Administrative records of St Mary's Hospital Medical School

Scope and Content

Administrative records of St Mary's Hospital Medical School, 1898-1988, namely financial records relating to students and fees, 1898-1987, comprising general ledger, 1898-1899; registers of pupils' cash accounts, 1888-1905; composition fees, 1903-1948; audited accounts of St Mary's Hospital Medical School, 1982-1987; papers relating to the financial situation of the Medical School, 1900-1902, comprising reports, extracts from minutes; report of the Committee concerning financial relations between Hospitals and Medical Schools in London, 1905; papers relating to student numbers and entry, notably to London Medical Schools, [1870-1901]; summary of students refused admission to the School, 1921-1923; annual entry of students, [1852-1944]; notes on students accepted, 1940, 1941; selection of students, [1952]; financial summaries for 1916, including statistics for the teaching of preliminary subjects and organic chemistry; papers relating to the admission of women students, notably report concerning World War One, 1915; letter from male students against the admittance of women, 1924; notes concerning closing the Medical School to women, 1924; statistics on the medical education of women, 1929; history of women students at St Mary's, [1952]; University Grants Committee returns, 1929-1965, and report, 1933; papers relating to the foundation stone ceremony of the rebuilt Medical School and Inoculation Departments, 1931; papers relating to scholarships, 1923-1933, including notes on Oxford and Cambridge University students, 1923-[1932]; list of scholarship holders from 1871, 1933; correspondence and notes concerning Epsom College Scholarship, 1942; papers concerning examination pass and failure rates, 1919-1935; patient beds at St Mary's, 1937; course in Physiology and Anatomy, 1940; academic and technical staffing and wage rates, 1936-1939; cost of medical curriculum and course, [1930s], 1941; World War Two arrangements, 1939-1941, including fees, effect of wartime conditions; papers concerning the Centenary fund, 1954-1957, including Centenary celebrations, correspondence relating to an exhibition on penicillin, commission of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother; papers concerning the Fleming Memorial Appeal, 1955-1960; athletics ground, 1972-1982; development policy quinquennium, 1973-1982; St Mary's redevelopment, 1978; Fleming and Penicillin exhibition, 1978; Fleming Centenary, 1981; possible formation of a joint medical school, 1981; papers relating to the University of London, 1985-1988, including correspondence with the Court, future of medical education; merger with Imperial College, 1985-1987; plan, elevations and sections of St Mary's Recreation Centre, 1983, by the Fitzroy Robinson Partnership; records of Imperial College, 1988-1996, notably minutes of the Governing Body, 1988-1992; minutes of the Finance and Executive Committees, 1988-1991; minutes of the Executive Committee, 1991-1992; College Plan [1991-1995], 1991; annual reports and reviews, 1987-1993; prospectuses for 1990-1997, 1989-1996; calendars, 1990-1996; Imperial College Gazette, 1988-1993; Network newsletter, 1988-1994; Felix Student's Union newspaper, 1988-1993.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Medical School Secretary managed the general administration of the School. The post of School Secretary was created in 1889. In 1993 the title was changed with the appointment of a new postholder to Director of Finance and Administration, and remained as such until 1998.

St Mary's Recreation Centre was built by St Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1983-1984. It was originally known as the Queen Mother Recreation Centre.


The papers are arranged as outlined in the scope and content.