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Books, articles and papers on the history of the University

There is a growing body of work on many aspects of The University of Manchester’s history and heritage.

Here are some key texts and materials.

  • Knowledge, Wisdom, Humanity – Portraits from Our Past is available online, or in print form from the University Visitors Centre in University Place.
  • Charlton HB. Portrait of a University, 1851-1951: To Commemorate the Centenary of Manchester University. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1951.
  • Cardwell DS (ed). Artisan to Graduate: Essays to Commemorate the Foundation in 1824 of the Manchester Mechanics' Institution, Now in 1974 The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1974.
  • Pullan B (ed). A Portrait of the University of Manchester. London: Third Millennium Publishing, 2007.
  • Pullan B and Abendstern M. A History of the University of Manchester, 1951-73. Manchester: Manchester University Press 2000.
  • Pullan P and Abendstern M. A History of the University of Manchester, 1973-90. Manchester: Manchester University Press 2004.