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You are invited to attend the University’s Foundation Day celebrations

17 Sep 2014

Professor Jeanette Winterson will deliver the 2014 Foundation Lecture, entitled ‘Manchester: from Gradgrind to Graphene’, on Wednesday, 22 October

2013 Foundation Day Honorary Degree Ceremony

Foundation Lecture: 4.30-5.45pm in University Place

Each year, the University marks its foundation with its prestigious Foundation Lecture.

The President and Vice-Chancellor would like to invite as many members of staff as possible from across the University to attend this occasion.

The lecture will be preceded by a drinks reception at 4pm in University Place.

Foundation Day Honorary Degree Ceremony: 6.15pm in Whitworth Hall

There are also a number of places available to attend the Foundation Day Honorary Degree Ceremony, which will take place after the Lecture.

Honorary Degrees will be conferred upon:

  • Professor Dame Julia King
  • Mr Simon Weston
  • Professor Jeanette Winterson


Unfortunately, there are a limited number of tickets available, so these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be issued during the second week of October.

If you are interested in attending one or both elements of the Foundation Day celebrations, please request a ticket by emailing: