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50th Anniversary cookery book shows new students the art of ‘Simple Scoff’

Students and academics from the University of Warwick, working with the Vice-Chancellor’s wife Lynda Thrift, have put together a cookery book as a part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Simple Scoff: The Anniversary Edition. The book offers cheap, simple recipes and cooking tips from around the university. It also features illustrations and poems by former students and staff such as BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas.

The cookery book will be given out free to new students joining the university this year as a part of their welcome packs. It is hoped the books will help students to eat healthily whilst living away from home, in some cases for the first time.

Tue 08 Sep 2015, 08:40 | Tags: 50th anniversary

Warwick Graduates' 50th Anniversary Scholarship

In 2015, there will be an additional scholarship offered thanks to the combined generosity of the Warwick Graduates Association (WGA). The WGA was founded in 1987 as a friend and fundraising group, allocating funds to various projects at the University, and introducing a new endowed scholarship. It was awarded for the first time in 2009, and there are now funds for a new 50th Anniversary Scholarship to be awarded to an exceptional scholar in 2015. The application process for the Warwick Graduates’ 50th Anniversary scholarship will be the same as the Benefactors’ scholarships.


Should you have any queries about the Benefactors' Scholarship Programme please contact

Tue 11 Aug 2015, 09:22 | Tags: 50th anniversary

French Studies Celebrate the 50th anniversary with Local Schools

On Wednesday 8th July, over 60 primary and secondary school pupils marked the 50th anniversary of French Studies at the University of Warwick with a special day of activities on campus. As Dr Cathy Hampton, a teaching fellow in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, explained, "part of the emphasis of the Warwick celebrations is the idea of looking forward to the future, and we wanted to give a voice to the next generation of linguists by asking them to choose an event from the last 50 years in France and the francophone world that particularly spoke to them. We then invited them to campus to showcase their ideas." 

Tue 14 Jul 2015, 15:09 | Tags: 50th anniversary

Coventry Telegraph Features 28 Photos from the University's 50 Year History

Former Registrar Professor Mike Shattock released a book to commemorate the University of Warwick's 50th Anniversary. According to his book: The Impact of a University on Its Environment, The University of Warwick and its Community After Fifty Years, the University has made Coventry a better place by providing the region's doctors, teachers and student volunteers as well as employing more than 5,000 people'

To read the full article printed in the Coventry Telegraph and to see some amazing pictures of the University's past please click here>>



Tue 14 Jul 2015, 11:21 | Tags: 50th anniversary

A Grassy Meander: Of All the Creatures Across the Globe

Don’t miss this unique pathway to nowhere and everywhere, a mystery trail to savour as if you have no beginning and end, a gentle trip into unknowns that just might perform you into a lot more life. 

I think it’s a seminal project! … I think the whole world should do a meander EVERY DAY!’  - Alan Rivett, Director, Warwick Arts Centre.

Tue 07 Jul 2015, 09:31 | Tags: 50th anniversary

French Studies Celebrate 50 years

2015 is the University of Warwick’s 50th anniversary and French Studies was one of the founding departments! To celebrate they are asking local schools to work with them to produce a timeline of events in France and the francophone world between 1965 and 2015. Primary and secondary school pupils will be coming to campus Weds 8th July to present their research. Their work will form the basis of an online exhibition to be published this autumn.

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Fri 19 Jun 2015, 16:50

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