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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. List of University of Manchester people - Wikipedia

    Richard Beckman is a media and entertainment executive. Tom Bloxham, founder of regeneration firm Urban Splash, former Chancellor of the University of Manchester. Terence Burns, Baron Burns, Chairman of Abbey National plc and of Marks & Spencer. Jeremy Coller, CEO of Coller Capital, a British private equity firm.

  5. University of Manchester Students' Union - Wikipedia

    The University of Manchester Students' Union is the representative body of students at the University of Manchester, England, and is the UK's largest students' union.It was formed out of the merger between UMIST Students' Association (USA) and University of Manchester Union (UMU) when the parent organisations (UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester) merged on 1 October 2004.

  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.

  8. Timeline of Manchester history - Wikipedia

    1715 – Jacobite rising of 1715 : Early May: James Stuart is proclaimed King James III in Manchester. 28 May–23 June: 1715 England riots by Jacobites extend to Manchester. On 10 June a mob sacks the Cross Street Chapel in Manchester, going on to destroy others in the area.