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The Birmingham Civic Society

Founded on 10th June 1918 with the objective to “bring public interest to bear upon all proposals put forward by public bodies and private owners for building, upon the laying out of open spaces and parks, and generally upon all matters concerned with the outward amenities of the city and district.” The Society continues to lobby for the improvement of Birmingham as a place to live, work and visit.

Link: The Birmingham Civic Society

Birmingham & Midlands Institute

Founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, for “the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties,” the B.M.I. continues to pursue these aims.

Link: The Birmingham & Midlands Institute

History West Midlands

History West Midlands, is an independent website which provides free access to a variety of programmes and different media focussing on the history of the people of the West Midlands, their ideas, innovation and industry.

Link: History West Midlands

Newman College, Birmingham

New College has a number of Doctoral Scholarships on offer. They hold considerable expertise in the history of the nineteenth century - from their undergraduate programme, to their new MA in Victorian Studies to opportunities in our doctoral scheme. Their expertise is underpinned by some excellent facilities and our valuable relationship with the Birmingham Midland Institute and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.


More information on Newman College doctoral scholarships is available here: Doctoral Scholarships

Newman College Victorian Studies MA can be discovered here: Victorian Studies MA

John Bowen & Sons, Builders

You can buy a booklet on this eminent Birmingham building firm, who were responsible for building the Victoria Law Courts and the police offices, Wesleyan Central Hall, Liberty’s, A. R. Dean, Pattison’s , Marris and Norton’s, Cornwall Buildings , Princess Corner, Manchester House and Newbury’s premises in the Old Square, the Birmingham Meat Market, The Moseley and Balsall Heath Institute, St Agatha’s Church Sparkbrook, St Agatha’s Church, Sparkbook, Hollymoor Asylum for the City of Birmingham and Netherne Asylum for the County of Surrey, The Corporation Baths in Monument Road, the Edgbaston Assembly Rooms and Kings Heath Wesleyan Church.


Click here to Buy the Booklet

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