Public lectures: Spring term 2015

Previous lectures

Creativity and Reality in Philosophy of Yi and Dao: What difference does it make?

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Opening public lecture to the annual British Society for the History of Philosophy conference

The energy crisis: Is nuclear fusion a solution?

Tuesday 31 March 2015

This year's Science Discovery event will focus on nuclear fusion

Riot at the Rite (and the rest): the music of Igor Stravinsky

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Igor Stravinsky’s most famous achievement is causing a riot at the first performance of his 1913 ballet The Rite of Spring.

Medical Imaging

Monday 16 March 2015

Archbishop Holgate’s Annual Science Lecture

Astrocampus 1st Birthday Celebrations!

Monday 16 March 2015

Come and join the celebrations for the 1st birthday of the University's Astrocampus!

Ings Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme

Thursday 12 March 2015

In 2014, the Ings Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme won the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Centenary Award which is awarded annually to the best infrastructure project in the region. Steve Hamer will give us his contractors view of this project.

Energy, Poverty and Climate Change

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Bring your questions and join in the Question-Time style debate on Energy, Poverty and Climate Change

Was autism part of human evolutionary success?

Monday 9 March 2015

Were individuals with autism influential thousands of year ago? perhaps even at the first emergence of human societies in Europe? Find out at this fascinating lecture, followed by an exhibition and installation in the University's 3Sixty immersive space.

Faith and Identity: How can a Muslim woman navigate the stereotypes?

Friday 6 March 2015

Iraqi journalist and Young Global Leader, Mina Al-Oraibi, talks about faith and identity as a Muslim woman

The General Election Debate: York Outer

Thursday 5 March 2015

York Union host a general election debate

Cracking the Cistern: a brief history of the loo

Thursday 5 March 2015

Universal but unmentionable?

Britain’s Social Mobility Problem: Why is it so low and what can we do about it?

Thursday 5 March 2015

This lecture will focus on the role of education opportunities in improving social mobility, and ways to improve educational inequality and prevent the subsequent waste of talent.

Re-enacting and Recreating Viking and Medieval Sweden

Thursday 5 March 2015

Part of the IPUP lecture series

Beating the odds whilst changing the odds: Can resilience research unite with social inequalities agendas?

Thursday 5 March 2015

Whilst the term ‘Resilience’ is gaining much popularity within research, practice and policy, some say that it blames people for their lot in life, rather than challenging unfair social structures that put some people at a disadvantage and produce inequalities in health. How resilience relates to disadvantage depends in large part on our understanding of what resilience is.

Random Phenomena in the Theory of Numbers

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Part of the Math Soc lecture series

Milky Cash Cow

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Part of the CSR Leadership Seminar series

The contradictions of media power

Thursday 26 February 2015

School of Social and Political Sciences Lecture

Building Your Environment

Wednesday 25 February 2015

This is event is cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Everyday Plasmas

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Part of the York PhysSoc lecture series

Understanding Eating Disorders

Monday 23 February 2015

Part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

Fighting against violence: Teaching peace to youth in Mexico and Yemen

Friday 20 February 2015

Hear two fascinating talks from human rights defenders

York: A rocky history

Thursday 19 February 2015

We know plenty about the history of York, but what about its prehistoric origins?

Frank Field: Poverty, Austerity and a Credible Labour Alternative

Thursday 19 February 2015

York Union present Frank Field MP

Extreme Complexity of Fractal Sets

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Math Soc lecture

Ending the use of child soldiers from a preventative security sector perspective

Wednesday 18 February 2015

El Hassan bin Talal Annual Lecture

Reservoirs of bovine TB in wildlife and livestock: an environmental perspective

Wednesday 18 February 2015

The second in this term's York Biology Lectures

Creating Shared Value

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Part of the CSR Leadership Seminar series

One law for us, another law for them?

Tuesday 17 February 2015

The last in our 'Law, Government and the Public' lecture series

York: The making of a City 1068-1350

Tuesday 17 February 2015

York Medieval Seminar

After 1066: Normans in England

Monday 16 February 2015

The Battle of Hastings, 1066, changed the history of Britain forever

Rossetti on paper: Re-examining the drawings of a Pre-Raphaelite painter-poet

Monday 16 February 2015

This talk examines the drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82), the painter-poet who was one of the key figures in the founding of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848

Constructing the active citizen: Political aesthetics and audio-visual form

Thursday 12 February 2015

School of Social and Political Sciences Lecture

Business Ethics

Thursday 12 February 2015

The York Management School - Masterclass Series

The Sustainable Path

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Part of the CSR Leadership Seminar series

Down to earth astrophysics: Studying stellar explosions with accelerators

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Part of the York PhysSoc lecture series

EU migrants and xenophobic law making

Tuesday 10 February 2015

The third in our 'Law, Government and the Public' lecture series

Empowering women and girls through theatre in Afghanistan

Friday 6 February 2015

In the past decade Abdul Hakim has been involved in social development programmes at Simorgh Film Association of Culture and Art in Afghanistan. He has produced films, TV series, and plays with a focus on women and human rights.

