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YorNight comes to the department

Posted on 24 September 2014

Archaeology has major presence in York-based European Researchers’ Night on Friday, 26 Sept

20-09-2014 YorNight

This Friday, 26 September 2014, Archaeology features heavily in ‘YorNight’, a European initiative that will showcase research in 300 cities across Europe on the same evening. The University of York won EU funding to ensure York is one of only four cities in England hosting European Researchers’ Night events, along with Birmingham, Bristol and the Natural History Museum, London.

YorNight enables the public to engage with a wide array of research through hands-on demonstrations and workshops, ‘mini-taster’ accessible talks, tours, games, and demonstrations. All events are free and child-friendly, and Archaeology is hosting various initiatives across the city, including at the King's Manor, DIG, St Helen's Church and York Medical Society.  

Of particular interest to archaeological fans;

14:00-15.30 and 18:00-19.30 - Walking tours by Gareth Dean - 'After the Vikings: Exploring Norman and Later Medieval York', will start at Clifford's Tower and end at York Minster ( 

16:00-19:00 - Hands-on session by Colleen Morgan, Holly Wright, Michael Charno, Neil Gevaux, Helen Goodchild, Nicole Beale, Gareth Beale, Sara Perry – ‘Archaeology and Minecraft', will take place at The King's Manor (

16:00-22:00 - Exhibition by Sarah Fiddyment and Matthew Collins - 'Books and beasts', will take place at St Helen's Church ( 

16:00-22:00 - Exhibition by Jessica Hendy, Colleen Morgan and Matthew Collins - 'What's in a name?', will take place at St Helen's Church ( 

17:00-20:00 - Exhibition by Aleksandra McClain, Louise Hampson and Dee Dyas - 'The archaeology of York's churches' will take place at Holy Trinity Goodramgate ( 

17:30-19:00 - Walking tour by Matthew Jenkins -'Stories from Georgian York' will start at Holy Trinity Church and end at Micklegate ( 

17:30-22:00 - Exhibition by Anwen Caffell, Katie Keefe, Keri Rowsell, Michelle Alexander and Malin Holst with students from the University of York - 'Bones, boils and daily bread', will take place at The King's Manor ( 

19:00 - John Wedgwood Clarke reads from In Between, poetry from the Snickleways of York, at the King’s Manor, K/159 with an introduction by Kate Giles on the York Curiouser project. 

19:00-21:00 - Exhibition by Andre Carlo Colonese, Naomi Sykes Holly Miller, Elena Lazutkaite and Terry O'Connor - 'Chicken nuggets: A history of York in half a dozen eggs' will take place at DIG ( 

19:00-21:00 - Numeorus exhibitions by Michelle Alexander, Hayley McParland, Alexandre Lucquin, Shannon Croft, Matthew Meredith-Williams, Robyn Inglis, Harry Robson, Aimée Little, Anita Radini, Don Henson, Hayley Saul and Becky Knight - 'Feeding time', will take place at DIG (

19:00-21:00 - Exhibition by Kirsty Penkman, Kirsty High, Bea Demarchi and Jo Simpson - 'Analysing archaeology: Using chemistry to understand the past', will take place at DIG ( 

19:50-20:05 - Talk by Camilla Speller - 'Learning about past health, disease and diet from the mouths of skeletons', will take place at the York Medical Society ( 

20:25-20:40 - Talk by Francesco Carrer and Kevin Walsh - 'Cheese-story: A short history of alpine dairy' will take place at The King's Manor. They will also have an exhibition from 17:00-22:00 (  

For further information about YorNight and to view the full programme of events, visit:

For more information about European Researchers’ Night, visit: