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History and Locations

The University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire was established in August 2006 by order of the Privy Council, following the merger between the University of Luton and De Montfort University’s Bedford campus.

Putteridge Bury Campus

Putteridge Bury Conference Centre from the air

Putteridge Bury is a magnificent neo-Elizabethan country mansion set in thirty acres of landscaped gardens. The history of Putteridge Bury can be traced back to Edward the Confessor's time and has links to the Domesday Book. It was built in the style of Chequers by architects Sir Ernest George and Alfred Yeats and completed in 1911, having undergone renovation and reconstruction over the centuries.

It is home to the postgraduate Business School and the University’s Conference Centre. Putteridge Bury Campus is located a few miles outside Luton town centre on the Hertfordshire-Bedfordshire border read more

Luton Campus

Park Square campus, aeriel view

In 1908, the Luton Modern School was established. Luton Technical Institute was founded in 1937 and, after various changes of name, became Luton College of Technology in 1958.

In 1976, the college merged with Putteridge Bury College of Education to become Luton College of Higher Education.

In 1993, the college became the University of Luton after receiving university designation.

Luton campus is located in the town centre and is home to a £5.5m Media Arts Centre and £7.8m state-of-the-art Learning Resources Centre.

Bedford Campus

Exterior of library at Bedford campus

The Bedford Campus has academic roots that go back to the founding of Bedford Training College for Teachers in 1882 and Bedford Physical Training College in 1903. The campus is now home to around 2,900 students and has excellent facilities, a friendly atmosphere and a proven track record of exceptional teaching and graduate employment.

The campus is located 20 minutes by foot from the town centre in a self-contained leafy setting and is undergoing a £34 million redevelopment programme which includes two brand new, fully-equipped gymnasiums and state-of-the-art sports science labs.

In 2007 construction will be completed for a new campus centre with 280 seat theatre, catering facilities and social spaces for students. In addition, private developers are building a £20 million student accommodation block which will contain over 500 residences and is due to be completed by July 2007.

Hospital sites

The majority of teaching and research takes place in Luton and Bedford, however many of our health courses are delivered at hospital sites throughout Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire including Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe General, Luton & Dunstable and Bedford hospitals.

The hospital sites are linked via video conferencing facilities and each site has a University Education Centre fully equipped with a library, IT suite and several seminar rooms. Health students can also take advantage of facilities at both the Luton and Bedford campuses.

Putteridge Bury Campus History

Putteridge Bury Mansion

Putteridge Bury Conference Centre from the air

The mansion at Putteridge Bury was built in the style of Chequers by architects Sir Ernest George and Alfred Yeats and completed in 1911.

The grounds were redesigned by Edwin L Lutyens, soon to be recognised as the foremost architect of the era, and planted by Gertrude Jekyll, one of the first lady Victorian gardeners.

Find out more on the official website of the Jekyll Estate

Particular features of the Putteridge Bury grounds are the reflective pool and massive yew hedges.

Queen Mary and King George V often visited Putteridge Bury with the Prince of Wales and on 1 December 1926 the King planted an oak tree in the lawn to the south of the house.

In 1965 it was acquired by Luton Borough Council and opened as Putteridge Bury College of Education in 1966.

Following Government cutbacks during the 1970s Putteridge Bury ended its brief life as a teacher training centre and was merged with Luton Technical College to become the Luton College of Higher Education, in September 1978.

From 1985 the function rooms were gradually renovated to their original splendour and to conference centre standards.

The unused gymnasium was converted to a learning resources centre.

Over 1,500 students now enrol on various management development programmes every year, with a vast number of delegates visiting the Conference Centre for sales and training conferences, meetings, wedding receptions and social events.

A licence is also held to perform civil marriage ceremonies.

More details about corporate functions and social events services and booking information are available at Putteridge Bury Conference Centre

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