The IAS Suite

 IAS Suite 1


The Institute of Advanced Studies is based in Aston Webb, Room 132, the IAS Suite. 

The space is designed to host our IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellows and we aim to keep it full of distinguished researchers and exciting ideas.


We can provide a desk, computer, laptop docking, and some support with printing and admin.

We welcome Professors and visitors of a commensurate level, and their hosts – we want to keep the space lively with visitors from different research backgrounds and disciplines.

We have desks for seven visitors, and areas for break-out meetings and conversations. 

 IAS Suite 2
 IAS Suite 3


Please contact the IAS Team for further information, or if you would like to enquire about the possibility of booking a desk.

Please note that a recent University of Birmingham ID card will be required to access the suite.


"The IAS offices, located in the historic heart of the university, served as a convenient and efficient place to work and an ideal location for meetings with members of the University community. I particularly appreciated the efficiency and helpfulness of the IAS during my stay."

Professor Patrick J. Geary

School of Historical Studies, Princeton

 IAS Suite 4


IAS Suite 7


"The IAS facilities are fantastic and state-of-the-art, and the support staff’s organization of my travels and residence was exemplary. The IAS offices are located on the university square, close to the cafeteria and in the very heart of this lovely campus. The modern, spacious IAS suite offers a quiet, shared working environment for fellows in the Aston Webb building, an imposing example of late-Victorian architecture. Thank you to IAS for making my stay in Birmingham so comfortable!"

Professor Lize van Robbroeck

Department of Visual Arts, Stellenbosch University


"I greatly enjoyed working at the new IAS office - it's centrally located on campus in the Aston Webb building with a nice view of the tallest free-standing clock tower in the world! It's only minutes away if you want to meet colleagues, get a cup of coffee, or visit other places on campus such as the Barber Institute of Fine Arts." 

Professor Mantha Phanikumar

College of Engineering, Michigan State University


IAS Suite 5


IAS Suite 6


"Having a quiet but friendly working space directly in the hub of the University, with the other facilities and points of intellectual connection so close at hand, was really terrific."

Professor Geoff Eley

Department of History, University of Michigan