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Red Brick university

Red Brick is a name applied to a category of civic British universities that were founded mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The term 'Red Brick' was first coined by a professor of music at the University of Liverpool to describe these civic universities. His reference was inspired by the fact that The Victoria Building at the University of Liverpool (which was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1892) is built from a distinctive red pressed brick, with terracotta decorative dressings. The University of Liverpool is therefore the 'original' 'Red Brick' University.

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