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New series on superbugs, stem cells and more open to the public at University of Warwick’s showcase of science

'Science on the Hill' is a new programme of public engagement events jointly hosted by the University’s School of Life Sciences and the Wellcome-Warwick Quantiative Biomedicine Programme at Warwick Medical School. These interactive two hour events taking place across the academic year will feature 20 researchers giving a birds-eye view of the latest exciting developments in their discipline.

Five free public events that will showcase the cutting-edge research being performed at the Gibbet Hill campus into the building blocks of life, futures in medicine and the factors that define our health are scheduled up to July 2020.


2018 Women’s Cycle Tour comes through campus: 15 June

The 2018 Women’s Cycle Tour will again pass through the University of Warwick campus on Friday 15 June. The cyclists will approach campus from Westwood Heath Road, travel up Gibbet Hill Road and head out on to Kenilworth Road in the morning.

This year, the route for stage 3 will start in Atherstone and end in Leamington Spa. We expect the race to come through campus between 10.30 - 11.00am on Friday 15 June. Warwickshire County Council have provided estimated route timings on their website.

See the full route and find out more on the Women’s Tour website.

Mon 04 Jun 2018, 12:55 | Tags: Community Warwick Sport hp-newsfeed Warwickshire Family

See what Summer will bring to the Warwick Arts Centre

See what's planned from May onwards and watch the new season trailer.

Mon 19 Mar 2018, 08:51 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Family

Coventry schoolchildren to bring the idea of cultural exchange and shared heritage to life

Following the city’s winning bid to become UK City of Culture, Coventry schoolchildren are taking part in a new competition to bring the idea of cultural exchange and shared heritage to life. The Two Chairs Creative Writing competition, which is open to all across the UK invites people to see the world from the ‘other’ perspective.

Inspired by the Hafez-Goethe Monument of two empty chairs, the competition was started by Dr James Hodkinson of the University of Warwick and asks entrants to write and submit pieces in English or German, whether they be poems, short stories or prose, that express what the chairs say to them.

Prizes of £250 will be awarded to the winners of the Under 18 and Over 18 categories in both English in German.

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 16:54 | Tags: Community feature-02 City of Culture Coventry Schools Family

Christmas lectures go off with a bang!

Setting crisps on fire, making spinach glow, and detonating hundreds of ping pong balls were just some of the experiments the children attending Warwick’s Christmas lectures were treated to this year.

Mind boggling optical illusions, giant glow sticks, drill-powered umbrellas, and hundreds of bubbles also featured in the interactive shows.

Wed 06 Dec 2017, 11:25 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre feature-01 Schools Family

Exhibition challenges stereotype of Down Syndrome

The University of Warwick is hosting a photography exhibition which challenges preconceptions of Down Syndrome.

The exhibition features dozens of children aged from a few weeks to 12 years old who have the condition. The photographs show children dressing up in their favourite clothes - or doing some of their favourite things and aims to emphasise the uniqueness of each child and encourage viewers to see past the diagnosis and see each child’s individual skills and interests.

The exhibition which is being held at the University on Tuesday 5 December has been organised by Warwickshire charity The Ups of Downs and the University’s Warwick Medical School.

Mon 04 Dec 2017, 16:48 | Tags: Family

CanCan you make it?

Join a Neverending CanCan, make a bin burp, scream to control a scooter and warm up while you talk as the Open Citizens project from Coventry City of Culture takes over the city 16-22 October.

Mon 16 Oct 2017, 14:08 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, City of Culture, Coventry, Family

Warwick schools outreach shortlisted for award

Warwick’s 'Chemistry in schools outreach programme' has been shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017 ‘Widening participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year’ category.

Thu 07 Sep 2017, 16:23 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed Schools Family

University of Warwick students take Kenilworth Arts Festival into second season

The Kenilworth Arts Festival will return this month bringing a host of award-winning musicians, best-selling authors and outstanding emerging talent to the town.

The new look festival, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Warwick post-graduate students Lewis Smith and Charlotte Thomas. It runs from 17 – 23 September with events taking place in a range of exciting and intimate venues around Kenilworth.


Summer holiday activities 2017

Looking for activities for children over the summer holidays? Check out at what's on offer on campus.

We offer a general scheme for ages 5-14, specialist sports camps or week long themed activites at Warwick Arts Centre.

Thu 22 Jun 2017, 13:46 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick Sport, Schools, Family

Kids Summer Holiday Sports Camps for 4+

This summer let your children take part in the sports that you know they love, as well as trying something new for the first time. We offer a range of sporting sessions in swimming, tennis, badminton, football and climbing, in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment. It’s also a great way to meet new friends and to get out of the house over the long summer holidays.

Wed 31 May 2017, 14:52 | Tags: Warwick Sport, Schools, Family

Easter holiday activities on campus

Looking for activities for children over the Easter holidays? Check out at what's on offer on campus.

Wed 22 Mar 2017, 15:37 | Tags: Community Warwick Sport Family