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Peel Park campus buildings, looking from The Crescent, c1970s.

Education in Transition

The University of Salford: The ‘White Heat’ of Modernity.

Institutional aspirations of a modern university. The 1963 campus masterplan and significance to the University of Salford, the City of Salford and Plateglass Universities.

An MPhil project focused on the architectural landscape during the expansion of higher education in the 1950s and 1960s, featuring updates and guest posts.

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Campus as art gallery

William Mitchell’s Minute Men brought the atmosphere of the stars and space travel to the Allerton Building. Natalie Bradbury takes us on a tour of the ‘campus as an art gallery.’

Prince Philip touring the campus prior to officially opening the new University library, 1971
Prince Philip touring the campus prior to officially opening the new University library, 1971.
Crescent House, c1980s
Crescent House, c1980s.
Maxwell Building under construction, c1956.
Maxwell Building under construction, c1956.