I always like to advertise that Manchester is a city of firsts. As a proud Mancunian anything that gives us a leg up over London is a great thing. Alas, this particular moment in history may not be looked upon as a positive thing in worldwide politics, but we probably couldn’t live in this modern age without it.
The New Zealand born Ernest Rutherford came to be a professor at Victoria University (now Manchester University) and worked together with Hans Gieger to find the structure of atoms in 1909. Eight years later he split the atom in this fair city .
In the beautiful surroundings of the university campus just off Oxford Road is a beautiful red brick building that stands in row with many other Victorian red brick buildings and seeps history unknowingly to fellow students, residents and bystanders.
Not everyone will agree with what went on in this building, but it is now stamped in history.
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