Festival of Ideas Fringe Day - call for activities

Posted on 7 February 2013

The Humanities Research Centre is seeking to sponsor exciting, creative and lightly educative activities for this year's Festival of Ideas Fringe Day, taking place on Saturday 15th June.

York postgraduates across any discipline are invited to propose activities aimed at young people aged 7-13 from the local community and their parents.  The Festival Fringe Day is an energetic and rewarding day of community engagement in the university year and we are seeking proposals for activities to make this year's programme memorable and inspiring. 

Any subjects and feasible activities can be proposed.  Some mini-projects based on a sub-theme of 'York's Villains' will be commissioned. (York is proud to 'own' the stories of Richard III, Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin. Richard III is particularly hot news at the moment, of course - and there's definitely room for reclaiming his story for York!) 

If you are a postgraduate student at the University of York and would like to apply for a slot as part of this year's Festival Fringe Day, please prepare a one-page proposal describing how your activity will be delivered, including:

  • details of anticipated costs (of materials etc)
  • duration and timing  (i.e. will it run at intervals throughout the day, continuously, or only once)
  • names, departments and contact details of the people delivering the activity.  
Please send your proposal to helen.jacobs@york.ac.uk, to arrive by 12 noon on Friday 8th March.

We will look forward to receiving your proposals!