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Brian Cox: wonder of the universe

Six of the best: a potted history of Manchester academia

Andrew Williams profiles six of the University of Manchester’s most influential and prestigious scholars, past and present.

Mancunion editor sits down with Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell in her office. Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

‘I wasn’t consulted on fees,’ says President of UK’s largest university

Richard Crook sits down with with Dame Nancy Rothwell to discuss fees, Student Satisfaction, and what the future holds.

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Lemn Sissay: Let there be peace at University Place

Ruth Dacey meets renowned poet Lemn Sissay this week and discusses his new work Let There Be Peace

Rochdale Stadium

Greater Manchester football

See how Features editor Richard Crook and a team of writers got on exploring the unsung heroes of lower-league football in Manchester.

Propaganda for Kim Il-sung

Business as usual for North Korea

Richard Crook takes an in-depth look at the phenomenon that is North Korea, assessing its future under Kim Jong-un.


After the quake

This week, Oli Rahman gives us an in-depth story on the Japanese earthquake that wreaked havoc on Japan almost a year ago.


An aviary of books: the top literary Twitter feeds

I once tweeted that – IMHO – Mary Karr was a better writer than Joan Didion, and the latter retweeted me. There a lesson here…


On the front line

Khalil Secker talks to Marc Dubois, head of MSF UK, an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation founded in 1971.

Glodwick today

10 years on: Oldham revisited

Over a period of three days in May 2001, the former industrial town saw violent race riots, showing just how segregated the area was. How has Oldham changed ten years on?


Twas the month of Christmas in the city of Mancunia…

Twas the month of Christmas in the city of Mancunia, and all across the land students were preparing for Christmas socials, swaggering merrily around campuses…

Gaddafi Vampire

Libya’s art attack

Benjamin Wein looks at the cultural explosion occurring in Libya following Col. Gaddafi’s death.

Popping up near you

Just how long does a trend take to burn out? A fly-by look at the rise and rise of pop-ups, a trend which seems in no danger of fading away. Plus a Q&A with pop-up enthusiasts NOISE charity.