Public lectures: Spring term 2016

Previous lectures

Personalising education along genetic lines: Is it possible and is it right?

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Educational research lectures at the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Chemistry, Lego and robots

Tuesday 15 March 2016

The 2016 Archbishop Holgate's lecture

Railway official postcards, 1900-1914: Articles of art and advertising

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Before the First World War a craze for pictorial postcards swept the nation; in 1906 the Post Office handled an estimated one billion of these small card objects.

Where Does the Buck Stop – with Business, Government or Citizens?

Friday 11 March 2016

CSR Leadership Seminar Series

Different approaches to combat antibiotic resistance

Thursday 10 March 2016

Antibiotics are the foundations on which modern medicine is built but bacteria are becoming resistant. Find out in this talk about the search for new antibiotics being undertaken at the University of York.

Sustainable Hygiene?

Thursday 10 March 2016

Part of the CSR seminar series

Europe: New foundations for an unknown future

Wednesday 9 March 2016

This term's York Medieval lecture

Universities and inequalities: from the eleven plus to eighteen plus?

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Educational research lectures at the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

'More than a feeling': The informed application of music in everyday and extraordinary wellbeing challenges

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Wellbeing is a state defined by a sense of comfort, achievement, health and happiness. Challenges to our wellbeing span the life course and can include both the everyday (learning & memory) and the extraordinary (physical or mental illness). How might music help in these situations? Can we optimise any positive effects?

Health, history, hygiene and hands

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Professor Wendy Graham discusses health, history, hygiene and hands

Women in Finance Panel

Monday 7 March 2016

The Investment & Finance Society proudly presents our first ever Women in Finance event with a panel of students and alumnus who have secured internships and graduate positions in the world of finance.

Radio 4: The 3rd Degree

Monday 7 March 2016

Battle of the Brains! University of York's academics from Physics, History, and TFTV, take on students at Radio 4's The 3rd Degree.

Promoting Human Rights in Kenya: successes and failures

Friday 4 March 2016

Gacheke Gachihi works with the National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders in Kenya. He is a social justice activist working at grassroots level in the slums of Nairobi with the objective of encouraging community members to know their rights and connecting them with policymakers and duty bearers. His talk will look at the successes and challenges of this work.

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Thursday 3 March 2016

York Society of Engineers lecture

Moral lessons from fiction

Thursday 3 March 2016

The last in this term's 'Doing the Right Thing' lectures

"Not everyone can be a Gandhi": The global Indian medical diaspora in the post-WWII era

Thursday 3 March 2016

Adopting a global health history perspective, this lecture examines the post-war Indian medical diaspora, exploring the contemporary impact and historical legacy of this remarkable circulation of health care practitioners.

‘Loud and proud’: Politics and passion in the English Defence League

Thursday 3 March 2016

This talk draws on a three-year study of grassroots (especially youth) activism in the English Defence League.

Shall You Have a Fishy?

Thursday 3 March 2016

CSR Leadership Seminar Series

The improbable origin of complex life

Wednesday 2 March 2016

The second of this term's York Biology Lectures

Women's History on film: The making of Suffragette

Tuesday 1 March 2016

History Lecture looking at the making of the film 'Suffragette'

Sustainability in the Value Chain

Friday 26 February 2016

CSR Leadership Seminar Series

Summer 2016: The Mystery Plays at the Minster

Wednesday 24 February 2016

This summer, the Mystery Plays return to the Minster, one of the highlights in the City’s calendar. This lecture will provide an introduction to the Plays and hopefully set the mood for the forthcoming summer event.

Conversion Hysteria 3

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and has been Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature since 2006.

Helping troubled pupils

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Educational research lectures at the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

This House believes freedom of expression is under threat at British universities

Tuesday 23 February 2016

York Union present a debate on the subject of censorship and freedom of expression

The philosophy of Pride - workshop

Monday 22 February 2016

One of GSA's LGBT History Month events

The nomadic eye: Travelling through Thomas Gainsborough’s landscapes

Monday 22 February 2016

In this talk, Mark Hallett will take us on a tour of Gainsborough’s landscapes, and offer some initial suggestions about how we might best understand and appreciate the pictorial world which he creates in and through them.

Gender and sexuality in the primary school: exploring the effects of LGBT equalities work

Friday 19 February 2016

Part of GSA's events for LGBT History Month

Struggling to protect land rights in Sri Lanka - CANCELLED

Friday 19 February 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been CANCELLED. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Ethics and the environment

Thursday 18 February 2016

The third lecture this term in the 'Doing the Right Thing' series

Public launch of CAHR's Human Rights Defender Hub

Thursday 18 February 2016

The newly established Human Rights Defender Hub at the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) is pleased to announce the participation of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders at the official launch of the Hub

Martin Daubney: Pornography and the demonisation of young men

Tuesday 16 February 2016

York Union present Martin Daubney

Changes of state and mind

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Professor Dame Carol Robinson presents the Chemistry Anniversary Lecture

History of and contemporary issues in Trans health

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Part of LGBT History Month

Ethical Banking: Fact or Fiction?

Friday 12 February 2016

CSR Leadership Seminar Series

This House Believes Multiculturalism Has Failed Britain

Thursday 11 February 2016

To discuss whether multiculturalism really has failed in Britain, the York Union is assembling a special panel debate featuring some of the biggest names in politics.

