Immersive virtual reality project preserves historic Manchester synagogue

Manchester’s first post-war building and its only city centre synagogue has been digitally preserved for future generations to revisit forever in virtual reality. Manchester Metropolitan...

The lessons of Manchester’s super-casino failure

Although organised gambling has a long tradition in the UK,dating back as far as the 18th century, the nation’s gambling traditions have been based...

Archaeologists race against time to save ancient handprints

A group of archaeologists are working against the tide to excavate a Pictish copper smith’s workshop located on an Iron Age settlement on the...

BBC makes landmark 1940s Radio Times magazines available to public

The BBC has today made the 1940s issues of the Radio Times magazine publicly available online for the first time. The release, by the BBC Genome...

Historic London passage that influenced George Orwell reimagined by Manchester architecture students

The rich architectural heritage of an 18th century London mews that featured in 1950s cinema and the works of George Orwell is to be...

Turkeys for Christmas

Did you know that the Turkey has been around for ten miilion years and there are fossils to prove it.The bird originates from Mexico,...

New book tells the story of Manchester’s forgotten reformer

A new book out by two Manchester Historians tells the tales of one of the City's forgotten heroes. Elijah Dixon played a key role in...

Centenary City Exhibition to Mark #Vote100 at Pankhurst Centre

As part of its programme of activity to mark 100 years since some women first gained the right to vote, the Pankhurst Centre will...

Public call-out uncovers secret and unknown memorials in the North West

A memorial to commemorate the success of the Teetotal Movement; a statue to remember the ‘Cracker Packers’ - female workers at the former Carr’s...

Researchers explore John Ruskin’s ‘Storm Cloud’ in 200 year celebration

Art historians at the University of York have co-curated a major new exhibition and co-edited a book on how John Ruskin’s views on the...