Our Board is Chaired by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell and other members include: Bev Craig, Dave Moutrey, Chris Oglesby, Professor Linda Merrick, Pat Bartoli, Professor Malcolm Press and Darren Banks.
Stretching out south from St Peter’s Square in the city centre, the Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s innovation district with a unique concentration of knowledge, business and cultural assets. Within one square mile, there are two of the UK’s largest universities, a university NHS foundation trust, and a large cluster of digital, technology and life science businesses.
“Manchester’s cosmopolitan hub and world-class innovation district, where talented people from the city and across the world learn, create, work, socialise, live and do business; contributing to the economic and social dynamism of one of Europe’s leading cities”Oxford Road Corridor’s Strategic Vision 2025
The Oxford Road Corridor is home to 42,000 residents, 8,800 businesses, 74,000 students and 79,000 employees. The area accounts for 20% of Manchester’s economic output and is accessible to over 3 million people via public transport.
Many of Manchester’s iconic music venues, auditoriums and exhibition spaces are based within the Oxford Road Corridor as well as a thriving nightlife and an abundance of cafés, restaurants and bars. Nestled between the beautiful architecture and landmarks are historic parks and contemporary green spaces.
The Oxford Road Corridor is overseen by a partnership comprising both The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester City Council, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Bruntwood, Manchester Science Partnerships, HOME, Royal Northern College of Music and representation from many of Manchester’s leading cultural institutions. A collaborative ethos enables the Oxford Road Corridor to capture opportunities and bring exciting projects to fruition.
Our Executive is Chaired by Diana Hampson and other members include; Michael Stephenson, Angela Harrington and Claire Robinson.
We partner with two world-leading universities, the city council, NHS Foundation Trust, Bruntwood, an international conservatoire & representation from the city’s leading cultural institutions.
The transformation of the Pankhurst Centre exhibition space is incredible thanks to its new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family.
RNCM Lunchtime and Spotlight Concerts occur throughout the year and are a great introduction to Manchester’s famous conservatoire.
Ferocious and politically driven, the Fat White Family’s gig at Gorilla this May looks set to be one of the hot tickets of the month.
Castlefield Gallery presents an exhibition of affordable editioned work you can buy and own from five North West-based artists.
Sir Mark Elder conducts The Hallé through Giacomo Puccini’s greatest score, Madama Butterfly.
Northern Irish singer-songwriter SOAK comes to Manchester, performing at YES in support of their latest album If I Never Know You Like This Again.
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We are seeking expressions of interest, from Greater Manchester-based cultural producers, both organisations and individuals, for a new event in October
The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan both score highly in the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework.
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal OBE is to succeed Lemn Sissay as Chancellor of The University of Manchester