• Date and time: Wednesday 7 January 2015, 8.45am to 5.45pm
  • Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building
  • Admission: is by free ticket(s) only. Further information and ticket bookings will be available shortly.

Event details

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

Eventbrite - YorkTalks 2015 - Session One

11.00am - Coffee

11.30am - Session 2

Eventbrite - YorkTalks 2015 - Session Two

1.00pm - Lunch and opportunity to view PhD Poster Competition

1.45pm -  Session 3

Eventbrite - YorkTalks 2015 - Session Three

3.15pm - Coffee and opportunity to view PhD Poster Competition

3.45pm - Session 4

Eventbrite - YorkTalks 2015 - Session Four

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. 

Various speakers on a variety of topics