College Technology Building · Newington · 9 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: Named for Sir Edward Appleton, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the development of radar, the tower was nominated to be a ‘wonder of the world’ due to its ugly appearance.
Pearson - Always Learning: Est in 1975, the Talbot Rice Gallery is Edinburgh University’s art gallery. It is named for David Talbot Rice, Fine Art Professor from 1934–72. The University owns 200,000+ artworks and artefacts.
King's Buildings (West Mains Road), Edinburgh, Edinburgh
College Engineering Building · West Mains · 1 tip
Pearson - Always Learning: Appropriately named after Alexander Graham Bell, who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell’s invention of the telephone resulted from his early interest in speech impediments.
College Academic Building · Newington · 2 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The David Hume Tower, locally known as ‘DHT’, is named after Scotland’s most important philosopher. Hume arrived at the University of Edinburgh aged 11 years old. That was one smart kid.
Pearson - Always Learning: Charles Darwin studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Unfortunately, he complained his lectures were “stupid and boring”, but the University decided to name a building after him anyway.
College Science Building · West Mains · 4 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: For his contributions to theoretical physics, James Clerk Maxwell was as important for modern physics as Sir Isaac Newton. However, no apples ever fell on his head, so fewer people have heard of him.
Pearson - Always Learning: Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin was professor of engineering at the University of Edinburgh, known to the world as the inventor of the cable car. his dog, Plate, often accompanied him to the University.
Pearson - Always Learning: Joseph Black, a physician and chemist, discovered carbon dioxide. In 2011, scientific equipment believed to belong to Black was discovered during an archaeological dig at the University.
Pearson - Always Learning: Dan Rutherford was Professor of Botany at the University. Working with Joseph Black, he discovered nitrogen, a vital ingredient in fertilizers, which have helped sustain the world’s food supply.
Pearson - Always Learning: Chrystal Macmillan was a Scottish barrister, feminist & pacifist. She was the first female science graduate from the University as well as their first female honours graduate in Mathematics.
Pearson - Always Learning: Overlooking the hard working students of Cardiff is this Medieval castle. The original motte and bailey castle was built in the late 11th century by Norman invaders on top of a 3rd-century Roman fort.
Pearson - Always Learning: This large, modern library once set the scene in an episode of BBC’s ‘Sherlock’. Most days, though, it acts as the backdrop for Cardiff students working hard and reading books.
General College & University · Cathays Park · 1 tip
Pearson - Always Learning: This amazing, neoclassical building houses the Welsh School of Architecture & the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies. It contains a lecture theatre named after filmmaker Birt Acres
Pearson - Always Learning: A Cardiff landmark, the Temple Hall was used in Doctor Who to represent a space station five billion years in the future. Today, though, it’s a memorial to commemorate the lives lost in World War II.
Pearson - Always Learning: This Cardiff Business School building is named after Sir Julian Hodge, founder of the Bank of Wales, & once the 18th richest person in Wales. Pay attention in lectures & you might make the list too!
Pearson - Always Learning: Now home to the Chemistry, Biology, & Geology departments, the message carved in the stone over the entrance reads ‘Nerth gwlad ei gwybodaeth – A nation's strength is in its learning.’
College Science Building · Cathays · 2 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: This school trained the co-founder of Specsavers, Dame Mary Perkins, in optometry. Keep an EYE out (wink) for free eye examinations in the student clinics from October – March.
Pearson - Always Learning: Whether you want to learn Chinese, history, or web design, you can continue your education no matter your age at the Cardiff’s Centre for Lifelong Learning. There are even 40 free courses for locals.
Pearson - Always Learning: This 40-acre garden is a beautiful place to learn about botany, or just stop to bask in the sun. The garden is said to house an apple tree descended from that which assaulted Isaac Newton.
Pearson - Always Learning: Full of fascinating exhibitions, this is an amazing collection of artefacts representing the acts, beliefs and creativity of different peoples at crucial points of life: birth, sex, death and feasting
Pearson - Always Learning: The Cambridge Union Society is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious student debating societies. The society has welcomed speakers such as the Dalai Lama, Clint Eastwood, & Winston Churchill.