Mathematical modelling of sewerage systems

Thursday 5 February 2015

York Society of Engineers Lecture

World hunger and the healthy animal: The veterinary solution to the post-war food crisis

Thursday 5 February 2015

This lecture is unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Pressed for time: The acceleration of life in digital capitalism

Thursday 5 February 2015

School of Social and Political Sciences Lecture

Responsibility in and to the Community

Thursday 5 February 2015

Part of the CSR Leadership Seminar series

Why punish?

Tuesday 3 February 2015

The second in our 'Law, Government and the Public' lecture series

‘There is nothing outside the box’: Considering the institutional narratives and object histories of the Franks Casket

Tuesday 3 February 2015

The Franks Casket, a much studied, famously ambiguous 8th century Anglo-Saxon object, presented to the British Museum in 1867 after its rediscovery, was recently redisplayed alongside the re-design of the Sutton Hoo exhibit, in a manner that makes its object-status clear to those engaging with it

Theatre in the Theresienstadt Ghetto: A First Performance of Newly Discovered Work

Thursday 29 January 2015

Part of a series of Holocaust Memorial Day events

Roundtable on the Islamic State

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Department of Politics Lecture

Nature at the Femto-scale: Nuclear Physics tuning the Universe

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Part of the York PhysSoc lecture series

Wikkountability: Publicity and accountability in the contemporary counter-terrorist state

Tuesday 27 January 2015

The first lecture in our 'Law, Government and the Public' lecture series

50 Shades of Clay: Sensuality and eroticism in twentieth-century ceramic art

Tuesday 27 January 2015

This lecture is CANCELLED. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Holocaust Memorial Day: 600 Candles, York Minster

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Part of the Holocaust Memorial Day events

White Board to White Coats: some adventures in taking image analysis research from the Laboratory to clinical practice

Friday 23 January 2015

Professor Sir Michael Brady presents some of his experiences in developing image analysis systems designed for clinical applications from the Laboratory right through to clinical practice

Working for social justice in Brazil

Friday 23 January 2015

Social justice activists and human rights defenders Valdênia and Renato Paulino Lanfranchi discuss human rights in the context of the post-military regime in Brazil and, more specifically, in the two regions where they have worked since 2000: São Paulo and Paraíba. They will address police violence and threats against human rights defenders in particular

New Immortalities: Reflections on Post-Mortem Value in the Human Body in the 21st Century

Thursday 22 January 2015

Centre for Global Health Histories Lecture

Shami Chakrabarti: On Liberty, the War on Terror and the Post-Leveson World

Thursday 22 January 2015

Shami Chakrabarti is "the gamekeeper-turned-poacher of the civil liberties movement” and is no stranger to veneration or controversy. Her status as a visiting and honorary fellow at two University of Oxford colleges, a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple and a panel member of the Leveson Inquiry provide just some insight into why she has been called “the most dangerous woman in Britain.”

Palm Oil, Forests & Cakes

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Part of the CSR Leadership Seminar series

Polyfocal perspective and the ‘Bewilderment’ principle in medieval art and rhetoric

Monday 19 January 2015

In medieval art, a common moment for viewers when they first encounter a work is to exclaim 'the eye does not know where to look first', because of the abundance and strangeness of detail that they meet

Benefits Street: Culture of worklessness and inter-generational inequality

Thursday 15 January 2015

School of Social and Political Sciences Lecture

Can we do 3D printing with atoms?

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Part of the York PhysSoc lecture series

Folding a protein: Nature’s origami

Wednesday 14 January 2015

The first in this term's York Biology Lectures

The wider role of flood risk management in our society

Thursday 8 January 2015

Innes’s presentation will focus on the management of flood risk in and around the Humber Estuary and its Yorkshire tributaries and will cover a variety of headline themes

YorkTalks 2015

Wednesday 7 January 2015

YorkTalks returns for 2015