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Features: 2019

Jonny Brownlee helps local children ‘give it a tri’ at training sessions

Posted on Friday 15 November 2019

Two-time Olympic medallist Jonny Brownlee met local children yesterday at York Sport Village at the University of York to help deliver the York Sport Junior Triathlon training programme.

A career in cancer research

Posted on Thursday 1 August 2019

One of Britain’s leading prostate cancer experts is retiring from the University of York after three decades.

Academic delves into the archaeology of espionage at famous Berlin Cold War spy base

Posted on Friday 7 June 2019

Professor John Schofield’s father never spoke about his work. Having signed the Official Secrets Act he couldn’t.

Wartime love story discovered in the archives

Posted on Thursday 6 June 2019

Archivists at the University of York have discovered a record of the wartime romance of Margaret and Sidney who met in York in 1943 and married the following year.

India Election Results: A victory for Hindu nationalist welfarism

Posted on Friday 24 May 2019

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been re-elected as the country's leader in the world's largest national election. Dr Indrajit Roy from the University of York's Department of Politics discusses what this means for the future of India.

Bond 25 announcement: Consistency is key

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2019

An expert in film, television and digital culture at the University of York comments on the latest announcement on the cast and plot of the 25th installment of the James Bond movies.

Endgame - the movie event of the year?

Posted on Tuesday 23 April 2019

As reviews for Marvel’s Endgame movie start to make headlines, an expert in television and film at the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Television and Film discusses what makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe so special.

Need for social skills helped shape modern human face

Posted on Monday 15 April 2019

The modern human face is distinctively different to that of our near relatives and now researchers believe its evolution may have been partly driven by our need for good social skills.

Game of Thrones: Fictional history or pure fantasy?

Posted on Friday 12 April 2019

An expert in late medieval literature at the University of York comments on the blend of fictional history and fantasy in George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones, as the television adaptation of the books reaches its final series.

International Children’s Book Day: The codex kids - how children’s stories are keeping books alive

Posted on Tuesday 2 April 2019

Professor Helen Smith, from the University of York's Department of English and Related Literature, comments on how children's books continue to inspire adults and young people to keep reading.

Conflict over Kashmir: A web of complicity

Posted on Thursday 14 March 2019

Dr Indrajit Roy, expert in the politics of the Global South, and Zahid Ullah, a PhD student studying violent extremism in Pakistan, both from the University of York's Department of Politics, discuss the reasons behind the recent escalation in hostilities over Kashmir and what this means for the future of international relations in India and Pakistan.

Researchers unravel secrets of medieval life up North

Posted on Monday 4 February 2019

A nun who faked her own death, an archbishop who went into battle with an army of clergymen, and why being a priest was the most dangerous job of the Middle Ages: these are just some of the stories beginning to emerge from fourteenth-century records held in the University of York’s archives.