Queen's College, Birmingham

Queen's College, Birmingham

Queen's College, Birmingham

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The Birmingham Medical School was founded by surgeon William Sands Cox in 1828 as a residential college for medical students in central Birmingham, England. It was the first Birmingham institution to award degrees, through the University of LondonA History of Birmingham, Chris Upton, 1993, ISBN 0-85033-870-0. Cox went on to found the Queen's Hospital in Bath Row (Drury & Bateman, opened 1841) as a practical resource for his medical students. The 1828 Medical School became the Birmingham Royal School of Medicine in 1836. It became the Queen's College in 1843 by Royal Charter.

Cox's ambition was for the college to teach arts, law, engineering, architecture and general science.

The college started life in Temple Row and Brittle Street (now obliterated by Snow Hill Station)The Making of Birmingham: Being a History of the Rise and Growth of the Midland Metropolis, Robert K. Dent, Published by J. L. Allday, 1894 <!--eighteen ninety four-->. From the date of its Royal Charter in 1843 a large Gothic Revival building (Drury & Bateman, 1843-5) was constructed opposite the Town Hall between Paradise Street (the main entrance) and Swallow Street, where a chapel was built to St JamesA History of the County of Warwick, Volume 7 – The City of Birmingham, ed W. B. Stephens, University of London Institute of Historical Research, Oxford University Press,...
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