Records of Senate

  • Reference
      GB 133 OCA/10
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      22 items

Scope and Content

The records comprise a complete set of minutes of Senate 1870-1904, plus appendices to the minutes, attendance registers, rough minutes and letters read at Senate.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Owens College Act 1870 established the Senate as the supreme academic body of Owens College. Its membership comprised the Principal and the whole body of the professors. Senate was authorised by Court to undertake any matter of academic policy assigned to it, including subjects of instruction and examination, scholarships and prizes, admission and discipline of students, and the appointment of tutors and occasional lecturers subject to the approval of Council. Senate was a junior body to Council in the government structure of Owens, and any resolution made by Senate was subject to confirmation by Council at its next meeting. Council had powers to suspend any Senate resolutions subject to approval by Court.


Senate records are divided into the following subseries:

  • OCA/9/1 - Minute books
  • OCA/9/2 - Appendices to Senate minutes
  • OCA/9/3 - Attendance registers
  • OCA/9/4 - Rough minutes
  • OCA/9/5 - Letters read at Senate meetings