University of Strathclyde Department of Physics records

Scope and Content

Records relating to the teaching of physics at the University of Strathclyde and the Royal College of Science and Technology, the Royal Technical College, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and Anderson's College (the antecedents of the University of Strathclyde).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Department of Physics originated in 1796 with the appointment at Anderson’s Institution (an antecedent of the University of Strathclyde) of the first Professor of Natural Philosophy. It was not until later, however, that a department formally came into existence. From at least 1899, there are references to the Department of Natural Philosophy. In 1968 the department split into the Department of Natural Philosophy (in 1983 renamed the Department of Physics) and the Department of Applied Physics. The two were reunited as the Department of Physics and Applied Physics in 1986. In 2002 the department was renamed the Department of Physics.

Conditions Governing Access

Open with the exception of some student records which are restricted in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Note

The Department of Physics originated in 1796 with the appointment at Anderson’s Institution (an antecedent of the University of Strathclyde) of the first Professor of Natural Philosophy. It was not until later, however, that a department formally came into existence. From at least 1899, there are references to the Department of Natural Philosophy. In 1968 the department split into the Department of Natural Philosophy (in 1983 renamed the Department of Physics) and the Department of Applied Physics. The two were reunited as the Department of Physics and Applied Physics in 1986. In 2002 the department was renamed the Department of Physics.

Archivist's Note

Created by Victoria Peters, August 2011.

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