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.
UOM life 23rd July 2019
There ain’t no party like a Jodrell Bank Party, and at its annual festival Bluedot this weekend, there were plenty of reasons to celebrate. Find out how the event marked the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings with magic and flair.
UOM life 12th December 2018
Did you know that without mathematicians, the entire Universe would crumble and decay into nothing? At least, that’s according to a classic episode of Doctor Who (our School of Mathematics colleagues are good, but even they’re not holding-together-the-very-fabric-of-the-Universe good). Logopolis is the final instalment in the adventures of the Fourth Doctor, played by the legendary […]
Departments 2nd May 2018
Science and engineering is all about coming up with solutions to the great mysteries and challenges of our age. But one of these challenges is proving hard to overcome, and that’s how to encourage more girls to choose a career in these subjects. When children are very young and first begin learning about the world […]
Social responsibility 19th April 2018
The future of our world will be moulded by the next generation of scientists and engineers – but who will they be? After the success of the latest ScienceX, we’re sure a few will have been at the Trafford Centre this weekend. Science and engineering is all about asking questions, coming up with solutions and […]
Departments 28th February 2018
Fuxianhuiid – it may not be simple to say but these ancient arthropods have always seemed like pretty simple animals in all other respects. However, things aren’t always what they seem and the discovery of a new type of fuxianhuiid has provided a valuable insight into how predators evolved. A team of scientists including Dr […]
Departments 1st November 2017
We’re sure you know your dress size, but do you find it changes depending on the shop you visit? Chances are the answer’s ‘yes’. But why is this? And who determines clothes sizing anyway? Well dress sizing appears to be a product of the age we live in; of fast fashion, greater resource and lower […]
Departments 24th October 2017
The School of Physics is the proud holder of an Athena Swan Silver Award. This award recognises the advancement of gender equality in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, research and education. Nationwide, just 20% of students studying Physics at degree level are female. At The University of Manchester, this figure is higher […]