Pages: 192
Illustrations: Up to 225 colour and black and white illustrations
Publication Date: 22 January 2015
Words: 60000


A History at 500

Hardback(Showcase Edition only)
About the book

MGS: A History at 500 has now been published and is only available from the School by emailing
Author: Nigel Watson
In celebration of Manchester Grammar School's 500th birthday, we have commissioned a lavishly illustrated commemorative book, featuring beautiful new photography, recounting the School's remarkable journey from its foundation to the present day. The quincentenary affords an opportunity to reflect on past challenges and achievements - from Hugh Oldham's creation of the School in the time of Henry VII, through the 18th and 19th centuries when it acquired the reputation of England's leading day school, to the tribulations of the last century, when the School overcame the ravages of war, the threat of financial disaster and major changes to the education system. What emerges most strongly from this absorbing story is the School's unswerving commitment to its core values of academic excellence, democratic access and public service.

Additional Information

Pages 192
Illustrations Up to 225 colour and black and white illustrations
Publication Date 22 Jan 2015
Words 60000