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An exciting update about Warwick Arts Centre

Newly unveiled artist's impressions of Warwick Art's Centre's development, plans to reopen and summer programme.

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.

Local residents entertained, challenged and moved by ESRC Festival of Social Science

More than 500 people took part in the workshops, talks and activities organised by the University of Warwick for this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science. University researchers took to Coventry and Warwickshire’s streets, bars and community centres to share insights from their work with enthusiastic and interested audiences. The events tackled topics from the nature of time itself and the puzzle of DNA to taxes and accents.

Dr Rachel Turner-King and a team of volunteers organised a pop-up Story Garden in Canley Community Centre, with four themed areas of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter representing different aspects of learning.

Pint of Science returns to Coventry bringing scientists out of the lab and into your local

The public science festival, Pint of Science, is returning to Coventry this year with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry talking about their research work in a selection of pubs and venues around the city.

This year academics will be appearing at Backhaus and Co at Fargo Village, The Yard and Shopfront Theatre in the city centre and The Old Clarence in Earlsdon, between 20 and 22 May. There will also be a programme of talks at the White Horse, Leamington Spa.

Among the topics the presenters will be covering are Martians, DNA, electricity and magnetism, dyslexia, pollution, soil, cells, plastic and paramedics. They will also be tackling important issues like sexual health, the importance of sleep, and asking who’d win in a fight – the sun or a trillion lions?

Tickets are on sale now from:

Pint of Science Coventry brings scientists out of the lab and into your local pub

The public science festival, Pint of Science, is coming to Coventry for the first time this year, with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry talking about their research work in a selection of pubs and venues around the city.

● Head down to your local pub to hear talks on everything from making sunscreen to levitating diamonds
● More than 30 scientists to appear in city watering holes, as the world's largest festival of public science talks arrives in Coventry
● Coventry to join nearly 300 cities around the world taking part in this global festival from the 14 – 16 May
● Tickets on sale now at

Warwickshire's suffrage history to be told across the region in 2018

Warwickshire Women and the Fight for the Vote,

One hundred years ago thousands of people were on the march to get the vote for women. Although the focus of the women’s suffrage movement is often on London and on major figures such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Wilding Davison, these talks by leading political historian, Professor Sarah Richardson of the University of Warwick's Department of History, will uncover the unsung and unknown activists from the largely rural county of Warwickshire.

Tue 06 Feb 2018, 11:54 | Tags: Community Public Engagement

'Ghost Town' Project Launches with Haunting in Coventry City Centre, 16-20 April 2018

A week-long pop-up exhibition celebrating Coventry’s local history via the television archive will be held at Theatre Absolute’s Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW between the 16th and 20th April 2018. Visitors will engage with various screens (including a pair of vintage living room sets) displaying programmes made in and about Coventry, many of which have not been seen since their original broadcast.

Highlights include the documentary Coventry Kids: People of a Restless City (BBC, 1960), Philip Donnellan’s lyrical documentary about a multi-cultural postwar Coventry, About Religion: The New Coventry Plays No. 1: ‘This is the End’ (ITV/ATV, 1962), the first of a series of modern religious plays written especially for the new Coventry Cathedral, and Arena: Rudies Come Back or The Rise and Rise of 2-Tone (BBC2, 1980) an investigation of the pop music genre at the heart of Coventry’s music scene in the 1980s, produced by Alan Yentob for BBC Bristol.

Tue 06 Feb 2018, 11:51 | Tags: Community Public Engagement City of Culture Coventry

Talk to experts about the University of Warwick’s cancer research

People from across the region are being invited to spend the evening in conversation with some the University of Warwick’s cancer research team next week (Tuesday 30 January).

The Cancer Research Centre Ideas Café aims to create a relaxed environment in which experts can tell members of the public about the latest research being carried out at Warwick. There will also be time for discussion about cancer, with the aim of listening to the views and ideas from the public and informing future research.

