2 Milestones

1900-1950


1905
Straits Settlements and Federal Malay States Government Medical School opened.

1910
The first seven students graduated with the Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery.

1912
The institution's name changed to King Edward VII Medical School.

1921
The Medical School expanded and became King Edward VII College of Medicine.

1928
Raffles College opened.

1929
Raffles College's official opening.

1931
The first 28 Raffles College students graduated with Arts or Science diplomas. Eleven of them got together in Singapore and decided to meet regularly.

1935
Raffles College graduated in Singapore appoint convenors.

1936
Inaugural meeting of the Stamford Club, Singapore, held at Victoria School. Membership: 30. Stamford Clubs formed in Malaya at this time.

1942-45
Raffles College and King Edward VII College of Medicine closed during the Japanese Occupation. 

1946
Raffles College and King Edward VII College of Medicine re-opened.

1947
The Carr-Saunders Commission on tertiary education came to Singapore and Malaya. Stamford Clubs debated for full university status.

1948
Raffles College Ordinance amended to allow two representatives of graduates on the College Council. The Carr-Saunders Commission recommended the amalgamation of Raffles College and the College of Medicine to establish the University of Malaya. 

1949
University of Malaya opened and continued the practice of having representatives of graduates on the Council. The representatives were elected by the Guild Graduates. 

1950
University of Malaya awarded its first degrees.