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Centre for Applied Linguistics

Publication: The History of Language Learning and Teaching


Publication: The History of Language Learning and Teaching (Vol. I: 16th-18th Century Europe; Vol. II: 19th-20th Century Europe; Vol. III: Across Cultures), edited by Nicola McLelland and Richard Smith: Oxford: Legenda (Modern Humanities Research Association). Open access introduction: 'Establishing HoLLT: the History of Language Learning and Teaching'.

This three-volume set brings together current research in the history of language learning and teaching (HoLLT) in Europe and beyond. Providing the first overview of research in the field, it will be an indispensable reference for teachers, teacher educators and all those interested in the history of language learning and teaching and the history of applied linguistics avant la lettre.

Mon 17 December 2018, 16:09

Centre for Education Studies

Dr Jason Arday featured in Guardian today


Dr Jason Arday took part in a round table discussion alongside the Vice Chancellors of Aston University and Birmingham City, on Universities role in preparing graduates for work

Read the full article in the Guardian:

Thu 14 February 2019, 10:07


CEDAR's first PhD


Although CEDAR staff have supervised PhDs in other departments for many years, the Education and Psychology PhD programme in CEDAR was established only in 2014. The first student to graduate from the programme is Jon Painter from Sheffield Hallam University who completed a PhD by published works. Pictured (from left to right): Dr Laurence Taggart (External Examiner), (Dr) Painter, Professor Richard Hastings (PhD supervisor), and Professor John Rose (External Examiner).

Thu 06 December 2018, 14:33

Centre for Professional Education

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Opportunities and Limits of Experimental Social Science

Professor David Stark (CIM) and Professor Nick Chater (WBS) Event

Mon 16 May 2016, 09:59 | Tags: interdisciplinary social science news-item-1 stark

Centre for Lifelong Learning

Shortlist in UK Career Development Awards for two CDCS students

The UK Career Development Awards 2019 takes place on March 6 and two Centre for Lifelong Learning students have received nominations. The awards showcase and celebrate the very best UK-wide practice in career development, with three major categories and ten individual awards. This year we are celebrating two of our students being shortlisted in the awards, both for Research Undertaken by a Careers Professional in the Best Practice Technology and Research Awards.


Undergraduates join departmental staff for an evening of dinner and quiz

Undergraduates from the Department of Economics along with academic staff had their general knowledge put to the test in an dinner and quiz event.

Over 200 participants attending the the evening comprising of students from Year 1, 2 and 3 and members of staff from the Department. The evening started with teams being formed from students in different year groups, thus, presenting an opportunity for students to get to know each other from different courses and to share their experiences.

The evening was wrapped up with the winning team (The Barbie Dollz) winning the quiz with the most correct answers. They were each awarded with £10 top up on their Eating at Warwick cards. You can view photos from the event on our Photo Gallery below.

Photo Gallery


Wed 20 February 2019, 13:49 | Tags: hidden, Internal only

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Congratulations! - ESRC DTC student Duncan Lees quoted in the Financial Times

Duncan was recently quoted in a Financial Times article "The Bard in Beijing: how Shakespeare is subverting China" in relation to his research on Shakespeare in Chinese education.

For those who hold a subscription to Financial Time, the article can be viewed here.

Mon 15 October 2018, 16:00 | Tags: Social Sciences, Students publications

Institute for Employment Research

Michael Orton co-authored one of the most read articles in JPSJ in 2018

Journal coverDr Michael Orton co-authored a journal article titled An agenda for fixing the social security/welfare benefits system that has been among the ten most read articles in the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice (JPSJ) in 2018. For free access until 28 February 2019 click here.

Batty, S. and Orton, M. (2018) ‘An agenda for fixing the social security/welfare benefits system’ Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 26 (2), 291-295.

Mon 18 February 2019, 10:45 | Tags: welfare


Jane Bryan named as Law Teacher of the Year Finalist

Warwick Law School Associate Professor Dr Jane Bryan has been shortlisted for the 2019 Law Teacher of the Year Award.

The award, which aims to recognise the best talent in law teaching, called for nominations from both staff and students at the end of last year and Jane has made the finals along with four other shortlisted candidates.

Tue 12 February 2019, 14:25 | Tags: Award, undergraduate

Politics and International Studies

NSS Now Open for PAIS Finalists

NSS LogoThe National Student Survey (NSS) is now open at the link below. In partnership with our students, we have built the PAIS department together. Thank you! We’d love your feedback on the three or four years you have spent with us, in PAIS.


Why else complete the survey?

  • Treat Yourself – by receiving £5 Eating at Warwick credit, as a thank you
  • Help a Charity – for each PAIS response, we will donate £5 to the Warwick Cancer Research Centre, our finalists chosen charity.
  • Shape the Future of PAIS – your feedback will help shape the future of the PAIS department

It will take just 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback matters and makes a huge difference to PAIS as shown on our You Said We Did page.

Last year PAIS achieved 95 per cent for overall satisfaction - No 1 in the Russell Group.

Please remember the £5 credit only applies to those who complete online so please complete early to ensure you do not lose out.

Simply send your confirmation email – after completing the survey - to to receive your £5.

Wed 06 February 2019, 10:51 | Tags: Front, UG


New Publication: 'Vices of the Mind - From the Intellectual to the Political' by Professor Quassim Cassam


Professor Cassam's new book, 'Vices of the Mind' published by Oxford University Press, examines human character traits, attitudes and thinking styles ('Epistemic Vices') which prevent us from gaining, keeping or sharing knowledge. Professor Cassam, who is pioneering this new area of philosophical research, draws on recent events to analyse the nature of Truth in politics; how political facts can be highly contested, and how we can try to overcome self-ignorance through a number of self-improvement strategies. 'Vices of the Mind' also elaborates on the concept of 'epistemic insouciance', a term Professor Cassam has developed to describe a new intellectual vice which he identifies as a product of today's toxic political climate.

Professor Quassim Cassam Interviewed on BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Programme

Professor Cassam was the central guest of the BBC's flagship Radio 3 late evening cultural engagement programme, Free Thinking, broadcast on 7 February 2019 at 10pm. In a live round-table debate hosted by Matthew Sweet, Professor Cassam spoke at length about self-knowledge, intellectual vices and conspiracy theories - themes which he examines in greater detail in his new book 'Vices of the Mind'.

See link here to listen to the programme:

'The process of "rubbishing" tries to make people doubt their own knowledge—whether it's about smoking or the President's tweets’ argues Professor Cassam in the recent edition of Prospect Magazine: see here:

Professor Cassam is interviewed by Richard Marshall in 3:AM Magazine: Vices of the Mind: Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, etc…

Mon 18 February 2019, 15:23 | Tags: Home Page


Social Theory Centre Event - What is Social Theory Made Of? A Peoples Archive

Wednesday 30 January, 3-7pm
A0.23 Social Sciences Building

Wed 30 January 2019, 13:25 | Tags: Staff Social Theory Centre events Students