Articles tagged with 'heritage' | University of Manchester

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2019
04
November
2019
| 09:21 Europe/London
The University of Manchester - one of the 11 founding members of inter-varsity sport -has celebrated its 100 anniversary at a special event.
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2018
07
August
2018
| 15:04 Europe/London
The building where Nobel Prize-winner Ernest Rutherford discovered the structure of the atom in 1911 has been placed in the country’s top ten sites for ‘power, protest and progress’ by Historic England. ...
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2017
23
November
2017
| 19:02 Europe/London
Jodrell Bank has been awarded £4m in the Autumn Statement to go towards a new project to promote the historical importance of the scientific work undertaken at the Cheshire site.
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21
November
2017
| 12:00 Europe/London
The University of Manchester is one of four institutions announced today as joining the Alan Turing Institute.
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06
November
2017
| 13:00 Europe/London
One hundred years after their deaths, The University of Manchester is holding a special event to commemorate the lives of 40 students killed in World War One who came from just one of the University’s halls of residence. ...
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12
October
2017
| 00:02 Europe/London
The Jodrell Bank Observatory is aiming to join the Taj Mahal and Stonehenge on the international stage by becoming an UNESCO World Heriatge Site  
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25
August
2017
| 08:00 Europe/London
A lost and unique collection of letters and correspondence from the late Alan Turing has been found in an old filing cabinet in a storeroom at the University of Manchester.
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02
August
2017
| 01:00 Europe/London
On the 60th anniversary of when the Lovell Telescope was first used to collect radio signals from the Universe, six structures at Jodrell Bank Observatory have been listed, including The Mark II Telescope which has been given Grade I listing, the hig...
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2016
11
November
2016
| 09:32 Europe/London
Nurses who campaigned to create England’s first nursing degree programme reunited at The University of Manchester this week (10 and 11 November) to share memories of breaking prejudice, working in Africa, (and living in the same flats as George Best!...
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10
November
2016
| 11:42 Europe/London
Sir Isaac Newton was famously sitting under an apple tree, when a falling apple inspired his revolutionary theories about gravity. Today, seeds from that very same apple tree have been collected and are being sent to specially selected Science Centre...
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05
September
2016
| 16:17 Europe/London
The University of Manchester has unveiled a prestigious plaque awarded by the American Chemical Society, to celebrate the legacy of Manchester pioneer Sir Edward Frankland. Sir Edward published his seminal work in 1852 which established the theory...
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11
January
2016
| 11:49 Europe/London
A new collection of artworks on display in Salford (21-24 January) has been inspired by x-rays taken from Salford’s coal-miners in the 1950s which helped establish a world-wide method of classifying the severity of osteoarthritis. ...
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2015
11
December
2015
| 13:17 Europe/London
The University has unveiled a plaque in honour of Nobel laureate Sir Lawrence Bragg, 100 years to the day he should have received the Nobel Prize for Physics.
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18
September
2015
| 11:23 Europe/London
Beatrice Shilling a graduate from The University of Manchester made a small adjustment to RAF fighter plane which helped them to match the powerful Luftwaffe. She was awarded an OBE for her work.
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10
August
2015
| 13:29 Europe/London
Henry Moseley – one of the brightest hopes in British physics – lost his life today (10 August, 1915) at just 27 years old during the Gallipoli campaign, the bloodiest battle of World War One. ...
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18
June
2015
| 16:29 Europe/London
A new £1.75m fund to support visionary and pioneering pure mathematics at the University of Manchester was announced today, funded from the Estate of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw. The Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Charity is being set up with an endowmen...
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20
May
2015
| 01:01 Europe/London
The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory has received Heritage Lottery Fund support* for a £12,147,200 bid for the ‘First Light’ project, it was announced today (Wednesday). The project aims to conserve and restore the heritage of t...
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26
March
2015
| 10:19 Europe/London
Exactly 100 years after the first President of Israel, Chaim Weizmann, made his vital discovery about acetone at The University of Manchester, the institution is celebrating his legacy through new scientific discoveries made in collaboration with the...
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22
January
2015
| 23:00 Europe/London
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks and rising anti-Semitism, a series of lectures at The University of Manchester will examine lessons from the Second World War to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January). Seventy years on from the l...
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2014
24
November
2014
| 16:00 Europe/London
The University will remember the sacrifice of those who went before with a centenary commemmoration at Whitworth Hall The University of Manchester will mark the contribution made by staff and students during the First World War at an event in Whit...
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20
November
2014
| 15:08 Europe/London
The University of Manchester Library received the Safeguarding the Digital Legacy award at the international Digital Preservation Awards in London this week. The award was presented for the Carcanet Press Email Preservation Project, an initiative ...
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18
November
2014
| 14:00 Europe/London
Liberty Director, Shami Chakrabarti, praises Manchester’s long history of civil rights leaders as she gives a lecture to students at The University of Manchester. Shami Chakrabarti, the leading human rights campaigner and director of civil liberti...
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11
November
2014
| 11:00 Europe/London
Manchester scientistd Ernest Rutherford – famed for “splitting the atom” – also deserves better recognition for helping to pioneer a system we now know as sonar as part of a top secret World War One defence project. Rutherford, who worked at The U...
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11
November
2014
| 09:00 Europe/London
A research centre which is dedicated to improving care for older people, people with dementia, and others who need long term help outside of hospital is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014. Established at the University of Kent and now split ...
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06
November
2014
| 09:00 Europe/London
A new fiendishly-challenging online brain-teaser, featuring cryptic clues, has been launched by mathematicians at The University of Manchester. The online cryptography competition has been designed to coincide with the launch of the film ‘The Imit...
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29
October
2014
| 10:44 Europe/London
A rare display of the some of the historic medical curiosities that have been collected by The University of Manchester over the past 150 years has opened at Manchester Central Library. Nine cabinets placed in the corridor outside the reading room...
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22
October
2014
| 01:00 Europe/London
Falklands War veteran Simon Weston, author and screenwriter Professor Jeanette Winterson and scientist and academic leader Professor Dame Julia King will be awarded honorary degrees at The University of Manchester today (Wednesday). The degree cer...
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2013
21
June
2013
| 01:00 Europe/London
Sixty-five years ago today (Friday) a landmark development in the history of computing took place at The University of Manchester. For on 21 June 1948, the Manchester Small Scale Experimental Machine – nicknamed ‘The Baby’ – became the first compu...
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2012
26
June
2012
| 01:00 Europe/London
Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov yesterday [MON] completed a game of chess started more than 60 years ago by Alan Turing.For the first time in public, Mr Kasparov played a match against Turing’s chess program live on stage at The University of Manche...
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2011
16
September
2011
| 01:00 Europe/London
After months of careful restoration, the famous Vimto monument has returned to its home on Granby Row at The University of Manchester. Matthew Nichols, the great grandson of the founder of Vimto, was there to welcome it back. The grapes and ras...
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