University Manchester Heritage

University Manchester Heritage This is the page for the University of Manchester's Heritage programme. You can find out a bit of the University's history and upcoming heritage events.

William Lawrence Bragg was appointed Langworthy Professor of Physics at Manchester, 100 years ago in 1919. He succeeded ...
27/06/2019

William Lawrence Bragg was appointed Langworthy Professor of Physics at Manchester, 100 years ago in 1919. He succeeded Rutherford and held this post until 1937. @UoMSciEng #UoMHeritage

#AlanTuring was born #OnThisDay on 23rd June 1912. Hear more about the revolutionary mathematician, computer scientist a...
23/06/2019

#AlanTuring was born #OnThisDay on 23rd June 1912. Hear more about the revolutionary mathematician, computer scientist and codebreaker here: http://ow.ly/HvRT50uFWxa #UoMHeritage

The Christie Library, by architect Alfred Waterhouse, was officially opened #OnThisDay on the 22nd June 1898. Follow the...
22/06/2019

The Christie Library, by architect Alfred Waterhouse, was officially opened #OnThisDay on the 22nd June 1898. Follow the link to read more about this magnificent building: http://ow.ly/J3in50uFVDb #UoMHeritage

#OnThisDay on 21st June 1948, just after 11am, #Manchester 'The Baby' became the first computer in the world to run a pr...
21/06/2019

#OnThisDay on 21st June 1948, just after 11am, #Manchester 'The Baby' became the first computer in the world to run a program - written by Tom Kilburn - electronically stored in its memory, rather than on paper tape or hardwired in. @UoMSciEng #UoMHeritage

Today @TheJohnRylands hosts 'The #Aldine Edition of the Ancient Greek Epistolographers: Roots and Legacy' @JRRIMancheste...
17/06/2019

Today @TheJohnRylands hosts 'The #Aldine Edition of the Ancient Greek Epistolographers: Roots and Legacy' @JRRIManchester @Clah_Mcr , featuring Aldines from the Christie Collection. Here are stained glass #Erasmus #Christie and #Manutius ‚≠ź located outside @ChristiesBistro

Today is the ūüö®deadlineūüö® to submit your entries for the ‚≠źChristie Medal for University History‚≠ź awarded for presenting or...
07/06/2019

Today is the ūüö®deadlineūüö® to submit your entries for the ‚≠źChristie Medal for University History‚≠ź awarded for presenting original research on the history or heritage of @OfficialUoM ūüźĚ Submit an essay, film, artwork, or other format by today! http://ow.ly/Js4T50uxQA7 #UoMHeritage

Today's morning was spent exploring the @ManMedMuseum 's collections, which are wonderful! Don't forget to check out the...
03/06/2019

Today's morning was spent exploring the @ManMedMuseum 's collections, which are wonderful! Don't forget to check out their #InstrumentsOfChangeMCR exhibition in the foyer of the Stopford Building! #UoMHeritage

The deadline for abstracts is tomorrow, 31st May!ūüö® The University‚Äôs Research Group on the History of Universities is hos...
30/05/2019

The deadline for abstracts is tomorrow, 31st May!ūüö® The University‚Äôs Research Group on the History of Universities is hosting the conference, 'Universities and their contested pasts' on 11th and 12th September 2019. For more information, click here: http://ow.ly/6NYx50usCR0

Looking for something exciting to do tomorrow in Manchester? Come to our free heritage tour tomorrow and learn about the...
19/04/2019
The rise of a university: industry, engineering and science (Heritage Tour)

Looking for something exciting to do tomorrow in Manchester? Come to our free heritage tour tomorrow and learn about the origins of the University of Manchester from its origins in the industrial revolution, right up to the white heat of 1960s scientific and technological innovation!

