The launch of the University of York’s new Research Strategy offers the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the University’s finest researchers with the return of YorkTalks on Wednesday 7 January.
YorkTalks was inaugurated as part of the University’s 50th anniversary year with our Anniversary Professors presenting their research as part of a day-long event. The event is purposefully styled to emulate the best of TED style talks. Last year’s audience was drawn from the York and regional academic community, donors and alumni supports of the University and the general public. The event is designed to encourage inter-disciplinary interactions by bringing together academic speakers from different disciplines in each session.
YorkTalks 2015 will take at the Berrick Saul Building. Each session is ticketed separately to encourage audiences to attend as much of the day as they can.
The speakers who will present their work in fast-paced 15 minute presentations are listed in the programme below.
The day will begin with a formal welcome from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts which will be followed by the launch of the University Research Strategy by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Deborah Smith. This will be followed by four sessions in which four speakers will present their research and then take questions from the audience.
The day will also include a chance to celebrate the innovation and brilliance of our post-graduate community with a poster competition. The competition will be judged by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and the three Academic Coordinators (or their nominees).
8.45am - Coffee
9.10am - Session 1
9.10am - Welcome and Introduction
Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor
9.15am - Launching the University of York Research Strategy
Professor Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research
9.45am - Session One talks
- Professor Andrew Street - Realising Florence Nightingale’s vision
- Professor Michael White - The avant garde and the everyday
- Dr Mark Roodhouse - Uncovering the London underworld
- Professor Kate Pickett - The enemy between us: how inequality harms us all
11.00am - Coffee
11.30am - Session 2
- Dr Oliver Craig - Why the world went to pot
- Dr Helen Smith - What is the matter?
- Dr Kirsty Penkman - Time travel in a crystal ball
- Dr Damian Murphy - Sound design for our sound environment
1.00pm - Lunch and opportunity to view PhD Poster Competition
1.45pm - Session 3
- Professor Karl Atkin - The illusion of choice
- Dr Kathryn Arnold - Does wildlife need a drugs policy?
- Professor Simon Gilbody - Depression and the Third Age
- Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou - Making up or breaking up? Euroscepticism and the making of the Union
3.15pm - Coffee and opportunity to view PhD Poster Competition
3.45pm - Session 4
- Professor Neil Bruce - Defusing an explosive issue
- Professor Lucy Carpenter - Between the sea and the sky
- Professor Paul Kaye - Poverty and neglect – fighting a deadly disease
- Professor Howard Wilson - Fusion energy – a question of time
5.15pm - Drinks and PhD poster competition results, announced by Professor Koen Lamberts
Four sessions of four speakers each where each speaker will give a 15 minute presentation of their work and its impact.