2 July 2014 marks 100 years since the death of the University's founder, Joseph Chamberlain.
This exhibition of material drawn from the Joseph Chamberlain Collection, held in the Cadbury Research Library, examines the beginnings of the University, including Chamberlain's correspondence with the steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie on the industrial focus for 'the new University at Birmingham'.
Collaboration with Newman University, Birmingham and Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour History Groups, the Library of Birmingham, Birmingham Museums Trust, the Birmingham Post, the Centre for West Midland History at the University of Birmingham and the Lunar Society of Birmingham in delivery of a major conference titled ‘Joseph Chamberlain: Imperial Standard Bearer, National Leader, Local Icon’. For further information on speakers and program see http://www.newman.ac.uk/media-centre/3596/conference-joseph-chamberlain-imperial-standard-bearer-national-leader-lo Speakers from the University of Birmingham include Martin Killeen, Senior Librarian, Cadbury Research Library, and Professor Peter Marsh, Honorary Professor of History
Contribution from Helen Fisher, University Archivist, Cadbury Research Library to the West Midlands History Magazine summer 2014 which will be dedicated to a celebration of Joseph Chamberlain. See http://historywm.com/editions/issue-5-summer-2014/ for a preview and contents of the magazine