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What's at King's Manor

King's Manor is the city campus of the University of York, an important historic building in its own right, a conference venue and a home for three academic departments.

The geographical closeness of the academic disciplines at the King's Manor is paying dividends. Elements of the study of the cultural environment cross-fertilise to produce research and teaching across subject boundaries. The proximity of important city institutions like York Minster, York City Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum is a further boon to study initiatives, shared facilities and new opportunities.

The York Minster Archaeologist is one example. A member of the Department of Archaeology, he is archaeological consultant to the Minster, making the five minute journey on foot between his two headquarters. As a result of this new arrangement, the Department promotes the Minster as an educational resource and its members can study the Minster's archaeology with full access to its archives.


 Teaching and research facilities include:

  • A networked computer room with 18 PCs, and wireless internet access in most parts of the Manor
  • The King's Manor Library with its stock of over 22,000 books and important collections of slides and photographs
  • Dedicated work areas for postgraduate students in each discipline
  • A range of seminar and lecture rooms

Facilities for conferences, meetings and special occasions:

  • The 16th century Huntingdon Room
  • A range of fully equipped meeting rooms

Research and teaching

The following research and teaching departments are based at the King's Manor.

The Archaeology Data Service, a prestigious national service providing digital resources to archaeology researchers, is also based at the King's Manor.