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University of Warwick throws open the doors to its newest building for FAB Fest

Where could you learn the choreography from Bridgerton, try your hand at stage combat and witness the skill and thrill of aerial acrobatics? All this and more will be on offer as part of FAB Fest – an event celebrating the University of Warwick’s brand new Faculty of Arts Building (FAB), taking place on Friday 20 May.


New book centres the contribution of British Black and Asian actors to Shakespeare in the theatre

The contribution of British Black and Asian actors to Shakespearean theatre in the UK is celebrated in a new book by Warwick researcher Dr Jami Rogers. Starting with the pioneering residency of the US actor Ira Aldridge in Coventry in 1828, Rogers sets out to trace the history of those performers of colour who followed Aldridge onto UK stages and whose contributions to British Shakespeare have largely gone unacknowledged.


Coventry residents invited to travel back in time with Coventry on TV, the latest event from the Ghost Town TV archives project

Coventry residents will be able to travel back in time thanks to an exclusive compilation of archive TV news and other documentary footage, brought together by researchers at the University of Warwick, and on show for three days in the city centre. Theatre Absolute’s Shop Front Theatre in City Arcade will host the unique newsreel from Thursday 14 April until Saturday 16th.


Research team sheds light on Roman financial crisis

New scientific analysis of the composition of Roman denarii has brought fresh understanding to a financial crisis briefly mentioned by the Roman statesman and writer Marcus Tullius Cicero in his essay on moral leadership, De Officiis, and solved a longstanding historical debate.


New book explores Britain’s three-hundred year fight against corruption

In his new book published this week Professor Mark Knights presents a history of corruption in Britain and its empire between 1600 and 1850, and explores its reform processes. Trust and Distrust: Corruption in Office in Britain and its Empire, 1600-1850 reveals a colourful history of scandals, dramatic trials, illicitly gained wealth and a campaigning press intent on exposing misconduct despite governmental attempts to stifle it.


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