Joseph Chamberlain - An Icon of Birmingham

Dr Sally Hoban explores the impact Joseph Chamberlain made on the city of Birmingham.

Chamberlain rose from industrialist, to mayor of Birmingham - and then became a highly significant national politician. His efforts to improve the city of Birmingham can still be felt in the city today...

KEYWORDS: Joseph Chamberlain, Birmingham, Mayor, Victorian, Highbury, Town Hall, Education, Water, Gas, University of Birmingham, Civic Gospel, Boer War, Key Hill Cemetery, Books, Peter Marsh, Ian Cawood, Sally Hoban

In Chamberlain, Birmingham,

Presented by:

Mike Gibbs


Dr Sally Hoban, Dr Helen Fisher, Dr Malcom Dick, Professor Peter Marsh, Dr Chris Upton, Dr Ian Cawood,

Thanks to:

The Black County Living Museum, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Council House, Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham Museums Trust, Boston Tea Party, Didier Soulier, Film Birmingham, Highbury Hall, Birmingham Lord Mayor, The Lord Mayors Parlour, Newman University, The University of Birmingham, Thinktank, Tor Hathaway, Toye & Co, Sandro Groman-Hayes, Vertu Bar, Birmingham and Midland Museum Institute, Collections of the National Monuments Record of Wales, Francis Frith, Grosvener Prints, Grace’s Guide, Illustrated London news Ltd, Iberfoto, Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Look and Learn, Mary Evans Picture Library, NSDK, Peter Higginbotham Collection, Shutterstock, The University of Birmingham Research and Cultural Collections, Thinktank Trust, Pond 5, The Wentworth Collection