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News archive: Events press releases 2013

Dr Ross Greene
York hosts first UK workshop by leading child behaviour expert

Posted on Thursday 5 December 2013

A world-leading expert on working with children with behavioural challenges will present his first UK workshop at the University of York this month.


The Rymer Auditorium
Conference tunes in to latest music trends

Posted on Wednesday 4 December 2013

The latest trends and developments in the music industry are the subject of a new European conference hosted by the University of York and York St John University in York this week.


Shakespeare
University of York celebrates 50 years of Education with public lecture on Shakespeare

Posted on Thursday 28 November 2013

A public lecture examining the links between Shakespeare, theatre and democracy will mark the finale of a series of public lectures celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Education at the University of York.


The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York will host its third annual public seminar
Are policymakers listening to environmental scientists?

Posted on Tuesday 19 November 2013

An international panel of academics, policy advisors and politicians will discuss this question at a free public seminar at the University of York early next month.


Baroness Estelle Morris
Baroness Estelle Morris helps York celebrate 50 years of Education

Posted on Thursday 7 November 2013

Former Education Secretary Baroness Estelle Morris will deliver a major public lecture at the University of York to help commemorate 50 years of Education at York.


YDS 2012: Photo by Chris Marriott http://www.chrismarriottphotography.com/
University of York hosts international Computer Science symposium

Posted on Friday 25 October 2013

Postgraduate students from across the UK and Europe are meeting at the University of York for the York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science and Electronics (YDS 2013).


Actors Jason Ryall and Andrina Carroll take part in a recent TFTV performance of The Smoke of Home, one of the plays from the anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape due to be launched in New York on Sunday
Rediscovered plays from the Holocaust to be launched in New York

Posted on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Plays first performed in a Jewish concentration camp and ghetto over 60 years ago are to be staged again for modern-day audiences in New York, thanks to literary detective work by a UK-based academic from the University of York.


Teacher and children (credit: 123rf.com)
Public lecture to examine the role of psychology in recruiting school teachers

Posted on Friday 11 October 2013

The latest in a series of public lectures celebrating 50 years of education at the University of York will examine the role of psychological profiling in the recruitment of school teachers.


The Ron Cooke Hub.
Conference spotlights global health challenges

Posted on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Some of the world’s most serious health challenges are the subject of a two-day conference opening at the University of York today (25 September).


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BAFTA showcase for University of York student film-makers

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Talented student film-makers from the University of York will showcase their work to leading members of the British film industry at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).


Is the world listening? Tackling the chronic health issues of adolescents
Is the world listening? Tackling the chronic health issues of adolescents

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2013

A striking multi-media installation focusing on the challenges facing young people coping with chronic disease has its premiere at the University of York this week.


A groundbreaking conference at the University of York will look at intergenerational justice and the obligations different generations have to one another.
York hosts conference on intergenerational justice

Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2013

A groundbreaking conference at the University of York will look at intergenerational justice and the obligations different generations have to one another.


Image courtesy of the British Beer and Pub Association
University of York hosts Beeronomics 2013

Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2013

A major international conference at the University of York this week will bring together academics, the business community and policy makers to discuss key issues facing the beer and brewing industries.


Dr Han Seung-soo
Politician and alumnus to lecture at York

Posted on Monday 16 September 2013

A former Prime Minister of South Korea, who is an alumnus, will return to the University of York this week to deliver the annual Vice-Chancellor's Lecture.


Chocolate Orange and Apple Product Brochure 1936 - with kind permission of Borthwick Institute
Researchers present a taste of York's heritage

Posted on Friday 13 September 2013

Visitors to the York Food & Drink Festival will have the chance to explore – and taste – York's rich history thanks to a special event staged by researchers from the University of York's Borthwick Institute for Archives.


The new Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CHyM) is developing technology which could increase the sensitivity of hospital Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans by up to 200,000 times.
Public lecture to mark opening of research centre focusing on speedier hospital scans

Posted on Monday 9 September 2013

Major improvements in the detection of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s are being developed at a pioneering £7m research facility due to open officially at the University of York this week.


How the Star Carr site might have looked 11,000 years ago. Image by Dominic Andrews
Open weekend offers the chance to hear the sound of North Yorkshire’s Stone Age past

Posted on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Visitors to an important North Yorkshire archaeological site will hear the sound of some of our earliest hunter-gatherer ancestors at work thanks to an innovative soundscape project at open events this weekend.


Image courtesy of the British Beer and Pub Association
Business community invited to groundbreaking Beeronomics conference

Posted on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Members of the business community involved in the beer and brewing industry are invited to attend a major international conference at the University of York.


