The newly opened (June 2009) QEC and Chelsea Archive has a fascinating timeline of QEC. Click here to see it.
King’s College Lectures for Ladies begin in Richmond and Twickenham.
Lectures move to Vestry Hall, High Street, Kensington.
Lectures move to 5 Observatory Avenue (9 Horton Street).
King’s College Council resolves to establish a separate department for “the higher education of women”.
The Ladies’ Department opens at 13 Kensington Square, recognised as an official Department of King’s College.
The Ladies Department becomes the Women’s Department.
King’s College for Women inaugurated as an independent College within the University.Home Science and Economics classes started.
King’s College for Women Delegacy constituted independently from King’s College, London.The Haldane Commission recommends dissolution of King’s College for Women.
Household and Social Science Department, King’s College for Women, opens at Campden Hill Road. Remaining departments amalgamate on the Strand site.
University grants a B.Sc. Degree in Household and Social Science.
The College becomes completely independent as King’s College of Household and Social Science.The title King’s College for Women is established.
Buildings completed in accordance with original designs.
Academic Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics inaugurated.
College evacuated to University College, Cardiff.
College relocated to Leicester.
East Block severely damaged by enemy action.
College returns to Campden Hill and rebuilding begins.
Freehold of College Buildings acquired in addition to Holly Lodge and Thornwood Lodge.
Royal Charter granted and name changed to Queen Elizabeth CollegeMen admittedOld degree replaced with BSc (Nutrition) and BSc (Household Science)East Wing reopened by Her Majesty Princess Alice.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visits College for the first time.
Recognition as a School of the University in the Faculty of Science granted.
BSc (General) begins.
Golden Jubilee celebrated; Sir John Atkins retires as Chairman of the Council.
First phase of Sir John Atkins Laboratories opened.
Atkins Building completed.
Murray report published.first attempts made at merging with other Colleges of the University.
Swinnerton-Dyer Report pessimistic about College’s survival. The Court of the University cuts recurrent grant by 20%.
Reunification with King's College London first proposed.
Amalgamation with Chelsea College and King’s College completed.
QEC Association keeps the name of the College alive
All the above courtesy of Neville Marsh’s book “The History of Queen Elizabeth College”
This page last updated 26 July 2009