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VENUE: Birmingham and Midland Institute – Ryland Room

Founded in 1854, the Birmingham and Midland Institute is a charity dedicated to the promotion of learning across all sections of society in Birmingham and the Midlands. Housed within a Victorian edifice in the heart of the city, the Institute has its own Library and lecture theatres.

Wheelchair accessible. Please ring the bell outside the main entrance for assistance. Access provided by a portable ramp, so wheelchair users are advised to call the venue directly to arrange access in advance. For additional access information: http://bmi.org.uk/disabled.html

Did You Know… The BMI was originally built next to the Town Hall but moved to its current location in 1965. It was originally built through an Act of Parliament in 1852 “for the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties”.



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