The Centre for Manx Studies was founded in 1992 to provide a focal point for research in a wide range of areas relating to the Isle of Man, from earliest times to the present day. Located close to the Manx Museum and Manx National Heritage Library in Douglas, the Centre is able to offer a number of services and facilities to researchers at all levels, drawing on the expertise and experience of its parent bodies - Manx National Heritage, the University of Liverpool and the Isle of Man Department of Education.
The Centre is part of the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology in the University of Liverpool, managed by a committee with representatives from the three partner organisations Manx National Heritage, the University of Liverpool and the Isle of Man Department of Education.
Its primary functions are to teach students, to carry out research in Manx archaeological, cultural, environmental and historical studies and to further the international recognition of the Isle of Man in these areas.
One of the places they have been busy on this year is the Nunnery, a splendid home that now houses the Isle of Man's Business School and Institute of International Space Commerce. The photo shows levels of trash incorporated into the grounds.