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A snapshot of 1967

In this year at Warwick:

  • Lord Radcliffe became the first Chancellor at a ceremony in Coventry Cathedral. He continued to serve as Chancellor until his death in 1977.
  • During this same ceremony, the first Doctorate and Masters degrees were awarded.
  • The School of Industrial and Business Studies - which would later become Warwick Business School - was opened. The School began with five academic staff and 24 students.
  • Rootes Residences (A-L) were built. This hall of residence is named after Lord Rootes, who was chairman of the promotion committee which founded the University.

Long before she became associated with John Lennon, Yoko Ono had established herself as one of the leading artists of the 1960s avant-garde. Born in Tokyo, she studied music, poetry and philosophy in Japan and America. In New York, she was a founding member of Fluxus, a group of artists, musicians and poets who sought to undermine conventions by drawing seemingly random and insignificant events into art.

This work is in three parts. The glass key is accompanied by a written text that explains that the third element, the invisible lock, remains in the mind of the artist.

And in the world:

  • The world's first ATM was installed in North London.
  • The first super bowl took place.
  • Charlie Chaplin launched his last film, A Countess From Hong Kong, in the UK.
  • Sandie Shaw won the Eurovision Song Contest for United Kingdom with Puppet On A String.
  • The British Parliament decriminalised homosexuality.

 

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Lord Radcliffe

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Yoko Ono | Two thirds of a glass key multiple | Glass and text on paper | 360 x 257 x 107 mm | 1967