In this year at Warwick:
- Warwick received 20,345 applications for just 1,440 places. Places had been reduced after Warwick’s funding was cut by £1.4 million in 1980.
- Arden House was founded.
- The Arts Building was extended to house the Department of Psychology.
Vice-Chancellor, J.B.Butterworth was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Famous director Trevor Nunn was awarded an Honorary degree by Warwick in a ceremony held 16th July 1982.
The joint School of Classics took part in an excavation at Lunt Fort in a collaboration with Coventry City Council.
It is inscribed with the following: "If you're Irish come in to the parlour/ The Blarney Man /St Johns Wood via Dublin, Cork /a' the best."
And in the world:
- Michael Jackson released Thriller.
- Argentine invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, starting the Falklands War.
- At the University of Utah, 61-year-old retired dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart (he will live for 112 days with the device).
- Prince William is born on June 21 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London.
John Bellany | For Squirrel Barrett | Crayon on paper