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The historical journey of Christmas turkeys

Professor Rebecca Earle, food historian at the University of Warwick has been researching the traditional Christmas turkey, in order to find out how this north American bird has become a mainstay of festive food.

Mon 19 December 2016, 16:44 | Tags: Food, Arts, History

Dr Michael Scott discovers more of Italy’s Invisible Cities: 4 Jan 9pm BBC One

Following the revelations uncovered in Rome’s Invisible City, classicist at the University of Warwick Dr Michael Scott and presenter Alexander Armstrong are set to hit the road again for three new adventures. This time, they’re travelling through three of Italy’s most fascinating cities – Naples, Venice and Florence – to bring a fresh perspective to 2,000 years of history.

Mon 19 December 2016, 11:29 | Tags: Classics, Arts, Art

Warwick Creative Writing alumna wins Manchester Poetry Prize

Rebecca Tamás who studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick has been awarded the Manchester Poetry Prize at the Manchester Writing Competition 2016.

Mon 05 December 2016, 14:17 | Tags: English literature, Arts, Awards

Star casting announced for Against Prejudice event at Belgrade Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company actor Ray Fearon is to star in an event honouring the remarkable achievements of the African-American actor Ira Aldridge this week at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

Thu 17 November 2016, 10:46 | Tags: Arts, Community and region, Theatre

University of Warwick public sculpture wins prestigious Marsh Award

A sculpture on the University of Warwick campus by one of Britain’s greatest living artists has been awarded the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association’s (PMSA) Marsh Award for excellence in public sculpture 2016.

Fri 11 November 2016, 14:35 | Tags: Arts, Community and region, Art

Unsigned female talent uncovered by African playwrights’ network

Unpublished women writers from across Africa are being given a platform thanks to an online network and established by a University of Warwick academic.


Singapore’s new literary discovery launches debut novel

Daryl Qilin Yam, an international student from Singapore studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick is set to become a published author the same year he graduates.

Thu 09 June 2016, 09:48 | Tags: English literature, Book, Arts, Community, English

Venice’s historic canals as never seen before

On 18 June 2016, to celebrate “Art Night Venezia” (Venice’s annual art festival), the University of Warwick (Warwick in Venice) will exhibit work by the Venetian photographer Anna Zemella in a free exhibition entitled, Algario Veneziano: A Different Look at the Algae of Venice.

Wed 01 June 2016, 14:16 | Tags: Arts, Warwick in Venice, History of art, Exhibition, Community, Culture

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).


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

Exhibition tells the story of Venice and Aristotle

The University of Warwick and the Marciana Library (http://marciana.venezia.sbn.it) are pleased to announce the exhibition Venice and Aristotle (c. 1450-c. 1600): From Greek and Latin to the Vernacular, to be held in the Sale Monumentali of the Marciana Library in Venice, from 21 April to 19 May 2016.


Shakespeare scholars celebrate the bards impact on Bollywood

Prominent director Vishal Bhardwaj has been announced as part of the line-up for Indian Shakespeares on Screen, a festival celebrating the influence of England’s most famous cultural icon on the world’s largest film industry.

Tue 19 April 2016, 15:43 | Tags: University of Warwick, Arts, Shakespeare, Art, English

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