Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor with a career spanning over 50 years. He has won an Oscar, a Grammy, a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Kingsley is best known for his starring role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, for which he won the Academy Award […]
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris. The band formed after the demise of Joy Division, following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis; they were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year. Group members: • Bernard […]
In 2015, University of Salford installed new Chancellor, Professor Jackie Kay MBE, Jackie Kay MBE has lived in Manchester for almost 20 years. Jackie has published five collections of poetry for adults and several for children. Jackie’s first book of poetry, The Adoption Papers won the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year and a […]
Sir Richard Charles Leese, CBE is an English politician in Manchester, England. He has been the leader of Manchester City Council since 1996 and a member of the Labour Party since 1984.
Hannah is the Cofounder of Social Chain, Anderson was named in The Vogue 25 list of women shaping 2018 for becoming a major social-media influencer and for co-founding media company Social Chain.
Amir Khan is a professional boxer, promoter and philanthropist. He is a former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held the WBA title from 2009 to 2012, and the IBF title in 2011. At regional level, he held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008 Khan is based in Bolton
Shaun Ryder is a singer, songwriter, television personality and author. As the lead singer of the Happy Mondays he was a leading figure in the Madchester cultural scene in the late 1980s. In 1993 he formed another band, Black Grape, with Happy Mondays dancer Bez.
Sir Michael Deegan CBE is the Chief Executive of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). He was previously Chief Executive at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) having also held the post of Chief Executive at Warrington Hospital and then North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Pete Shelley was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He formed early punk band Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1976, and was the lead singer and guitarist from 1977 when Devoto left, releasing “Ever Fallen in Love” in 1978. He sadly died of a suspected heart attack on the morning of 6 December 2018. Following […]
Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank is an architect whose company, Foster + Partners, maintains an international design practice famous for high-tech architecture. He is the President of the Norman Foster Foundation. He was born in Stockport