The School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University is celebrating its 125th anniversary throughout 2015 with an extensive programme of events throughout the year. These events are listed on a dedicated website www.bcu.ac.uk/jewellery125
The School has as much significance today as it did when the Birmingham Jewellery and Silversmiths’ Association opened this exclusive school for the jewellery making industry in a factory building at 84 Vittoria Street. At the official opening of the School on September 18th 1890 by the Lord Mayor it was stated that the aim of the School was to provide education and training to ensure that the quality of design and manufacture was of the highest so that the local industry could meet the competition worldwide. That aim remains unchanged.
Still situated on the same site and having undergone extensive development and refurbishment, the School continues to focus on excellence in education and training and is now the largest jewellery school in Europe, offering an extensive range of jewellery, silversmithing, horology and gemmology courses with study and training options encompassing a wide range of levels including Doctorate, Masters and Undergraduate degrees, diploma, part time and short study.
An important aim of our special year is to capture the successes and memories of our Alumni from all over the world. If you or someone you know studied at the School of Jewellery please get in touch with us.