Overwhelming Enthusiasm for Anniversary Celebrations
Professor Susan Bassnett, and the rest of the 40th Anniversary Steering Committee would like to thank the University community for the enthusiasm with which it responded to the call for bids to the 40th Anniversary fund.
By the application deadline Claudie Combelas, the Anniversary Project Manager, had received an avalanche of 67 detailed and well thought out bids from every corner of the University.
With much coffee and discussion the Steering Group settled down to wade through the applications and were impressed by the quality and quantity of the suggestions. £70,312 has been allocated to the best applications.
Applications were judged against the criteria set out on the application form itself. Applicants were encouraged to fulfil as many as possible of the following criteria:
- Celebrate Warwick's history
- Publicise Warwick's achievements
- Influence public perception of the University
- Explain the future mission of the University
- Make connections with research and innovation
- Bring together different constituencies
- Enhance morale within the University
- Recognise people's contribution to Warwick
- Stimulate fundraising efforts
Priority was given to events and activities specifically organised for the 40th Anniversary and evidence of independent funds was also taken into account.
The Successful Bids
|The Annual Rodney Lecture
||The Centre for Caribbean Studies has invited Baroness Amos, the leader of the House of Lords, to give a lecture at Warwick's London base at Carlton House Terrace.
|Twenty Years of Research into Ethnic Relations
|Italy and the Classical Tradition: An Uninterrupted Dialogue
||A series of lectures followed by a two-day symposium organised by Italian and Classics
|Maths Research Symposia
||An event for the UK mathematical community including friends of the Department.
|Intellectual Diasporas and Departures
||French Studies are creating a conference to engage with AHRB's Diasporas, Migration and Identities programme.
|Special Edition of Interactions, the teaching innovation ezine
||The Centre for Academic Practice will publish a commemorative edition.
|Intended and Unintended Suffering: the Legacy of Meg Stacey's ideas and work
||An Institute of Health one-day conference to celebrate and develop Professor Emerita Meg Stacey's work.
|Edward Said Memorial Lecture
||A promotion of research and teaching developments in postcolonial literature and a commemoration of honorary graduate Said's study.
|Teaching English as a Foreign Language - a Look at the Past and the Future
||CELTE will invite a guest lecturer and officially open their collection of published and unpublished English Language Teaching resources.
|Warwick One World Week
||The student-organised One World Week.
||An international student event with high profile speakers including John Nash.
||The University's Robot Football team are organising an international competition.
|International Table Football Tournament
||Table Football at Warwick goes back to the 1970s when Warwick hosted several large national championships.
|Unsung Heros and Heroines
||A conference and lunch for clerically-graded staff
|Warwick Commercial Enterprises Staff Awards
||Recognising staff achievement within the department.
|Film Festival in a Day
||The Warwick Skills team are organising a day-long film challenge open to teams from the University. The finished films, themed around the 40th anniversary, will be screened the same day.
|Projecting Images onto Campus Buildings
||Large-scale images from Warwick's 40 years will be projected around campus using the buildings as canvases.
||An interactive map enabling visitors to explore campus through the ages from prehistory to 2004.
|It's a Knockout
||Students' Union Sports Federation organised tournament for students and alumni.
|Chinese Art and Culture Festival
||With growing numbers of Chinese staff and students on campus this day-long student-organised event aims to promote inter-cultural communication and appreciation.
|Centre for Research in Philosophy and Literature Fundraising Dinner
||Fundraising for student hardship funds, Phil/Lit bursaries and postgraduate research.
|Lifelong Learning Alumni Dinner and Open Day
||Celebrating the past and engaging new potential students.
|Hong Kong Warwick Graduates' Association Dinner
||The 300 strong branch of the WGA will celebrate locally.
|1965 Education Reunion
||Initial Teacher Training students from the 1965 intake get the chance to meet up at Westwood.
|Department of Physics Open Day
||Physics celebrates its 40th anniversary with a reunion and open day.
|Chemistry Department Symposium and Party
||The Chemistry Department celebrates its 40th anniversary and the past and present of the Department.
|Warwick Medical School Television Series
||A series of programmes themed around four of the Medical School's key research areas.
||WTV will be the 40th anniversary's official media sponsor and will broadcast highlights of the celebrations.
|Warwick Boar - Commemorative Edition
||A special edition of the Warwick Boar celebrating 40 years of Warwick.
|Ricardo Muti and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Warwick Arts Centre
||Ricardo Muti, the conductor of the Butterworth Hall's first concert, returns to conduct a gala concert.
|Warwick HRI: Past, Present and Future
||An exhibition on horticultural science aimed at university members and the local community.
|WMG Open House
||Warwick Manufacturing Group celebrate their 25th anniversary with an Open House event.
||The Chaplaincy and Warwick Inter-Religious Roundtable will work together to stage a discussion reflecting the University's multicultural environment.
|Launch of the Clinical Sciences Building Research Wing at Walsgrave Hospital
||A celebration of the University's future: consolidating research achievements, local community involvement and fundraising opportunities.
||A dance for staff, students and local community dance groups organised by the 20-year old student society.
|Deja Vu - Show and Dance Workshop
||A dance through the past 40 years involving four SU dance societies. University members and the local community are invited to watch and take part.
|German Studies Ambassadorial Visit and Public Lecture
||Promotion of German Studies and discussion of UK educational policy on languages.
|Liliane Lijn Exhibition
||An exhibition celebrating Lijn's work and centring around the iconic White Koan which sits outside the Arts Centre.
|Revelation Barbados Tour
||Revelation, the Students' Union Rock-Gospel Choir will tour Barbados raising the University's profile in the Caribbean, an exchange visit is also planned.
|Sensory Area at Limbrick Wood Primary School
||Staff on the Executive Programme Team at Warwick Business School will create a Sensory Area for pupils.
|Recycling Information Boards
||The Warwick Environment Network will create a series of display boards for a tour round local schools and libraries.
||The Law Society is training law students to help the local community.
|Has Business Changed in the Last 40 Years?
||Warwick Business School conference featuring four internationally renowned speakers.
|40 Warwick Innovations
||A showcase event of innovations for entrepreneurs from within and without the University.