Vintage pics show how crazy life at Warwick uni was 50 years ago

It was a simpler time


This year is Warwick’s 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion Professor Michael Shattock, a former registrar, has published a book investigating the impact of the university on its surrounding environment.

The Impact of a University on its Environment, The University of Warwick and its Community After Fifty Years seeks to discover how the university has shaped the local community and industry, and whether it has stayed true to the aspirations of its creation.

For the book’s publication, archive pictures from the university’s first years as an institution have been unearthed.

Studying in the library in 1965.

Studying in the library in 1965

The first Warwick University students enrolling in 1965

The first Warwick University students enrolling in 1965

Of the book, Michael said: “I hope what has been published will be helpful in showing the contribution a university can make to the local economic, educational and cultural environment.”

The Impact of a University on its Environment is available in the Warwick Bookshop.

Studying in the library in 1965

Wonder how many of those books are still on the shelves?

Studying in the library in 1965

Clearly not exam season, just look at all the empty chairs

Rootes were a little more generous with room sizes in the 60s

Rootes were a little more generous with room sizes in the 60s

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Kitchen in the 60s

80s student bedroom

80s student bedroom

New Jack Martin kitchen

New Jack Martin kitchen

Gathering at Tocil lake in the 80s

Gathering at Tocil lake in the 80s

Warwick's computer science in 1980.

Warwick’s computer science department in 1980

Automated microwave network, 1970s

Automated microwave network, 1970s

Engineering students in the 60s

Engineering students in the 60s

The chaplaincy

The chaplaincy

Rootes Social Building

Rootes Social Building

1970s Rag Week

1970s Rag Week

Rootes Social Building

Rootes Social Building

Rootes Social Building

Rootes Social Building

Senate House under construction, sans protesters.

Senate House under construction, sans protesters

Warwick Uni procession in Coventry City Centre, 1973

Warwick Uni procession in Coventry City Centre, 1973

The Queen visited Warwick in 1970

The Queen visited Warwick in 1970

The Queen visited Warwick in 1970

The Queen visited Warwick in 1970

1970

1970

Students in 1967

Students in 1967

Warwick University 1967

Warwick University 1967

1970s social

1970s social