Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter. Stretching out south from St Peter’s Square in the city centre, it is a place where knowledge, business and culture thrive.

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Nepali everday objects and belongings
Manchester Museum | 20 July 2024

A temporary exhibition of everyday items and artefacts representing Nepal’s regional, cultural, social, religious, and ethnic diversities.

Queer Hope + Joy
The Whitworth | 22 August 2024

Join the Whitworth to explore queer joy through movement and creativity, and to celebrate the launch of ‘(Un)Defining Queer’, the book

Landscapes of Change
Manchester Poetry Library | Until 31 August 2024

Landscapes of Change brings together poetry and science to explore the impact of the climate emergency

Wild
Manchester Museum | Until 1 June 2025

Wild is an exhibition that explores our relationship with the natural world and unique approaches to environmental recovery.

Manchester Psych Fest 2024
Various Venues | 31 August 2024

Manchester Psych Fest is an all-day celebration of psychedelic music and art, returning to the Oxford Road Corridor in August.

Our Vision

“A place where knowledge business and culture thrive.
Oxford Road Corridor is a world-class knowledge quarter that transforms lives through research, innovation, skills and education”

Yourgene Health labs
Health & Life Sciences

Oxford Road Corridor is home to one of the largest clinical academic campuses in Europe, attracting clinicians, students and researchers from around the world.

Advanced Materials

Manchester is leading the 2D revolution and home to the UK’s leading research and innovation association of advanced materials.

Digital & Tech

The availability of digital talent generated by the two universities on the Oxford Road Corridor is a major factor in the city region’s success in attracting inward investment and growing new digital firms.

Latest News

June 2024 Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell portrait unveiled at the Whitworth

A portrait of The University of Manchester’s first female President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell was unveiled at the Whitworth.

June 2024 £6 Million Transformation Of 117-119 Portland Street Approved

Bruntwood SciTech Gains Approval For £6 Million Transformation Of Historic Manchester City Centre Workspace.

June 2024 The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University enjoy success in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Both The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University enjoy success in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2024.

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Industry Events

Transform 2024
Manchester Central | 17 – 18 July 2024

A spectacular technology showcase exploring how we combine the real and digital worlds to break new ground.

The International Festival of Public Health
MECD | 22 July 2024

The International Festival of Public Health provides an inclusive platform for the public, researchers, students and professionals in public health.

Manchester Lit & Phil: Shedding new light on disease
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 31 July 2024 – 1 January 1970

Can we move away from the negativity of an ageing society and elevate a longevity society? With Professor Andrew J Scott.

MeCCSA Conference 2024
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School | 4 – 6 September 2024

MeCCSA Conference 2024 brings together experts to explore cutting-edge research, developments and insights in media and communication.

THE World Academic Summit 2024
The University of Manchester | 7 – 9 October 2024

More than 500 delegates will convene at The University of Manchester for the 2024 edition of the THE World Academic Summit.

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View of Circle Square from the pavilion at Symphony Park
Circle Square

Circle Square is an exciting multi-million pound, mixed-use neighbourhood, created on the site of the former BBC building on Oxford Road.

Back of Engels statue at First Street Manchester
First Street

First Street is a vibrant neighbourhood between Oxford Road and Deansgate, it is home to a number of businesses and is a popular spot for food, drink and culture.

Tours

Explore the history of Manchester’s knowledge quarter through some of the area’s most significant landmarks and iconic buildings.

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Galleries & Museums

Some of the best Galleries & Museums in Manchester are here on Oxford Road Corridor. Explore a diverse programme for all cultural enthusiasts.

A cocktail from Brickhouse Social, one of the many spots to get a Cocktails on Oxford Road
Cocktails on Oxford Road

Oxford Road is packed with a great range of bars where you can get your fill of cocktails, spirits and fizz.

Latest News

Stay up to date with the latest news from Oxford Road Corridor.

June 2024 Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell portrait unveiled at the Whitworth

A portrait of The University of Manchester’s first female President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell was unveiled at the Whitworth.

June 2024 £6 Million Transformation Of 117-119 Portland Street Approved

Bruntwood SciTech Gains Approval For £6 Million Transformation Of Historic Manchester City Centre Workspace.

June 2024 The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University enjoy success in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Both The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University enjoy success in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2024.

View all news