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What does Coventry have to offer?

Coventry is a city in central England. It’s known for the medieval Coventry Cathedral, which was left in ruins after a WWII bombing. A 20th-century replacement, with abstract stained glass, stands beside it. The collection at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum includes paintings of local heroine Lady Godiva who rode naked through the city as a protest against high taxes. There are 3 famous cathedrals in Coventry, 14th-century St. Mary’s Guildhall which has a vaulted crypt, "The Old Cathedral" built in 1918 as St. Michael's parish church and "The New Cathedral" which is a masterpiece associated with Sir Basil Spence who rebuilt and modernly designed it after WW2's bombing.

Coventry is the nearest city to the University of Warwick and home to many of our students who live off-campus. Famous for its Cathedral, Lady Godiva, and the devastation brought to the city in World War 2, Coventry is an ever-developing city steeped in history. Linked to the campus by a regular bus service, is a busy manufacturing city (Jaguar, the Peugeot Motor Company) with a population of 300,000, an emerging economy and high rate of GVA.

The approximately 50,000 students at Warwick and Coventry Universities bring foreign spending power and a youthful vibe to a city with a population seven years younger than the UK average (The Sunday Times).

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