History King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs. King's professors played a major part in nineteenth-century science, and in extending higher education to women, working men and through evening classes. The College has grown and developed through mergers with several institutions who have their own distinguished histories. These include the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals; Chelsea College, Queen Elizabeth College, and the Institute of Psychiatry. Anniversary book A book celebrating 175 years of the College's history is available. Lavishly illustrated, it describes the many larger-than-life characters who have contributed to the history of the College. Archives A series of seven special exhibitions has been produced by Archives and Corporate Records Services to mark the 175th anniversary of King's.Our latest online exhibition explores the the role of the cartoon in wartime propaganda - to sustain civilian morale, encourage army recruitment and strengthen the relationships between Britain and her allies.
Schools of study The nine Schools of study at King's are as follows: Dental Institute Institute of Psychiatry School of Biomedical & Health Sciences School of Humanities School of Law School of Medicine Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery School of Physical Sciences & Engineering School of Social Science & Public Policy
Famous King's people John Keats,Charles Lyell,John Frederiс Daniell,Charles Wheatstone,Thomas Hodgkin,Frederick Maurice,James Clerk Maxwell,Florence Nightingale,Lord Lister,Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin,Sir James Black,Desmond Tutu.
Key dates 1953 The Household and Social Science Department of King's is renamed Queen Elizabeth College Chelsea College of Science and Technology joins the University of London and is renamed Chelsea College The Royal Dental Hospital of London School of Dental Surgery merges with Guy's Dental School, and the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals ( UMDS) are formed.King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry (re)unites with King's College London Queen Elizabeth College and Chelsea College merge with King's The Institute of Psychiatry merges with King's UMDS merges with King's.The King's Department of Nursing Studies and the Nightingale Institute of Nursing merge to form the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery within King's College London The Chancery Lane Library, converted from the former Public Record Office building, opens. It is renamed the Maughan Library in The College celebrates its 175th anniversary with a programme of special events.
Campuses Strand campus, Guy's campus, Waterloo campus, St Thomas' campus,Denmark Hill campus.