The University of Northampton

The University of Northampton

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Located at the very heart of England, Northampton is an ancient market town steeped in the social, political and industrial history of the nation. The county of Northamptonshire often referred to as ‘the Rose of the Shires’, is home to more historic houses and stately homes than any other county, base for the British Formula One Grand Prix and a recognised centre of excellence for traditional and innovative artisanal food and drink. Northamptonshire has something for everyone. 

In 1261, Northampton became just the third university to be founded in England, only to be banned by Royal Decree just four years later from ever having a university again – such was the perceived threat amongst academics at the university in nearby Oxford.

Northampton later became famous around the world as the home of prestigious brands of hand-made and bespoke footwear. With a history dating back some 900 years, Northampton’s footwear industry has served some very famous clients including HRH Queen


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