Heritage Heroes at The University of Manchester: Thomas Huxley
23 Feb 2015
A new series of videos about some of the greatest academic minds, educational innovators and cultural icons who have defined the University
The story of The University of Manchester is defined by some of the greatest academic minds, educational innovators and cultural icons. In a new series of videos, staff from the University tell us which of these figures are their heritage heroes, explaining their achievements and why they resonate today.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895) was a biologist and science educationist.
Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum, tells us why Huxley is his University of Manchester heritage hero.