YorNight features a wide range of engaging talks by leading experts based in York. Join us and discover something new as our researchers discuss topics including tackling cancer, security and face recognition, and social mobility. All talks are FREE and take place at the Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum and King’s Manor, Exhibition Square. No booking is needed, just come along.
The art and science of singing
With live demonstrations from a singing quartet, Dr Helena Daffern and Dr Hauke Egermann reveal the science behind singing.
Spotlight on 5G technologies
Find out why waiting ages for videos to load on your mobile technology could soon be a thing of the past.
Facing up to the security challenge
Find out how police, security and anti-fraud agencies around the world are working with Professor Mike Burton and his team to better understand how the human brain recognises faces.
Pushing boundaries: Beginning life as a researcher
Ever wondered how you become a researcher? Join us to find out some of the many and varied ways people have got into research.
The grammar of selection
With the government resurrecting the idea of selection in schools, Dr Chris Renwick asks whether our understanding of social mobility is all it is cracked up to be.
Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World
Learn about Margaret Cavendish, one of the most prolific female authors and philosophers of the 17th century, with Professor Tom Stoneham and Dr Keith Allen.
Smart interventions for tackling mental health problems in children and young people
Dr Lina Gega discusses new interventions designed to prevent and improve mental health problems before they warrant specialist services.
There will be blood: Identifying rogue receptors that trigger cancer
Find out about a successful collaboration that has led to the identification of a receptor blood stem cell that is essential for the development of haematological cancers.
Challenging the death taboo
Criminologist Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce challenges the assumption that polite British society does not talk about or engage with death.
Syzygy live: Amazing worlds around distant stars
Join Dr Emily Brunsden and Chris Stewart for a live recording of Syzygy, their weekly universe-exploring podcast, and find out about the latest exoplanet discoveries.
Care, compassion and commitment: Nurses as researchers
Sara Ma from York Teaching Hospital discusses her research into Inflammatory Bowel Disease and ways to improve clinical care pathways.
Now you see it, now you don't!: Mind-bending optical illusions
Delve into the amazing world of optical illusions at this family-friendly event and discover what they can tell us about our brains.