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Why Coventry?

Why Coventry?

Coventry has a history of reinventing and adapting itself.

Coventry is a city of peace, a city of innovation. From the Cathedral to the ring road, we have stories to tell! The jet engine, watchmaking, football programmes, 2-Tone music, the world's first fully operational Urban-Air Port for drones and electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft – so much has started here and ideas continue to grow and develop.

If you want to discover secrets about our city that only a few have the pleasure of knowing, you are in the right place. From Lady Godiva to World War II, or the major decline in the motor industry, take a look at what Coventry has endured over the years and how it has triumphed by reinventing itself.

Due to our position at the heart of the city centre, Coventry University has evolved alongside the city. The year 2023 marks our 180th anniversary; take a look at our timeline to learn about the key events that shaped us, or visit our social impact page to find out how we continue to contribute to the city of Coventry on an economic, social, environmental and cultural level.

Coventry has a rich and diverse history. Find out about Coventry Cathedral, Lady Godiva, the Coventry Blitz and lots more!

Explore our timeline to see how key events from our past are shaping our future.

Come and explore the city with us! Discover what makes the city a bustling, friendly environment.

Learn more about our commitment to use the university’s strengths and expertise to really make a difference locally.

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