Accessibility statement

Festival of Ideas success

Posted on 1 July 2016

Mysterious Minds and Bothersome Bodies proves a compelling combination

The June 2016 York Festival of Ideas is the fifth festival in a row that has been sponsored by C2D2. The Festival theme of ‘Tick-Tock’ inspired a programme entitled ‘Mysterious Minds and Bothersome Bodies’ focusing on subjects including body clocks and sleep, the ticking time-bombs of mental health and antimicrobial resistance, plus age-related neurological disorders. The centre piece of ‘Mysterious Minds and Bothersome Bodies’ was a weekend of events in York’s historic King’s Manor and the adjacent Yorkshire Museum and Exhibition Square.

The weekend involved a programme of talks by experts from academia, politics and the health sector. There were also magnificent installations by four of the C2D2 Artists in Residence and a marquee hosting a variety of interactive science stalls, ranging from sleeping plants to computer games using sound to help assess new potential drug molecule candidates to combat cancer.

In total just under 1000 people were engaged over the course of the weekend. This figure however does not include the many people who stopped to look at the big screen in Exhibition Square which was showing films about research sponsored by C2D2 and other departments and centres of the University.

Click to download

General enquiries

  • C2D2 Administrator
    Ron Cooke Hub RCH/109
    University of York
    York YO10 5GE

    +44 (0)1904 328876