Departments 20th May 2020
When Albert Einstein came to the UK to speak about his Theory of Relativity, he chose The University of Manchester. Discover the story behind the lecture.
Departments 28th April 2020
This week we have a guest post on resilience of the UK’s electricity network during periods of crisis – and how the lights are being kept on during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Departments 1st April 2020
Dr Kristy Turner unearths the remarkable story of Rona Robinson, a Manchester suffragette and the first UK woman to gain a first-class chemistry degree.
Departments 19th March 2020
A University of Manchester microbiologist has formed a new research partnership that could revolutionise farming techniques in Kenya – and potentially across the world.
Departments 4th March 2020
Within the new MECD development sits a nod to Manchester’s past. Discover the fascinating history of Oddfellows Hall and its importance to the city.
Departments 20th February 2020
Do you know about Alan Turing’s Olympic-level running ability? The mysteries surrounding his death? Discover all this and more about the ‘father of computer science’.
Departments 20th November 2019
Alan Turing is known for his genius; what’s lesser known is his philanthropic side. Here we look at the mathematics and computer science genius from a new angle.
Departments 13th November 2019
Phantom limb pain affects a staggering 80 per cent of people who have undergone amputation. We talk to Professor of Computer Science Steve Pettifer about how his work with virtual reality helps to ease this discomfort.
Departments 15th October 2019
LONG READ: Discover the amazing life of Ernest Rutherford and the quirkier stories that shaped the man who ‘split the atom’ at Manchester and is regarded as the father of nuclear physics.
Departments 22nd August 2019
Discover the remarkable life of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw, a woman who did so much for the University, education, maths, the advancement of women, and much more.