Tue 30 Jan 2018, 16:42 | Tags: Public Engagement, feature-03

Electric vehicle experts to answer public’s questions at Warwick

Get your questions about electric cars and the future of British transport answered by leading experts in academia and industry at the University of Warwick next week.

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 16:51 | Tags: Public Engagement Region WMG West Midlands Region

University of Warwick launches the freeflow Festival

To celebrate a new partnership with The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, the University of Warwick has launched the freeflow Festival.

Taking place on Wednesday 29th November 2017, the freeflow Festival is a day packed full of events across campus featuring some of the best names in the literary world including Owen Sheers, Sarah Moss, Natalie Haynes, and Jess Green. In addition, fresh from the Glastonbury stage and a five star run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the poets, rappers, musicians and storytellers - Tongue Fu – will perform at The Assembly in Leamington Spa.

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.

Lust, love and lies; Warwick to broadcast live open air opera

World-class opera performances will be broadcast live and free of charge for the University community and members of the public at the University of Warwick this summer. They will be beamed live from the Royal Opera House in London directly to the Big Screen on the main campus piazza on Tuesday 4 July (La traviata) and Friday 14 July (Turandot).

The first screening is La traviata on Tuesday 4 July, followed by Turandot, which includes the world-famous aria “Nessun Dorma” on Friday 14 July. The live broadcasts feature exclusive backstage footage and competitions, all adding to these special events in Warwick’s summer social calendar.

Come and play with our technology

Members of the local community will have the chance to get their hands on the toys of the future and cutting-edge technology - at the University of Warwick’s Engineering Day this month.

The School of Engineering is opening its doors to the public, allowing YOU to try its mind-controlled Scalextric set, smell with an electronic nose that can sniff out diseases, and see a smoke-ring cannon in action!

Wed 08 Mar 2017, 16:30 | Tags: Community Public Engagement School of Engineering

Your chance to explore science labs at Warwick

Members of the public are to be given behind-the-scenes access to scientific laboratories at the University of Warwick, as well as the chance get to grips with cutting-edge research. Over the next year, the School of Life Sciences will be running open events, allowing people of all ages to come along and find out how the natural world works – from the human brain, to antibiotics and climate change.

Wed 21 Sep 2016, 14:21 | Tags: Community Public Engagement hp-newsfeed

University shortlisted for six Tourism and Culture awards

The Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture awards are of real significance for our region, which boasts a phenomenal amount of world class assets for visitors to the area and locals alike to enjoy - and we've been shortlisted in six categories.

The winners will be announced at the Ricoh Arena on 22 September. Get involved on Twitter using #cwtca2016.

Warwick Crop Centre Joins Historic Tractor Parade

Staff and students from the University of Warwick Crop Centre took part in the ‘70 tractors for 70 years’ Massey Ferguson procession organised by Coventry Transport Museum on Saturday 30 July.

Mon 01 Aug 2016, 11:05 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region

Public event: timing cancer treatments for the best chance of survival

6pm, Monday 4 July, Lecture Hall, Medical Teaching Centre, Gibbet Hill Campus
Did you know chemotherapy can be less toxic based on the time of day it’s delivered? This free event will see leading experts discussing timing cancer treatments for the best chance of survival. Questions & comments will be invited too.

Wed 29 Jun 2016, 14:47 | Tags: Community Public Engagement

Local Summer Festivals and Events 2016

This summer sees a host of events taking place in the local area - from festivals to carnivals and music to food, and lots of free and ticketless entertainment on offer.

Mon 06 Jun 2016, 08:46 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region Warwick Volunteers

Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect breathes new life into respiratory assessment

Xbox Kinects could be used in the future to assess the health of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Researchers at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick and the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) have developed a method of using the devices. 

