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The University of Northampton

One of England's oldest universities

You may be surprised to learn that Northampton was once the home to only the third university in the country – but it was shut down by King Henry III because of fears it would cause “no small damage” to the attractiveness of nearby Oxford. It took 740 years for a university to once again be established in Northampton, when in 2005 the decree was repealed by the Privy Council, allowing the University of Northampton to be reborn. The modern University of Northampton exists to share knowledge, support creativity and strives to make a positive difference will change the future through adding value to society. It educates thousands of students from across the UK and overseas each year, with particular strength in driving the town’s creativity through its teaching and research in the arts, engineering and computing ...

Contact & Opening Times

The University of Northampton
Waterside Campus
University Drive

Open Monday to Friday, Closed on Bank Holidays.

  • Bar / lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Coach parking
  • Couples
  • Fitness centre
  • Free parking
  • Group tours
  • Lift
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi

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