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Director of Oscar-winning movie discusses film ‘magic’ at Festival of Ideas

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2024

Shekhar Kapur, Director of Oscar–winning movie, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and celebrated author Vikas Swarup, author of Q&A, adapted for film as Slumdog Millionaire, will join the York Festival of Ideas to talk about how movies and books can capture a global audience’s imagination.


Norse code: University of York boosts sustainability by moving its “Viking” computer cluster to renewable data centre

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2024

The University of York has located a new high performance computer facility dubbed “Viking 2” at a renewable data centre in Sweden.


Secrets of sargassum: Scientists advance knowledge of seaweed causing chaos in the Caribbean and West Africa

Posted on Monday 27 May 2024

Researchers have been working to track and study floating sargassum, a prolific seaweed swamping Caribbean and West African shorelines, and causing environmental and economic harm.


3D printing explores a ‘Wonder of Pollen’ in new partnership between the University of York and RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2024

The world of pollen is being explored in a new way, using experimental 3D printing techniques in a pioneering partnership between the University of York and RHS Garden Harlow Carr.


Scientists team up with York Hospital to study DNA mutations behind blood cancers

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2024

Scientists from the University of York are working with doctors and patients at York Hospital to understand the DNA mutations linked to a group of chronic blood cancers, and investigate why, in some cases, they can suddenly become more aggressive.


Protection of saltmarshes is vital for climate change mitigation, researchers warn

Posted on Wednesday 22 May 2024

The UK’s saltmarshes are under threat from climate change, coastal erosion, and sea-level rise, according to a new study.


A musical twist on Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2024

University of York researcher, Professor John Bowen, is an advisor to the actors and director of National Theatre’s new musical take on Charles Dickens' final completed novel, Our Mutual Friend.


Professor of health economics elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2024

Professor of Health Economics, Mark Sculpher, has been elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.


York sets out importance of Graduate Visa route to Prime Minister

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2024

Professor Charlie Jeffery, University of York Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the N8 research-intensive universities, has helped coordinate a letter asking the Prime Minister to accept the findings of the Migration Advisory Committee.


New drive to put parents and carers at heart of child poverty debate in Scotland

Posted on Monday 20 May 2024

The University of York and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) are launching a drive to engage parents and carers from across Scotland to share their everyday experiences of living on a low income.


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