History & Heritage

The University of Manchester holds a special place in history.
Manchester was the world’s first modern industrial city. The history of the University is entwined with the history of our city and region.

The University of Manchester, in its present form, was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). After 100 hundred years of working closely together both institutions agreed to form a single university, and on 22 October 2004 they officially combined to form the largest single-site university in the UK.

By buying this product, you’re helping us care for our past.
Proceeds from the sale of this range go towards conservation of the University’s heritage, research into our history and enabling us to make our past accessible to all.