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New Appointment: Dr Andrew Cooper, Assistant Professor

Dr Andrew Cooper has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy. Before coming to Warwick, Andrew held Postdoctoral Fellowships at UCL, Durham and Bonn, and received a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney. He was a visiting scholar at UC San Diego in 2018, and will be visiting the University of Chicago in 2019. Andrew works on Kant and Post-Kantian philosophy, with two main areas of research: (1) Aesthetics, including Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Heidegger; and (2) Philosophy of Nature, including Kant, Kielmeyer, Goethe and Schelling. He is interested in the insights that the history of philosophy brings to contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of science.

Andrew is currently on Research Leave, working on a Leverhulme-funded project called 'The Road Not Taken: Kant and Organised Systems'. This project investigates the philosophical implications of recent work in the biology of developmental systems by examining its historical roots in 18th and 19th century thought.

Wed 14 November 2018, 12:02 | Tags: Home Page

First cohort of Civil Engineering degree apprentices arrive on campus

On Monday 5 November we welcomed our first intake of degree apprenticeship students onto the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, offered by the School of Engineering.

School of Life Sciences achieves Athena SWAN silver charter award to 2022


The School of Life Sciences achieved a Silver Athena SWAN Charter Mark in the 2018 submission round. The charter mark is an important indicator of work undertaken to address gender equality in academia and professional and support roles.

In the same round the University retained its Silver award and Politics and International Studies (PAIS) received a Bronze award.

Athena SWAN announcement

Congratulations Mary J. Thomas winning the Barber Prize for the best student talk


Congratulations to Mary J. Thomas, who is a PhD student in the Barrow Group, for winning the Barber Prize for best student talk at the 39th annual meeting of the British Mass Spectrometry Society in Cambridge. Based upon collaborative research with the British Geological Survey, Mary presented her talk entitled “Petroleomic Depth Profiling of Contaminated Staten Island Soil by GC and FT-ICR MS.” Using Rock-Eval 6 data and ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry, complex compositional depth profiles were developed for environmental monitoring and to provide insight into the site’s history of contamination.

Wed 24 October 2018, 11:30

Stand up to Cancer: TV stars backing Warwick scientists' incredible cancer breakthrough

Two virtual reality videos have been released for this month's Stand Up To Cancer event which showcase research from the University of Warwick and are narrated by actress Olivia Colman and Stephen Fry.

Scientists at Warwick University have discovered an incredible new way of administering chemotherapy drugs which is more effective and safer for the patient.

Stand Up To Cancer is a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, which aims to accelerate ground-breaking research, like that being done in Coventry, in order to save lives.

Wed 24 October 2018, 11:22 | Tags: PolymerChem

The Aristotelian Society Autumn Term Lecture Series: Guest Speaker - Professor Fabienne Peter on 29 October 2018

Professor Fabienne Peter will be the Guest Speaker at the next meeting of The Aristotelian Society, which takes place on Monday 29 October 2018, 1730-1915. Her subject will be 'Normative Facts and Reason'. All are welcome.

The Woburn Suite, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC13 7HU.

Tue 23 October 2018, 11:09 | Tags: Home Page, Lecture, London

Recent graduates feature in national press as one of the "UK's best young theatre companies"

Ben Kulvichit (BA Theatre and Performance Studies, 2018) and Clara Potter-Sweet (BA English Literature 2018) are the most recent Warwick alumni to make a splash on the UK theatre scene; read about their new show in The Guardian.

Wed 10 October 2018, 08:51 | Tags: Alumni, Theatre Studies

Warwick Prize for Women in Translation longlist announced

15 titles have been longlisted for the second annual award of the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

The £1000 prize was established by the University of Warwick in 2017 to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership.

The shortlist is due to be announced in early November 2018.

Tue 09 October 2018, 10:11 | Tags: Prizes, awards, long / shortlist, Translation studies

EU-Funded Project: Making Sense of Commitment led by Dr John Michael - Update

The Sense of Commitment: An Integrative Framework for Modelling the Sense of Commitment project, which has received a grant from the EU's European Research Council (ERC), is led by Dr John Michael. His project team are investigating how we assess our own levels of commitment and those of others, and their work is seeking to fill the scientific knowledge gap through research that could impact on a significantly wide range of disciplines, including how robots interact with humans. It might also hold promise for improved treatment of borderline personality disorder.

'This kind of research will help keep the EU at the forefront of innovation in robotics but also productivity - maintaining motivation in companies - and health' says John Michael. Please see here for the full update:

Mon 01 October 2018, 13:57 | Tags: Home Page

Congratulations to Will Eaves - shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018

Congratulations to Will Eaves who has been shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018

Good luck to Will for 14th November!!

Fri 28 September 2018, 15:25

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