Tue 22 Mar 2016, 16:13 | Tags: Community National Public Engagement Region WMG

Stop motion celebrated like never before at the V&A Museum of childhood

The magical worlds of The Clangers and Bagpuss are explored like never before in this new exhibition running from 19 March to 9 October 2016, entry to the exhibition is free.

Tue 22 Mar 2016, 16:11 | Tags: National, Public Engagement

Warwick awarded Queen's anniversary prizes for mathematical and statistical research at Buckingham Palace

The University of Warwick has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for higher and further education at a ceremony today (Thursday, 25th February 2016) at Buckingham Palace in London.

Thu 25 Feb 2016, 13:56 | Tags: National Public Engagement Region

A night of molecular mayhem & chemical chaos to support teaching in Africa!

Nick Barker would like to invite alumni, families and friends to campus to see a noisy, frothy, bubbly display of whizz-bang Chemistry on Thursday 17 March 2016 from 6.30pm - 7.30pm in the Zeeman Building, University of Warwick. Suitable for all children and the young at heart from 7 to 107. Warning! This session contains some loud bangs… and bad jokes.

Thu 18 Feb 2016, 17:12 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: Colloids are awesome little objects (15+)

Royal Society of Chemistry
Wednesday 2 March, 6-8 pm, University of Warwick

When we zoom in to microscopic dimensions a new world reveals itself, the one where small objects rule! Small particles, droplets, organisms, and nano-patterns have a tremendous influence on the materials we come across and use in our daily lives. Join Prof Stefan Bon as he explores this world and investigates the “cool” materials we can make with colloids, right before your eyes!

Thu 18 Feb 2016, 11:49 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region

Would you like to know what the latest developments are in Cancer Research, and what the future holds?

Hear from our world-class Cancer Research Unit staff on Tuesday 8 March from 6.15pm - 8pm. We are inviting friends and supporters to learn about the ground-breaking research into cancer undertaken at Warwick. Attendees will be able to visit the labs and ask our researchers about their work. The event is free but places are strictly limited so please sign up today to avoid disappointment.

Mon 15 Feb 2016, 13:21 | Tags: Community Public Engagement

Six UK policy proposals to tackle the global sugar problem

A new briefing paper by a University of Warwick academic outlines six proposals for UK policy that could help the country tackle sugar-related problems at home and abroad.

Mon 15 Feb 2016, 09:22 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region

Warwickshire Partners with University of Warwick for Women’s Tour

The University of Warwick is to partner with Warwickshire County Council in hosting Stage Two of the forthcoming Aviva Women’s Tour in June.

Thu 11 Feb 2016, 15:58 | Tags: Community National Public Engagement Region Warwick Sport

How poetry, story-telling and music can explain the role of the supply chain

A group of researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick are using poetry, story-telling and music to draw attention to the important role supply chains play in everyday life.

Mon 08 Feb 2016, 08:48 | Tags: Community Public Engagement WMG

Warwick Economics Summer School

Warwick Economics Summer School is a unique combination of learning and debating economic issues alongside a fun and engaging social programme. Over the course of three weeks (17th July - 5th August), participants will get to learn and debate economic issues with renowned academics and guest speakers, and take part in a range of evening and social activities.

Thu 04 Feb 2016, 09:05 | Tags: Community National Public Engagement Region

World’s first free online course devoted to the exploration of Literature and Mental Health

The course; ‘Literature and mental health: Reading for wellbeing’ features exclusive interviews with Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry and Melvyn Bragg who consider how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with times of deep emotional strain in a new free online course at the University of Warwick.

Tue 02 Feb 2016, 09:01 | Tags: Community National Public Engagement Region

South Leamington schools take their first steps towards hosting their own children’s arts festival with The Boy Who Bit Picasso

Working with Warwick District Council and Arts Connect, Warwick Arts Centre are helping school children, their parents and teachers build their own community arts festival in July 2017. The Arts Centre is arranging for children to see new artistic work and work with artists so that they can make their own new work for their festival, but they’ll also be programming professional work, and marketing and delivering the whole event. Schools, business and community groups can all get involved in the project too, and the idea is that this becomes an embedded community event that will continue once our involvement with the project is over.

