University of Manchester
Owens College, founded in 1851, became in 1880 part of the Victoria University, joined later by colleges in Liverpool and Leeds. Liverpool University became independent in 1903 and Leeds University in 1904, when the Manchester campus became the Victoria University of Manchester. It merged in 2004 with the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) to form the University of Manchester.
Manchester University Homophile Society was active in the 1970s.
Alumni and staff
- Nick Brown, Labour MP
- Sir Maurice Oldfield, head of MI6
- Huma Qazi, director of Pride in London
- Esther Roper, suffragist (women's department staff)
- Rod Shelton, writer
- Martin Stafford, campaigner
- Michael Steed, psephologist, Chair of CHE (lecturer)
- Alan Turing, mathematician (Reader)
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher