The registers of staff appointments cover the period from the late 1880s to the early 1950s. Each volume contains notices of appointment for academic staff members from assistant lecturer level upwards, as well as some administrative posts. The notices of appointment were signed by the appointee following confirmation by the University Council. Typically they would record a starting date, an initial salary, and the terms and conditions of the appointment. Originally, notices appear to have been tailored to a particular appointment, but by the mid-1930s they took the form of a pro-forma. The registers can provide additional information about staff appointments to that found in Senate and Council records, and in other sources such as the Vice-Chancellor's files on chair appointments. Information in the registers may provide the only substantive information about the purpose and duties of some appointments below professorial level.
All volumes are indexed.
Former reference: RA/29/1