World War I Centenary

The First World War had a profound impact on The University of Manchester  and through its students, staff and research the University made contributions to the war effort.

One hundred years on, The University of Manchester remembers and commemorates the events of 1914-1918.

Find out how The University was involved

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"We are reassembling under very exceptional and totally unexpected circumstances. Like a dark cloud, the consciousness of the great war in which we are engaged, hangs over us, and we shall sorely miss the companionship of many students and some members of the staff who are serving their country at the front"

F.E. Weiss (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester) 21 October 1914