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News archive: Events press releases 2011

University celebrates Selby scientist's anniversary

Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2011

The University of York has celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Selby scientist Smithson Tennant with a series of public events.

Landmark conference on cultural equalities

Posted on Friday 9 December 2011

The University of York’s Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) today marks its successful partnership with the British Museum with a major policy conference.

Lord Melvyn Bragg discusses impact of King James Bible

Posted on Monday 5 December 2011

Writer and broadcaster Lord Melvyn Bragg will deliver an inaugural public lecture at the University of York on the King James Bible.

Reserves run deep to aid marine protection

Posted on Friday 25 November 2011

A leading marine biologist from New Zealand will discuss the UK’s new Marine Act as part of a public lecture at the University of York.

Going public: taking archaeology to the people

Posted on Friday 18 November 2011

Writer and broadcaster Michael Wood is the keynote speaker at a major conference at the University of York that aims to examine the relationship between archaeology and the wider public.

Making great TV and protecting your success

Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2011

Managing Director of ITV Studios Denise O’Donoghue will lead a discussion on the process of making great television at the University of York.

Meeting the challenge of reconstructing post-civil war Libya

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2011

A former politician, who helped to broker the United Nations peace plan in Cambodia in 1991, will give a lecture at the University of York next week on how the international community should respond to mass atrocities in Libya.

Event aims to dispel confusion over student finance

Posted on Wednesday 9 November 2011

Prospective higher education students can learn how much it will cost them to study under the new system of fees at a special event at the University of York next week.

Exhibition examines relationships between art and nature

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2011

The Norman Rea Gallery at the University of York is hosting an exhibition focusing on the relationships between art and nature.

Improving children's education by turning research into reality

Posted on Monday 26 September 2011

More than 100 teachers, educators and policy makers are gathering at the University of York this week for the inaugural conference of the Institute for Effective Education.

Public lecture examines healthcare in the future

Posted on Monday 26 September 2011

A pioneering neuroscientist will deliver a healthcare public lecture at the University of York next week.

Nurse education promotes compassion and co-operation

Posted on Friday 23 September 2011

The University of York is marking the launch of its new undergraduate nursing programme with a conference exploring the development of compassionate and competent nurses, which will feature a range of international experts.

Conference examines urban unrest

Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2011

A conference at the University of York will focus on the riots in English and European cities over the summer.

Clouds of change build in the world of e-Science

Posted on Monday 19 September 2011

The revolutionary concept of cloud computing will come under the spotlight at a major international e-Science conference at the University of York next week.

Towards the cloud

Posted on Tuesday 16 August 2011

A major international e-Science conference at the University of York will explore the concept of cloud computing to enable better use of software and data from research and industry.

Memory experts meet in York

Posted on Thursday 28 July 2011

Leading memory researchers from across the world are gathering at the University of York for a major six-day conference.

University of York students celebrate success

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Nearly 3,000 men and women will graduate from the University of York this week, each with a story to tell. Here are just some of them:

University awards nine honorary degrees

Posted on Friday 8 July 2011

A campaigner for women's rights, a neuroscientist and broadcaster, an archaeologist, a playwright and a national newspaper editor are to receive honorary degrees from the University of York next week.

Conference examines the influence of the King James Bible

Posted on Friday 1 July 2011

The University of York's Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies is hosting a major international conference to mark the 400th Anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible.

Official opening for Schools of Law and Management

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2011

A stunning flagship building housing the York Law School and the York Management School at the University of York will be officially opened next week.

Critical perspectives on crime, deviance, disorder and social harm

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011

One of the most significant events in critical criminology for more than 40 years takes place at the University of York later this month.

Hands-on insight into York's history

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2011

From the humorous to the horrific, University of York students will help people of all ages explore York's fascinating past at the Yorkshire Museum this Sunday.

Senses bring learning to life at festival

Posted on Monday 20 June 2011

Postgraduate students will use the senses to help bring research to life at a fun event for families at the University of York.

York welcomes top Japanese scientists

Posted on Monday 20 June 2011

The leading international expert in the field of spintronic devices will deliver the 2011 Cantor Nanoscience Lecture at the University of York.

The ‘greening’ of the York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Wednesday 15 June 2011

An ‘Island of Green’ made from real grass will provide an organic sensory space in The Ron Cooke Hub at the University of York as part the first York Festival of Ideas.

