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.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was a student at the University of Manchester before the outbreak of World War One. Already
James Chadwick was a student at the University of Manchester before World War One and became a member of staff
After my father left Manchester Grammar School in 1911, he was articled to an insurance company to be trained in
Dr Arthur Randall Jackson is sometimes known as the “father of British arachnology”. Born in Southport in 1877, he studied
The will of Miss Olive B. Schill of Prestbury, Cheshire, contained a bequest left to The University of Manchester in
The destruction of the Leuven library was an early tragedy of the war. During the first few days of hostilities,
One of the most important changes arising from the 1914-18 war was that its pressure forced the foundation of ‘government
The Manchester Museum became involved in the First World War through its staff and its activities. As far as possible,