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  • Date and time: Monday 24 April 2023, 7pm to 8pm
  • Location: In-person only
    The Angel On The Green, Bishopthorpe Road (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

YorkIdeas on the Green talks

YorkIdeas, at the University of York, is teaming up with Angel on the Green – a community-owned enterprise – to bring ideas, research and engagement into York’s neighbourhoods. 

On selected Monday evenings, a speaker from the University of York will set out a big idea in conversation with anyone who wants to come along and hear their reactions and ideas. 

The seven-part series – free to attend for all – will explore some of the most pressing challenges our society is facing and the ideas and research that aim to solve them. 

What’s in Our Rivers? 

Alistair Boxall, Professor in Environmental Science, discusses his team’s work to understand the pollution of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. Find out how their research can help us better manage the risks of chemicals, and what you can do to clean up York’s rivers.

Whats in our rivers - slides (PDF , 13,457kb)

Other talks in the series: 

•    Grub Up: Feeding the World With Crop Waste and Bugs
•    Digital Rights: What Are They and Why Should We Care About Them? 
•    Tackling Inequality and Poverty: Community Wealth Building
•    Exploring Art and Why It Matters
•    From Spiders and Dogs to Vomit and Needles: Single-session Phobia Treatment for Children and Adolescents
•    Policing and the Most Vulnerable in Society

York Festival of Ideas is an annual, award-winning Festival offering 150+ FREE talks, panel discussions, performances, family-friendly events, and more to educate, entertain and inspire. Join us from 2-15 June 2023 to REDISCOVER, REIMAGINE, REBUILD.

Connect with York Festival of Ideas:

Twitter: @YorkFestofIdeas
Facebook: YorkFestivalofIdeas
Instagram: yorkfestivalofideas


Connect with Angel on the Green:

Twitter: @AngelOnTheGreen
Facebook: angelonthegreen
Instagram: angelonthegreen

Image credit: Ric Liptrot