Every term, the University organises free open lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience.
Some lectures require pre-booking. Where tickets are needed, this is also indicated in the publicity.
We distribute information on upcoming lectures to interested members of the public at the start of each academic term (October, January and April). If you would like to receive a free copy of this leaflet either by email or by post, please join our mailing list. Updated lecture information is also available here on our web pages. As the pages are updated frequently, they will publicise lectures which we were unable to include in the leaflet.
To reflect our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our community the University will not be hosting any open lectures on campus during Summer term 2020. However, we will be sharing some of our previously recorded lectures and other digital content for you to watch at home. Please come back to this web page for regular updates.
Watch again - YorkTalks 2020: How microbial communities can aid us in turning wastewater into low carbon energy
Watch again - York Festival of Ideas 2019: Frances Atkins discusses What’s Cooking in the History of Food?
Watch again - The role of multidisciplinary research and green chemistry in attaining zero carbon emissions
Watch again - YorkTalks 2020: The doctor of everything: the teeming world of a 17th century physician
Watch again - YorkTalks 2020: Unearthing the truth about complexity, diversity and inequality in Neolithic times
Getting to the University
The majority of lectures are held on the University campus.
There is a regular bus service and the campus is easily accessible by bicycle. Car parking is available in the Pay & Display car parks, which are free after 6pm.
More information on reaching the University together with maps and additional parking information can be found on our Information for Visitors webpages.
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