Association for Promoting a Teaching University for London Minute Book

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Minute book of the Executive Committee of the Association, for the 1st to the 30th meetings, 23 February 1885 to 24 June 1889. Written in several hands.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association was founded in 1884, led by Sir George Young. It proposed to create a new and independent teaching university, to be called the Albert University. This was put forward in 1887 in a joint petition from University College London and King's College London. The proposal was put to a Royal Commission who at first rejected it, but in 1894 reported in favour, not of creating a second and independent university, but of combining the teaching university proposed to be set up by the Albert Charter with the existing examining body called the University of London.

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