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Heritage Heroes at The University of Manchester: Ernest Rutherford

04 May 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.

Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937) was a physicist and Nobel Prize winner who first split the atom.

Paul Govey, Head of Student Communications and Marketing, tells us why Rutherford is his University of Manchester heritage hero.