University of Manchester

In 1880 Owens College became the first constituent part of the federal Victoria University, England’s first civic university, which later included colleges in Liverpool and Leeds. In 1900 the colleges of the Victoria University separated and in 1903 Owens College was reconstituted as the Victoria University of Manchester, though it was often known simply known as the University of Manchester, or Owens.

In 2004 the Victoria University of Manchester combined with the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) to become known as The University of Manchester.