Science and Modernism Oxford Road Walking Tour - 19 March
Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM (GMT)
As part of National Science and Engineering Week, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Manchester Modernist Society are pleased to present a walking tour of Oxford Road - the city's own 'Knowledge Corridor'. Over the course of the 20th century, Oxford Road has become the site of some of the world's greatest scientific discoveries - from splitting the atom to the recent discovery of graphene. The street is home to some of the city's most challenging and controversial Modern architecture.The tour will intertwine the history of Oxford Road's development over the last 100 years together with profiles of the some of the great, and not so great, scientists who once perambulated along this historic thoroughfare.
Dr Steve Millington (Manchester Metropolitan University), Maureen Ward (the Manchester Modernist Society) and Eddy Rhead (formerly of the 20th C
entury Society) will lead you on an examination of how higher education has become entangled in the planning, archicteture and branding of the city - from
the post-war re-imagining of Oxford Road as an educational and cultural precinct to its modern position as a driver of a global knowledge economy.
So please meet in the foyer of the John Dalton Building (Oxford Road), Manchester Metropolitan University at 1pm on Saturday 19th March. The tour is free, but places are limited to 25 per tour.
And if you would like to come down to the University early then you will find a host of activities taking place as part of MMU's contribution to National Science and Engineering Week.
When & Where
Steve Millington - Manchester Metropolitan University