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Coventry City of Culture - Enterprise Programme

2021 is the year of Coventry City of Culture. Take a look below to find activities we are running related to the themes across the year.

Month

Theme

Activity

May

'Invention'

Invention with Hemal Dias

Our award winning graduate entrepreneur shares his journey: Stablspoon

25th May 2:00-3:00

Watch the Replay Here

June 'Sanctuary'
Home away from home
Coventry as an inclusive city for migrants and refugees
17th June 13:00-14:00
July 'Community'

Impact in our Community

This month we've focused on local projects, including:

Primary Schools - Encouraging local children to be more sustainable & enterprising.

Do you have a project you'd like to start?

Get in touch: enterprise@warwick.ac.uk

August 'Freedom'  
September 'Words and Voices'  
October 'Futures'  
November 'Coventry in the World'  
December 'Feast!'  
January 'Being Human'  
February 'Health'  
March 'Amazing Women'  
April 'Campus Festival!  

Check out the Social Innovation Challenge here


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Invention


Coventry is a city of ideas and invention; a lab, a workshop, a crucible of ideas; we make things – and make things happen. Together we are creative and inventive; building a positive, sustainable, inclusive future.

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Sanctuary


What does it mean to provide sanctuary? How does it feel to need sanctuary? We highlight the importance of sanctuary as a concept, tell its histories, and contribute to policies for its future. We work collaboratively with those who give and receive sanctuary. This month, we will explore the importance of Sanctuary for us all.




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Community


What does it mean to be part of a community or neighbourhood? How can universities work with their local communities? This month we focus questions such as ‘What do communities need to grow and thrive?’, ‘What does being a good neighbour entail?”, and ‘How can communities work and play together?’




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Freedom


Freedom is everything to us at Warwick. Freedom of speech and freedom of ideas are critical to us, as are the issue of civil liberties, and the freedoms brought about by protest and civil unrest. Freedom to experiment brings about change and innovation. This month, together we’ll explore freedom - and how it feels to be regaining our freedoms...




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Words and Voices


This month we’ll focus on the power of words: spoken, written and sung. We’ll celebrate the 120+ languages spoken in our city and work with our multilingual communities. We’ll explore how we can write, speak and sing together – as well as listen and read? Where can words, language, song and prayer take us?




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Futures


Imagine the future: what does it feel like? What does it look or sound like? How can we bring this future into being? How do we work together to create a positive future. Who will be the new leaders, the creatives, the thinkers, the engineers of this new world and how can we give them the tools they need to succeed?




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Coventry in the world


Coventry is a city which is enriched by the diverse communities that have made their home here. At Warwick, we have staff and students from all over the world and our research reaches all around the globe too. This month we will bring the world to Coventry, and take Coventry out to the world.




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Feast


This month’s theme draws on the origins of the word feast and its Latin root, festa, meaning ‘holidays or feasts’ from festus: festive, joyful, or merry. We will explore celebrations of all kinds and all faiths this month as well as reflecting on the research that we do into food, from food cultures around the world to food security, food scarcity and the future of food.




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Being Human


What does it mean to ‘be human’? How do we understand humanity (and its limits). What aspects of humanity should we cling to and what should we let go of. What scientific discoveries have broadened or changed our understanding of humanity? And what are the limits of focusing on the human: how might we imagine a world beyond the human?




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Health


We have perhaps never been more aware of the need for research into health as we are now, and we search for hope and innovation in health care as never before. In this month we will showcase our collaborations across the city and beyond which strive to improve the health and wellbeing of all. Our events this month will focus on problem solving and working together for a fitter, healthier world.




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Amazing Women


This month we focus on women’s lives, women’s stories, and, particularly, the work of great women who have pushed all areas of our lives forward. We reach out to the female researchers of tomorrow and celebrate women who have made great contributions to the world. We want to raise up women’s voices and showcase the work that women have produced and the things they have made.




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Campus Festival


Keep your eyes peeled for more details on this later in 2021.