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General Board of the Faculties minutes and related papers, 1882 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.III

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Management Group:

The category - Teaching, learning and research records - comprises records relating to curriculum delivery and examination, further research and the award of degrees; also such adjuncts to study as laboratories, the Botanic Garden and University Library.


  • Creation: 1882 - 1975


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 General Board (of the Faculties) is one of the two central bodies, the other being the Council (of the Senate). It was established in 1882 and is responsible for the University's teaching and research programme, for advising on educational policy and for controlling the resources needed for its implementation. The General Board is responsible for all matters relating to teaching and research, including the appointment of examiners. The Chairman of the Board is the Vice-Chancellor; the Secretary the Secretary General of the Faculties (since 2003 known as the Academic Secretary).


4 linear metre(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of this material was transferred from the Registry to the University Archives at the following intervals: Min.III.1-7, A in June 1973; Min.III.C in May and Sept. 1973; Min.III.T in Apr. 1991. Min.III.B 1 was presented by W.B. Harland, ca.1966.


The online catalogue was completed in August 2005.


General Board of the Faculties

Repository Details

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