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University pledges commitment to the local community

Posted on Monday 11 February 2019

The University of York is among 30 institutions to sign the new “Civic University Agreement” - pledging to prioritise the economy and quality of life in the local community.

One Planet Week: Waste plastic from science labs would fill over 100 bathtubs a year, say researchers

Posted on Monday 11 February 2019

Researchers at the University of York have created a new system for recycling single-use plastics used in some scientific experiments.

Could theatre be a way forward in communicating conservation messages?

Posted on Thursday 7 February 2019

Theatre performances in zoos can be effective in increasing knowledge of important conservation messages, a study at the University of York has revealed.

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Amor Mundi: Documentary, contemporary art and the descriptive power of lens-based capture

What if capturing the surfaces of physical reality were not conceived as a superficial act, devoid of creativity, but as an ethics of attunement, able to reconnect us to a sense of a shared world?


Climate change, health impacts and health and social inequalities in the UK

Professor Jouni Paavola looks at the health impacts of climate change in this fascinating lecture


The pitfalls of Uganda’s 32-year political dynasty on civic space

Johncation will talk about defending human rights in Uganda today under one man’s 32-year military dictatorship.

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