New role for 301 Broad Street as the University of Birmingham’s City Centre Headquarters

I work at the University of Birmingham in the Medical School and was fascinated to learn that the University has bought one of #Birmingham‘s most iconic buildings, the former Birmingham Municipal Bank HQ at 301 Broad Street as a base for the University of Birmingham in the city centre.

The foundation stone for 301 Broad Street was laid by former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 1920’s.

Neville was the son of the founder of #BirminghamUniversity and its first Chancellor Joseph Chamberlain, a former LordMayor Birmingham, MP and Colonial Secretary.

‘Old Joe’ after whom the Campanile Clock Tower at Chancellor’s Court at the University of Birmingham is named, was the founder of the first #Birmingham political dynasty of the late nineteenth and early 20th century: The Chamberlains of Highbury Hall, the family home which is now being regenerated by Birmingham Conservation Trust.

The final member of the ‘Chamberlain Political Triumvirate’ was Sir Austen Chamberlain, a former Foreign Secretary and Nobel Peace Prize winner for his work on the Locarno Pact in the 1920’s.

These three Birmingham politicians were at the heart of national life in their time and achieved great things…..where are today’s Birmingham leaders who could put the city back where it belongs?

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “New role for 301 Broad Street as the University of Birmingham’s City Centre Headquarters

  1. Pingback: New role for 301 Broad Street as the University of Birmingham’s City Centre Headquarters | keithbracey

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s