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The Warwick Christmas Lectures (WIE)

Date Thu, 30 Nov to Thu, 07 Dec
Location Warwick Arts Centre

Our award-winning Warwick Christmas Lectures return and are bigger and more fun than ever before. Expect mind-boggling science, explosive experiments and audience participation!

URSS public engagement information session

Date Thu, 30 Nov
Location Online via MS Teams

Learn more about how to plan a public engagement URSS project for summer 2024.

Gardening for Wildlife and Your Plate Talk

Date Thu, 30 Nov
Location A0.28 (Millburn House)

Join us for a talk by Simon Durk from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust where we will learn how to garden for wildlife and for your plate! This will include ways you can enhance your garden or outdoor areas for biodiversity.

Places are limited so please sign up below if you'd like to come along!

Battle of the Cover Bands 2023

Date Thu, 30 Nov
Location Copper Rooms 2

Sign up for our 'Battle of the Cover Bands' competition, in association with BandSoc, taking place on Thursday 30th November 2023, in Copper Rooms 2.

You can sign up as a band or you can sign up as an individual and we'll work with BandSoc to find you the rest of your band.

Bands should be a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 7.

You need to sign up by Sunday 29th October, the end of Week 4 to enter.

Warwick Strings Christmas Concert

Date Thu, 30 Nov
Location Warwick Arts Centre Foyer

Join Warwick Strings for an evening of music including Christmas favourites, John Williams and Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony. Admission is free!

Student Pit Stop

Date Fri, 01 Dec
Location University of Warwick Library, Seminar Room (L2.22)

Come along to Student Pit Stop to refresh and connect with other students. You can also chat to our Library Student Partners about student life. Learn more about the Library and enjoy a selection of free refreshments!

The Gruffalo

Date Sat, 02 Dec to Sun, 31 Dec
Location Warwick Arts Centre

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Afrofest XI - The Rebirth

Date Sat, 02 Dec
Location Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

On one night only, we conduct the biggest display of Afro-Caribbean history, culture and experience on campus...

Afrofest XI will raise our voices through song in through choir; convey a total freedom of body, mind and spirit through dance; tell our stories and recall our history through drama; expresses our boldness and pride through fashion; and speak to our hearts and minds through the art of spoken word.

We aim to showcase a touching narrative that addresses cultural and social issues within the diaspora through the lens of Afro-futurism, with emphasis on our identity as 'Children of the Future'.

Join us to witness the rebirth of a legacy, a display of the beauty and complexities within our intricate culture and heritage. In looking to the future, we intend to pay homage to the past and make the most of our present.

An Afternoon of Christmas Movies

Date Sun, 03 Dec
Location Faculty of Arts Building Cinema and Ground floor Foyer

Celebrate Christmas with The Residential Community Team. An afternoon of Christmas movies. Home Alone showing at 2pm and Nativity showing at 6pm. Post movie drinks and snacks will be provided and of course popcorn for the movie.

Week 10 Documentary Screening

Date Mon, 04 Dec
Location Oculus Building

For our FREE final screening of term, we will be showing a documentary chosen by you! The documentaries can be voted for on our DocSoc Instagram page. Please come along whether you've been before or not! No need to book - just pop into the Oculus!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Getting to Co-creation

Date Tue, 05 Dec
Location The Teaching Grid, Floor 2, Main Library

At our last event, "Moving Warwick Towards Co-creation", we identified a number of institutional barriers to co-creation. This event will bring together staff and students to co-create solutions and a way forwards. We will select 3 or 4 barriers to tackle, then as a group generate ideas for solutions, and create some practical action plans.

Please sign up and share this invitation with as many staff and students as you can.

Swap Shop

Date Tue, 05 Dec
Location SU Atrium

For each item of clothing, receive a token to exchange for another pre-loved item. Bring clothing on the day or drop off at SU Reception andcollect your tokens early to save time on the day!

No clothes to donate? Don’t worry - we accept cash donations!

