In 1848, the renowned 19th-century soprano, Jenny Lind (the 'Swedish Nightingale') appeared on its platform, and four years later, Charles Dickens delighted a large audience with a selection of readings.
From 1873, the main hall also possessed a very famous organ - the large instrument originally built for the Royal Panopticon of Arts and Science in London. Sadly, the organ, along with the original hall, was destroyed by fire in 1934. Once restored, the building became the headquarters for the University's Student Union, a purpose that it continued to fulfil until 1964. Subsequently, it was used as an attractive conference and exhibition centre.
on site facilitiesWalking, Lawns
equipmentOverhead Projector, Video, White Board, Flipcharts, Autocue, Lectern, PA System, Secretarial, Photocopier, Fax, Telex, Back Projection Kit
address88 Queens Road,
- M32 JCT 3 (1.9 miles)
- M32 JCT 2 (2.6 miles)
- M5 JCT 18A (4.1 miles)
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