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School of Modern Languages Christmas Card Competition

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures organised a Christmas Card Competition for schools and delighted to share some of their entries. Orla Whelan-Davis, Widening Participation Officer, has shared the following:

'We organised a modern foreign languages schools Christmas Card Competition in the month of December as part of our Routes Into Languages initiative. We were thrilled to receive huge amounts of entries from pupils in key stages 2 and 3 showcasing their artistic, creative and language skills. We were able to create a display by our SMLC office of many of the entries which came in 11 different languages! It really put a smile on everyone’s faces, staff and students alike. The worthy winners received personal letters of congratulations and a voucher as their prizes. Some photos attached of the display and the winning cards in each key stage.'


Faculty of Arts Easter Programme - Venice - Funding Opportunities

An exclusive fully funded opportunity for 10 first year widening participation students from the Faculty of Arts to take part in an exciting pilot programme in Venice, Italy during Easter vacation 2024.

This will be an interdisciplinary programme led by academics from the Faculty of Arts to consider Resilience in Venice - past, present and future.

Information session: There will be an online MS Teams drop in information session Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowtaking place on Wednesday 29 November 2023 between 15:00-16:00. There will be a short presentation which will be recorded. This is an opportunity for students to ask questions and find out more.


The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation Announces the 2023 Shortlist

Eight titles have been shortlisted for the 2023 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

The £1000 prize was established by the University of Warwick in 2017 to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership. Now in its seventh year, the prize has received a record-breaking 153 eligible entries representing 32 languages – the largest number of submissions to date.


Spooky Times: Warwick Festival of the Gothic

Warwick Festival of the Gothic
Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2023.

Join us for a programme of free workshops, lectures and panels, readings, performances, screenings, exhibitions, and interactive games that reflect the wealth of research and teaching on the Gothic and Horror by staff and students across the Faculty of Arts.

A programme is available below. All events take place in the Faculty of Arts Building.


From Front Lines to Film Sets

With nearly a decade in the British Army including tours of Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan before coming to Warwick, Lee Kemp (Film with Television Studies, 2007) had an unusual path to his degree. But it was a simple truth that made his decision.


Now available: Arts Faculty Inclusive Education Report 2023

“Inclusive education is at the heart of everything we do in the Faculty of Arts. We have some excellent practice to share and creative ways of moving forward in partnership with staff and students." Sarah Richardson, Chair of the Faculty Education Committee & Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Arts


University of Warwick welcomes schools for FABFest 2023

FABFestLink opens in a new window took place on Wednesday 28th June, welcoming over sixty pupils from five Coventry and Warwickshire secondary schools to the Faculty of Arts Building. The day was targeted at Year 8 students (aged 12 to 13 years old), with the aim of allowing students to experience and explore a range of subjects and to inspire students to think about future subject choices in the Arts and Humanities.

Etone College, one of the schools that attended has shared a fantastic blog describing their experiences of attending: https://www.etonecollege.co.uk/university-of-warwick-fabfest/

Students taking part in Chinese Calligraphy activity


Warwick Numismatic Day 2023 – Imitations of Ancient Coins and their Function

Ancient Numismatics, the study of ancient coinage, is a research strength of Warwick’s Department of Classics and Ancient History. The Department is an international hub in numismatics with three staff members, experts in the field, embedding their research in the wider context of Ancient History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient Economy.

The Warwick Numismatic Day has been an annual event since 2010, assembling specialists, including young researchers and students, as well as members of a wider audience, such as collectors, to share and discuss papers around topics on ancient Numismatics https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/interests/numismatics/numismaticday/. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, this year’s workshop saw the return of the 11th Numismatic Day, dedicated to imitations of ancient coins and their functions https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/money-and-medals/events/

This was the perfect opportunity to mark the move of the prestigious Money and Medals Network (MMN) from the British Museum to the Department in August 2022, an institution offering training and advice to c. 240 museums and other institutions in the UK holding coins in their collections. This time the two events were scheduled together with the Numismatics Day on the 16th June and the first MMN Training Day on the 15th June.


Why Warwick is investing more than ever in arts and humanities

Recently, we shared more about our new home in Venice, just one of the ways Warwick is reconfirming a deep commitment to the arts.

In this article for the Times Higher Education (THE), Stuart Croft, our Vice-Chancellor, talks about the importance of backing both STEM and the arts, and why Warwick is investing more than ever in arts and humanities.

You can view the article on the THE website (first published 26 June 2023) or read it below.


Arts FABFest 2023: Schools Taster Day

Two rainbow FABFest banners flank the FAB elephant steps whilst a group of dancing students throw their arms in triumphant welcome.

Wednesday 28 June is our Arts FABFest 2023 Schools event. We are looking forward to welcoming 90+ year 8 students and their teachers from 5 local schools to an exciting programme of events put on by Faculty of Arts departments and the Warwick Arts Centre.

From sessions on multi-lingual Harry Potter to a Classics Roman Cookery session or a chance to experience a Virtual Reality environment. It is a showcase event about the Arts taking place within the RIBA award-winning FAB building, but also outside experiencing the wonders of the University's Sculpture Trail.


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