Our City and Region

We are proud of our origins and of Birmingham, the city we call home. Forged as the engine room of the Industrial Revolution, it is a melting pot of cultures and a crucible of innovation. Its industrial past and cultural heritage combine to give it a unique quality and distinctive character, which is engrained in the architecture of its buildings and spirit of its people.

Birmingham’s history and character – like that of the University itself - is grounded in the pioneering work and can-do attitudes of its illustrious forefathers. The legacy of our founder Joseph Chamberlain is as evident throughout the city as it is on our Edgbaston campus.

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