Hardwick Hall
Exhibition offers timely new view of England's past

Posted on Monday 15 July 2013

Scholars at the University of York have tapped into the latest mobile technologies and staged a Renaissance ‘flash mob’ to give visitors to 400-year-old Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire a radically 21st century vision of Elizabethan England.


Central Hall.
University of York awards nine honorary degrees

Posted on Friday 5 July 2013

A film producer, a zooarchaeologist, the University’s first woman Deputy Vice-Chancellor, industrialists and eminent scientists are among those to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this week.


Professor Jane Hill
York professor to champion the role of women in science – from a soapbox

Posted on Thursday 4 July 2013

A Professor of Ecology from the University of York will step on to a soapbox in London this week to highlight the role of women in science.


Dr Alison Parkin (right) from the University of York worked with colleagues from the University of Oxford (Suzannah Hexter , Dr Rhiannon Evans and Andreas Bachmeier) on a solar fuels exhibit which will form part of The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London this week.
York scientist shines a light on solar fuels at Royal Society exhibition

Posted on Tuesday 2 July 2013

A researcher at the University of York is to showcase her work on solar fuels at a public exhibition hosted by The Royal Society in London this week.


A GEC cell used to reproduce the plasma conditions inside a commercial plasma etching device
Design for Living: Academy Soiree at the University of York

Posted on Thursday 27 June 2013

Royal Academy of Engineering President Sir John Parker will tonight host a Soiree at the University of York in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal, as Royal Fellow of the Academy.


Stopwatch. Photo: Flickr/wwarby
York postgraduate students given three minutes to impress

Posted on Monday 24 June 2013

Three University of York postgraduate students are aiming to inspire an audience with their research as they compete in the inaugural 3 Minute Thesis UK Competition.


Fusion Doctoral Training Network staff and students outside the York Plasma Institute
Young researchers help forward the quest for fusion energy

Posted on Friday 21 June 2013

Physics and engineering postgraduate students from across Europe are arriving at the University of York this weekend for a conference focusing on fusion research.


Stethoscope (c) Flickr/ernstl
York residents urged to have their say on healthcare inequalities

Posted on Friday 21 June 2013

University of York researchers are urging local people interested in improving fairness in the NHS to join a Citizens’ Panel and make their voices heard.


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Free conference to give new perspectives on neoliberalism

Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2013

A major free conference exploring the economic and socio-political dynamics of ‘neoliberalism’ will take place at the University of York next month.


Servants
What the butler really saw - the true story of life below stairs

Posted on Monday 17 June 2013

Writer Lucy Lethbridge will offer a window into the fascinating downstairs world of the Downton Abbey era at a York Festival of Ideas talk.


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Spotlight falls on ways of fostering business growth

Posted on Wednesday 12 June 2013

A lunchtime panel debate, held as part of a major Economics, Entrepreneurship and Equality Day, will focus on what needs to be done to support business and grow the economy.


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Innovative filmmaking goes on show at LUMA Film Festival

Posted on Monday 10 June 2013

Students from the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television aim to open up the fascinating world of filmmaking to the public as they celebrate and champion their work at the annual LUMA Film Festival.


tackling and managing diabetes
How information technology could transform diabetes care

Posted on Friday 7 June 2013

The York Festival of Ideas will play host to a major public lecture which will explore how information technology can help tackle the escalating problem of diabetes and lead to more effective treatments for patients.


Family fun afternoon
Make some noise at festival family fun event

Posted on Thursday 6 June 2013

Children will have a chance to give a ‘voice’ to a silent movie villain or paint their own Royal self portrait at an afternoon of fun activities organised by postgraduate students at the University of York for the Festival of Ideas.


Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE
Exploring the power of dreams

Posted on Thursday 6 June 2013

Space scientist, consultant and broadcaster Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock will explain at a public lecture how she uses the wow factor to inspire children into careers in science.


The Dutch Courtesan
Students transport Jacobean city comedy to a dystopian near-future

Posted on Wednesday 5 June 2013

A 17th century Jacobean comedy seldom seen on the modern stage is undergoing a thoroughly modern re-working with the help of students from the University of York.


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York Festival of Ideas fosters new writing talent

Posted on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Some of the country's brightest new writing stars will be heading to York later this month for an afternoon of debate and discussion designed to showcase their talents and give an insight into the inspiration and influences behind their prize-winning prose.


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University expert to shed new light on silent film classics

Posted on Friday 31 May 2013

Pioneering American films from the silent era of the movies are to be screened in Leeds and London later this month at events organised by Judith Buchanan, Professor of Film and Literature and Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York.


