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What is Love?

Wed 14 February 2018

On St Valentine’s Day, modern tradition dictates that we really ought to treat our loved one to a romantic meal, a bunch of flowers or watch a ‘rom-com’. At the very least we should buy a card. But that is modern tradition. What was love before it became a supermarket meal deal for two?

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Commemorating Columbus's arrival in the Caribbean Islands

Thu 01 August 2013

In 1992, commemorations took place across the world for the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Caribbean. While many were celebrating the explorer's voyage to, and 'discovery' of, the Americas, the Caribbean islands explored by Columbus demonstrated a more complex response. In her new book, Dr Fabienne Viala looks at the different attitudes of various islands towards Columbus, and what this reveals about their national identity, collective memory and approach to a colonial cultural heritage.

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Children of the (French) Revolution

Mon 01 July 2013

As the citizens of France celebrate La Fête Nationale (what the English speaking world refers to as Bastille Day), we thought you would like this short lego-based animation, made by Coventry primary school children after visiting the University of Warwick, to demonstrate their understanding of the French Revolution.

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