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Expert Reaction: Discovery of new solar system

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2017

Dr Emily Brunsden, Department of Physics at the University of York, offers her expert reaction to the news that scientists have detected seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star.

Scientists close in on cracking ‘Enigma Code’ of common cold

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2017

Scientists at the Universities of York, Leeds, and Helsinki say they are a step closer to cracking, what scientists have called, the ‘Enigma Code’ of the common cold virus.

National Student Volunteering Week
National Student Volunteering Week: celebrating student volunteering in York

Posted on Wednesday 22 February 2017

Organisations in the York area are being invited to nominate student volunteers from the University who they feel deserve recognition.

Public lectures


Going hungry: Researching food-bank usage in the UK

In this talk Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite will discuss the research undertaken for her critically acclaimed book ‘Hunger pains: life inside foodbank Britain’.


The F Word: Feminism on Campus

First-wave feminism achieved women’s suffrage, second-wave achieved reproductive rights and equality in the workplace. But what has the third-wave achieved?


The true impact of CSR activities

Part of the CSR Leadership Seminar Series

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