red brick university

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EtymologyEdit

From the memoir Redbrick University by Edgar Allison Peers, whose titular university is based on the University of Liverpool. Liverpool, like most urban universities of the late-19th and early-20th centuries, extensively uses red clay bricks in its architecture.

NounEdit

 
The Victoria Building of the University of Liverpool, the original "red brick".

red brick university (plural red brick universities)

  1. (Britain) any traditional British university other than Oxford or Cambridge, especially one founded in the Victorian age in a large city

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