Kingston Polytechnic Rams Rugby Football Club Items

Scope and Content

Items relating to Kingston Polytechnic's Rams Rugby Football Club. Includes 2 rugby jerseys (one touring, one standard), three copies of Jersey tour 1981 booklet, and 3 membership cards with yearly fixtures for the club for the years 1979-1980, 1980-1981, 1981-1982. Items collected by John Shepherd, former Kingston Polytechnic student and Rams team member.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kingston Polytechnic was formed in 1970 by the merger of Kingston College of Art and Kingston College of Technology. In 1975 Gipsy Hill Teacher Training College also became part of the Polytechnic. In 1992 Kingston Polytechnic became Kingston University.

Rams Rugby Football Club was the former rugby club of Kingston Polytechnic.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Kindly presented by John Shepherd.

Other Finding Aids

Also see our archives catalogue here

Conditions Governing Use

Some items in the collection can not be copied from due to their physical condition or copyright law. Please send all copying enquiries to the Archive at

Custodial History

Items were collected by John Shepherd, a student at Kingston Polytechnic 1979-1982 and member of the Rams Rugby Football Club.