions Governing Access

All files are closed to scholars for 30 years from the date of creation, except for those with written permission of the Secretary or Chairman of the Council, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX, as a condition of transfer. In addition, files containing personal data are closed for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation.

Conditions Governing Access

Closed for 30 years.

Biographical / Historical

Established in 1926 under the new statutes, the School is an administrative grouping of related scientific subjects. Its elected supervisory body - the Council of the School - comprises representatives of the constituent faculties or institutes, each appointing one member. At least one member must be a member of the General Board. The Council acts as a co-ordinating body for objectives in research, teaching, and infrastructure and filters much academic business before its transmission to the General Board. For details of the faculties, departments and other institutions currently within the School, see


31 linear metre(s) : paper

Language of Materials



File titles recorded as found.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred in 1992-3 by W.B. Harland. Continuations to series (CSPS 1/8, 57a, 63-116; 6/16-138; 7/63-82; 8/7-22; 10/6-30; 12/7-8; 13/4-5; 15/10-16; 16/15-35; 17/9-28) and new series (CSPS 18-20) were transferred by Dr M. Ingham, 13 Sept. 2000. Further continuations to series (CSPS 1/152-200, 6/179-240) and new series (CSPS 1A-B, 14A) were made by Georgina Fuller on 13 Sept. 2017. Further continuations to series (CSPS 1/202-60, 6/241-325) were made by Susan Meah on 20 Feb. 2019. Further continuations to series (CSPS 1/261-5, 1C, 6/226-34, 10/31-2, 12/7/2-6) were made by Susan Meah on 12 Nov. 2019.


Several files found to be duplicates were destroyed on transfer to the University Archives, 2002.


The online catalogue was completed in February 2006 and emended in May 2018, April 2019 and May 2022.


Council of the School of Physical Sciences

Repository Details

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