Imogen Cooper

Warwick’s “Hear All About It” goes to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe is the largest and most impressive theatre and performing arts festival in the world, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. This year, a company of students from the University of Warwick will be heading up to Edinburgh with their production, ‘Hear All About It’....
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Posted Jun. 28, 2017

Emeritus Warwick Professor Wins Prestigious Book Award

Ian Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, has been awarded the Euler Book Prize by the Mathematics Association of America (MAA). The prize is awarded annually to authors of outstanding mathematical books which are eloquently written and positively impact the public view of mathematics. Stewart’s text,...
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Posted Jan. 11, 2017

Warwick partners with Young Writer of the Year award

The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser & Dunlop (PFD) Young Writer of the Year Award announced on 9 December that it would be collaborating with the University of Warwick for 2017. The award is given annually to a British or Irish author for the best piece of fiction, non-fiction or...
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Posted Dec. 17, 2016

Warwick Professor wins prestigious literary prize

A.L. Kennedy, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, has been awarded the prestigious Heinrich Heine Prize for 2016. The prize is one of the most important literary awards, recognising writers who promote “social and political progress, international understanding or the realization of the unity of all people...
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Posted Oct. 24, 2016

“So, do you have a boyfriend yet?”

Imogen Cooper discusses the pressure placed on young people to have a significant other I’m single. It’s not something I really think about. Being single isn’t a thing I should have to justify or explain the reasons for, but all too often at university I do feel like I have...
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Posted Oct. 20, 2016

Bridget Jones: Relatable or Total Shambles?

Total Shambles: Not an icon fit for the 21st century Bridget Jones is a terrible role model. I’ve my teenage years soaking up the Bridget phenomenon through Helen Fielding’s books and films, but finally I see it clearly. Bridget leads exactly the kind of life women should try to avoid:...
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Posted Oct. 11, 2016

Quiz: which literary society is perfect for you

Not sure which of the many literature-related societies on campus to join? Take our quick quiz to find the perfect one for you! Do you have a favourite author?  Shakespeare, obviously! I write more than I read I like a bit of everything, really I really enjoy reading fiction and...
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Posted Oct. 5, 2016

The Best of What’s On in Term One

Wondering what’s happening in Term One? We’ve got a quick round-up of the best of the literature-related events on over the next couple months.    Writing Society’s Writer All Nighter – 4 November, location TBC Two teams will go head-to-head, with each person writing for an hour over 12 hours to...
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Posted Oct. 1, 2016

Warwick Professor longlisted for Man Booker Prize

A.L. Kennedy, an Associate Professor in Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, has been longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. The work, Serious Sweet, is Kennedy’s eighth novel, with three of her past works also having won prestigious awards. She has also written six short story collections...
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Posted Aug. 22, 2016