Sign up here:

http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:xvo-jlj8jeg0-ns53pk

University home Events Home Exhibitions Conferences Lectures and seminars Performances Events for prospective students Family events All Events The rise of a university: industry, engineering and science (Heritage Tour) Starts:13:00 20 Apr 2019Ends:14:00 20 Apr 2019What is it:TourOrganiser:Universit...

The Call for Papers for the conference "Universities and their Contested Pasts" is here: https://bit.ly/2CFv0zz The conf...
26/03/2019
Call for Papers: Universities and their contested pasts

The Call for Papers for the conference "Universities and their Contested Pasts" is here: https://bit.ly/2CFv0zz The conference will be held in September at the University of Manchester. Deadline for abstracts 31st May 2019.

Conference: 11 & 12 September 2019. Deadline for abstracts: 31 May. Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester (U.K.) For many years, universities and their pasts were seen as a benig…

A message from our neighbours on Oxford Road:Your Holy Name Story' is a Heritage Lottery funded project that seeks to ex...
26/03/2019

A message from our neighbours on Oxford Road:

Your Holy Name Story' is a Heritage Lottery funded project that seeks to explore the connection between the Holy Name and its local communities. It hopes to reconnect elderly people with their cultural and religious heritage through the recording of personal accounts of experiences of the Church by conducting interviews with people who attended the Church, and acquiring photographs, archives and local history pertaining to the Church.

We are looking for people who would like to share their story about their time at the Holy Name Church, so if you would like to be involved please contact us on [email protected]

Find out about the role of women in the early history of computing at the Victoria University of Manchester in a great n...
18/03/2019
Women at the Console

Find out about the role of women in the early history of computing at the Victoria University of Manchester in a great new blog post by Jonathan Swinton https://bit.ly/2UDdJOp

This post is contributed by Dr Jonathan Swinton who has spent thirty years working in mathematical biology in academia and industry. He is currently writing a textbook on mathematical phyllotaxis …

Read about the history of New Zealand's oldest university (celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019) over on the Univer...
18/12/2018
Writing a history of the University of Otago, New Zealand

Read about the history of New Zealand's oldest university (celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019) over on the University Histories blog: https://bit.ly/2LpP7Vn

This post is contributed by historian Dr Ali Clarke, a research fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her most recent book ‚ÄėOtago: 150 Years of New Zealand‚Äôs First University’‚Ķ

One of the proposed designs for a University War Memorial in Manchester.  Read Dr James Peters' blog post about the hist...
17/11/2018

One of the proposed designs for a University War Memorial in Manchester. Read Dr James Peters' blog post about the history of the memorial here: https://bit.ly/2Fo7s65 #WW1Centenary

After the end of the First World War, the University commemorated staff and students who had died in the conflict with a...
16/11/2018
The University of Manchester War Memorial

After the end of the First World War, the University commemorated staff and students who had died in the conflict with a memorial in the Old Quadrangle. Read about its history in a new post by Dr James Peters on the 'University Histories' blog: https://bit.ly/2Fo7s65

This post is contributed by Dr James Peters, archivist at the University of Manchester’s University Archives and Record Centre. After the Armistice of 11 November 1918, life at the University…

Read about three of the Manchester students who fought in the First World War, in James Hern's great blog post here: htt...
02/11/2018

Read about three of the Manchester students who fought in the First World War, in James Hern's great blog post here: https://bit.ly/2AFl0FI #WW1Centenary #Armistice100

Great new post on the 'University Histories' blog by Keith Vernon, Principal Lecturer in History @UCLan, exploring unive...
10/03/2018

Great new post on the 'University Histories' blog by Keith Vernon, Principal Lecturer in History @UCLan, exploring university heritage, anniversaries and branding http://bit.ly/2IhqKr1

University Manchester Heritage
03/03/2018

University Manchester Heritage

Are you a current student who is passionate about the University of Manchester and its history? We are now recruiting for new tour guides! Support and training will be provided by our friendly and dedicated team. For full details, and to apply, visit http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink/ and search "Casual University Heritage Guide" (post# 74085)

One week until recruitment closes for new heritage guides! This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the univer...
16/02/2018

One week until recruitment closes for new heritage guides! This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the university's heritage and engagement activities. If you have something to offer, details for how to apply are below.

