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Features: 2018

Three days of Christmas on the Western Front

Posted on Friday 21 December 2018

Previously unseen letters and doodles from an officer on the Western Front reveal a compelling and ultimately tragic story of life on the front line over three Christmases.

Review of the Year: Five things we learned in 2018

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2018

The University of York has generated meaningful expert reaction to our changing times in 2018, as well as thought-provoking research about the challenges facing the environment, global health, and culture. Here are some highlights of the fascinating things we have learned from York researchers in 2018.

Gunpowder, treason and plot: Three things to remember on 5th November

Posted on Friday 2 November 2018

Experts at the University of York comment on the famous gunpowder plot of 1605 - the characters, the politics, and the brutality of the times:

Four monster facts for a spooky Halloween

Posted on Friday 26 October 2018

Ever wondered about the secrets and inspirations behind the creation of some of our most beloved and terrifying Halloween monsters? Researchers at the University of York share their insights into the makings of some of the world's more memorable Halloween characters.

Quiet Place Book Club launches podcast series

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018

The Quiet Place Book Club has launched a new seven-part podcast series exploring the broad range of research interests at the University of York's Department of English and Related Literature.

The Time Lord returns.... as a woman?

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018

As critics begin to pick over the first teaser trailer for the BBC's Doctor Who, final year student at the University of York’s Department of English and Related Literature, Shevek Fodor, asks whether the new Doctor’s adventures will be influenced by assumptions about gender identity.

‘Story of Things’ podcast returns with football, voices, bees, and policing

Posted on Tuesday 5 June 2018

Archaeologist, Dr Penny Spikins, returns for a second series of The Story of Things podcast, where she is exploring research projects in sporting events, voice recognition, bee conservation, and how the police force are tackling issues of mental health.

Botanical brilliance: The Yorkshire plant scientist with no formal training

Posted on Thursday 8 March 2018

The story of a “forthright” 20th-century Yorkshire woman who became an authority on botany despite never receiving a single formal lesson has been uncovered in the archives at the University of York.

Quiet Place announces first book club read

Posted on Thursday 1 March 2018

The Quiet Place Book Club has announced Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche as the first book club read for March.

The Quiet Place Book Club launched

Posted on Thursday 22 February 2018

The University’s Department of English and Related Literature, in partnership with the York Festival of Ideas, has launched a virtual book club named after the Quiet Place on the University’s Campus West.

Celebrating student volunteering in York

Posted on Monday 19 February 2018

Organisations are being invited to nominate student volunteers from the University of York for student volunteering awards.

Economic power, robots, and pollution on the agenda at India lectures

Posted on Thursday 15 February 2018

Researchers in computer science, management, economics and environment are in India this month discussing the economic powers of the east, robotics, and pharmaceutical pollution.

Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela has died aged 78

Posted on Tuesday 23 January 2018

Trumpeter, vocalist, composer, arranger and leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid, Hugh Masekela received an Honorary Doctorate from the University in 2014. As tributes pour in for the musician, Dr Jonathan Eato, from the University of York's Department of Music, looks back at his amazing life and career.

Centre for Applied Human Rights celebrates ten years

Posted on Tuesday 23 January 2018

With major projects addressing security and protection of Human Rights Defenders; justice systems in Egypt and Tunisia; and the law of asylum in the Middle East and Asia, it has been a busy decade for researchers at the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights.