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 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.
Heritage 9th October 2019
Three UMIST alumni recently held a special reunion on North Campus – find out how going to university can help launch careers and form friendships that last a lifetime.
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.
Heritage 17th July 2019
The Lovell Telescope is an iconic structure and the jewel in the crown of Jodrell Bank. Read all about the man after which it is named: Sir Bernard Lovell.
Heritage 11th July 2019
To mark Jodrell Bank being awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, read the first in our three-part series celebrating this much-loved observatory and its place in scientific history.
Departments 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.