Are you a current student who is passionate about the University of Manchester and its history? We are now recruiting for new tour guides! Support and training will be provided by our friendly and dedicated team. For full details, and to apply, visit http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink/ and search "Casual University Heritage Guide" (post# 74085)

Are you a current student who is passionate about the University of Manchester and its history? We are now recruiting fo...
30/01/2018

Are you a current student who is passionate about the University of Manchester and its history? We are now recruiting for new tour guides! Support and training will be provided by our friendly and dedicated team. For full details, and to apply, visit http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink/ and search "Casual University Heritage Guide" (post# 74085)

An extra 2:15pm slot has been added for the Rutherford's Manchester exhibition on Saturday 2nd December.  Book a place h...
14/11/2017

An extra 2:15pm slot has been added for the Rutherford's Manchester exhibition on Saturday 2nd December. Book a place here: http://bit.ly/2yCG4Kj

Fascinating free talk on 8th Nov about University staff and students who fought in Word War I: "Chairs that stand empty:...
27/10/2017
Chairs that stand empty: The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial

Fascinating free talk on 8th Nov about University staff and students who fought in Word War I: "Chairs that stand empty: The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial". Tickets can be booked here: http://bit.ly/2gtB7PK

University home Events Home Welcome week events Exhibitions Conferences Lectures and seminars Performances Events for prospective students Family events All Events Chairs that stand empty: The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial Starts:17:00 8 Nov 2017Ends:18:00 8 Nov 201...

Fascinating free talk on 8th Nov about University staff and students who fought in Word War I: "Chairs that stand empty:...
25/10/2017
Chairs that stand empty: The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial

Fascinating free talk on 8th Nov about University staff and students who fought in Word War I: "Chairs that stand empty: The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial". Tickets can be booked here: http://bit.ly/2gtB7PK

University home Events Home Welcome week events Exhibitions Conferences Lectures and seminars Performances Events for prospective students Family events All Events Chairs that stand empty: The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial Starts:17:00 8 Nov 2017Ends:18:00 8 Nov 201...

Fascinating free talk on 8th Nov about University staff and students who fought in Word War I: "Chairs that stand empty:...
19/10/2017

Fascinating free talk on 8th Nov about University staff and students who fought in Word War I: "Chairs that stand empty: The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial". Tickets can be booked here: http://bit.ly/2gtB7PK

A chance to explore behind the scenes in the University of Manchester's historic buildings with an evening tour on Oct 2...
19/10/2017

A chance to explore behind the scenes in the University of Manchester's historic buildings with an evening tour on Oct 26th. Book tickets here: http://bit.ly/2gh1Tuz

Explore the history of Coupland Street with a new University heritage tour/exhibition 'Rutherford's Manchester'.  Runnin...
05/10/2017

Explore the history of Coupland Street with a new University heritage tour/exhibition 'Rutherford's Manchester'. Running once a month on Saturday afternoons. Book tickets here: bit.ly/2fWyFh6

Book tickets here for the new guided tour/exhibition on the ground-breaking work of Ernest Rutherford:  http://bit.ly/2f...
04/10/2017

Book tickets here for the new guided tour/exhibition on the ground-breaking work of Ernest Rutherford: http://bit.ly/2fWyFh6

This Saturday, a new exhibition is opening to mark the centenary of Ernest Rutherford's ground-breaking work in nuclear ...
04/10/2017
Rutherford's Manchester | University of Manchester

This Saturday, a new exhibition is opening to mark the centenary of Ernest Rutherford's ground-breaking work in nuclear physics. The exhibition is in the room which housed Rutherford's laboratory and where the world's first artificial nuclear reaction took place. As this building is currently working offices, the exhibition is by pre-booked weekend guided tour only. The first tour is this Saturday 7th October, and is £5. Book tickets here: http://bit.ly/2fWyFh6

In 1917, the Nobel Prize winner Ernest Rutherford became the first person to create an artificial nuclear reaction, here in laboratories at the University.

