The Ridley Buildings of Newcastle University are located on the corner of Queen Victoria Road and Claremont Road, the main entrances are via the pedestrianised Lover's Lane. There is Ridley Building 1 and the adjoining Ridley Building 2, the latter with refurbished frontage. They are named after Matthew White Ridley, the 3rd Viscount Ridley, who played a leading role in the creation of Newcastle University. He was chairman the council of Kings College, Newcastle - and continued as Chairman of the Council of the newly established Newcastle University from 1963-1964.
View from Clarmont Road - back of Ridley Building 2 (right - with yellow cladding) and Ridley Building 1 (left - grey concrete).