that dominates Hyde Road in the district of Ardwick, Manchester. Its strident and
powerful presence reminds everyone who passes the importance of Education. The building
is now a college and has survived despite a drastic roof fire during renovations.
is named after a lady Member of Parliament of the same name, who was born in Manchester.
In 1945 she was appointed Minister of Education, the
first woman to do so. She persuaded Parliament to pass the 1946 School Milk Act
that gave free milk to all British schoolchildren for the first time.