Professor Sir Peter Scott will give the keynote address at the 'Universities: Space, Place, Community' symposium in the ...
14/08/2017
Universities: space, place and community

Professor Sir Peter Scott will give the keynote address at the 'Universities: Space, Place, Community' symposium in the Great Hall of the Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester, Wednesday 13 Sept. Register to attend here: http://bit.ly/2sm2E8U

More than most institutions, universities have historically been defined in crucial ways by their relationship to spaces and places. They are typically named after and identified with the town or city in which they are located. They have also been important architectural patrons, and the buildings t...

Take a look at our lovely new University of Manchester heritage gifts on the online shop: http://bit.ly/2fx02Rk
11/08/2017
Heritage Range - The University of Manchester

Take a look at our lovely new University of Manchester heritage gifts on the online shop: http://bit.ly/2fx02Rk

By buying these products, you’re helping us care for our past Proceeds from the sale of these products go towards conservation of the University’s heritage, research into our history and enabling us to make our past accessible to all.

#FlashbackFriday  The University men's volleyball team in 1988
11/08/2017

#FlashbackFriday The University men's volleyball team in 1988

Take a look at the programme for the free symposium 'Universities: Space, Place, Community' in the Sackville Street Buil...
08/08/2017
documents.manchester.ac.uk

Take a look at the programme for the free symposium 'Universities: Space, Place, Community' in the Sackville Street Building on Wednesday 13th September here: http://bit.ly/2wq47e8 Registration is now open. Everyone welcome.

We'd love to hear your feedback on our new heritage interpretation panels for the University of Manchester campus. Previ...
27/07/2017

We'd love to hear your feedback on our new heritage interpretation panels for the University of Manchester campus. Preview of the mock-ups is open to all current staff and students, Monday 31st July 1-2pm in the Old Visitors' Centre (on your right as you go into the Old Quad from Oxford Road, 51 on campus map).

Free entry for current staff and students of @OfficialUoM at the wonderful Tabley House http://events.manchester.ac.uk/e...
27/07/2017
The Tabley House Collection

Free entry for current staff and students of @OfficialUoM at the wonderful Tabley House http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:o6p-iai6jk8k-1xofwg

University home Events Home Exhibitions Conferences Lectures and seminars Performances Events for prospective students Events for families All Events The Tabley House Collection Starts:13:00 1 Apr 2017Ends:13:00 29 Oct 2017What is it:ExhibitionsOrganiser:Tabley HouseVenue opening hours:Thursday - Su...

There's one more free heritage tour of the University of Manchester campus in July.  Book a place here: http://events.ma...
27/07/2017
The rise of a university: industry, engineering and science (Heritage Tour)

There's one more free heritage tour of the University of Manchester campus in July. Book a place here: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:u2x-j2zumz9n-yxj1f1

University home Events Home Exhibitions Conferences Lectures and seminars Performances Events for prospective students Events for families All Events The rise of a university: industry, engineering and science (Heritage Tour) Starts:13:00 29 Jul 2017Ends:14:00 29 Jul 2017What is it:TourOrganiser:Uni...

Register for the symposium 'Universities: space, place and community' taking place in the Great Hall of the Sackville St...
21/07/2017
Universities: space, place and community

Register for the symposium 'Universities: space, place and community' taking place in the Great Hall of the Sackville Street Building on Wednesday 13 September http://bit.ly/2sm2E8U

More than most institutions, universities have historically been defined in crucial ways by their relationship to spaces and places. They are typically named after and identified with the town or city in which they are located. They have also been important architectural patrons, and the buildings t...

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