Open lectures: Summer term 2022
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.
Between conflict and cooperation: The contrasting image of the Ottoman Turks in Late Medieval Ragusan sources
‘For he was lively in his mother’s womb … yet dead born’: Medieval frameworks for grieving pregnancy loss
Resilient autonomous systems: Vision and challenges
Professor Radu Calinescu talks about the recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Second Chances Again
Join the Department of English and Related Literature for this term's Adam Phillips Lecture
Reflections on Hope with Kaiser Haq
For this instalment, the York Hope Consortium will be joined by the brilliant poet and academic Kaiser Haq to reflect on the concept of Hope.
'No Beer on a Dead Planet': Mapping environmental protest in Australia
Despite branding itself ‘the Lucky Country’, Australia has faced a considerable number of significant environmental challenges in recent years...
Psychiatry as a vocation: Moral injury, COVID-19, and the phenomenology of clinical practice
In this talk, Professor Matthew Broome will focus on a particular kind of emotional impact of the pandemic, namely the phenomenology of the experience of moral injury in healthcare professionals.
Grief: Wrestling with time and embracing the strange enduring agency of the deceased
In grief, time troubles us. We are confronted, again and again with the fact that we cannot turn back time, and do the past otherwise...
Recovery from crises: Brazilian public health and environment reflections
This webinar debates two crises - Covid-19 and climate - from global and local perspectives.
RESCHEDULED - Maximising an omni-channel strategy in the pandemic recovery era
Why an omni-channel business strategy should now be the core part of any business with changes in customers behaviours in the post pandemic world.
Global Production, National Institutions, and Skill Formation: The political economy of training and employment in Auto Parts suppliers from Mexico and Turkey
This talk examines the skill systems in Mexico and Turkey, with a focus on auto parts producers, and the implications of these systems for these countries' development.
What do brackets want?
Jane Gilbert talks about how and why brackets travel, how they accompany and charm us, and especially about the effects of their presence on poetic texts.
Poverty: A human rights perspective
Baroness Ruth Lister of Burtersett explores key concepts around poverty, in particular making links between poverty and human rights, agency and citizenship.
RESCHEDULED - Whistleblowing: Speaking truth to power
Join PhD student Ian Foxley for the third instalment of the 'Hope and Social Change' Symposium Series.
Animated persona and the existence of dead persons
Professor Masahiro Morioka shows some examples of the appearance of an animated persona and tries to explain them in terms of philosophy and phenomenology.
How the pandemic changed Greek tourism and the challenges ahead
Dimitris Fragakis talks about the effect the pandemic has had on Greek tourism.
In and out of time in the Medieval Parish Church
A talk that explores conceptions of time and space, with the medieval parish church as a vessel for the marking and imagining of time.
Imagining Hope in conversation with Saleema Nawaz
For this instalment, the York Hope Consortium will be joined by the incredible writer Saleema Nawaz to reflect on the concept of ‘Hope’.
(Re)Imagining the past: Race and the representation of Anne Boleyn in Tudor England and beyond
Explore the role Anne Boleyn plays in Tudor race-making, then and now.
Removal, re-interpretation or re-contextualisation? A conversation on contested statues, resistance and the reimagination of public spaces
What actions can be taken to create more inclusive public environments and consider which voices and perspectives should be at the forefront of such conversations?
Psychedelics: A new hope for PTSD
Discover the vital role plant medicines have to offer those suffering from PTSD, brain injuries and mental ill-health.
Brazil 2022: From hope to hate
An event that will investigate the legacy of Jair Bolsonaro’s office in different areas of public policy and reflect on the challenges that it poses to progressive politics beyond the electoral cycle.
The crisis of the meritocracy: How popular demand (not politicians) made Britain into a mass education society
Professor Peter Mandler discusses the crisis of the meritocracy
Inventing polio care at Saint-Fargeau: Disability and the Welfare State in Interwar France
Rebecca Scales examines how polio transformed France’s welfare state and health care systems, fueled vaccine development and biomedical research.
RESCHEDULED - Collage before Modernism? Composite cultural production 1680-1912
Dr Freya Gowrley talks us through the history of collage
Swings and merry go rounds: COVID-19 and opportunities for fatherhood
Patricia Hamilton discusses the impact of the pandemic on fathers and fatherhood.
CANCELLED - A Brave New World: Changing the face of drugs and harm reduction
Learn about the new conversations that have begun to emerge in drug policy, recreational drugs, and harm reduction.
Reflections on Hope with Annie Zaidi
Join Annie Zaidi (author) as she reflects on the concept of ‘Hope’.
SEI York Celebration 2022
SEI York invites you to attend our Celebration Event on Monday 25 April 2022 at 1.30pm. The event will celebrate the renewed partnership between SEI and the University of York.
Join Indrajit Roy in conversation with Simon Parker (York), Carole Gayet (CNRS Paris), Suryakant Waghmore (IIT-Bombay).
FBOs, Health and Hope
The latest event in the Hope and Social Change Symposium Series
The Environment on Drugs: York Research Talks
An opportunity for you to get to grips with some of the cutting edge research taking place at the University of York.