A rich variety of stories exist about the impact of war on the University of Manchester. These include accounts from, and involvement of, prominent members of University staff.
We also have the Tout Papers – a fascinating range of letters written to Manchester’s renowned Professor Thomas Frederick Tout, by current and former students who were serving in the armed forces.
Esteemed architect who survived the trenches
John Hubert Worthington, known as Hubert for most of his life, was born at Chorley on 4th July 1886 to Thomas
Harold’s Labour of Love
“They did not even have a filing cabinet,” said Prof. Harold Hankins, CBE, FEng when he began researching the history
Walton Newbold (1888-1943) is one of the few University students known to have been active opponents of the War. Unlike
Ellen Wilkinson’s wartime work
Ellen Wilkinson (1891-1947) is perhaps the most famous politician to have studied at our University. Her name is now indelibly
Our WW1 Memorials
In the aftermath of the Great War memorials to those who died were erected in almost every town and village
A Forgotten University Memorial of World War One
Standing in a corner of Whitworth Park, adjacent to the newly-refurbished Whitworth Art Gallery, lies a seldom visited World War
Gerald B. Hurst: lecturer and author of ‘With The Manchesters in the East’
Gerald was born on 4th December 1877 at Bradford to William Martin Hertz, a Woolen Merchant of German Jewish descent.
Staff and students at Gallipoli
By late 1914 it was already apparent that a decisive victory on the Western Front was very unlikely. The Gallipoli
Thomas Eric Peet
Thomas Eric Peet was born in 1882 in Liverpool to middle class parents, Thomas and Salome Peet. He was educated