Arts Faculty News
Celebrating the (Extra)Ordinary
Congratulations to recent graduate Freya Rowson (BA History, 2021; MA Film and Television, 2022) who has won the [Extra]Ordinary Portraits competition. The competition, created by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in partnership with the Royal School of Drawing, asked young people to learn about someone affected by the Holocaust, genocide, or identity-based persecution and create a portrait of them.
Freya chose to paint Rudolf Brazda, the last known concentration camp survivor deported by Nazi Germany on charges of homosexuality. Hers was one of only two competition entries chosen to be exhibited and is being displayed alongside portraits of genocide survivors taken by renowned photographer and competition judge Rankin.
A World of Views
First-class Classics graduate and Senior Policy Advisor, Dillon Patel (BA Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, 2017) shares how Warwick shaped his thinking, the power of soft skills, and how the past isn’t so dissimilar from the present day.
Bank transfer checks out
First class graduate Fay Inverarity (BA German Studies, 2021; MA Translation and Cultures, 2022) is translating her academic passions into a budding career after securing a place on Barclays’ Retail Banking Graduate Scheme.
EUTOPIA Languages Week 2023, 6 - 10 March 2023
Join us from 6-10 March to celebrate languages, cultures, and the diversity of our global community.
Engage in virtual and in-person activities and events to develop your global outlook, meet new people, and be inspired to continue to enhance your international experience.
Making Your Own History
What do a golden retriever called Bowie, women’s rights in history, and a start-up supporting later living have in common? They all set arts alumna and marketing expert Harriet Stanger’s (BA History, 2016) heart on fire.
A History Worth Banking
A veteran of the City of London, Chris Wheeler (MA Modern History, 2021) spent more than 40 years in banking, working, and travelling across the globe. But he swapped investment banking for US antebellum history and Irish diaspora and fulfilled his childhood dream when he began furthering his education journey, first studying History at the University of Oxford before completing an MA in Modern History at Warwick. Chris embarked on his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in September 2022.
Letting creativity lead the way
BA English and Theatre Studies alumna Vinitaraj Aulak may have only graduated in 2021, but she wasted no time chasing her dreams and securing a radio presenter role on BBC Asian Network. Here she shares how her undergraduate degree taught her to break the mould and follow her passions.
From Warwick to the West End: Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015 and won three Judges' Awards at the National Student Drama Festival, before appearing at Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People's Theatre, London.
The play is now on in London's West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
The playright, Sam Steiner, is an alumnus of Warwick University (English Literature 2014) and gave an interview to our alumni team about his experience of breaking into playwriting for stage and screen.
No stopping Future Leader Nosa
Named as one of Powerful Media's 2022/23 Future Leaders and a semi-finalist in targetjobs Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year Awards, Nosa Charles-Novia (BA Film and Literature, 2022) is studying for an MA in Writing and working as a film-critic intern. Here she tells us about her Warwick experience so far and why that little voice in your head is your most powerful weapon.
Arts Digital Humanities Certificate: PAMLA Arts Matter 22 Publication
The Digital Humanities for Postgraduate Researchers certificate, which ran for the first time in 2022, saw the development and submission of an exciting range of digital research and teaching projects. Raad Khair Allah, a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literary, used Miro to explore the "Marginalization of Arab Women and Revolutionising Patriarchy”. In this project she demonstrated how Arab women challenge patriarchal notions of gender in Arab Society through writing, film and visual arts. Her digital project is now reaching an international audience, having been a candidate for the Paula Svonkin creative art Award, and subsequently being published on the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Arts matter 2022 website.