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Open Campus Day

The Open Campus Day THIS SATURDAY 7 May 2005 is your chance to help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary. There are loads of events on campus for you to explore. Many departments will be hosting activities across the campus - you can see a list of what's going on below...

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Note that the Campus Open Day is not an Open Day for Prospective Students. Undergraduate Open Days and Postgraduate Drop-ins provide opportunities for students to find out more about studying at Warwick.

10.00 till 16.00 (mostly) -

Street Entertainers including jugglers, face painters, music, sports exhibitions and much more - ALL day long!

Come and join in the fun! If you don't know where we are find out more about visiting the campus.

NEW EVENTS are added all the time - even today - Put this page in your favourites and keep an eye out.

Open Campus Day Event List - Download Programme Here and Map

Departmental Celebrations Venue Time From Time To

Chemistry Symposium and Reunion


Coffee Chemistry Concourse 10:00 10:30
Symposium Chemistry Lecture Theatre L3 10:30 12:30
Lunch (Private function) Chemistry Concourse 12:30 14:00
University Challenge Chemistry Lecture Theatre L3 14:00 15:00
Reminicences/Talks Chemistry Lecture Theatre L3 15:30 17:00

Centre for Lifelong Learning Open Day

  Atrium - University House 10:30 16:00

Mathematics Lecture and Reunion

  Mathematics & Statistics Building 11:00 12:00

Physics Talks and Demonstrations

  Physics Lecture Theatre and Concourse 10:00 16:00

Biological Sciences Reunion

  Medical School Lecture Theatre and Biological Sciences Atrium    

Sociology Reunion and talks

  Ramphal Building Foyer and lecture rooms 13:00 15:00

CELTE Archive Launch

Private Invitations Social Studies    

Lectures and Talks

"Superior Buyer-Seller Relationships: It's All About Sex and Money..."
Nigel Piercy Warwick Business School 12:30 13:00

The World in 2045: Who will rule the world in 2045

Professor Shaun Breslin - Politics Ramphal Lecture Theatre 11:00 12:00

The World in 2045: Science or Fiction? How will we live, work, play and reproduce

Professor Jack Cohen   14:00 15:00

Physics Talks (30 minutes each)

Prof Chris McConville "Einstein and the Photoelectric Effect" Physics Lecture Theatre 10:30  
Prof Paul Harrison "Cosmic Particles" Physics Lecture Theatre 11:30  
Dr Rudolf Roemer "El Nino and Climate Change" Physics Lecture Theatre 12:30  
Prof Sandra Chapman "Art and Science in Antarctica" Physics Lecture Theatre 13:30  

Mathematics Lecture - Applications of Catastrophe Theory to Darwinian Evolution 

Sir Christopher Zeeman Mathematics Lecture Theatre MS01 11:00 12:00

Medical School Talks

  Medical School Lecture Theatre 12 to 12:45 or 14:00 to 14:45  

Biological Sciences Talks

  Medical School Lecture Theatre 13:00 13:45

Campus Development over the past 40 years

Liz Pride - University Architect National Grid Room - Arts Centre 14:30 15:30


Discover Warwick Campus Tours

Many during the day 45 minutes in length    

Archaeology Tour / 3-D Visualisation

Dr Stephen Hill Learning Grid, University house for introduction and departure 12:00 13:30

Geology Tour

Martin Bradley Car Park 2 for departure 10:30 12:00

Geology Tour

Martin Bradley Car Park 2 for departure 14:00 15:30

Arts / Music / Interests

Art Workshops

Open Studies Staff Social Studies Café 10:30 16:00

Renaissance Players -Cancelled -Recorder Ensemble instead.

Open Studies Staff Atrium, University House 11:00 11:30

Renaissance Players - Cancelled -Recorder Ensemble instead.

Open Studies Staff Atrium, University House 14:30 15:00

Coull Quartet and Mark Rowan-Hull

  Atrium, University House 12:00 14:00

Big Band

University Music Piazza, Main Campus 12:00 13:00

Revelation Gospel Choir

University Music Piazza, Main Campus 13:30 14:30

All day music in the Arts Centre Foyer will be provided by the Music Centre, the orchestras and music societies.

  Arts Centre Foyer 10:30 16:00

Genealogy / Memories

MRC and Open Studies Atrium, University House 10:30 16:00

Sports at Warwick - " A Day in the Life"

Events running across campus , including cricket, tennis at Rootes, and Westwood will have a number of events on all day - utilising the track and other facilities there. At the sports centre there will be basketball, badminton and summer hockey and netball and in the piazza, martial arts and other displays yet to be announced.
  Sports Centre, Westwood Sports and Central Piazza 10:30  

Showcases - Things to look at and do!

The Library: then and now".
The display is a pictorial comparative of the library in the 1960's/70's and 2000's showing its' development over the 40 years.
It will begin on 7th May.
The Library All Day    
40 years of light is an exciting and innovative project that will project images from the University's recent and more distant past onto buildings and hard surfaces around the University’s main campus.


All over campus - see separate web page. All week long.    

Campus Development Display/Photographs and talk to staff

  Arts Centre Foyer 10:30 16:00

40 years of Innovation at Warwick

Medici Fellows Maths Building "Street" 10:30 16:00

Warwick Manufacturing Group Displays and Interactive inventions

  International Manufacturing Centre 10:30 16:00

Robot Football Demonstrations

  International Manufacturing Centre 10:30 16:00

Warwick HRI Display ( details attached)

  International Manufacturing Centre 10:30 16:00

Medical School Showcase and Meet staff & students

  Medical School Lecture Theatre 11:00 15:00

Biological Sciences showcase and tour of laboratories

  Biological Sciences Atrium 10:00 12:00
Warwick Business School - Open House - come and see for yourself what makes this one of the best business schools in the world.   Warwick Business School 11:00 13:30

Warwick Environmental Network Display

  Maths Building "Street" 10:30 16:00

Warwick Formula Student Racing Car

  Outside IMC building 10:30 16:00

Job Opportunities at Warwick

Personnel office University House Café 10:30 16:00

Studying at Warwick

Academic office University House 10:30 16:00

Bring your memories, scanning services

MRC Atrium, University House 10:30 16:00

Students' Union

Display of 30 years of the Union at Warwick


Music and Demonstrations of Sport etc.


Chaplaincy Open Doors / tea&coffee

  Chaplaincy 10:30 16:00


Story Telling by age group

Lifelong Learning Meeting Rooms, University House 10:30 16:00

Street Entertainers, face painting, balloons

  Piazza outside University House and Rootes Reception 10:30 16:00


Marquee ‘Hot Beef Shack’ - weather permitting

1100 - 1700 Piazza outside University House and Piazza outside Rootes Reception 11:00 17:00
  Costcutter and Mobile Van by Arts Centre 10:30 16:00

Arts Centre

  Café Bar (Bar) 12:00 21:00
  Café Bar (Food) 11:00 21:00
  EAT 12:00 16:00


  Café 10:00 16:00

Rootes Social Building

  Bar Food 12:00 22:30
  The Bar 12:00 23:00
  VIVA 08:00 15:00

University House Café

    08:00 16:00

Students' Union Food Outlets

    times and venues tbc  

For further information watch this space or contact Caroline or Claudie on 024 7657 4569 or