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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.'


The Secret World of Publishing

Emily Wells (BA English Literature and Creative Writing, 2013) has a job many booklovers would envy: she gets to read for a living. As Senior Editor for a division of world publishing giant Hachette, her week is spent dissecting what makes a story sell and succeed on the market.


Napoleon and Josephine: Was their great love affair a myth?

Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby star in Ridley Scott's Napoleon, which opens this week. What do we know about the real relationship between Napoleon and Josephine, writes Professor Kate Astbury from Warwick's School of Modern LanguagesLink opens in a new window.


Five minutes with award winning author, activist and alumna Olia Hercules

If you enjoy Ukrainian cuisine, you may own a copy of Olia Hercules’ (BA Italian and International Studies, 2006) recipe books. But, you may be surprised to hear that Olia’s journey started not in the kitchen, but in the corridors of Warwick.


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.


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.


Letting Language Lead the Way

Postgraduate, multilingual translator and communications specialist - languages alumnus Dom Johnson has been busy since leaving Warwick in 2019. After almost three years working in Geneva as a translator for Swiss Federal Railways and Swiss Post, Dom (BA Modern Languages, 2018; MA Translation and Cultures, 2019) swapped proofreading for politics, moving back to the UK after securing a role as a Communications Officer for the Green Party of England and Wales.


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.


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