The Imperial College of Science and Technology

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    THE Imperial College of Science and Technology came into existence as the result of the federation of three colleges already established in South Kensington, namely, the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and the Central Technical College of the City and Guilds of London Institute. One of these, the Royal College of Science, and in particular its Chemistry Department, may be said to have originated in the Royal College of Chemistry which was opened in George Street, near Oxford Street, in October 1845 (see p. 524). Thus although the Imperial College of Science and Technology was not incorporated by royal charter until 1907, this year is appropriately regarded as the centenary of the College, and it was marked by a great gathering in the Albert Hall on October 26, attended by their Majesties the King and Queen, the Chancellor of the University of London (the Earl of Athlone), and the Vice-Chancellor (Prof. D. Hughes Parry).

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    The Imperial College of Science and Technology. Nature 156, 518–520 (1945). https://doi.org/10.1038/156518a0

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