Ellen Wilkinson – Manchester’s Forgotten Stateswoman
Ellen Wilkinson’s extraordinary achievements and big-hearted, fiery Mancunian personality endeared her to the nation in the 1940s and she was an international celebrity. Yet today she hardly registers in British consciousness.
Who Built Wythenshawe? The Forgotten Story of Ernest & Shena Simon and the Creation of Manchester’s Garden City
This new exhibition seeks to explain this seemingly simple question and reveal what turns out to be the fascinating history behind Wythenshawe’s origins. This blog has been written by the exhibition's curators, John Ayshford and Dr Martin Dodge
The Strong Women of Victorian Manchester
Visioning Lab are looking to produce a digital storytelling project to champion the histories of women in Victorian Manchester. This blog has been written by their Creative Producer & Storyteller, Ellie Andrews
Emmeline Pankhurst: Our Emmeline
As Manchester undertakes a review of its public art this year, read about the subject of one of the city's most famous statues, Emmeline Pankhurst. This blogpost is written by MA Student Gemma (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Who was Gandhi, and why is there a statue of him in Manchester's Cathedral Yard? Find out more in this blogpost by MA student Gemma.
Victory Over Blindness
Ever wondered about the story behind this statue near Manchester's Piccadilly Station? Find out in this blogpost by MA student Gemma.
Find out about Richard Cobden, and why his statue stands in Manchester's St Ann's Square, in this fascinating blogpost by MA student Gemma.
Grass Roots Babies: Lesbian Artificial Insemination in 1970s and 80s Manchester
Find out about the hidden history of lesbian motherhood in Manchester in the 1970s and 80s in this fascinating research by PhD student Samuel.
Find out about the statue of Alan Turing in Sackville Park, in this blogpost by MA student Gemma
Find out about Friedrich Engels, his connection with Manchester, and the controversy surrounding his statue in the city's First Street, in this blogpost by MA student Gemma.