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University Development at Birmingham

Nature volume 140, page 538 (25 September 1937) | Download Citation



IT is reported that the University of Birmingham is selling the Mason College site, and the price is said to be £400,000. If the negotiations are satisfactorily completed, the long-desired transfer of the whole of the University to the Edgbaston site will soon be an accomplished fact, and the uneconomical and very inconvenient separation of the faculties will be a thing of the past. Already the building of the new medical school (between the great new hospital and the University at Edgbaston) is nearing completion, and it is hoped that the school will be ready for opening next year. Such an event would be a fitting crown to the work of the Vice-Chancellor (Sir Charles Grant Robertson) who has expressed his intention of retiring at the end of the coming session and who has taken a leading part in the establishment of both hospital and medical school. The money resulting from the sale of the Mason College site will also make possible the expansion, and improvement of the equipment, of some of the departments already at Edgbaston, the Physics Department in particular, which is at present partly housed in old Army huts, inconvenient and unsightly.

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