Tue 26 Jan 2016, 16:55 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick’s post-war public art protected

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today listed 41 post-war public sculptures across the country including University of Warwick’s 3B Series 1 Sculpture, in Rootes Building courtyard, on main campus in Coventry.

Mon 25 Jan 2016, 11:00 | Tags: Public Engagement, Warwick Arts Centre

World’s first free online course devoted to the exploration of Literature and Mental Health

The course; ‘Literature and mental health: Reading for wellbeing’ features exclusive interviews with Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry and Melvyn Bragg who consider how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with times of deep emotional strain in a new free online course at the University of Warwick.

Mon 25 Jan 2016, 10:59 | Tags: National, Public Engagement

Times Higher Education rank Warwick as one the world’s top 50 most International Universities

University of Warwick has been ranked as one of the world’s top 50 most International Universities in the Times Higher Education list of the most international universities. Warwick was ranked 45th in the world in the table which examines the proportion of international staff, proportion of international students and proportion of research papers published with at least one co-author from another country.

Mon 18 Jan 2016, 09:59 | Tags: Community National Public Engagement Region

University of Warwick Winter Degree Congregation 2016

The University’s Winter Degree Congregation will be taking place on Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd January 2016 inclusive. As a result of this large event there may be increased traffic in and around the University campus during these dates.

Thu 14 Jan 2016, 10:28 | Tags: Community Public Engagement

Warwick Public Lectures in Mathematics and Statistics

The department of Statistics at the University of Warwick is holding its next public lecture at 6.15pm on Wednesday 10th February. They will be welcoming Professor Bernard Silverman FRS, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office as he talks about Mathematics and Science in the Home Office.

Entrance is free and all are welcome.

Thu 14 Jan 2016, 09:09 | Tags: National Public Engagement Region

Researchers from the Multicultural Shakespeare in Britain Project; at the University of Warwick are set to launch a new online Shakespeare performance database

Researchers from the Multicultural Shakespeare in Britain Project at the University of Warwick are set to launch a new online Shakespeare performance database on 15 Jan 2016 that holds three years of research which documents and contextualises BAME performers’ crucial yet undervalued contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare - our greatest cultural symbol of ‘Britishness’.

Mon 11 Jan 2016, 09:09 | Tags: Community National Public Engagement Region

WMG part of new £23 million Internet of Things Research Hub announced today

WMG at the University of Warwick is to play a significant role in a new £23 million interdisciplinary Research Hub designed to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT). Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy has confirmed that the University of Warwick is one of nine leading UK universities in the PETRAS consortium which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.

Fri 08 Jan 2016, 09:10 | Tags: National, Public Engagement, WMG

Warwick University staff spread Christmas cheer with gift donations

Generous staff at the University of Warwick aided by the Coventry Foster Carers’ Association delivered a bumper load of presents to the Moathouse Centre in Wood End to be delivered to local children who are supported by Coventry Social Care and Children and Families First team over Christmas.

Thu 07 Jan 2016, 16:55 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region

50@50: A special series of blog posts

Over the course of the last year we’ve heard from staff, students and alumni in the 50@50 blog series, sharing their take on life at Warwick. Catch up on recent posts as the 50th project team look back over our anniversary year, including their best moments – and the most challenging!

Team Warwick win the TCS Tech Challenge

A team of 5 University of Warwick student volunteers won this year’s TCS Tech Challenge at the finale on Wednesday 16th December in London. The TCS (Tata Consulting Services) Challenge pitches teams of students from 6 UK universities against each other in an 8 week real life consulting challenge. The teams, with the help of two TCS mentors, work with a charity local to their university to address an IT need identified by the charity. 

Mon 04 Jan 2016, 12:32 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region Warwick Volunteers

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