The Ferranti Building – the history behind the name
Meet the Department 16th April 2019
Electrical Engineering at Manchester has a proud, distinguished history – and the Ferranti name has played an important part in the story.
The Ferranti Building, home to elements of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the UK’s largest high-voltage lab, forms part of The University of Manchester’s North Campus. It is named after Sebastian Ferranti, an inventor and true pioneer in the field of electrical engineering.
But how much do you know about Sebastian Ferranti? And are you aware of the various links between the University and the Ferranti name – not least the connection that helped bring about the world’s first commercially available general purpose computer, the Ferranti Mark 1?
Luckily, the Faculty of Science and Engineering blog has continued its heritage series with a post exploring the Ferranti Building – and the fascinating stories attached to its name.
Read the full story on The Hub.