designating or of a British university or college other than Oxford or Cambridge; esp., any of the newer ones in the provinces: often connoting social inferiority
Origin of redbrickfrom the typical building material (in contrast to the stone of Oxford and Cambridge)
a redbrick university or college
Of, relating to, or being the British universities other than Oxford and Cambridge.
Origin of redbrickSo called because many of the buildings of such universities were built of red bricks.
- of, or relating to a red brick university
- made of red brick