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')
1883 Manchester ('the Insurance Association')
1885 Dublin * (the Insurance Institute of lreland)
1888 Leeds (the Insurance Institute of Yorkshire)
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)
1907 Belfast, Liverpool, London
1908 THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
1909 Dundee, Stoke on Trent
19rr Aberdeen, Perth
1912 THE CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE
1912 Brighton, Sheffield
1913 Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Southampton, Swansea
1920 Cambridge, Exeter, Reading
1922 Bournemouth, Bradford, Middlesbrough, Plymouth
1923 Bedford, Cork*, Dumfries, Portsmouth
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)
1946 Ilford, Kingston upon Thames
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.