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Degrees

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Accounts of fees and fines received for degrees, 1893 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.Ac.30-4, 47-8
Scope and Contents This is an incomplete series.
Dates: 1893 - 1957
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 — Subscriptiones

Books of subscriptions for degrees, 1613 - 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Subscriptiones
Scope and Contents Holders of superior degrees were required from 1613 to subscribe to the Three Articles of Religion; a stipulation which was extended to all holders of inferior degrees from 1616. The practice was suppressed during the Civil War but reinstituted in 1660. In 1856, following increasing opposition to the test, the declaration was changed to one of being a bona fide member of the Church of England. The practice was abolished in both Oxford and Cambridge by the Universities Test Act, 1871. Until 1934...
Dates: 1613 - 1984
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

Cash books of degrees, examinations and composition payments received, 1956 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.Ac.49-50
Scope and Contents From the Management Group: The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.
Dates: 1956 - 1970
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

Letters and papers relating to degrees of all kinds, 1870-11-05 - 1888-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VCCorr.V.1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The correspondence includes items inherited by Power from his predecessors and added by Vice-Chancellors Cookson (1848, 1863-4, 1872-3), Porter (1881-4) and, perhaps, others.
Dates: 1870-11-05 - 1888-06-09
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

List of Exercises of Bachelors and Doctors of Music

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6378
Scope and Contents A reference-list of the exercises for the Degrees of Bachelor and Doctor of Music between the years 1875 and 1910, arranged in columns as follows: 1) name of recipient of degree; 2) degree; 3) date; 4) reference number of exercise. The names are in alphabetical order. The reference numbers are those of the University Library, where the exercises are kept. There are 22 folios.
Dates: 1875-1910
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).
 Series

Original compositions written for Part I and Part II of the English Tripos, 1949 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ENGL 1
Scope and Contents Many compositions are accompanied by envelopes, letters, cover sheets and associated items, and a few bear examiners' comments.
Dates: 1949 - 1973
Conditions Governing Access: Closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation.
 Series — Degr.H.

Papers relating to honorary degree ceremonies, 1984 - 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Degr.H.
Scope and Contents The papers include, variously: copy minutes of the Standing Advisory Committee on Honorary Degrees; correspondence in support of candidates; correspondence relating to arrangements for the Congregations at which the degrees are conferred and such associated events as lunches, visits and entertainments, lists of invitees, press releases, drafts of orations and orders of proceedings, guides for officiating staff, Secretary's concluding evaluation reports.
Dates: 1984 - 2005
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

Receipts journals, mainly of money for examinations, 1892 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.Ac.35-8*
Scope and Contents Among other amounts recorded are those for matriculations and 'University dues'. This is not a complete series.
Dates: 1892 - 1956
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

Summary accounts of degree and examination fees paid over by the Registry to the Financial Board, 1894 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.Ac.77
Scope and Contents This volume is mostly blank.
Dates: 1894 - 1910
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 — Supplicats

Supplicats for degrees, 1568 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Supplicats
Scope and Contents These are certifications by each College of their candidates' qualifications and requests that a degree be conferred. Technically all degrees are conferred as a result of a University grace, and all those about to graduate must request, or supplicate for, such a grace. The supplicats were bound into volumes by academic year. The contents duplicate the degree lists except for a few cases where there are the names of individuals who attempted the final test but do not appear in the degree lists.
Dates: 1568 - 1870
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

Teaching, learning and research records, 1893 - 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ENG 2
Scope and Contents Records in this category relate to curriculum development, delivery and appraisal, examinations and the award of degrees, research contracts and Faculty publication. They include the notes of a student of the Mechanical Sciences Tripos in the late 1940s and background papers assembled in connection with a history of the Department.
Dates: 1893 - 2000
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: There are generally no restrictions on access to the archives, apart from 30 years closure of records relating to confidential research projects, imposed as a condition of transfer and 80 years closure of records containing personal data, imposed under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 File

Tripos verses

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3873
Scope and Contents 44 sets of Latin verses, circulated when an act for degree was kept, written in various hands. Nos 1-14 are dated 1575-1584. The following are endorsed: 'Carmina bach. tripodis 17o f[eb.] primo die quadragesime 1579 secundum compotum ecclesie Anglie' [3]; 'Carmina patris viz magistri Hutchynson in ultimo actu scilicet 17 Martii 1579 secundum compu[tum...]' [4]; 'Carmina patris die comitiorum quadragesime 1581' [7]; 'primo die Quadragesime 1582 secundum computum ecclesie etc. D. Palmer Tri.'...
Dates: 1575-1590 (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).
 Series — Degr.

University degree lists and related records, 1580 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Degr.
Scope and Contents The records comprise chiefly lists of student matriculations and degrees. There is a smaller quantity of records relating to unmatriculated and degrading students and to the examining and issuing of degrees to women in the years before admission to full membership of the University.
Dates: 1580 - 1969
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 — Degr.M.

University degree miscellanea, 1614 - 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Degr.M.
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.
Dates: 1614 - 1998
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 — Grace Books

University Grace Books, 1454 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Grace Books
Scope and Contents The 'grace' was originally a personal exemption from statutory requirements granted by the Senate to those aspiring to a degree. It came to serve wider and more general purposes. From the fifteenth century degrees became increasingly 'gratuosi' rather than 'rigorosi' and the Grace Books therefore provide what is virtually a register of degrees. From the end of the same century, the Grace formula came to be used for other persons and matters. By the mid-sixteenth century, the Grace was an...
Dates: 1454 - 1943
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 — Lett.

University letters, 1453 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Lett.
Scope and Contents University letters were exchanged with the Crown, ministers of state and dignitaries. They covered a wide range of subjects, including the University's rights and privileges, internal governance, religious observance and legal disputes. Also included in this category are letters of royal patronage, or 'mandates', for the award of degrees and offices and, in lesser quantity, formal orations delivered on celebratory occasions.
Dates: 1453 - 1910
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).

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