Cottonopolis: third age research and active learning
The impact of Manchester's sudden, explosive growth in the early 19th century led to its nickname, Cottonopolis. Greater Manchester Network of U3As has used this theme to foster a series of shared learning activities and research projects, led by or members and by universities.
While there's an obvious historical slant, we are firmly cross-curricular in our approach. Take a look at the 'projects' pages to get an idea of what our members are doing, and what you would like to join in with.
Cottonopolis was a nickname for Manchester from the early 1800s onwards. Our Cottonopolis Project is an exploration of all the aspects of the world's first industrial city, in the past and in the present. That's a lot of possibilities!