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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. United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Flag Coat of arms Anthem: "God Save the Queen" [a] Royal coat of arms in Scotland: Show globe Show map of Europe Show overseas territories and Crown dependencies Location of the United Kingdom (dark green) in Europe (dark grey) Capital and largest city London 51°30′N 0°7′W  /  51.500°N 0.117°W  / 51.500; -0.117 Official ...

  4. Great Officers of State (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia

    Lord High Chancellor of England (1068–1707) Dominic Raab MP for Esher and Walton (Secretary of State for Justice) — — 3 Lord High Treasurer of the United Kingdom. Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain (1714–1817) Lord High Treasurer of England (c. 1126 –1714) — Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of Her Majesty's Exchequer (Second Lord of ...

  5. Mass media in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    Organisations. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom.Headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, it is the world's oldest national broadcaster, and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, employing over 22,000 staff in total, of whom approximately 19,000 are in public-sector broadcasting.

  6. Public school (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia

    By the end of the 19th century the "public school movement" had extended to all parts of the (then) United Kingdom. Notable schools established in Scotland include Edinburgh Academy (1824), Loretto School (1827), Merchiston Castle School (1828), Glasgow Academy (1845), Glenalmond College (1847) and Fettes College (1870).

  7. Internet in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    The share of households with Internet access in the United Kingdom grew from 9 percent in 1998 to 93 percent in 2019. Virtually all adults aged 16 to 44 years in the UK were recent internet users (99%) in 2019, compared with 47% of adults aged 75 years and over; in aggregate, the third-highest in Europe. [2]

  8. Social class in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    The social structure of the United Kingdom has historically been highly influenced by the concept of social class, which continues to affect British society today. British society, like its European neighbours and most societies in world history, was traditionally (before the Industrial Revolution) divided hierarchically within a system that involved the hereditary transmission of occupation ...

  9. Culture of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    The United Kingdom inherited the literary traditions of England, Scotland and Wales. These include Arthurian literature and its Welsh origins, Norse-influenced Old English literature , the works of English authors Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare , and Scots works such as John Barbour 's The Brus .