All entries for June 2005

June 28, 2005

University Expert – ID Cards

The Government's Bill to introduce ID Cards recieves its second reading in the House of Commons today. The Bill faces criticism for the expected cost and impact on civil liberties.

Sara Wilford, Warwick Business School, is an expert in privacy; public policy and e-governance; perceptions and culture within public and private sector; impact of technological innovation and implementation and the ID cards debate.

Sara is available for comment on 024 7657 3766.

Alternatively contact Peter Dunn, Head of Press and Media Relations, on 024 7652 3708 or 07767 655860.

June 24, 2005

Warwick Gala Conference

Writing about What a fantastic evening! from Steve's blog

The 40th Anniversary Gala Concert at the University last night was a massive hit. An estimated 4000 people enjoyed the music, fireworks and great summer weather.

Steve Rumsby has posted a blog about the event – follow the link above for his review and pictures.

Lucy Young describes what it was like to take part.

There are also some pictures of the event on Flickr posted by one of the audience members.

You can post any comments about the event here.

June 22, 2005

University Expert – Strawberries

Wimbledon is upon us once more and attention turns not just to the tennis but also the traditional strawberries and cream. 28,000 kilos of English strawberries will be consumed over the two weeks.

Kenneth Manning, WarwickHRI, is an expert on strawberries, fruit quality and flavour.

Kenneth can be contacted on Office Tel: 024 7657 75098 or via email at

June 17, 2005

Double Rail Success Keeps University of Warwick On Right Track

Writing about web page

The University of Warwick is celebrating a double railway success that puts it in the heart of both the future management and technology of UK railways.

June 16, 2005

Warwick Campus Best in UK Says National Student Poll

Writing about web page

The University of Warwick has the best university campus in the UK according to a national poll of University students conducted for the Times Higher Educational Supplement.

Paris Prize Shows There’s Some Hope for Anglo French Relations

Writing about web page

At a time when Anglo French understanding is probably at its lowest in some time – at least in the political sphere – University of Warwick history Professor Colin Jones has just been awarded Enid McLeod Literary Prize by the Franco-British Society for the book of 2004 which did most to enhance Franco-British understanding.

June 13, 2005

Research says Black and Bangladeshi People Under–represented in Science

Writing about web page

Black Caribbean and Bangladeshi populations are the most under-represented in science, engineering and technology (SET), in terms of occupations held and education beyond GCSEs, according to research by the University of Warwick in a report just published by the Royal Society.

June 10, 2005

Two More Honorary Degrees Announced by University of Warwick

Writing about web page

The University of Warwick has announced the names of two more people who will be awarded honorary degrees by the University at its degree ceremonies in July – acclaimed classical actor Simon Russell Beale and renowned artist Liliane Lijn.

New Range of Plant DNA Libraries Provides Massive Boost to World's Plant Researchers

Writing about web page

Researchers at the University of Warwick's horticultural research arm Warwick HRI have created an extensive new range of libraries of plant DNA that will provide a massive boost to the world's plant researchers. The new collection of DNA libraries is the largest of its type in the world and will provide researchers with a unique resource.

June 06, 2005

Kenilworth ME Sufferer Wins Warwick's Adult Student of the Year Award

Writing about web page

Kenilworth woman Naomi Alsop has won the University of Warwick's Adult student of the year award for students studying on the University's 2+2 degree programme. The award is in recognition of all she has achieved on her degree programme despite having had no formal education since the age of 12 due to her illness (ME).

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