Red brick university

A red brick university (or redbrick university) was originally one of the nine civic universities founded in the major industrial cities of England in the 19th century.[2][3] However, with the 1960s proliferation of universities and the reclassification of polytechnics in the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 as post-1992 universities, all British universities founded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in major cities are now sometimes referred to as "red brick".[4] Six of the original redbrick institutions, or their predecessor institutes, gained university status before World War I and were initially established as civic science or engineering colleges.[5][6][7][8][9][10] Eight of the nine original institutions are members of the Russell Group (which receives two-thirds of all research grant funding in the United Kingdom).[11]

The Aston Webb building, University of Birmingham

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