University’s popularity keeps student recruitment team busy

Posted on Thursday 9 June 2011

The University of York reports a healthy interest in its Open Days and prospectuses from prospective students despite the prospect of increasing tuition fees.

Chair of Government fiscal watchdog visits York

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2011

British economist Robert Chote, Chair of the Office of Budget Responsibility, will deliver a major public lecture at the University of York.

York celebrates ideas with eye-catching new festival

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2011

A new festival celebrating York's rich tradition of artistic creativity and intellectual thought starts this month.

Exhibition puts drawing centre-stage

Posted on Monday 23 May 2011

An art exhibition challenging traditional stereotypes of drawing is going on show at the University of York.

Students prepare for modern day war of the Roses

Posted on Friday 6 May 2011

Student athletes from York and Lancaster are gearing up for Europe's largest annual inter-university sports tournament, Roses 2011.

Photography exhibition rocks

Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2011

Iconic photographs capturing world famous rock stars off-stage are going on show at the University of York.

National Well-being debate comes to York

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2011

The National Well-being debate is coming to York, giving local people the chance to have their say about what matters to them.

University stages poignant stem cell drama

Posted on Friday 25 March 2011

A play aimed at teenagers, which explores the social and ethical implications of stem cell research, is to be staged at the University of York on the eve of a major conference on the subject.

'Good artists borrow, great artists steal'

Posted on Thursday 17 March 2011

The Norman Rea Gallery at the University of York is calling on local artists to contribute to an exhibition by copying the ideas of art's famous names.

Energy for our future: have your say

Posted on Wednesday 16 March 2011

Experts from across the UK will discuss how the future energy needs of the planet can be met as part of an interactive debate at the University of York this Friday.

Festival brings Physics to life

Posted on Wednesday 16 March 2011

A pantomime featuring Ellie the Electron will bring quantum physics to life through songs, dance and live music.

Seeking student input to discover global solutions

Posted on Monday 14 March 2011

Students are to hold a special event at the University of York today focusing on how to create smarter healthcare and smarter cities.

The happiness question

Posted on Tuesday 8 March 2011

Professor Lord Layard will explore whether a happier society is possible in a keynote speech at the University of York.

In search of York's lost library

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2011

Eighth-century York owed its reputation as one of the most intellectually influential cities in Europe to the library and school headed by the scholar Alcuin.

Colourful Chinese New Year Gala celebrations are spectacular success

Posted on Monday 21 February 2011

The Chinese Lunar New Year was celebrated in style as York’s Chinese community gathered for a dazzling gala evening at the University of York.

York premiere for two-man play

Posted on Monday 21 February 2011

One of the most colourful characters of the eighteenth century, Dr Samuel Johnson, will be brought to life at the York premiere of a two-man show.

York celebrates feminist cultural activism

Posted on Thursday 10 February 2011

Organisers of a York carnival are encouraging women from around the world to send them their knickers to help create a unique piece of feminist social artwork.

Yorkshire Africanists celebrate York launch

Posted on Monday 7 February 2011

The Yorkshire African Studies Network is marking its launch at the University of York with a conference on democracy and power.

A celebration of paper crafts

Posted on Thursday 3 February 2011

An art exhibition at the University of York will celebrate the often over-looked art of paper crafts.

Lessons of history to inform response to today's health challenges

Posted on Tuesday 25 January 2011

The University of York and the World Health Organization are to co-host a 12-month seminar series that will use the history of health to help society to address today's global health challenges.

University welcomes new art exhibition

Posted on Monday 24 January 2011

An exhibition of the work of Monaco-born artist Adeline de Monseignat opens at the University of York tonight.

Rebuilding Higher Education in post-conflict Iraq

Posted on Tuesday 18 January 2011

The University of York’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), in partnership with the Institute for International Education (IIE) based in Washington DC, is to host a major international conference on the reconstruction of Higher Education in Iraq.

University awards three honorary degrees

Posted on Friday 14 January 2011

The University of York is to award honorary degrees to a pioneering physicist, a soprano singer and celebrated early music specialist, and a charity fundraiser.

Has the time for local television finally arrived?

Posted on Friday 7 January 2011

York will be the focus of a campaign to kick-start an initiative aimed at ushering in a revolution in local television coverage.

Beyond the box office: the cultural importance of film

Posted on Tuesday 4 January 2011

From Saturday Night and Sunday Morning to The Full Monty, how have British films had an impact on the way we see ourselves and the world we live in?

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