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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Landscapes of Change
Manchester Poetry Library | 5 June – 31 August 2024

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

Wild
Manchester Museum | 5 June 2024 – 1 June 2025

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

Universally Manchester Festival
The University of Manchester | 6 – 9 June 2024

Universally Manchester Festival is a 200th birthday celebration like no other, with 150 free events across four captivating days at its iconic Oxford Road Campus.

Festival of Libraries
Manchester Central Library | 12 – 16 June 2024

Festival of Libraries celebrates the role that Greater Manchester’s 133 libraries play in wellbeing, culture, creativity and more.

Horizons Festival 2024
HOME | 21 – 23 June 2024

Join HOME and Community Arts North West for newly commissioned theatre, performance, visual art, film, community events, family-friendly workshops, and live music.

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

May 2024 University of Manchester heart research receives £8 million funding boost

The British Heart Fondation awards £4 million to support world-class cardiovascular research at The University of Manchester.

May 2024 Work Gets Underway On £60m Transformational Greenheys Development At Manchester Science Park

Work Gets Underway On £60m Transformational Greenheys Development At Manchester Science Park, future HQ of UK Biobank.

May 2024 Manchester Museum unveiled as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year

Manchester Museum has been unveiled as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024, the world’s largest museum prize.

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Industry Events

Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference 2024
Hyatt Regency Manchester | 3 – 4 June 2024

The Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference, a Digital Futures activity, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Design in Mental Health
Manchester Central | 4 – 5 June 2024

Design in Mental Health is the annual Conference, Exhibition and Awards dedicated to advancing the cause of good design in mental health settings.

Manchester Lit & Phil: Beethoven, Bayreuth, Bernstein and Brexit: 200 years of the Ninth Symphony
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 11 June 2024

Two hundred years after its premiere, what does Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony actually mean? With Dr Micheal Downes

NHS ConfedExpo
Manchester Central | 12 – 13 June 2024

NHS ConfedExpo, which NHS Confederation and NHS England deliver in partnership, will once again bring together health and care leaders and their teams.

Manchester Game Centre – Multiplatform 2024
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 12 June 2024

Multiplatform 2024 has a dual focus on analogue and digital games and is themed around a concern with queer and dissident games and gaming practices.

British Thoracic Society Summer Meeting 2024
Manchester Central | 20 – 21 June 2024

A comprehensive, clinically grounded programme, on a wide range of topics relevant to the whole multi-disciplinary respiratory team.

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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.

May 2024 University of Manchester heart research receives £8 million funding boost

The British Heart Fondation awards £4 million to support world-class cardiovascular research at The University of Manchester.

May 2024 Work Gets Underway On £60m Transformational Greenheys Development At Manchester Science Park

Work Gets Underway On £60m Transformational Greenheys Development At Manchester Science Park, future HQ of UK Biobank.

May 2024 Manchester Museum unveiled as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year

Manchester Museum has been unveiled as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024, the world’s largest museum prize.

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