Making the modern world: England's first civic university (Heritage Tour)

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Please print and bring your registration to the tour. PLEASE NOTE THE START LOCATION BELOW: The tour will begin on from under the archway of the Old Quad, next to the Whitworth Hall building. The Whitworth Hall is marked on our campus map (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/travel/maps). Please arrive 5 minutes before the tour departs. The tour is outdoors and so please wear appropriate clothing. We look forward to seeing you on the day. PRIVACY POLICY We only collect basic information from you to help us; this information is your full name, email address, relationship to the university and any details for assistance during the tour. We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to do so by providing us with a legal basis or valid condition. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances: • Where we need to perform the contract that we have entered into with you. • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation. • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare: • Where we need to protect your vital interests (or someone else's interests). • Where it is needed in the public interest or for official purposes. We will not share your data outside of University of Manchester History and Heritage. We will review the holding of your information every 12 months, or until you tell us so by contacting heritage@manchester.ac.uk. If you require any further information about how the University complies with Data Protection laws, follow this link to ‘your information rights’ prepared by the University of Manchester: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/privacy-information/data-protection/your-rights/

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Whitworth Hall

Manchester

M13 9NR

United Kingdom

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Sales Have Ended

Registrations are closed
Please print and bring your registration to the tour. PLEASE NOTE THE START LOCATION BELOW: The tour will begin on from under the archway of the Old Quad, next to the Whitworth Hall building. The Whitworth Hall is marked on our campus map (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/travel/maps). Please arrive 5 minutes before the tour departs. The tour is outdoors and so please wear appropriate clothing. We look forward to seeing you on the day. PRIVACY POLICY We only collect basic information from you to help us; this information is your full name, email address, relationship to the university and any details for assistance during the tour. We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to do so by providing us with a legal basis or valid condition. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances: • Where we need to perform the contract that we have entered into with you. • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation. • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare: • Where we need to protect your vital interests (or someone else's interests). • Where it is needed in the public interest or for official purposes. We will not share your data outside of University of Manchester History and Heritage. We will review the holding of your information every 12 months, or until you tell us so by contacting heritage@manchester.ac.uk. If you require any further information about how the University complies with Data Protection laws, follow this link to ‘your information rights’ prepared by the University of Manchester: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/privacy-information/data-protection/your-rights/
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This tour takes visitors on a journey from the beginnings of England’s first civic university to the sites of world changing discoveries. It begins within the fine neo-gothic architecture of the University’s Old Quadrangle and tells the story of Owens College, which would become England’s first civic university.

Founded from the philanthropy of wealthy Manchester merchants, Owens College captured the energy and spirit of the industrial revolution. Its successor, the Victoria University of Manchester, helped establish the style of the modern university with its secularist approach and pursuit of research alongside teaching.

The tour traces the development of the University into the twentieth century and visits key sites of discovery including where Ernest Rutherford first split the atom and where Alan Turing helped lay the foundations of modern computing.

The tour is outside and lasts around 1 hour.

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Whitworth Hall

Manchester

M13 9NR

United Kingdom

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