Pearson - Always Learning: This stunning library was completed in 1695 to the design of Sir Christopher Wren. It houses some impressive manuscripts, including A.A. Milne's manuscripts of Winnie-the-Pooh.
University of Cambridge (Lensfield Rd.), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
College Science Building · 3 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The Scott Polar Research Institute was founded in memory of Captain Scott & his 4 companions who died returning from the South Pole in 1912. Visit the Polar Museum & learn about polar exploration.
University of Cambridge (Pembroke St), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
College Science Building · 3 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: This site has seen the discoveries of the electron, the neutron, 'splitting the atom', and DNA structure, among others. A hot bed of scientific genius. Plus, the 4th floor coffee is cheap!
Pearson - Always Learning: This gallery hosts a permanent collection boasting artists such as Henry Moore, Alfred Wallis, Barbara Hepworth, and Christopher Wood. A thorough education in 20th century British avant-garde art.
Pearson - Always Learning: This museum has one of the foremost collections of Chinese, Egyptian, Korean, Japanese and other far east and Asian artefacts in the UK. There are more than 23,500 objects to ogle.
Pearson - Always Learning: This is in fact a group of buildings – & their various extensions – that date from the 15th century onwards. Today they form the basis of Durham University’s special collections libraries and archives
Pearson - Always Learning: The Union Society's very own bar, situated at 24 North Bailey in the centre of town, hosts many of the Union's social events. Many a student has sat here and put the world to rights.
Pearson - Always Learning: This library is named after current chancellor of the University and best-selling author, Bill Bryson. He called Durham “a perfect little city” in his book ‘Notes from a Small Island’.
Pearson - Always Learning: This garden provides 10 hectares of beautiful mature woodlands where, in addition to teaching biology students, there are also events such as a circus workshop and the National Orchid Show.
Pearson - Always Learning: Durham Law School is one of the top 5 law schools in the country. One of its alumni, Lord Justice Hughes, was recently appointed to the Supreme Court. Gabby Logan also graduated from the school in ’95
Pearson - Always Learning: The Racecourse is part of the University's sports facilities. It has been used as a sports ground since at least 1733. It’s known for hosting 2 annual events, the Durham Regatta & Durham Miners' Gala.
Pearson - Always Learning: The Palace Green debating chamber has echoed with the dulcet tones of everyone from Imelda Staunton, Nicholas Parsons, Jon Snow, Boris Johnson, Michael Winner and Patrick Stewart.
Pearson - Always Learning: Founded in 1807, this is Scotland's oldest public museum & home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums. It is also one of the leading university museums in the UK.
College Academic Building · Partick · 4 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The Adam Smith business school is named after the great, Scottish moral philosopher & key member of the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith was 14 years old when he started at UoG. Slacker.
Pearson - Always Learning: Serving Glasgow students since 1885, this is one of the largest & oldest students' unions in the UK. Alumni include Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox, Menzies Campbell former Lib Dem leader
Pearson - Always Learning: This campus includes the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery named for the founder of modern nursing, and a rebel who shunned societal expectations for women. Go, Florence!
26-29 Drury Lane (Strand Campus), London, Greater London
University · Holborn and Covent Garden · 3 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: Famous King’s College alumni include Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu (Theology), the poet John Keats (Medicine), & the writer Thomas Hardy (French). Could you be next on the list of greats?
University · City of Westminster · 22 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: Did you know that LSE was founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, and George Bernard Shaw. Shaw once said “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance”
London School of Economics (10 Portugal St), London, Greater London
College Library · City of Westminster · 24 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: LSE's library houses over 4.7 million volumes and is the world's largest social and political sciences library. Be careful not to get lost in the stacks, but do lose yourself in a book!
College Auditorium · Holborn and Covent Garden · 21 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The Peacock Theatre doubles as an LSE lecture space as well as performance space for Sadler’s Wells contemporary dance company. Two great London institutions under one roof - heaven.
College Library · City of Westminster · 5 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: This library was established specifically to encourage students to widen their interests by reading books on subjects not in the school curriculum. A brilliant idea to provide a broader education.
Pearson - Always Learning: Among its alumni, LSE has 5 Nobel Prize of Economics winners, as well as double Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, & American billionaire, George Soros. Could you join the list of notable alumni?
