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Review: The Leviathan

Review: The Leviathan

Witchcraft. Demonic possession. All-knowing entities. these are just a few of the themes to expect in Rosie Andrew’s explosive debut novel
52 Forgotten Women: Why you should read Bygone Badass Broads.

52 Forgotten Women: Why you should read Bygone Badass Broads.

Women who have long fallen lost to history are celebrated in Mackenzie Lee’s book ‘Bygone Badass Broads,’ which gives all the inspiration you’ll need if you’re feeling low on motivation. There really is a story for everyone. Here’s why you’ll definitely be needing this one on your shelf sooner rather than later
Forgotten Histories: why is only England’s past prioritised?

Forgotten Histories: why is only England’s past prioritised?

A crisis of identity? The concern over the lack of history of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland taught in the UK
The Lost King review: Fun yet forgettable

The Lost King review: Fun yet forgettable

Ten years after the discovery of King Richard III’s remains, Stephen Frears directs The Lost King, a comedic fictionalisation of this bizarre historical event
Rise up: An Iranian feminist’s insight

Rise up: An Iranian feminist’s insight

Trigger Warning: Discusses violence. Iran has been flung into conflict once again thanks to the oppressive regime. Hear what’s actually going on from Iranian feminist Laleh, and what you can do to help.
The Mancunion’s Favourite Mancunian Scientists

The Mancunion’s Favourite Mancunian Scientists

Manchester has been home to many renowned scientists throughout history whose research changed the world. Here are a few of our favourites
Déjà Review: The Ballad of Maria Marten

Déjà Review: The Ballad of Maria Marten

Secoura Grim déjà reviews The Ballad of Maria Marten at the Lowry
Manchester Opera House turns back time

Manchester Opera House turns back time

The Cher Show, a musical about the life of Goddess of Pop Cher, comes to Manchester Opera House, starring Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers, and Millie O’Connell
Historical dramas: the new object of all our desires

Historical dramas: the new object of all our desires

Dear readers, escape from your 21st century trauma to historical drama. With Jonathon Bailey in a wet shirt, it’s not a bad place to be
Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World at the Lowry
Free the Nipple: A History of the Bra

Free the Nipple: A History of the Bra

A comprehensive history of the bra, from corsets, bandeaus and nylon to under wiring, Victoria’s Secret and the ‘free the nipple’ movement
The Handmaid’s Tale revisited

The Handmaid’s Tale revisited

The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments detail a new America: Gilead. Though rooted in fantasy, Gilead reflects the disasters of today
The Origins and History of Reclaim the Night

The Origins and History of Reclaim the Night

What are the origins of Reclaim the Night?
What to see in Krakow, Poland

What to see in Krakow, Poland

Following exam season I was itching for a break. So, with a friend, I boarded the 43 to Manchester Airport, touching down in snowy Krakow just a few hours later. 
The (wo)man, the myth, the building: Ellen Wilkinson

The (wo)man, the myth, the building: Ellen Wilkinson

The Ellen WIlkinson building is tucked away in the corner of main campus, but who was Ellen Wilkinson?
The man, the myth, the building: John Rylands

The man, the myth, the building: John Rylands

Read the next instalment of our series on the people lending their names to UoM buildings – this one’s on John Rylands
Talking about statues: Takings from Creative Manchester’s discussion on statues and public murals

Talking about statues: Takings from Creative Manchester’s discussion on statues and public murals

Should statues be removed? A recap of the discussion chaired by UoM’s own David Olusoga
How to be a genius: MacArthur fellowship winner Ibram X Kendi

How to be a genius: MacArthur fellowship winner Ibram X Kendi

Ava Innes takes a look at How to be an Antiracist, the bestselling work of MacArthur recipient Ibram X Kendi
The man, the myth, the building: Samuel Alexander

The man, the myth, the building: Samuel Alexander

Ever had a seminar in the Sam Alex and wondered who gave the building its name? Well, today’s your lucky day!
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: What does it mean and why should we remember?

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: What does it mean and why should we remember?

Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated internationally, but what is the true significance of this date, and why is it vital to remember atrocities of the past?

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