Highbury Hall The grade II* listed hall was built in 1879 at the height of the Victorian era as a family home for Joseph Chamberlain
From left, front row: Mrs Chamberlain, Ethel, Joseph Chamberlain
, Ida, Hilda.
In 1895 Joseph Chamberlain
accepted office as Secretary of State for the Colonies under Lord Salisbury, and gained a great reputation in that post.
asked him in a private letter - but not opportunistic.
We want to use Highbury as a place to think about the future of the city, just as Joseph Chamberlain
thought about it in the 19th century," added Mr Sparkes.
Such is Birmingham's gratitude to Joseph Chamberlain
that its citizens held the biggest birthday party in their history to mark his 70th birthday in July 1906.
There is also a proposed permanent exhibition about Joseph Chamberlain
, his third wife Mary and their children Neville and Austen.
In her speech, Mrs May named Joseph Chamberlain
, the Victorian-era mayor of Birmingham, as one of her political heroes.
By 1875, Joseph Chamberlain
had become one of the most popular men ever to live in the region but that year subjected him to more personal trauma than he could handle.
He said: "As one of the largest employers in Birmingham and as an institution founded by Joseph Chamberlain
, who strove to improve the welfare and well-being of workingclass people, the University of Birmingham should shine out as a beacon of good practice by paying the real Living Wage to the 513 staff who are paid below that level.
Tony Day, deputy principal at the college, said: "I am so proud of all our students and staff at Joseph Chamberlain
I have spent many years studying and teaching the many competing theories about what makes a good leader but I would argue that there are three key attributes that will be essential to a successful mayor - and Joseph Chamberlain
had them all.