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Natural sciences

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds — BIOL B

Archives of the Faculty of Biology 'B', 1906 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/BIOL B
Scope and Contents The records cover the full range of operations,
Dates: 1906 - 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 Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

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.
Dates: 1882 - 1996
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Minutes of conjoint meetings of Special Boards for Medicine, Physics and Chemistry, and Biology and Geology, 1885 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.44
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.
Dates: 1885 - 1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Minutes of meetings of the Natural Sciences Tripos Committee, 1932 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.VII.18-19
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.
Dates: 1932 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Management Group: The minutes of some Committees are closed to scholars for periods of years either under data protection legislation or as a condition of transfer; see each catalogue entry for further detail.
 Series

Minutes of the Faculty Board of Biology 'B' and subordinate bodies, with related papers, 1926 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.67-76 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.
Dates: 1926 - 1996
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Records of the Ray Club, 1837 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.89
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.
Dates: 1837 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Sir Joseph John Thomson: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7654
Scope and Contents Part I. Correspondence A-Z Correspondence. PP Other personal papers. Part II. Research, lectures and speeches BD Drafts of books. PD Drafts of published scientific papers and lectures. ED Drafts of contributions to dictionaries and encyclopaedia. UD Drafts of unidentified or unpublished works. SN Notes for speeches. NC Notes and calculations. PH Photographs and diagrams. UL University lecture notes. EX Draft Examination questions. Part III. Thomson's work outside physics Government...
Dates: 1880-1939 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

The Papers of Alfred Harker

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR
Scope and Contents The collection comprises notebooks, sketchbooks, and photograph albums detailing geological excursions in the U.K from the late nineteenth century. These mostly cover the Isle of Skye, Isle of Arran, Yorkshire (Scarborough), and other Scottish Highlands. There are also notebooks detailing specimens collected (catalogues); lecture note drafts; maps; and some personal records including details of an 80th birthday event.
Dates: 1860 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.

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