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The Queen's University is the Belfast University, built in 1849 by Charles Lanyon the architect who designed more fine buildings in Belfast than anyone before or since. It has mellow brickwork a beautiful Tudor cloister and around an area full of charming Edwardian terraces with magnolia trees in their front gardens.
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The institution was founded in 1845 as Queen's College, but in 1908 became a separate university.
The university consists of faculties of agriculture and food science; arts; economics and social sciences; education; engineering; law; medicine (including dentistry); science; and theology.
It confers the degrees of bachelor, master, and doctor.
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Queen's University is the hub...
Queen's University is the hub of an area that includes the Ulster Museum and the Botanic Gardens...but don't try to get there by car! Absolutely no parking available! Take the # 69, 70, or 71 buses from downtown.
Beautiful university buildings
Designed by Charles Lanyon, the university buildings are absolutely beautiful (it helped that the sun was finally coming out!). The university quarter is a nice part of the city with lots of bars, places to eat and the botanical gardens nearby.
This is the angel at Queen's University, University Road, Belfast.
The main building of the University is called the Lanyon Building, after it's architect, Sir Charles Lanyon. He was responsible for many of the nicest buildings in Victorian Belfast, some of which managed to survive the Blitz during WW2 and the 1960's and 1970's when some of Belfast's finest buildings were demolished to make way for ugly concrete blocks.
The original Queen's College was founded in 1845 and Charles Lanyon chose a neo-Tudor style, similar to that of buildings in Oxford.
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The War Monument
In Queens University there is a beautiful sculpture named the War Monument with a died soldier reclined on the legs of a woman who has in their hands a laurel crown for him.
Galileo contemplating student...
Galileo contemplating student life at Queen's University. He is located in the Checkered Hall, just inside the main entrance to the Lanyon Building.
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