More than 500 people took part in the workshops, talks and activities organised by the University of Warwick for this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science. University researchers took to Coventry and Warwickshire’s streets, bars and community centres to share insights from their work with enthusiastic and interested audiences. The events tackled topics from the nature of time itself and the puzzle of DNA to taxes and accents.
Agri-tech innovation centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and its greenhouse innovation partner RIPE Building Services, have officially opened their new high-tech greenhouse facility at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus.
Minerva Nottingham, a new collaboration between the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, has held its inaugural pitching event at NTU. The new group aims to raise the profile of opportunities both for growth companies and potential investors in Nottingham and the wider D2N2 LEP area.
Unitemps, part of Warwick Employment Group, has extended its network to include Liverpool John Moores University. This will be the 17th university to join the franchise network which offers a temporary recruitment service for students, graduates and the wider community.
Eight community groups in Coventry and Warwickshire are to benefit from extra funding for activities that open up science to traditionally underrepresented groups as part of the British Science Festival held in partnership with the University of Warwick in September.