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Undergraduate study, Queen Mary, University of London
Ref No (click to see in context)WFD/22
TitleGovernance - merger with Queen Mary College
Extent6 boxes
DescriptionThis series contains records relating to negotiations between Westfield College and Queen Mary College, 1933-1989; papers of the Implementation Committee and its working groups, 1987-1990; correspondence and papers relating to the Charter and Inauguration of Queen Mary and Westfield College (QMW), 1989-1991; and correspondence relating to the Hampstead Campus following merger with Queen Mary College, 1988-1992.
Admin HistoryIn Mar 1987 Westfield College and Queen Mary College agreed in principle to fully merge. Most of the Science Faculty including Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Biochemistry and Zoology, and 68 members of staff had previously transferred to Queen Mary College in Mile End in 1984. In 1988 the University Grants Committee and the University Court approved plans to sell the Hampstead Campus as part of the Queen Mary and Westfield merger and to use the funds for new constructions and modifications to the Mile End Campus.

On 27 Jul 1989 Queen Mary and Westfield College was formally created by the approval of the Queen Mary and Westfield College Act. 1 Aug 1989 saw the official Inauguration of Queen Mary and Westfield College. All departments were transferred with the exception of the Department of History of Art which transferred to University College, London. The physical transfer of Westfield College from Hampstead to Mile End, to complete the inauguration of Queen Mary and Westfield College, did not occur until 1992.
ArrangementThis series has been arranged by function. The following sub-series have been created, where more than one file exists: negotiations and planning; Implementation Committee; and Queen Mary and Westfield College charters.
Access StatusMostly Open
CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/61Queen Mary, University of London; 1989-; Higher Education Institution
DS/UK/60Queen Mary College (QMC); 1887-1989
DS/UK/666University of London; King's College London; 1985-; Higher Education Institution
DS/UK/64University of London; 1836-; Higher Education Institution
DS/UK/664Westfield College; Westfield Trust; 1988-2009; Charitable Trust
DS/UK/93University of London; University College London (UCL); 1826-; Higher Education Institution
DS/UK/869University of London; Institute of Education; 1909-; Higher Education Institute
DS/UK/65University Grants Committee (UGC); 1918-1989
DS/UK/654Elizabeth II (1926-); Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
DS/UK/870Prudential Property Services; 1848-; Financial services
DS/UK/871Chesterton Lalonde; fl.1987; Surveyors
DS/UK/30Westfield College; 1882-1989; Higher Education Institution
CodePlace Entry
NA22Mile End Old Town/Tower Hamlets/London/Greater London/England
NA21Mile End New Town/Tower Hamlets/London/Greater London/England