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Minutes and papers of the Special Board for Biology and Geology (from 1926, part of the Faculty Board of Biology 'A'), successor and subordinate bodies, 1882 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.1-6 etc

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Management Group:

Minutes of Boards of Studies, from 1926 known as Faculty Boards, may cover governance, appointments, budgets, curriculum development, examining and accommodation.


  • Creation: 1882 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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Biographical / Historical

The board has had the following changes of name: Board for Biological and Geological Studies, 1882-6; Special Board for Biology and Geology, 1886-1926; Faculty Board of Biology 'A', 1926-96. The Faculty of Biology 'A', comprising the departments of Anatomy, Botany, Genetics, Parasitology and Zoology, was established under the new University statutes of 1926. In 1996, by which time it comprised the departments of Genetics, Plant Sciences and Zoology only, it was merged with the Faculty of Biology 'B' to form a unified Faculty.

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Min.V.176-7 were transferred to the University Archives by Dr D.W.B. MacDonald, Degree Committee of Biology 'A', on 17 July 1991; Min.V.282-3 on 25 Apr. 1995; Min.V.304, 356 by Mrs J.A. Knight, School of Biological Sciences on 20 July 1997; Min.V.347-60 by Dr J.R. Andrews, Department of Zoology, on 21 Aug. 1997.


Special Board for Biology and Geology

Finding aid date

1997-12-22 12:02:00+00:00

Repository Details

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