yellowbear

10 Jun 2019 320 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1825 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or 'red brick' university to receive its own royal charter.

It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities, Universitas 21.

The university was ranked 14th in the UK and 79th in the world in the QS World University Rankings for 2019. 

 

 

The clock tower known as Old Joe is a memorial to Joseph Chamberlain and is the tallest free standing clock in the world

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1825 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or 'red brick' university to receive its own royal charter.

It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities, Universitas 21.

The university was ranked 14th in the UK and 79th in the world in the QS World University Rankings for 2019. 

 

 

The clock tower known as Old Joe is a memorial to Joseph Chamberlain and is the tallest free standing clock in the world

comments (16)

Not Fleetwood is it.
Bill Phillips: No harbour for a start
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 10 Jun 2019, 02:15
such a beautiful structure and surrounding grounds and you've captured it well
Bill Phillips: The campus is a fine place
This is lovely - could be on their pamphlet!
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much E.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Jun 2019, 05:56
I thought at first that this was one of those towers used for the manufacture of shot. Nicely taken young Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Chad.
"The tallest free standing clock in the world!" WOW, Bill. Lots of good information in this post.
Bill Phillips: It is an impressive sight Ginnie
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jun 2019, 06:38
What a grand view this is, Bill. Thank s for the write-up too.
Bill Phillips: My pleasure Lady P. I must go again as it is a big campus
Superbe vue sur cette tour.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Martine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Jun 2019, 06:46
I went on a course here once, the campus is enormous
Bill Phillips: It is and there are some fine buildings
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jun 2019, 08:18
Well I never. I used to Birmingham around once a month when working at BT and I'm sure I used to drive through the Edgbaston on the A38 but I've never seen this before. I thought with it being so tall, it would have caught my attention. It is very impressive.
Bill Phillips: I am not sure if it is actually visible from the A38!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jun 2019, 09:40
This is an impressive, pointy thing, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is indeed what you say Ray
My grand daughter, Jasmine, is finishing her second year doing English at this University.
Bill Phillips: Then she will know not to walk under the tower when it chimes
There is a beautiful symmetrical feel to this view. The path draws my eye to the tower.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much.
Fancy having to climb all the steps to get up there to wind it.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps it has a lift?
A bit of a cheek to call it a "freestanding clock" - it's supported by that bloody great tower!
Bill Phillips: Hahaha Freestanding in the sense that the structure is solely there for the purpose of being a clock
I thought it was the lighthouse for a moment Bill smileIt is most impressive.
Bill Phillips: It would need a very big light to be seen from the coast grin
the universality has lovely grounds Bill... Old Joe is quite the clock tower and you framed this image very well....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter. The campus is very attractive

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera X-A3
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/400s
aperture f/9.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 16.0mm
People Dressing up 9People Dressing ...
The Barber InstituteThe Barber Insti...
Weekend Rubbish 4Weekend Rubbish ...

Warning