Death and Immortality

Thursday 11 February 2016

Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture

Problem masculinities of 'Lad Culture' and LGBT identities

Monday 8 February 2016

Part of GSA's events for LGBT History Month

The spirit of the forest: Fairytales and rustic fantasy in architecture 1890-1925

Monday 8 February 2016

This lecture takes as its theme the fairy tale as an animating influence in works of Northern European architecture during the decades of transition into early modernism. It looks at both the import and cultural significance of examples taken from the Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, and the Glasgow Four.

Sorcery-related violence in Papua New Guinea

Friday 5 February 2016

Papua New Guinea is a linguistically and culturally diverse country that shares a traditional belief in and practice of sorcery within its 22 provinces. Sorcery accusations result in violence that violates individuals’ rights, particularly those of women and children. Monica Paulus will discuss the difficulties people accused of sorcery face in defending themselves.

The Vasa (Sweden’s equivalent to the Mary Rose) and the Mary Rose

Thursday 4 February 2016

York Society of Engineers lecture

Godly and Godless morality

Thursday 4 February 2016

The second in this term's morality lectures by the Department of Philosophy

100 years of tear gas: From the battlefields of WWI to the streets of today

Thursday 4 February 2016

Over the past 100 years tear gases have been deployed to lure soldiers from hiding, disperse protesters and quell prisoners. Looking at key moments in the history of tear gases, Anna Feigenbaum provides a behind the scenes look at the people and policies that came to make these chemical agents the most popular tool for law enforcement worldwide.

Selling Sustainability

Thursday 4 February 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

When corporations and activists collide

Wednesday 3 February 2016

The last in this series of lectures hosted by the Centre for Applied Human Rights

Goodricke Public Lecture: Understanding Eating Disorders

Wednesday 3 February 2016

This workshop aims to provide information to those who support students, friends or family members with eating disorders, or anyone who is interested in learning more about these conditions.

From prison to university: Should criminals be given an education?

Tuesday 2 February 2016

The first of this term's public lectures from the Centre for Lifelong Learning

Benedikt Ried’s vaults in Prague Castle and the question of Formative Inventiveness

Monday 1 February 2016

Professor Norbert Nussbaum will be returning to York to talk about his current research on Eastern European Gothic, specifically the extraordinary vaults in Prague castle

Rome ruined, Rome recalled: Reformation, memory and the ‘antiquity of Godliness’

Thursday 28 January 2016

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies lecture

Bridging Science and Decision-Making

Thursday 28 January 2016

CSR Leadership Seminar Series

Making York the first UK human rights city

Wednesday 27 January 2016

The third in this series of evening lectures hosted by the Centre for Applied Human Rights

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration and Lecture

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Readings, music, reflections and a lecture for students, staff and the local community

Laser Fusion

Tuesday 26 January 2016

York PhysSoc event

Choppy Waters: The Conservative Party Against All Odds

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Game over: the Tories have won. And, given how the victory has confounded the Labour Party, they’re sure to win again next time. Triumphant and carefree – Dave’s the man. Except, as Ed Miliband might put it, that’s just not true.

On migration and refugees in Malaysia: On being a human rights activist

Monday 25 January 2016

Drawing from her experiences growing up around activism, and in her work at the Malaysian human rights organisation Tenaganita, Katrina Jorene Maliamauv will share stories of migrants and refugees she's worked with directly, and will speak about her and her colleagues' work defending refugee rights, challenging the criminalisation of migrants and working to end various forms of modern-day slavery.

Behavioural Economics: Real World Applications and Challenges

Friday 22 January 2016

CSR Leadership Seminar Series

Women’s situation in public and private sphere in Egypt

Friday 22 January 2016

This lecture will discuss women’s issues and suffering in the private and public spheres in Egypt – and the relation between the two. A particular focus will be given to how violence in the domestic sphere prevents women’s public participation.

Can we have moral knowledge?

Thursday 21 January 2016

The first lecture in this term's Philosophy lectures on morality

An evening with United Rescue

Thursday 21 January 2016

Part of YUSU Refugee Week

In Conversation: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the UK's leading television comedy partnership

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Join ‘Living Legends’ comedy writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran for an exclusive masterclass

Representing refugees

Wednesday 20 January 2016

The second in this fantastic series of evening lectures hosted by the Centre for Applied Human Rights

Council for at Risk Academics

Wednesday 20 January 2016

This event is now CANCELLED.

Climate Change Refugees

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Part of YUSU Refugee Week

The United Nations Refugee Agency

Monday 18 January 2016

Part of YUSU Refugee Week

Youth Politics: Engagement-disengagement, rights-responsibilities, policy and practice

Thursday 14 January 2016

It is clear that young people in the UK and elsewhere are not completely disengaged with politics. Indeed youth activists were frequently seen to be at the heart of the success of recent phenomena, especially in ‘new politics’ from both sides of the Scottish Referendum campaign, the rise of the SNP and other challenger parties, and the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Protecting human rights defenders here and abroad

Wednesday 13 January 2016

The first in a series of evening lectures hosted by the Centre for Applied Human Rights

Dining out with friends: Host microbe interactions in the gastrointestinal tract

Wednesday 13 January 2016

The first of this term's York Biology Lectures

YorkTalks 2016

Wednesday 6 January 2016

YorkTalks returns for 2016