University · Mile End and Globe Town · 17 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: Queen Mary College was founded in the Victorian era in order to bring better educational facilities to London's East End. To this day, the campus encompasses the best of East London.
3rd Floor, Robin Brook Centre (at Giltspur St), London, Greater London
Science Museum · Smithfield · 3 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The skeleton of Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, is housed in the School of Medicine and Dentistry's Pathology Museum. To this day, the cause of Merrick’s condition is unknown.
Turner Street (Stepnet Way), London, Greater London
Medical School · Whitechapel · 3 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: Elizabeth Blackwell, the first fully qualified female doctor in the UK, trained here in 1850. In 2008, 56% of places at medical schools in the UK were going to women. Progress.
17 Godward Sq (Bancroft Rd), Mile End, Greater London
Bar · Tower Hamlets · 5 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: Queen Mary has a long history of association with the Drapers’ Company. Originally a medieval guild for the drapery trade, they now lend their name to the student bar. Cheers!
67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, Greater London
Law School · Holborn and Covent Garden · 3 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: Queen Mary’s School of Law has turned out many lawyers, including Anand Ramlogan, the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago and The Hon. Peter Caruana, QC, the Chief Minister of Gibraltar.
Pearson - Always Learning: The Quad is a lovely place to sit and study. It has also been featured in films such as ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Inception’. You could be sitting where Batman sat, how cool is that?
Pearson - Always Learning: Named after the American oil magnate John Davison Rockefeller after support from his foundation in the ‘20s, this building isn’t as big as NYC’s Rockefeller Centre, which covers 22 acres of Manhattan.
Dept. Chemistry UCL (20 Gordon St.), London, Greater London
University · Bloomsbury · 5 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: This building is named after the chemist Christopher Ingold, regarded as one of chief pioneers of physical organic chemistry. It is not one of UCL’s most aesthetically pleasing buildings.
Pearson - Always Learning: Focusing on physical and biomedical nanotechnology, this centre brings together 2 institutions that are world leaders in nanotechnology, UCL and Imperial. They could probably turn us all into robots…
Pearson - Always Learning: Did you know, Manchester has 25 Nobel Laureates among its past & present students & staff? That's the 3rd highest number of any one university in the UK after Cambridge and Oxford.
Pearson - Always Learning: Take advantage of student discounts here and watch some contemporary rock, pop, folk, roots, or jazz and blues. Or maybe some comedy? There’s even a cabaret-style venue upstairs.
College Library · Central Liverpool · 10 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The library was funded by a donation of £100,000 by Harold Cohen. Cohen died in 1936 on the day he was meant to lay the foundation stone. Honour his memory by reading some books...
Barrack Rd. (St. James' Blvd.), Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne
University · 4 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The school offers a Business Accounting and Finance or 'Flying Start' which offers an accelerated route towards the ACA Chartered Accountancy qualification. That’s a degree you can take to the bank!
History Museum · Central Liverpool · 50 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: Head to this museum to learn the story of Liverpool and its people, and their global significance. You can see everything from the Lion locomotive to the Cathedral of Dreams (that was never built...)
University · Central Liverpool · 11 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The University of Liverpool has a spectacular list of alumni, including Carol Ann Duffy, 2013’s Poet Laureate. There are also 8 Nobel Prize Laureates associated with the university. Impressive.
Pearson - Always Learning: Learn even more about the various plants from around the world that can be found in the gardens by watching these short films: http://www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk/botanic-garden-film
University · Central Sheffield · 11 tips and reviews
Pearson - Always Learning: The University’s alumni includes Olympic Champion, Dame Kelly Holmes, who received an honorary doctorate in 2007, 3 years after brining home gold in both the 800 and 1500 metres at Athens.
Pearson - Always Learning: The doomed Titanic set sail from Southampton; this memorial features a bronze statue of Nike, the Greek winged goddess of victory, and carvings representing the ship's engineer officers.
Pearson - Always Learning: The gardens have been awarded the Green Flag Award, meaning it is one of the best open spaces in the UK. So bring your laptop and internet dongle for a workspace with a view!