The University of Bradford is an offshoot of the Bradford Schools of Weaving, Design and Building which started in 1860 and grew into The Bradford Technical College in 1882. In 1963, The Bradford College of Advanced Technology began its building phase starting with the construction of The Richmond Building. Later, The Horton Building and the Chesham Building were constructed facing each other on Richmond Road.
The current University of Richmond which was begun in 1966 is home to many international students. It has a huge number of students from Moslem countries. The University of Bradford draws international students mainly because in 1973, the first Department of Peace Studies was established. The unversity’s interest in political matters started with its first chancellor Harold Wilson, who was then also the Prime Minister of England. The highly political city is packed with hotels that offer anything from a bed and breakfast to full suites. Prices at Bradford hotels usually range from 50 pounds a night to a bit more or less depending on the hotel. The City of Bradford has developed a transport system in addition to the rail system that services large English cities. Actually, Bradford was connected to what is now the turnpike network in 1734 when the Yorkshire turnpike was joined to the road connecting Manchester and Leeds with Halifax and Bradford. Bradford also has its own airport, Bradford Airport that is withing easy ten mile reach of most areas in Bradford.
Bradford, England, is a heavily populated area. The census taken there in 2001 showed a population of 293, 717 people. It is ranked as the thirteenth largest city in the United Kingdom. As part of its traditions, Bradford, is home to the Bradford Bulls, a rugby league. The Bradford Bulls won the World Club Championship three times since 2002. They have won the Rugby Football League Championship seven time. The sporting arena where they play and where they are based is The Grattan Stadium located in south Bradford. There are other rugby union clubs that use the The Richard Dunn Sports Centre that is located close to the University of Bradford. Sports takes a close running head in popularity and in attracting tourists to Bradford as does the University of Bradford.
Some of the least expensive hotels in Bradford are the Campanile Bradford. It is located ten miles from the airport and daily rates begin at 25 pounds. The Dubrovnik Hotel is located in Bradford’s textile district and has daily rates starting at 34 pounds. A very popular hotel was converted from an old vicarage and is now the Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford. The daily rate starts at 30 pounds. Another converted hotel that is located almost in the backyard of the Foster Square Station is the Midland Hotel which once was a railway hotel. Daily rates start at 37 pounds. A lovely hotel found in the center of Yorkshire is The Express by Holiday Inn Bradford City Centre hotel where all the spectacle of Bradford is found at the front door. Daily rates start at 39 pounds.