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Minutes and papers of the Joint Committee on Student Numbers, 1966 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.VII.87-8, 143-6

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

The category - Corporate management records - embraces records of the central decision-making bodies, University officers such as the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrary, and their administrative support. It includes constitutional records.


  • Creation: 1966 - 1974


Conditions Governing Access

From the Sub-Management Group:

The minutes of some Committees are closed to scholars for periods of years; see each catalogue entry for further detail.

Biographical / Historical

This body was first established in 1966 as a sub-committee of the Colleges Committee to enquire into future numbers of undergraduate and graduate students. In May 1967, it was reorganised as a joint committee of the Colleges Committee and the Council of the Senate, with the name the Joint Committee on Future Student Numbers. It reported in November 1968. In March 1970 it was reconvened, under the chairmanship of Gordon Sutherland (1907-1980), Master of Emmanuel College, and with the name Joint Committee on Student Numbers. Its remit was 'to make recommendations on the future size and shape of the University ... on the total numbers of students to be accommodated in the University and Colleges alike reading for first degrees and postgraduate degrees, diplomas and certificates and on their distribution between undergraduates and postgraduates, between men and women, and between Faculties and subjects, in the light of the resources available ...'.


14 file(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Min.VII.87-8 were transferred to the University Archives by Mr Barlow-Poole, Registry, on 10 November 1987; Min.VII.143-6 from among the papers of Sir Gordon Sutherland in 1999.

Related Materials

Further Sutherland papers are in the Manuscripts Section of the Department of Manuscripts and University Archives (classmark: Add.8353).


Joint Committee on Student Numbers

Finding aid date

2005-01-20 11:58:33+00:00

Repository Details

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