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The University of London is the most different of them all. This was rejected, but renewed in The idea of a general degree awarding body for the schools was discussed in the medical press.
Two charters would be issued, one to UCL incorporating it as a college rather than a university, without degree awarding powers, and a second "establishing a Metropolitan University, with power to grant academical degrees to those who should study at the London University College, or at any similar institution which his Majesty might please hereafter to name".
The university established by the charters of and was essentially an examining board with the right to award degrees in arts, laws and medicine. However, the university did not have the authority to grant degrees in theology, considered the senior faculty in the other three English universities.
In medicine, the university was given the right to determine which medical schools provided sufficient medical training. In arts and law, by contrast, it would examine students from UCL, King's College, or any other school or college granted a royal warrant, effectively giving the government control of which colleges could affiliate to the university.
Beyond the right to submit students for examination, there was no other connection between the affiliated colleges and the university. In the university held its first graduation ceremony at Somerset House following a petition to the senate from the graduates, who had previously received their degrees without any ceremony.
About students graduated at this ceremony.
The London academic robes of this period were distinguished by their "rich velvet facings". In that year, a new charter effectively abolished the affiliated colleges system by opening up the examinations to everyone whether they attended an affiliated college or not.
Between and a new headquarters was built at 6 Burlington Gardensproviding the university with exam halls and offices. Invia a fourth charter, the university gained the right to grant degrees in surgery.
Inthe university set another first when it became the first university in the UK to admit women to degrees, via the grant of a supplemental charter. Four female students obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in and two obtained Bachelor of Science degrees inagain the first in the country.
Following two royal commissions the University of London Act was passed, reforming the university and giving it a federal structure with responsibility for monitoring course content and academic standards within its institutions. This was implemented in with the approval of new statutes for the university.
The university had its offices here from to An illustration of 6 Burlington Gardenshome to the university administration from to Regent's Park Collegewhich had affiliated inbecame an official divinity school of the university in the new statutes having given London the right to award degrees in theology and Richmond College followed as a divinity school of the university in ; Goldsmiths College joined in ; Imperial College was founded in ; Queen Mary College joined in ; the School of Oriental and African Studies was founded in ; and Birkbeck Collegewhich was founded injoined in The previous provision for colleges outside London was not abandoned on federation, instead London offered two routes to degrees: UCL and King's College, whose campaign for a teaching university in London had resulted in the university's reconstitution as a federal institution, went even further than becoming schools of the university and were actually merged into it.
This was a slightly more complicated case, as the theological department of the college founded in did not merge into the university but maintained a separate legal existence under King's College's charter. A large parcel of land in Bloomsbury near the British Museum was acquired from the Duke of Bedford and Charles Holden was appointed architect with the instruction to create a building "not to suggest a passing fashion inappropriate to buildings which will house an institution of so permanent a character as a University.
Though the building was hit by bombs several times, it emerged from the war largely unscathed; rumour at the time had it that the reason the building had fared so well was that Adolf Hitler had planned to use it as his headquarters in London.
InAthlone Press was founded as the publishing house for the university, and sold to the Bemrose Corporation in subsequent to which it was acquired by Continuum publishing.
The University of London Act saw the university defined as a federation of self-governing colleges, starting the process of decentralisation that would lead to a marked transference of academic and financial power in this period from the central authorities in Senate House to the individual colleges.
In the same period, UCL and King's College regained their legal independence via acts of parliament and the issuing of new royal charters. UCL was reincorporate inwhile King's College's new charter in reunited the main body of the college with the corporation formed in In centralised graduation ceremonies at the Royal Albert Hall were replaced by individual ceremonies at the colleges.
Some of the larger colleges most notably UCL, King's College, LSE and Imperial periodically put forward the possibility of their departure from the university, although no steps were taken to actually putting this into action until the early 21st century.
The Imperial Institute Building in South Kensington, home to the university from to 21st century InImperial College and UCL mooted the possibility of a merger, raising the question of the future of the University of London and the smaller colleges within it.
Subsequently, considerable opposition from academic staff of both UCL and Imperial led to a rejection of the merger.
A significant development in this process was the closing down of the Convocation of all the university's alumni in October ; this recognised that individual college alumni associations were now increasingly the centre of focus for alumni.“There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise.
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