The Koan: a sculpture, a culture, an enigma

The White Koan, a modern art sculpture at the University of Warwick, won’t be unfamiliar to those of you that have visited the campus. Purchased by Warwick in 1972, the Koan has become more than just a sculpture; a huge following and culture has grown up around the piece and it has become a mascot of sorts to the University…

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Britain in the 1970s: HISTORY OF HOMOSEXUALITY

Students in the History Department have been making use of the Modern Records Centre in their research for long essays and dissertations on the history of Britain in the 1970s. Here is a sample of what they have been doing:

Vikki Willcox

I am currently writing a dissertation on homosexuality in 1970s Britain and I hope to show that, contrary to existing scholarship and popular opinion, the 1970s were a good time to be gay. The MRC at Warwick has a wealth of sources on this topic and many have been invaluable to my research.

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