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The John Rylands Library, which is part of Manchester University. Located in Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK. Photo: Mdbeckwith @Commons Wikimedia

Whether you’re perusing archives for your dissertation, or want to escape to a quiet space, the John Rylands is a luxurious alternative to withering away in Blue 3

Photo: Juha Suoranta @Wikimedia Commons

In keeping with the political atmosphere of the Students’ Union elections, Bella Jewell explores Manchester’s history of left-wing politics in this instalment of Artefact of the Week, looking to the desk on which Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels formulated the socio-economical theory Marxism

Photo: Mikey @ Flickr

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Bella Jewell examines a mancunian treasure, The Toast Rack: a grade two listed brutalist masterpiece.

Mural of Tony Wilson artist Akse. Photo: David Dixon @ Geograph

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Theo Bennett explores a tribute to Manchester music mogul Tony Wilson: the latest Akse mural to grace the side of a Northern Quarter substation

Photo: Sophie Marriott

In this edition of Artefact of the Week, Sophie Marriott looks at a ceramic jug from the Nasca Culture of Pre-Hispanic South America and how their mysterious and captivating artistry was filled with their iconography

Photo: David Dixon @ Creative Commons

Theo Bennett unconvers Manchester’s Industrial past through the lens of Smithfield Market in the Northern Quarter: one of the many hidden intrigues of the city

Photo: Duncal Hill @Wikimedia Commons

A swarm of worker bees cover our city, from street signs to paving slabs to the Manchester University crest, the Manchester Bee is everywhere. But how many of us really know the history behind the bee?

Photo: David Dixon @ Geograpgh

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Angus Dickson looks at the bizarre Vimto monument on Granby Row, considering its place in Manchester’s history, and how it continues to evoke a distinctly mancunian pride

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