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Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon at the York Festival of Ideas

Posted on 8 June 2015

Come along to the Festival of Ideas to join students from the MA in Public History in an afternoon of energetic, crafty, puzzling, scientific and historical fun.

On Saturday 13 June 2015, students from the MA in Public History will be participating in the annual Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon, an event sponsored by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) as part of the York Festival of Ideas. This occasion represents a unique opportunity for members of the HRC to share their research with the local community by creating exciting and lightly educative activities to share with visitors.

In preparation for this event, several of the Public History MA students have been working alongside fellow postgraduates from the departments of History and Archaeology to prepare fun crafts that encourage guests to reflect on the importance of place in the formation of identity and memory.

The Fringe Family Fun Afternoon will take place in the Ron Cooke Hub from 13:30 – 16:30 and promises to be an energetic and exciting day full of crafty, puzzling, scientific and historical fun. While the crafts and activities are particularly suited to families with children aged 7 to 13-years-old, all members of the local community are invited to attend this event.

For more information, please see the event website: