Welcome to Region 04 – West Midlands
Welcome to West Midlands Region. Members will find exciting events and interesting activities in West Midlands with fascinating local history.
There are five ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. There are many Art Galleries and Museums which depict past and present histories. There are many libraries. The birth place of the ‘Industrial Revolution’ was in the West Midlands. This ‘Industrial Revolution’ brought advances in sciences, technology and economic development.
Biggest city in West Midlands is Birmingham. It has got the Birmingham Symphony Hall where The Open University hold their Degree Ceremonies every year. It was opened in 1991 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Many of our events and activities will bring back memories of studies engaged in at The Open University. For example, the Nobel Prize Laureate Francis Aston developed mass spectrometry which helped him to identity isotopes. Another Nobel Prize Laureate Dennis Gabor invented holography. William Shakespeare was born in the West Midlands.
Our events give an opportunity to members to meet and greet each other as well as making new friends.
Mohammad Motawalla – Executive Representative email@example.com
June 2022 – A Visit to The Library of Birmingham
The Library of Birmingham is situated in Birmingham City Centre. It is a public library and replaced the old Birmingham Central Library. This new library cost about £188 million to build with the planning permission being approved by the Birmingham City Council in December 2009. Construction of the library began in January 2010 with the completion in 2013. The official opening of this new library, ‘The Library of Birmingham’ took place in September 2013 which was conducted by the Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai.
The Library of Birmingham is regarded as the largest public library in United Kingdom. About 2.4 million visitors visited this new library in 2014 which ranked it as the 10th most popular visitor attraction in United Kingdom.