Saturday, 17 May 2014
Weekend Reflections: University old and new
One of the Victoria University of Manchester's oldest buildings is in the Old Quadrangle and one side reflects here onto one of its newest buildings.
The buildings around the Old Quadrangle date from the time of Owens College (In 1851 John Owens' wealth founded what later became part of Manchester University), and were designed in Gothic style by Alfred Waterhouse and his son Paul Waterhouse. The first to be built was the John Owens Building in 1873. Cognitio, sapientia, humanitas (Knowledge, Wisdom, Humanity) is the University motto. Taking part in Weekend Reflections.