From 20 September 2019
The University of Warwick opened in 1965 to 450 undergraduates, who were accommodated in a handful of buildings surrounded by farmland. Over 50 years on, the student population has increased to over 25,000, and the campus has expanded beyond recognition.
‘Warwick Life’ the latest exhibition at the MRC looks at the origins of the University and how it has changed, with a wide range of photographs, maps and documents on display.
Our exhibition space is open to all visitors.
Missed our past exhibitions? Online versions of some are available through our website.
An exhibition co-curated by Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, University of London, and Gloria Miqueles, Chilean ex-political prisoner, held at the MRC between 30 October - 17 November 2017.
The Open Education Series was a monthly series of events organized by students at the University of Warwick on topics that have been mostly excluded or challenge the Eurocentric academic curriculum. The series utilised the resources of the MRC, a unique archive housing primary sources on modern British social, political and economic history and allowed for attendees to engage with original source material.
A project that involved working with local schools to develop pupils' research skills and encourage them to engage with primary sources.