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The Geography of York

Saturday 27 January 2024, 2.00PM to 5.00pm

Speaker(s): Liam Herringshaw BSc PhD

Aerial view of York with York Minster in the foreground. Image copyright University of York, Alex Holland

With 2000 years of history, York offers plenty for people to explore, both visitors and locals. However, the ways in which its physical geography has controlled its human geography are not especially well-appreciated. Did the meandering shape of the River Ouse dictate the building of Eboracum? Is the Foss a ditch or a waterfall (or neither)? Is Nessgate really the road to an Ice Age promontory? In this half-day class, Earth scientist Dr Liam Herringshaw will explore the hidden landscapes of the city, and discuss how they still influence the geography of modern York.

Tutor: Liam Herringshaw BSc PhD

Term: Spring

Day: Saturday

Time: 2-5pm

Start Date: 27 January 2024

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £28 

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Location: University of York Campus, Classroom-based