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University of Warwick honours Archbishop, Film Producer, and a founder of the BBC’s Asian network

A former Archbishop of Canterbury, a leading film producer, and the founder of the BBC Asian Network in the West Midlands, are among those to receive honorary degrees from the University of Warwick at its 2016 summer graduation ceremonies.

Fri 27 May 2016, 14:17 | Tags: University of Warwick, Celebrities and Personalities

Professor Giorgio Riello explores the history of luxury in his new book

Luxury: A Rich History is the latest book by Professor of History at the University of Warwick Giorgio Riello. Luxury is a rapidly changing global industry that makes the headlines daily in our newspapers and on the internet.

Fri 27 May 2016, 09:54 | Tags: Book, Community and region, Campus Life, Community, History

Rachel Sandby-Thomas CB appointed as the University of Warwick’s next Registrar

Rachel Sandby-Thomas CB has been appointed as the University of Warwick’s next Registrar following meetings of the University’s Senate and Council held on 26th May 2016. Rachel will join Warwick before the start of the new academic year.

Thu 26 May 2016, 13:05 | Tags: University of Warwick

Eddie Izzard to bring Stand up for Europe tour to University of Warwick

Eddie Izzard today (Monday 23rd May) kicked off a new campaign to visit 31 cities in the next 31 days in a bid to get young people to register for the referendum and vote to stay in Europe. As part of this tour he will deliver a speech about his views and take part in a Q&A in the Warwick Arts Centre at 12:30 on Thursday 8 June 2016.


Warwick to broadcast Royal Opera House performances live on Big Screen

World-class opera performances will be broadcast live and free of charge for members of the public at the University of Warwick this summer. They will be beamed from the Royal Opera House in London directly to the Big Screen at The Piazza on the main campus on Thursday 9 June (Nabucco) and Thursday 14 July (Il Trovatore).


Bereaved parents should be given full details about how to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome risk factors

A new study indicates that health professionals should tell bereaved parents about what they could have done to reduce the risk of the sudden death of their baby.

The University of Warwick research, funded by The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK and contradicts the current practice of many paediatricians who don’t discuss risk factors for fear of causing grieving mothers and fathers additional upset.

Fri 20 May 2016, 08:29 | Tags: Warwick Medical School, children and babies, NHS, Women

Psychoactive supper shines a light on blanket substance ban

Last night researchers at the University of Warwick hosted a ‘Psychoactive Supper’ to stimulate discussion about the concept of psychoactivity, central to The Psychoactive Substances Act (2016), a new piece of UK legislation that seeks to ban ‘legal highs’ by instituting a blanket ban on all psychoactive substances.

Wed 18 May 2016, 13:49 | Tags: Modern Languages, Arts, Science, Health, Event

Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease.

The find has been made by University of Warwick researchers who now hope that their discovery will be developed to provide a treatment for patients.


Warwick named as one of the world’s top 100 universities by Times Higher Education

The University of Warwick has today been ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities in 2016’s Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings.

Fri 06 May 2016, 10:10 | Tags: University of Warwick, rankings

Triple wins for students from WMG Academy for Young Engineers at F1 in Schools National Finals

Students at Coventry’s WMG Academy for Young Engineers won three trophies last week at the F1 in Schools national finals at Silverstone Race Track.

Thu 05 May 2016, 11:33 | Tags: University of Warwick, WMG Academy, WMG, Students, Competition, Awards

Shadow Secretary of State for Education visits WMG Academy for Young Engineers

Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education toured WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Coventry yesterday, Tuesday 26th April, on her visit to Coventry.


National clinical database to help reduce number of miscarriages

A new national database could help relieve the misery of miscarriage for thousands of women.

Researchers from the University of Warwick’s Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) are using data to help discover why some pregnancies fail.

Wed 27 April 2016, 10:41 | Tags: WMG, Health

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