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Instruments of Change

Instruments of Change exhibition

The University of Manchester has a long history of medical research, teaching and breakthroughs. Instruments of Change highlights Manchester innovations and how the University has helped to shape patient care.

Instruments of Change showcases objects from the Beswick Collection at the Museum of Medicine and Health, stored here on campus in the Stopford Building.


Further information can be found in the Instruments of Change FAQ document.


The exhibition is in the entrance to the Stopford Building (number 79 on the campus map).

NHS at 70

The exhibition is part of NHS at 70, a University of Manchester-led national project supported by the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). It collects stories and memorabilia from people who worked in and were cared for by the NHS since its creation in 1948.

All the stories and memorabilia collected will form part of the first Digital Archive for NHS history. Listen to the stories featured in this exhibition and discover more, including sharing your own story at


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