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.
From Spiders and Dogs to Vomit and Needles: Single-session Phobia Treatment for Children and Adolescents
Fear is a normal and natural response that can protect us from danger. But what if it becomes a debilitating problem because of continuous avoidance and worry? Drawing on the findings of her five-year study, Professor of Mental Health Lina Gega reveals how a single-session treatment for phobias can save money and be as effective as multi-session therapy.
Other talks in the series:
- Grub Up: Feeding the World With Crop Waste and Bugs
- What’s in Our Rivers?
- 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
- 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.
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