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Activities and Projects

Summer of STEM

Get creative with some fantastic Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities and challenges designed specifically for ages 8-14 and for families to do together. Design, build, and explore with guidance from our staff and students before sharing the results with us!

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Coventry Women

The University of Warwick Library have brought together accounts from across history and the present day to celebrate the importance of women in the evolution of our wonderful city.

Some of the media included in this exhibition has been borrowed from our rich collections at Warwick Modern Records Centre. The MRC is the main British repository for national archives of trade unions and employers' organisations, with strong collections relating to pressure groups, fringe political parties and transport. In addition to the online content included in this exhibition, our archives also hold a wide range of physical documents on Coventry Women and campaigns for gender equality during the 20th Century.

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Faculty of Arts at Home - in the UK: Capturing Historical Experiences of Sanctuary

Tying in with our focus on Sanctuary throughout the month of June, Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (Hispanic Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures) brings us this film exploring her work on the history of Chilean exiles who were brought over to the UK through assistance from World University Service.

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Re/Making Home

How can we understand the experiences of Syrian refugees resettling in the West Midlands? This online art exhibition on the theme of Home includes visual artwork created by people from Coventry and the surrounding area who have lived experiences of sanctuary, including audio descriptions from the artists.

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    Everyone’s Coventry

    Welcome to the online exhibition section of Everyone's Coventry, a collaborative project between the University of Warwick and Coventry College. The exhibition is a collection of work produced by young people seeking sanctuary in Coventry and attending English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses. They would like to share with you their memories of their countries of origin, their experiences of Coventry and the skills and talents they possess. For each piece, the young people have recorded an audio description.

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      All our Mindfulness Events

      Throughout the year we will be holding a series of mindfulness workshops with Dr Dean Howes. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of mindfulness practise to chime with our monthly themes. You can find out more and catch-up on some of the resources here.

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      Sustainability in the Community

      What will the City of the future be built of? What if we could use recycled waste to build a more sustainable city? How can artists, designers and engineers work together to create sustainable cities that work for us all?

      Join artist Kitty Kaur, Foleshill Creates and Warwick researchers to explore how new research is making greener cities a reality and how we can all be a part of deciding how we build back greener.

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      Show me what you’re made of!

      This interactive show for Primary Schools, recorded live, will take you on a tour of materials science to think about how we can design and construct the future and explore the wonderful world of material science.

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      Transporting the City

      How far would you trust a driverless vehicle?

      Join us for a lively online discussion about the developments being made with Intelligent and Connected Vehicles, whether we can trust automated (or driverless) cars, how they might shape the city of the future, and how these technologies might transform our lives.

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      Pint of Science - Resonate

      Pint of Science

      Join Pint of Science for a range of 70 fantastic live events throughout the festival. From The Universe's Particle Zoo to Rise of Robots, the Pint of Science team produce a range of inspiring shows which you can catch up with at your own leisure. This year Warwick’s researchers are presenting 3 very exciting events - full details of which are below.

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      Faculty of Arts at Home - Digitalisation and Cinema Projection in the UK

      Tying in with our focus on the idea of Invention throughout the month of May, Dr Richard Wallace (Film and Television Studies) brings us the film ‘Digitalisation and Cinema Projection in the UK’. Rick’s film explores his work on the AHRC funded ‘Projection Project’ and the history of film projection practices, reaching from the earliest days of cinema to the current digital revolution in film exhibition.

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      Ring Road Ring: A Sonic Investigation of the Coventry Ring Road

      What does concrete sound like? And what can listening to the city tell us about the built environment and how it makes us feel? This interactive soundmap of the Coventry Ring Road draws upon field recordings made by Dr. Michael Pigott, and released as the album RING ROAD RING in 2020. Using contact microphones attached to the concrete support pylons to amplify the low-level vibrations pulsing through the megastructure, this is the Ring Road as you’ve never heard it. This soundmap enriches the album with photos, video and texts that explore some ideas about soundscapes, urban space, utopian thinking, psychogeography, and electromagnetism.

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      Folklorica - a new digital installation

      Come and explore a free new augmented reality experience at Warwick Arts Centre launching this summer.

      Folklorica by Edie Jo Murray will bring to life local legends, tall tales and folklore, materialising in real space what is normally confined to our imaginations.

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      Engaging with Coventry's TV Past

      Our latest Faculty of Arts at Home film ties in with the Resonate Festival, the University of Warwick’s year-long programme of events for City of Culture, and its focus on Community throughout the month of July. Kat Pearson (PhD Student in Film and Television Studies) introduces her research into UK Cities of Culture and television, and the role that the television archive plays in placemaking. Kat discusses how she worked with the Media Archive for Central England’s collection of historic television to curate screenings of footage of Foleshill for community members, and to produce a film reel about Coventry’s architecture and public art for the Metropolis exhibition which opened in the city this month. She also discusses her role in the production of BBC4’s documentary ‘Coventry Cathedral: Building for New Britain’.

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      Taking place in Coventry City of Culture 2021