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  2. University of Manchester - Wikipedia

    The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England.The main campus is south of Manchester City Centre on Oxford Road.The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, The Whitworth art gallery, the John Rylands Library, the Tabley House Collection and the Jodrell Bank Observatory—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  3. Rag (student society) - Wikipedia

    The first Rag in South Africa was started at the University of Pretoria in 1925. [2] The students took to the streets in parade that still exists today and is known as the Procession. During this parade, where they build floats, they carry cans and ask the spectating public to make donations.

  4. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

    The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology ( UMIST) was a university based in the centre of the city of Manchester in England. It specialised in technical and scientific subjects and was a major centre for research. On 1 October 2004, it amalgamated with the Victoria University of Manchester (commonly called the University ...

  5. University of Manchester Students' Union - Wikipedia

    Last year Manchester RAG helped University of Manchester students raise £190,000 for a variety of charities, ranging from small community based charities in the North West, to large international development organisations. [8] The vast majority of funds raised come from the many events that Manchester RAG organise throughout the year.

  6. History of Manchester - Wikipedia

    On 1 November 1315, Manchester was the starting place of a rebellion by Adam Banastre. [31] Banastre, Henry de Lea, and William de Bradshagh rebelled against Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster. [39] The medieval town's defences incorporated the rivers Irk and Irwell on two sides and a 450-yard (410 m) long ditch on the others.

  7. Rag-and-bone man - Wikipedia

    A rag-and-bone man or ragpicker [2] (UK English) or ragman, [3] old-clothesman, [4] junkman, or junk dealer [5] (US English), also called a bone-grubber, bone-picker, rag-gatherer, bag board, or totter, [6] [7] collects unwanted household items and sells them to merchants. Traditionally this was a task performed on foot, with the scavenged ...

  8. Manchester dialect - Wikipedia

    ISO 639-3. –. IETF. en-u-sd-gbman. Manchester in red, Greater Manchester in light yellow. Mancunian (or Manc) is the accent and dialect spoken in the majority of Manchester, North West England, and some of its environs. It is also given to the name of the people who live in the city of Manchester. It has been described as 'twangy' [1] whilst ...