The University of Manchester: Proud to Support Pride

Publish Date: 03/08/2012


Manchester Pride 2012 has adopted 'Queer'd Science' as its overall theme, in honour of Alan Turing, the pioneering mathematician who made many important advances - and spent a significant portion of his career at The University of Manchester.

The University will be involved in many activities throughout Manchester Pride (17-27 August). A number of Turing themed events – exhibitions, tours and talks - will take place as part of Pride Fringe (17-23 August), which offers a colourful programme of arts, music, heritage, culture and debate, with free entry to many of the events. For more information click here.

On Saturday 25 August, for the first time in many years, the University will have a walking entry in the Manchester Pride Parade. They are looking for volunteers from the University, both LGBT and non-LGBT, who can commit to joining in the parade to show how LGBT-friendly the University is and to celebrate the achievements of Alan Turing.

If you’re interested in joining in – either with preparations for the entry or on the day itself - please email:

We made Alan Turing a posthumous Homo Hero in our awards. To find out more about the awards and vote for your favourite nominee visit

For more information on Manchester Pride click here.