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Natural Sciences hour

A key part of the experience of being a Natural Scientist at York will be the weekly Natural Sciences hour, which will take place in our Learning Studio.

This is currently scheduled for 5pm on Thursdays, will bring together Natural Sciences students from all the various pathways to:

  • engage with employers
  • develop transferable skills
  • be inspired by leaders in interdisciplinary research

These sessions will also have a "course briefing" component so that academics from contributing departments can brief Natural Scientists about things going on in their departments,  for example to discuss choosing optional modules.  

See below for some of our previous employer and academic contributors:

 Tony Andryszewski

 Environment Agency

 Molly Jenkins


 Dr John McDonough

 Patent & Trade Mark Attorney, Hepworth & Browne

 David Feltbower 

 Rohde & Schwarz  

 Zoë Fitch

 Reckitt Benckiser

 Tom Young


 Stian Westlake

 Executive Director of Policy and Research, Nesta


 Professor Sarah Thompson, MBE

 Vice President, Institute of Physics

 Professor Paul Kaye

 Director, Centre for Immunology & Infection [CII]

 Dr Julie Wilson 

 The link between Chemistry & Mathematics 

 Dr Jane Grenville

 "Even archaeology is political"

 Dr Steve Tear

 Director, York-JEOL Nanocentre

 Dr Peter O'Toole

 Head of Imaging and Cytometry

 Dr Kasia Rejzner

 "Quantum Field Theory to Quantum Gravity & the Big Bang"

 Professor Alex Wade

 York Neuroimaging Centre [YNiC]