History of local institutes

The first insurance institute was founded in Manchester in 1873. This was followed over the next twenty-three years by the formation of insurance institutes in Glasgow (1881), Dublin (1885), Norwich (1886), Birmingham (1887), Leeds (1888), Bristol (1890) and Newcastle (1896).

In 1897 The Federation of Insurance Institutes of Great Britain and Ireland was established as an examining body only with the local institutes forming classes or providing other educational facilities.

In the years up to 1911 a further eleven institutes were formed – Nottingham (1898), Edinburgh (1901), Cardiff (1905), Belfast, Liverpool and London (1907), Northampton (1908), Dundee and Stoke-on-Trent (1909), Aberdeen and Perth (1911).

In 1908 The Federation became the Insurance Institute of Great Britain and Ireland and this remained the name for the next four years until, in 1912, the Institute was granted its Royal Charter and The Chartered Insurance Institute came into being.

In the years shown local insurance institutes or centres were formed in the following cities and towns in Great Britain and Ireland:

1873 Manchester ('the Insurance Institute')
1881 Glasgow
1883 Manchester ('the Insurance Association')
1885 Dublin * (the Insurance Institute of lreland)
1886 Norwich
1887 Birmingham
1888 Leeds (the Insurance Institute of Yorkshire)
1890 Bristol
1896 Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham (the Nottingham Fire Offices Society)

1897 THE FEDERATION OF INSURANCE INSTITUTES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

1898 Nottingham (the Nottingham Insurance Institute)
1901 Edinburgh
1905 Cardiff
1907 Belfast, Liverpool, London

1908 THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

1908 Northampton
1909 Dundee, Stoke on Trent
19rr Aberdeen, Perth

1912 THE CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE

1912 Brighton, Sheffield
1913 Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Southampton, Swansea
1914 Leicester
1920 Cambridge, Exeter, Reading
1921 Preston
1922 Bournemouth, Bradford, Middlesbrough, Plymouth
1923 Bedford, Cork*, Dumfries, Portsmouth
1926 Maidstone
1927 Canterbury, Shrewsbury

1928 Oxford, Salisbury

1929 Carlisle, Wolverhampton, Worcester

1930 Blackburn, York

1931 Blackpool, Doncaster, Grimsby, Inverness

1932 Chelmsford, Guildford, Luton, Peterborough

1933 Croydon, Derby, Stratford upon Avon

1934 Barnstaple, Coventry, Watford

1935 Barrow in Furness*, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Lincoln, London-

derry, Taunton, Tunbridge Wells

1937 Ayr, King's Lynn*, Truro

1938 Hastings (East Sussex)

1939 Torquay

1946 Ilford, Kingston upon Thames

1947 Chester

1949 Kendal

1954 Bangor (North Wales)

* The institutes formed in Dublin and Cork have since 1949 been associated institutes of the CII.

Further information can be found on Wikipedia.

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