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Main Building Centenary

Main Building, one of the University’s most impressive pieces of architecture, celebrated its centenary on 14th October 2009. The magnificent grade 2 listed building remains a thriving focal point of the University and is a major architectural jewel in Cardiff’s city centre.

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Main Memories

Main Building Memories

Staff, students, alumni and friends of the University share their memories and stories of Main Building as it celebrates its centenary.

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100 Main Building Facts

Main Building Facts

Did you know that at one time grass tennis courts filled the gap between the north and south wings of Main Building?

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Images of Main Building are available to download to your computer as wallpaper to celebrate the centenary. A choice of four images in three different resolutions can be found on our downloads page.

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Virtual Tours

Explore Main Building in all its glory through a virtual tour and stunning panoramic views.

Quicktime is required to view virtual tours. Download Quicktime here.