A project funded by English Heritage, with volunteer support from the University of Manchester, revealed the links between archaeology, social history, and the lives of former residents.
“We won’t stop ‘til we win” – UoM rent strikes supported by over 10,000 students after occupation eviction
Rent strikers at The University of Manchester (UoM) have been given a show of solidarity by 10,860 fellow students, almost a quarter of the entire student body. In an official referendum, only open to UoM students, 97% of respondents voted in favour of the strikers’ demands. The 350 members of the rent strike are calling for more students to join the movement in time for the next payment date on 20 April.
The University and College Union (UCU), the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), UNISON and the National Union of Students (NUS) joined forces for a march on Friday 25 November, travelling along Oxford Road to hear impassioned speeches in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square. The Meteor joined the rally to talk to those involved.
The war on drugs is failing on multiple fronts in the UK.
As the weight of evidence continues to grow against the effectiveness of prohibitionist policies used in this war, change is happening in countries across the world implementing evidence led liberal drug policies that benefit society and the individuals using drugs.
Deaths due to illicit drug use continue to rise across the UK and Greater Manchester, while ethnic minorities are particularly hard hit by the criminal justice system pursuing the prohibition policies laid down in the Misuse of Drugs Act.
The government is pursuing the war on drugs with its new drugs strategy, but will it make a difference?
Ian Mell from the University of Manchester argues the case for more small urban parks, to level up the playing field when it comes to accessing nature.
University of Manchester researchers say we ‘can’t ignore inequality’ when it comes to combatting climate change and recommend increasing taxes on the super-rich and introducing universal basic income.
Guest article from The Conversation, first published March 2021.
Louise Thompson from the University of Manchester explains how to contact your MP with concerns about Ukraine, and what can happen if you do.
Professor Gary Younge’s ‘I danced here on other peoples’ dreams’ talk discussed the inequalities in society exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and explored the potential for people to build ‘a more diverse, respectful and inclusive society.’
‘What the bloody hell are museums for?’ Manchester Museum launches ‘Local Matters’ in Ardwick to help reimagine their role
Manchester Museum is reimagining their role in society with the launch of a research project investigating inequality in Ardwick, undertaken by Museum staff, and the co-curation of a South Asia gallery reflecting the experiences of the diaspora in Greater Manchester.