Top ten items from Manchester Museum’s collections

As Manchester Museum begins one of its most exciting development projects of the last century, we go over our top ten items from the collections This post is guest written by Dr David Gelsthorpe, Curator of Earth Science Collections at Manchester Museum. He can be found on Twitter @paleomanchester Manchester Museum is beginning one of Read More…


Donations Change Lives: Campus and Heritage

The impact of donations to The University of Manchester can be seen all over campus At The University of Manchester, we can trace our history back to the creation of the Manchester Mechanics Institute in 1824. Since then, we’ve merged and changed through a variety of institutions – Owens College, The Victoria University, UMIST – Read More…


A university and a city of literature

Manchester goes into 2018 buoyed by international recognition as a UNESCO City of Literature – a destination dedicated to pursuing excellence in the written word, sharing stories and engaging citizens in books, both locally and around the globe. From the gothic history of its John Rylands Library to the rich seam of best-selling authors and Read More…


Celebrating inspiring women

The University of Manchester has a rich and proud tradition of attracting and enabling strong and inspiring women to flourish Throughout our history, The University of Manchester has been home to countless inspiring women. International Women’s Day presents an opportunity for us to celebrate the ground-breaking and inspiring work done by women here at Manchester, Read More…


6 things you might not know were donor funded

Donors to the University fund everything from student scholarships to napping pods, and everything in between. The University of Manchester would not be the world-leading institution it is today without the support of our generous donors. If you take a walk around our campus or through any of the buildings on it, you’re bound to Read More…


Establishing a tradition of equality

19th century businessman John Owens established a proud tradition of educational equality at Manchester which is still alive today At The University of Manchester, we’re proud to be committed to widening access to university education to talented students from all backgrounds. While the history of our university is rather complex, and the institution as it Read More…


Inside of the Whitworth Hall

10 things you didn’t know about the Whitworth Hall

For over 100 years students have graduated in our iconic Whitworth Hall. But this fascinating building has some slightly unusual history too. Read on to find out more. Built over 100 years ago, the Whitworth Hall has hosted Nobel Prize winners, members of the royal family, and featured multiple times on TV. Here are 10 Read More…


Gifts in Wills: The Langworthy story

Writing a Will is one of the single most important things we can do in our lifetime. It’s a reflection of the people we care for and the causes we believe in. At The University of Manchester, we owe our very existence to gifts in Wills. And one remarkable gift in particular paved the way for 5 Nobel laureates Read More…