Detail from the Economic and Social Sciences building at the University of Manchester, designed by Cruikshank & Seward. © Cruikshank & Seward

An education in concrete: The built works of Gordon Hodkinson
Saturday 20 October 2018, 11.00am-12.30pm
Join Drawing the Modern exhibition curator Dr. Richard Brook as he leads a walking tour of some of the university buildings that Gordon Hodkinson had a hand in during the 1960s, whilst he worked for Cruickshank & Seward. We will visit the university first, then the former UMIST Campus and conclude our tour with a viewing of Gordon’s student drawings and some selected material from the Cruickshank & Seward Archive.

Meeting Point: Oxford Road, outside the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, University of Manchester, M13 9PS
Finishing point: Special Collections Gallery, 3rd floor, All Saints Library.

Tickets: £3.00. Please book in advance here.

Presented in partnership with Design Manchester and Manchester Modernists.

The Arts and Crafts Museum of the Manchester Municipal School of Art, the Textile Court, c.1900.

Arts and Crafts Discovery Day
Friday 26 October 2018, 10am-3.30pm
Drop-in to Special Collections for an opportunity to see and handle a wide range of decorative ceramics, metalware, books, glass and textiles from our Arts and Crafts Collection.The collection dates back to the end of the nineteenth century when an Arts and Crafts Museum was opened at the Municipal School of Art (now Manchester School of Art).

To coincide with the 120th anniversary of the opening of the museum, and the opening of the Edward Burne Jones exhibition at Tate Britain, we’re inviting you to come and see a selection of some of the nearly 200 items in the Arts and Crafts Collection by well known makers including William Morris, W. A. S. Benson, James Powell & Sons, William De Morgan, C. F. A. Voysey, C. R. Ashbee, L. C. Tiffany, Loetz and Walter Crane.

Free. No booking required, just turn up on the day.