Minutes, Agendas, papers and general correspondence of SOAS's Governing Body from its inception.
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- ReferenceGB 102 SOAS/COM/01
- Dates of Creation1916 - 2010
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description116 volumes and 10 files
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
SOAS's Governing Body (renamed the Board of Trustees in September 2015) has absolute authority within the School, with overall responsibility for the general supervision, direction and control of all aspects of the School, in accordance with the School's Charter and Standing Orders. The Governing Body was constituted in the initial Charter of Incorporation of the School of Oriental Studies and held its first meeting on 22 June 1916.
The Governing Body has the power to create and amend Standing Orders and has overall responsibility for defining the system of governance within the School. All other committees in the School report into the Governing Body either directly or indirectly.
For further information on the functions of Governing Body, see SOAS's Charter and Standing Orders, available on the SOAS website.
This sub-sub collection is divided into three series, Governing Body Minutes and Papers, Governing Body members and Governing Body general correspondence
Governing Body administrative papers are generally subject to a 30 year closure period. Open minutes and papers after December 2003 are available on the SOAS website. For Governing Body administrative papers over 30 years old, some restrictions apply. Please contact Special Collections for further advice on access restrictions or see individual catalogue record.
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