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.
The death of Henry Moseley in August 1915 was lamented by the world’s scientific community. Isaac Asimov commented that Moseley’s death “might
Gertrude Powicke grew up in a very religious and scholarly family from Stockport; as the daughter of a Congregational minister
Trained in Oxford, Tout was Professor of History in Manchester from 1890 to 1925. Unlike his predecessor, Ward, Tout followed
Arthur Schuster had been a professor at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1881 to 1907 and designed the physics
Studied at VUM and returned to Technical School to complete a BScTech and MScTech with Professor Miles Walter who then
As you will perhaps recall I joined the forces at once in August 1914, was seriously wounded in September 1915,
I am sending this by a chum who is coming home on leave so that it will not be censored…My
The air is thick with rumours, most of them very exhilarating, but the Boche is still carrying on as doggedly