University Council records

Scope and Content

Records of the Council, 1920-1992; records of Council committees and working groups set up by Council comprising Finance Committee, 1895-1968; Finance and General Committee, 1971-1987; University Investment Committee, 1967-1971; University Estates Committee, 1849-1984; Gregynog Committee, 1964-1984; Military Education Committee, 1927-1945, Central Services Committee, 1991-1992; Thomas Ellis Memorial Committee, 1911-1967; Management Committee of the University Centre for Advanced Celtic Studies, 1983-1992; The Welsh Industries Association Fund Committee, 1921-1928; Welsh Rural Textile Industry Committee, 1928-1959; The Gregynog Press/Gwasg Gregynog Management Committee, 1928-1982; Joint Standing Committee on Teaching through the Medium of Welsh, 1963-1980; Committee on the Proposed Merger between University College Cardiff and UWIST, 1982-1988; Working Group on the Powers and Functions of the University of Wales, 1988-1989; and The Rationalisation Working Party, 1982-1988; records of ad-hoc committees set up by the Council or its committees, 1922-1973; and papers of the two chief administrative officers of the Council, namely the Registrar, 1894-1992, and the Secretary, 1919-1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

The University Council was established in the reorganisation of University administration by supplemental charter in 1920 following the report of the Royal Commission on University Education in Wales. It assumed the financial responsibility of the Standing Executive Committee of the Court and the University Senate and became responsible therefore for the control of University property, investments, accounts and finances. It was also responsible for the appointment of examiners; the awards of Studentships and Fellowships; the creation of new departments within the constituent colleges of the University; and the conferring of Honorary Degrees. It held its first meeting on 9 December 1920.

Arrangement

Arranged into twenty groups listed in Summary field.

Note

The University Council was established in the reorganisation of University administration by supplemental charter in 1920 following the report of the Royal Commission on University Education in Wales. It assumed the financial responsibility of the Standing Executive Committee of the Court and the University Senate and became responsible therefore for the control of University property, investments, accounts and finances. It was also responsible for the appointment of examiners; the awards of Studentships and Fellowships; the creation of new departments within the constituent colleges of the University; and the conferring of Honorary Degrees. It held its first meeting on 9 December 1920.

Includes records relating to University estates from 1849 inherited by the University from the Welsh Church Commissioners.

Preferred citation: C

Appraisal Information

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Additional Information

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