Ellen Wilkinson (1891-1947) was a champion of the rights of women and the working-classes. During her influential political career, she was among the first female Labour MPs and the second woman to serve in the Cabinet. She had many nicknames including ‘Red Ellen’ (due to the colour of her hair and her socialist beliefs) and ‘Shelter Queen’ (because of her tremendous efforts in distributing half a million Morrison shelters as a Minister for Home Security during the Second World War). As a local Mancunian and University of Manchester History graduate, she is well deserving of the UoM building named in her honour.
Having been newly promoted to Division 1, History FC in the 2016-17 season led an inspiring campaign against the odds. The season began badly, with a thumping 4-1 defeat at the hands of Division 1 veterans Geography FC. Having to quickly find our feet, we decided to mirror Antonio Conte’s tactical success in the Premier Continue Reading
Hi, everyone! For our final careers piece this year, we just want to draw your attention to some facilities you can use before the end of the academic year and over summer. Graduate JobSearch – online Don’t waste time by looking for jobs in the wrong places. Head on over to this website (www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/findjobs/graduatejobs/grad-jobsearch), where Continue Reading
As the academic year comes to an end, the History Society would like to give you one final update. On the 10th May, we held our Annual General Meeting to elect our new committee for 2017/18. After some great speeches from those present and from a couple of history students abroad, we were able to Continue Reading
After a tumultuous season of highs and lows, the mighty boys in blue march on down the final straight towards what is set to be a nail-biting season finale. Having enjoyed a first half of the season battling for the top spot, losing only two games and conceding seven goals, the men in sky blue Continue Reading