Open lectures: Spring term 2020
Every term, the University organises free open lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience.
Most require tickets (available on individual event pages) but some do not. Where tickets are needed, this is also indicated in the publicity.
Putting the history of medicine at the heart of the Science Museum: Curating the new medicine galleries
The fight of Nigerien civil society for fiscal justice in the face of governments and the French mining giant ORANO
Natural Justice and a sense of place: Some examples of how soil can be used as intelligence and evidence
Research at Tate Modern
Gallery director Frances Morris will discuss how research sits within Tate Modern and is tied to public facing outcomes.
Protecting children’s rights in Pakistan
Urooj Fatima will discuss her experience as a journalist writing on children’s rights and what steps could be taken to improve children’s rights in Pakistan.
Masterclass guest lecture: Richard Hughes
The founder of Zeus Capital discusses the highs and lows of starting and growing successful businesses.
Support or Scourge? Archbishop William Melton and the tradition of loyal opposition to the English Crown, 1317-1340
This lecture will examine Archbishop William Melton’s record as prelate in terms of his relationship with two successive kings of England, Edward II and Edward III, and the sometimes-ambivalent support that he provided to their regimes
Shown in a life-like way (or ‘no great art therein’): Ottoman costume albums and the art of self-representation
The first in this term's series from the York Islamic Art Circle
Children and research
Public health research involves clinical trials and these become a more sensitive issue when it involves children...
Techno and the Teufelsberg: Excavating Berlin's Cold War
What do the research projects of Berlin's sites, buildings and communities tell us about the city and its people?
The Ordered Universe Project: An interdisciplinary approach to the medieval science of Robert Grosseteste
A medieval historian, an experimental psychologist, and a theoretical physicist explain why they have been working together for 12 years on a series of treatises written in the first third of the 13th century
Sun-powered flight: How gliders work
Professor Andy Marvin discusses glider flight from Sir George Cayley to the present day...