University of Manchester

Connections

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Education Alison Uttley
Alice Jane Taylor (later AU ) was one of only four students to graduate with a BSc in Physics from Victoria University of Manchester , and the first woman to do so in a regular...
Education Mary Gawthorpe
Going to college would have been the natural sequel to doing well as a pupil-teacher. Several people tried to make it possible for MG to follow this route, and when she wrote her memoirs sixty...
Education Alison Uttley
From Lady Manners School Alice Jane Taylor (later AU ) won a Major County Scholarship to Owens College in Manchester, then part of the federal Victoria University, but incorporated in 1903 into Victoria University of Manchester
Education Pam Gems
Pam Price (later PG) attended Manchester University , where she received an honours BA in psychology.
Burkman, Katherine H. “The Plays of Pam Gems: Personal/Political/Personal”. British and Irish Drama since 1960, edited by James Acheson, Macmillan; St Martin’s Press, 1993, pp. 190 -1.
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Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Education Gillian Slovo
GS attended Manchester University , where she took her BA in 1974.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Education Sarah Kane
At school, SK directed plays by Shakespeare , as well as Joan Littlewood 's musical Oh, What a Lovely War. She took a BA degree in drama at Bristol University (first class honours), and...
Education Dora Marsden
DM studied for her BA at Owen's College, Manchester University .
Garner, Les. A Brave and Beautiful Spirit: Dora Marsden, 1882-1960. Avebury, 1990.
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Education Christabel Pankhurst
CP took first-class honours in her degree in law from Manchester University , after cramming for her final exams.
Castle, Barbara. Sylvia and Christabel Pankhurst. Penguin, 1987.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Christabel Pankhurst
In 1904, with urging from her recently-made friend Esther Roper , CP considered studying law at Lincoln's Inn, as her father had done before her. Her application was dismissed on the grounds that she would...
Employer Marie Stopes
MS taught at the Victoria University of Manchester (now Manchester University).
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Family and Intimate relationships Ella Hepworth Dixon
EHD 's eldest surviving brother, Harold Baily Dixon , later a CBE, attended Oxford and became a chemistry professor at Victoria University, Manchester . He was the President of the Chemical Society, and earned a...
Family and Intimate relationships Helen Dunmore
Her mother, born Betty Smith, took university degrees at Manchester and Oxford universities.
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black, 1849.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
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Family and Intimate relationships Eva Gore-Booth
During her second stay in Italy, EGB met Esther Roper , a graduate of Victoria University (Manchester) and a suffrage campaigner.
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press, 1988.
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Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 2002.
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Family and Intimate relationships Jean Rhys
JR 's father, Dr William Rees (or Rhys) Williams , was the second and less-favoured son of a Welsh Anglican clergyman.
Sources give both spellings of her father's second name, with no explanation for the...
Occupation Jeanette Winterson
In spring 2012 her appointment was announced (for the autumn) as professor of creative writing at Manchester University .
Carter, Helen. “Creative writing professorship for Winterson”. The Guardian, p. 15.
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Timeline

Before 20 September 1653
Humphrey Chetham planned the organisation which, after his death on this date, opened as the first public library in the modern world: Chetham's Library in Manchester (sometimes known as Cheetham's ).
1824
1824
1851
Owens College opened in Manchester; in 1871 it began to admit women.
1851
Owens College opened in Manchester; in 1871 it began to admit women.
1871
Owens College in Manchester became the first university institution in England to admit women.
1871
Owens College in Manchester became the first university institution in England to admit women.
1881
1928
The Geiger or Geiger-Müller counter, a device which detects and measures radioactivity, was produced in a form close to that still in use by Hans Geiger and Walther Müller at the University of Kiel in...
21 June 1948
Developed at the University of Manchester , the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, also known as the Manchester Baby Machine, became the first computer able to store and recall programmes.
July 2010
BPP University College of Professional Studies was awarded the status of a university or degree-granting body: only the second private or for-profit organization of this kind in the UK.
Hotson, Howard. “Short Cuts”. London Review of Books, No. 11, p. 19.
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