Congratulations to all our Faculty of Arts students who are graduating today. We hope you and your families and friends have a wonderful day celebrating your achievements.
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.
The Faculty of Arts Building (FAB) has been shortlisted for the 2023 Stirling Prize for Building of the Year. The FAB is shortlisted alongside six other national winning building projects. It is the only contender outside London.
The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023 will be announced live in Manchester at the Stirling Prize ceremony on 19 October 2023.
Congratulations to all applicants who are confirming places on courses in our Arts departments this week. We look forward to meeting you in the very near future at Welcome Week.
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/
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.
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.
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.
The University of Warwick’s Faculty of Arts building has been recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a National award winner.
The £60m building forms part of Warwick University’s £100m investment into the arts and is the cornerstone of the University’s new campus arts quarter.
Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the building brings together the departments and schools of the faculty under one roof.
Providing a world-class centre for teaching and research, it includes an antiquities room, cinema, theatre studios and a media lab, along with multi-purpose events and exhibition spaces.
Totally FAB: Warwick Arts building wins RIBA Regional Award and Regional Building of the Year – West Midlands
At the RIBA Regional Award ceremony yesterday the architects, Feilden, Clegg, Bradley Studios and the University of Warwick were presented with two regional RIBA awards for the FAB building. In particular the RIBA Regional Building of the Year Award - the top award of the night.