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A Decade of Discovery: York Festival of Ideas celebrates tenth anniversary

Posted on Thursday 8 April 2021

York Festival of ideas – one of the biggest free events of its kind in the UK – returns in June to celebrate a decade of educating, entertaining and inspiring diverse audiences of all ages.

Impacts of sunscreen on coral reefs needs urgent attention, say scientists

Posted on Wednesday 31 March 2021

More research is needed on the environmental impact of sunscreen on the world’s coral reefs, scientists at the University of York say.

Steroid hormone could reduce risk of preterm birth for high-risk single baby pregnancies

Posted on Wednesday 31 March 2021

Taking progestogens - steroid hormones - during pregnancy could reduce the risk of preterm birth in high-risk single baby pregnancies, research has shown.

Students help combat loneliness in new city initiative

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021

Students from the University of York have teamed up with the council to help tackle the problem of isolation in the city during the pandemic.

Independent commission places wellbeing and equality at heart of public policy

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021

An independent commission, chaired by Professor Kate Pickett from University of York, has set out a range of measures for transforming public policy related to inequalities.

Sheepskin was the anti-fraud device of choice for lawyers for hundreds of years, study shows

Posted on Wednesday 24 March 2021

Medieval and early modern lawyers chose to write on sheepskin parchment because it helped prevent fraud, new analysis shows.

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