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YorNight will host a variety of engaging talks on a broad range of topics. Join us on 25 September and discover the amazing research happening all around us!

King's Manor KG/07

5.45pm - 6.30pm It Lives… Will We? The Robots are Already Here! Colin Williams
6.40pm - 7.00pm Tropical Forest Conservation, Exploration, And a Tree With No Name Andy Marshall
7.10pm - 7.30pm The Accidental War on Nature

Stuart Nattrass

7.40pm - 8.00pm Understanding Daydreams Jonathan Smallwood
8.10pm - 8.30pm The Mystery of Dreaming

Tom Stoneham

*You can find King's Manor on the map. Please note, KG/07 is NOT wheelchair accessible.


King's Manor K/159

5.45pm – 6.05pm Agriculture History in the French Alps Charline Giguet-Covex
6.10pm - 6.30pm Hearing the Past: St Mary's Abbey Reconstructed Ambrose Field, Thomas Krauss, Amelia Gully, Helena Daffern
6.40pm - 7.00pm Soundtracking Your World  Liam Maloney
7.10pm - 7.30pm Can You Handle the Truth? Victoria Carpenter
7:40pm - 8:00pm FIFA World Cup 1966: Planning for Success Alex Gillett, Kevin Tennent
8:10pm - 8.30pm Life in the European Union Charlotte Burns, Paul Tobin

*You can find King's Manor on the map. Please note, K/159 is NOT wheelchair accessible.



King's Manor K/133

6.15pm-7.15pm To Infinity and Beyond... Katherine Leech
7.30pm - 8.30pm Astronomy is Looking Up! Emily Brunsden

*You can find King's Manor on the map. Please note, K/133 is NOT wheelchair accessible.


York Medical Society

5.00pm - 5.20pm Killing Cancer with Cold Plasma Adam Hirst
5.20pm - 5.40pm From Black Pudding to Transfusions; The Weird and Wonderful World of Blood Ian Hitchcock
5.40pm - 6.00pm Can We Use Antiepileptic Drugs to Treat Cancer? Will Brackenbury
6.00pm - 6.30pm Interval with Wine and Soft Drinks  
6.30pm - 6.50pm Fixing the Brain in 'Lazy Eye' Daniel Baker
6.50pm - 7.10pm Creating a Healing Campus: Challenging the Perceptions of Mental Illness Nick Rowe

Interval with Wine and Soft Drinks


Bacteria: Friend or Foe?

Robert Howlett
7.50pm-8.10pm How to Win the Antimicrobial Resistance Arms Race
Maggie Smith
8.10pm-8.30pm Incentivising the Pharma Industry To Develop Drugs That Do More Good Than Harm
Mark Sculpher

*You can find York Medical Society on the map. Please note, York Medical Society IS accessible through the garden.

York Explore


From Fact to Fiction: Medieval Archives and Historical Fiction Writing

Pamela Hartshorne

7.30pm- 8.30pm

In Conversation with Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes

*You can find York Explore on the map. York Explore IS wheelchair accessible.

Barley Hall

5.30pm-5.50pm Boomtown Rats: Ancient Rodent Bones from York as Markers of Urbanisation Dr David Orton, University of York
6.00pm – 6.20pm Unearthing Industrial York  Rachel Cubitt, York Archaeological Trust
6.30pm – 6.50pm Apocalypse Now: Preserving a Medieval Master-piece Sarah Brown, University of York
7.00pm – 7.20pm Laugh with Us: A Cabaret from a Concentration Camp Dr Lisa Peschel, University of York
7.20pm – 7.40pm Yiddish Cabaret from the Rediscovered Finnish-Jewish Archives Dr Simo Muir, University of Leeds
7.40pm – 8.00pm From Russia to the Cape of Good Hope: Jewish music bypassing the Holocaust Dr Stephen Muir, University of Leeds

 *You can find Barley Hall on the map. Barley Hall IS wheelchair accessible.