The University of Birmingham is research university based in the Edgbaston suburb of the city of Birmingham in the Midlands of England. It was given its royal charter in 1900 and was the successor of the Queen’s College Birmingham, itself founded back in 1828 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery. This means it is the first ‘red brick’ university to receive an independent royal charter. Today it is a member of the Russell Group of universities as well as the Universitas 21 international group. It is also home of the barber Institute of Fine Arts that contains important works by Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh as well as the Lapworth Museum of Geology, the Cadbury Research Library and the prominent local landmark, the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower.
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