The History of Imperial College London, 1907-2007 :

Gay, Hannah.

The History of Imperial College London, 1907-2007 : Higher Education and Research in Science, Technology, and Medicine. - 1 online resource (905 pages)

Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- List of Illustrations -- List of Acronyms -- Chapter One Introduction -- Chapter Two Before Imperial: The Colleges That Federated in 1907 -- Introduction -- The Royal College of Chemistry -- The Royal School of Mines -- City and Guilds of London Institute and the Central Technical College -- Conclusion -- Chapter Three The Founding of Imperial College -- Introduction -- The Move to South Kensington -- The Politics of Technical Education -- The Founding of Imperial College -- Chapter Four Governance and Innovation, 1907-43 -- Governance and Early Growth -- The Founding of the Chemical Technology Department -- The Founding of the Aeronautics Department, 1920 -- The Relationship between Imperial College and the University of London, 1907-29 -- From the Late 1920s to the Second World War: The Tizard Years -- Chapter Five Imperial College during the First World War -- Governance and College Life -- The Founding of the Department of Technical Optics -- The Chemists' War -- Other Scientific and Technical Contributions -- Coda -- Chapter Six Continuity within the Three Old Colleges, 1907-45 -- Introduction -- The Royal College of Science -- Biological Sciences -- Physics -- Chemistry -- Mathematics -- City and Guilds College -- Mechanical Engineering -- Electrical Engineering -- Civil Engineering -- Geology and the Royal School of Mines -- Geology -- Mining -- Metallurgy -- Conclusion -- Chapter Seven Imperial Science at Imperial College -- Introduction -- Science and Empire -- Biological Sciences -- Geology and the Royal School of Mines -- Engineering -- From Empire to Commonwealth -- Chapter Eight Imperial College during the Second World War -- Preparing for War -- Daily Life at the College -- Radar, Operational Research, and Nuclear Science -- The Aeronautics Network. Chemistry and Chemical Technology -- Biological Sciences: Food Supplies and DDT -- Munitions -- Southwell Comes to Imperial -- Chapter Nine Expansion: Post-War to Robbins, 1945-67 (Part One) -- Introduction -- Governance and Innovation -- Nuclear Science and Engineering -- Biochemistry -- Computing and Control -- History of Science and Technology -- The Robbins Report -- The 'Feudal' System in South Kensington -- Chapter Ten Expansion: Post-War to Robbins, 1945-67 (Part Two) -- Continuity and Growth -- Electrical Engineering -- Mechanical Engineering -- Civil Engineering -- Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology -- Aeronautics -- Physics, Mathematics, and Meteorology -- Chemistry -- Biological Sciences -- Earth Sciences -- Mining and Metallurgy -- Linstead's Evaluation -- Chapter Eleven Corporate and Social Life -- Introduction -- Ceremonial and Image -- Clubs and Collegiality among Students and Staff -- The Later Twentieth Century -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twelve The Making of the Modern College, 1967-85 Part One: Governance in a New Political Climate -- Introduction -- The Penney Years, 1967-73 -- The Flowers Years, 1973-85 -- Chapter Thirteen The Making of the Modern College, 1967-85 Part Two: Academic Restructuring -- Introduction -- The Life Sciences -- The Physical Sciences -- Mining, Mineral Resources, Metallurgy, and Earth Sciences -- Engineering -- New undergraduate courses -- Aeronautics -- Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology -- Civil Engineering -- Electrical Engineering -- Computing and Control -- Mechanical Engineering -- Conclusion -- Chapter Fourteen Diversifying the Curriculum -- Arts, Humanities, and Modern Languages -- Social Sciences, Management, and Business -- Conclusion -- Chapter Fifteen The Expanding College, 1985-2001… Part One: Governance and the Medical School Mergers -- The Politics of Higher Education. Governance: the Ash and Oxburgh Years -- Entrepreneurship -- The Imperial College School of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine from 2001) -- Chapter Sixteen The Expanding College, 1985-2001… Part Two: Some Academic Developments -- Introduction -- Interdisciplinary Centres -- Recent Developments in the Departments -- Life Sciences -- The Physical Sciences -- Geology, Earth Resources Engineering, Materials -- Engineering and Computing -- Aeronautics -- Civil Engineering -- Mechanical Engineering -- Electrical and Electronic Engineering -- Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology -- Computing -- Conclusion -- Chapter Seventeen Conclusion -- Appendices -- Index.

This is the first major history of Imperial College London. The book tells the story of a new type of institution that came into being in 1907 with the federation of three older colleges. Imperial College was founded by the state for advanced university-level training in science and technology, and for the promotion of research in support of industry throughout the British Empire. True to its name the college built a wide number of Imperial links and was an outward looking institution from the start. Today, in the post-colonial world, it retains its outward-looking stance, both in its many international research connections, and with staff and students from around the world. Connections to industry and the state remain important. The College is one of Britain's premier research and teaching institutions, including now medicine alongside science and engineering. This book is an in-depth study of Imperial College; it covers both governance and academic activity within the larger context of political, economic and socio-cultural life in twentieth-century Britain.


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

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T173.L9345G39 2007