Following the sad passing of Emeritus Professor Gwynne Lewis in December 2014, The Guardian has published his obituary as written by former members of staff Professor Colin Jones and Emeritus Professor Robin Okey.
The Director of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that the Department will be offering a number of full-time doctoral studentships and MA bursaries to outstanding candidates applying for Autumn 2015-16 admission. The awards will be available to both Home-EU and overseas applicants applying to study full-time. In order to be considered, candidates need to have submitted an online University admission application by 12 January 2015.
Further details of both types of award can be found at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/applying/pgadmissions/pgfunding
An exciting new arts project has been created by The University of Warwick. ‘Growing Well: a recent history of growing your own’ by PhD student Sophie Greenway will go up on display at University Hospital in Coventry at the end of November as part of an ongoing partnership with the Hospital’s Healing Arts Programme.
‘Growing Well’ tells the story of food growing in Coventry over the twentieth century, including ‘Dig for Victory’ during the Second World War, an experimental housing project that was to include organic growing on site, an attempt to repackage allotments as leisure gardens, and the establishment of the famous organic gardens at Ryton, now called Garden Organic. Visitors can also learn what UHCW is doing to promote healthy eating and the outdoors, including the Hospital’s award-winning Jubilee Nature Reserve.
On Tuesday 25th November between 10am and 1pm there will be an event held in University Hospital’s Outpatients department to celebrate the new exhibit and promote growing and eating well in Coventry and Warwickshire. To find out more and add your own memories to the project visit www.growingwelluhcw.wordpress.com.
Sophie Greenway is a PhD student at the Centre for the History of Medicine, and has also worked as a history teacher and museum curator. Sophie’s project, entitled ‘Growing well: Dirt, health and the home gardener in Britain 1900-1970’ explores links between the environment and health in the context of domestic vegetable growing. She investigates the historical reasons why some people prefer to buy polished carrots, whilst others regard the muddy ones from a local veg box as more healthy.
The Healing Arts Programme at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust compliments patient care and welfare through a diverse range of activities, including visual and performing arts. The programme is funded by UHCW Charity and helps soften the hospital with quirky art exhibitions, creative workshops in ward dayrooms and music. For more information visit www.uhcwcharity.org/art.
Sophie can be contacted in the following ways:
In an exciting new venture, Professor Chris Read, Dr Tim Lockley and Dr Sarah Richardson have been appointed as editors of the Modern History Review. The magazine is published by Philip Allan for Hodder Education and is aimed at sixth-form students helping them to learn more, gain deeper subject knowledge and the skills to study independently, to get the grade they're really looking for. The Warwick team view this as an opportunity to bring current cutting-edge research directly to A level students in an accessible format. The first issue has just been published and has articles on the origins of the First World War, on the Cold War and on Gladstone and Disraeli.
Launch of a Website Dedicated to the World University Service Scholarship Programme for Chilean Academic Refugees
We are very interested in receiving testimonies from both Chilean former award holders and also from British NGO workers, activists and academics who were involved with the Chilean exile experience so that this site can become an ever expanding testimony to a unique moment in recent Chilean and British history. We are linked to the Museum of Memory in Santiago, Chile. The Modern Record Centre at the University has also collected a valuable resource of documents relating to the World University Service programme which is open to scholars.
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