Michael Wood - Talk


Sun Jun 09 2024 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Alan Gilbert Learning Commons | Manchester, EN

Michael Wood talks about the history of The University of Manchester.
About this Event

Manchester Histories Festival 2024 and Universally Manchester Festival present Celebration Day!

This special day will feature histories and heritage stories, stalls, live music, walk-about performances, creative activities, films, speakers, exhibitions, family fun and more! Bring your own picnic, there will also be plenty of food and drink on sale.

Join us On the Green. Outdoor Tent as the acclaimed historian, broadcaster and Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester Michael Wood (whose BBC film series include The Story of England, the Great British Story, and the Story of China) explores the fascinating story of The University of Manchester.

Later Michael will also team up with legendary songwriter Steve Knightley, local Reggae icon Glen Latouche, and acclaimed trumpeter Howard Brown for an hour-long show of songs from Peterloo and the Chartists to the Suffragettes and Madchester, key moments in the city's rich cultural and industrial heritage. 2-3 pm. Not to be missed.

More details

For further information and to find out more about all the Manchester Histories Festival 2024 events please visit our website HERE.

For further information about the Universally Manchester Festival, Celebrating 200 years of The University of Manchester visit HERE.


The venue is fully accessible, but we endeavour to ensure this event is open to all, so welcome you to contact us regarding any specific requirements you may have before the event: [email protected] or 0161 306 1982.


The event is free of charge but as a small charity, we welcome your donations as your help will enable us to continue our work in these difficult times. Suggested donations from £3.00 - £10.00. All donations are gratefully received. Thank you.

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Where is it happening?

Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom

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