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Heritage

The first and most eminent of the English civic universities, The University of Manchester has long been a centre for ground-breaking research and scholarship.

Our many Nobel prizes in the sciences and economics have been complemented by significant achievements in the arts, medicine, engineering, computing and radio astronomy. We continue to advance as a global centre of education and innovation, but are also committed to local and regional engagement.

We are now working to conserve and promote our rich heritage and history – for our students, staff and alumni, and for the wider public. The University Heritage Programme involves all parts of University, including the Manchester Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery, the John Rylands Library, Jodrell Bank and the teaching hospitals.

Current heritage projects include historical displays, campus tours, commemorations, lectures, publications and research on the University’s history, including student life and civic involvement.