Twice in her life Deirdre McCloskey, professor emerita of economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has torn up the rule book – as a young economist challenging the fundamentals of the discipline, and in her 50s, changing her gender and beginning life as a woman. In recognition of her outstanding academic achievements in the fields of economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law, Professor McCloskey has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Warwick.
Award-winning playwright Alecky Blythe, pioneer of the verbatim technique in which real people’s words are faithfully delivered on stage by actors, has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Warwick.
Blythe, who has brought sieges, sex work, riots and murder to the stage through her own theatre company, was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the University’s 2018 Winter Graduations.
Internationally acclaimed Malaysian author Tash Aw has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Warwick, his alma mater.
To celebrate a new partnership with The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, the University of Warwick has launched the freeflow Festival.
Earlier this month, six British women visited the University of Warwick’s metabolism unit for a complete metabolic check-up before embarking on a gruelling trek across Antarctica. The Ice Maiden team, who all serve in the British Army or Army Reserve, are aiming to become the first all-female team to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica.