University College, London, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering: Class Book.

Scope and Content

Class register for the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering for the sessions 1880/81 to 1887/88. Signed at the front by Professor Kennedy.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Kennedy was Professor of Mechanical Engineering from 1874 to 1889. During this time he was instrumental in establishing laboratory work as a fundamental part of the engineering course and helped to found the Engineering Laboratory in 1878. In 1883 a separate appointment was made to the chair of Civil Engineering and Kennedy limited himself to Mechanical Technology.

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