Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow | Department of Chemistry

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Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow | Department of Chemistry

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  • Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College | Department of Chemistry (1887-1912)
  • Royal Technical College, Glasgow | Department of Chemistry (1912-1956)

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c 1830 - 1964


The Department of Chemistry originated in 1830 with the appointment of the first independent Professor of Chemistry. Prior to this, chemistry instruction had been provided as an adjunct to medicine or natural philosophy and was first taught in 1796 at Anderson's Institution (antecedent of the University of Strathclyde). In 1964, the Department of Chemistry merged with the Department of Chemical Technology to form the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry.


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University of Strathclyde | Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry (1964 to date)

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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Coporate Bodies, Persons and Famlies, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Kimberly Sommerville, August 2011.




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