Heritage 20th June 2019
To mark the birthday of the ‘Baby’ computer – built right here, at Manchester – we take a look at the life and achievements of one of the men who made it: Tom Kilburn.
Heritage 9th May 2019
Read all about the fascinating lives of James Lighthill and Frank Morton, men after which two of our North Campus buildings are named.
Heritage 16th April 2019
Do you know who the Ferranti Building on North Campus is named after? Discover the fascinating stories attached to this famous name.
Heritage 1st April 2019
This April Fools’ Day, we’ve got a little challenge for you. Take a look at our five stories from across the Faculty of Science and Engineering and see if you can work out the fiction lurking between the facts.
Heritage 19th March 2019
Find out the stories – including knights and rock stars – behind some of the names of North Campus’s most famous buildings.
Heritage 4th March 2019
Discover the extraordinary story of Manchester researcher Kathleen Drew-Baker, and how her work saved a multi-billion pound food industry.
Heritage 11th February 2019
This United Nations’ Day of Women and Girls in Science, we celebrate one of the brightest stars in physics – Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the world-renowned physicist who discovered pulsars.
Heritage 28th January 2019
Discover the extraordinary story of academic and explorer William Boyd Dawkins, the first Professor of Geology and Palaeontology at Manchester and former Curator of Manchester Museum, whose incredible study is recreated at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
Heritage 28th November 2018
More than 70 years after the Enigma was cracked by Alan Turing and his colleagues at Bletchley Park, innovative technology housed at The University of Manchester has provided a detailed peek beneath the bonnet of the German wartime cipher machine. A deadly weapon The German Enigma machine was integral in providing the Axis powers with […]
Heritage 31st October 2018
Shortly after the turn of the 19th century, in 1824, a group of influential industrialists had a rather radical idea. They believed that all working men should have the chance to learn the basics of the sciences that were relevant to their trade. From this idea, the Manchester Mechanics’ Institution was founded. It was backed […]