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Royal College of Science

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1881 The Normal School of Science was set up in South Kensington by merging some courses of the Royal School of Mines with courses in Mathematics, Astronomy, Botany and Agriculture and incorporating the Royal College of Chemistry[1]

Its title was based on the Ecole Normale in Paris, with one of the aims of the School being to provide systematic training to school science teachers.

Students were able to qualify in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mechanics, Biology and Agriculture.

1890 The School was renamed the Royal College of Science.

1890-91 Review of Scholarships [2].

1907 The Imperial College of Science and Technology was established as a constituent college of the University of London. It was created under a Royal Charter, bringing together the Central Technical College of the City and Guilds of London Institute, the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Science[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar. 3, 1945
  2. The Engineer 1891/07/24
  3. The Times May 11, 1907
  • [1] Imperial College archives