Christmas Swap Shop

Date Tue, 05 Dec
Location Students Union Atrium

A Christmas outfit swapping event, where you can bring a Christmas item you no longer want and swap for something else. Ideas include Christmas jumpers, Santa hats and elf costumes. Refresh your wardrobes ahead of Christmas parties!

Science on the Hill - The Biology of Stress

Date Tue, 05 Dec
Location Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, Gibbet Hill

Following on from October’s sell out event, join us for another Science on the Hill, this time exploring the Biology of Stress. Biomedical scientists and psychologists will come together to provide an evening of talks, discussions, and audience participation. We’ll consider how stress affects our bodies and our minds – how it impacts the tiny molecules that make up our cells, all the way up to changing our bodies’ rhythms, and our thoughts and reasoning.

Doors open at 6:00pm and light refreshments will be provided.

Booking required:

Translation and Transcultural Studies Seminar

Date Wed, 06 Dec
Location Online via Teams (Follow link to sign-up)

We are delighted to share that our next Translation and Transcultural Studies Seminar Series will look at 'Investigating Technologies to Enrich Museum Audio Description for Enhancing Accessibility', with Dr Xi Wang from the University of Bristol.

We are very much looking forward seeing you there!

URSS public engagement information session

Date Wed, 06 Dec
Location Ramphal 2.38

Learn more about how to plan a public engagement URSS project for summer 2024.

Philosophy Christmas Lecture: 'Myself and My Selfie'

Date Wed, 06 Dec
Location L3 (Sciences Concourse)

Professor Heather Widdows (Philosophy Department, University of Warwick) will be delivering the 2023 Philosophy Christmas lecture: 'Myself and my selfie.' With responses by PhD and UG philosophy students. Everyone is welcome! Nibbles and drinks included!

University Carol Service

Date Fri, 08 Dec
Location Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy is delighted to invite you to join us at the University's Carol Service on Friday 8 December at 16:30. The Chamber Choir will be singing at the Carol Service which will be followed by Festive refreshments.

The Unthanks in Winter

Date Fri, 08 Dec
Location Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

Known for their genre blurring creativity, The Unthanks premiere their dream-like winter fantasia. Embracing both the dark and the light in the most ritualistic of seasons - moving in and out of focus - like a memory - a hymnal to our shared winter experience.

Christmas Lunch

Date Tue, 12 Dec
Location The Dirty Duck

For anyone sticking around during the vacation, keep an eye out for our vacation events – a great way to connect with others who are also on or around campus during the holidays. Check out more details here: Christmas Lunch (

IMPORTANT! Any dietary requirements - including vegetarian and gluten-free - should be emailed by Friday, 8th December, to

The Hallé Christmas Concert

Date Wed, 13 Dec
Location Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

Make your Christmas a more harmonious one with this festive spectacular from the Hallé - an essential part of your advent calendar.

David O'Doherty, Fern Brady, Jen Briste, Josh Pugh, Kyrah Gray live at Christmas

Date Thu, 14 Dec
Location Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

The country’s best comedians are coming to us for a spectacular all-star festive show! Headlining is the one and only David O’Doherty, star of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Joining David is an astounding bill with Scotland’s comedy queen and breakout Taskmaster star Fern Brady, viral sensation Josh Pugh, fast-rising newcomer Kyrah Gray and the phenomenal Jen Brister as host.

Gospel Christmas

Date Fri, 15 Dec
Location Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir's Christmas repertoire includes traditional Christmas favourites with a festive twist, infusing styles from Kirk Franklin, Aretha Franklin and many more, as well as music from their albums.

Festive Drinks

Date Mon, 18 Dec
Location The Slate

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – so let’s celebrate! All staff are invited to come and celebrate the season with drinks, food and suitably festive music.

URSS public engagement information session

Date Tue, 16 Jan
Location Online via MS Teams

Learn more about how to plan a public engagement URSS project for summer 2024.

Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos (WASD)

Date Sat, 03 Feb to Sun, 04 Feb
Location Students' Union Atrium

Started in 2016, Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos (WASD) is a 2-day speedrunning event held annually at the University of Warwick. It’s also the largest student-run speedrunning event in the UK!