The Disciplinary Development of University Buildings: Medicine and Manchester


  • James Hopkins



University of Manchester, medical school architecture, Enlightenment, Owens College, Alfred Waterhouse, Harry Fairhurst


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Author Biography

James Hopkins

James Hopkins is the University Historian at the University of
Manchester. He is responsible for academic research on the history
of the universities as well as the management of the institution’s
heritage. His research focuses on networks of academic knowledge
and the built environments of universities and academic institutions.
He read history and politics at the universities of Nottingham and
Newcastle before completing a PhD with Prof. Michael Hebbert at
the University of Manchester in 2011 on the history of regionalism
and academic institutions (Between Researchers and Users – the Regional
Studies Association as a Learned Society 1965–2005). His book Knowledge,
Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond was
published by Routledge in 2015.