Besides being home to a formidable pop culture, Manchester is also historically the first modern city, because of its pioneeringindustrial heritage, many innovations, inventions and cultural breakthroughs, some of which are relatively little known but hugely important. As an example Manchester isthe birthplace of the modern atomic theory, the first programmable computer, the first professional football league, vegetarianism and much more.
Discover the world’s first modern city with this dynamic infographic poster, which chronologically traces the cultural, scientific, social, musical and industrial highlights of Manchester, from 1653 to the present day.
Mapping out the legacy of the World’s First Modern City graphically, the poster includes sections on art and literature, science and technology, social and political movements, industry, journalism, women’s rights, pop culture and more.
The print also highlights theUniversity of Manchester’s 25 Nobel laureates, alongside key local figures such as L.S. Lowry, Anthony Burgess and Emmeline Pankhurst.
It features, for example:
Chetham’s Library – the oldest free public library in the English speaking world;
John Dalton – publisher of the first scientific paper on colour blindness;
Alan Turing – massively influential computer scientist, with one of the world’s earliest studies on computer intelligence, the Turing Test;
Graphene – the strongest material ever tested, discovered by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, at the University of Manchester;
Shelagh Delaney – Salford-born author of A Taste of Honey, the groundbreaking drama of kitchen sink realism;
The Hacienda and Factory Records – establishing Manchester’s rich, musical legacy and vibrant pop culture
From the city's industrial past to the legendary Sex Pistols' gig, Factory Records and much more. Celebrate Manchester’s achievements and you’re celebrating the modern world we live in today. Whether you’re from Manchester, or you just care about culture, this unique print is for you.
There is no other place like Manchester. This is the first modern city in the world and one of the greatest places in the world and this isthe perfect print for those interested in learning more about Manchester.
Here are the facts. Hang this poster on your wall with pride.
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