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Keele University

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Overview of Keele University

Keele University is a university campus located in North Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Midway between Birmingham and Manchester, Keele is located just a few miles from the urban centers of Newcastle under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent and 20 miles from the Peak District, a picturesque national park renowned for its natural beauty.

The university occupies a 625-acre (250 ha) rural campus near the village of Keele and consists of extensive forests, lakes and Keele Hall in Staffordshire Potteries. The estate was originally given to the Knights Templars by King Henry II of England in 1180. When the Templars were condemned and dissolved by the Vienna Council in 1311, their possessions were annexed by the Knights Hospitallers until Henry VIII was dissolved. The estate was bought from the Crown by the Sneyd family and remained their property until the acquisition by the Stoke-on-Trent Corporation in 1948.

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The Keele University campus is situated close Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire. The University occupies the biggest rural campus near the village of Keele and houses the Science Park and the conference centre. It is conveniently situated in the middle of the country, less than two hours from London and Leeds and one hour from Manchester and Birmingham. The region is known as The Potteries and is a collection of towns and cities that have traditionally produced pottery during the Industrial Revolution. As such, many traditional manufacturing towns and cities are surrounded by landscape.

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Fun Facts
  • Did you know that the largest amount of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found in Britain was found under a farm in Staffordshire.
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