SCI-ENG50 (2014)

Sci-Eng50: an exhibition celebrating 50 years of sciences at John Dalton.

Opened by Harold Wilson in December 1964, the John Dalton Building heralded the dawning of a new age of UK technology. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark event, Manchester Metropolitan University, together with the Manchester Modernist Society and the North West Film Archive, collaborated on Sci-Eng50 – a public exhibition and programme of walking tours and film shows documenting the history of the people who helped to transform John Dalton College into a new university for the city of Manchester.

The exhibition featured architectural models and plans of what was to become the Manchester Metropolitan University campus alongside some curious ephemera discovered in the MMU’s archives, nooks and crannies.

SciEng50 was concieved and delivered by Dr.Steve Millington, Richard Brook, Jonathan Hitchen, Jack Hale and was a collaboration between the Manchester Modernist Society and Manchester Metropolitan University.

The exhibition took place at the Holden Gallery Cafe space 24.10.14 – 21.11.14.