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Top authors discuss 'Renaissance Reincarnations'

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Authors Germaine Greer, Robert Hutchinson, Catherine Fletcher, and Pamela Hartshorne will offer an insight into the process of re-creating Renaissance personalities for a modern audience at an event organised by the University of York.


Chocolates
Clocking In: Life in the Chocolate City

Posted on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Real life stories from those who worked in York's chocolate factories


The King's Manor
York city centre lecture examines heroism

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2013

A public lecture at the historic King’s Manor, University of York, will explore the theme of victims and heroes, and defend the possibility of heroism even in the modern age.


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'North and South': York Festival of Ideas 'Takes Over' York

Posted on Monday 20 May 2013

The 2013 York Festival of Ideas reveals a diverse and stimulating programme of mostly free events taking place across the city and the University of York campus between 13 and 29 June on a theme of 'North and South'.


The Law and Management Building. Photo: BDP
York brewing up for groundbreaking economic conference

Posted on Monday 20 May 2013

A major international conference at the University of York will bring together academics, the business community and policy makers to discuss high-quality economic research related to beer and brewing.


Figurative sculpture by Peter Donohoe
Norman Rea Gallery presents local artists’ work

Posted on Friday 17 May 2013

A new exhibition at the Norman Rea Gallery at the University of York focuses on the work of two local artists, bringing together sculptural works and detailed pen and ink drawings.


The Globe Theatre, London
Public lecture explores Shakespeare’s Globe and its audiences

Posted on Thursday 9 May 2013

The University of York is hosting a public lecture on Shakespeare’s Globe and the role of the audience as part of a series of events commemorating 50 years of Education at York.


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A tradition of innovation - learning and teaching at York

Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Academics meet this week for a conference focusing on distinctive teaching methods at the University of York.


Professor Sue Mendus from the Department of Politics was an expert witnesses from the inquiry
Leveson and press integrity – what have we learned?

Posted on Thursday 2 May 2013

A public discussion at the University of York will look at the ethical and political issues raised by the Leveson Inquiry and debate what we have learned.


Roses 2011 photo by Ian Martindale
York students determined to win modern day war of the Roses

Posted on Tuesday 30 April 2013

York student athletes promise the biggest and best Roses tournament ever to help mark the University's 50th Anniversary year.


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York conference explores new developments in cancer treatment

Posted on Tuesday 30 April 2013

The University of York is the venue for an international conference next month on the pathogenesis and treatment of lymphomas, the most common type of cancers of the blood in the developed world.


The Ebor Singers performing Architexture 1 at the Guildhall, York. Photo ©Kippa Matthews (www.kippamatthews.co.uk)
Composer takes innovative approach to choral music

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013

A British composer based at the University of York is using acoustic analysis techniques to help create ground-breaking choral music designed specifically for a particular performance venue.


Winter Phoebe by Harvey Taylor
Family portraits go on show at University’s Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on Monday 22 April 2013

A collection of oil paintings depicting members of artist Harvey Taylor's family will go on show at the Norman Rea Gallery at the University of York.


Louis Moholo-Moholo. Photo by Aryan Kaganof
York plays host to South African jazz legend

Posted on Monday 15 April 2013

South African Jazz will be in the spotlight at a free musical forum at the University of York this week.


Minster stone detail. Photo by John Houlihan
Stateside spotlight on York's arts and humanities

Posted on Monday 15 April 2013

Leading scholars will showcase the University of York's research strengths in the arts and humanities at a series of events in the USA this week.


The Voices from Fragile States initiative will bring together policy makers and academics from fragile and conflict-affected countries to develop action plans on fragility and education
Voices from Fragile States: Education in conflict and fragility

Posted on Friday 12 April 2013

As part of the University of York's 50th Anniversary, experts from around the world are meeting in New York to promote the role of education in helping to deliver peace and long-term development in fragile or conflict-affected countries.


Image showing a farmer and test tubes
Research group's launch marks double anniversary

Posted on Thursday 4 April 2013

To mark the launch of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), and in celebration of our 50th Anniversary and the Centenary of the British Ecological Society, the University of York is to co-host a major international conference this month.


World Voice Day
University of York celebrates World Voice Day

Posted on Tuesday 2 April 2013

If you have ever wondered about questions such as 'Do I really sing better in the shower?' and 'Why can't my dog talk?' then a fascinating event at the University of York will provide the answers.


Lady Hale (credit: University of Salford Press Office)
UK’s first woman Law Lord to deliver keynote speech at York conference

Posted on Monday 25 March 2013

Lady Hale, Justice of the Supreme Court, will deliver the keynote speech at a socio-legal conference at the University of York this week.


Coronal Mass Ejection erupts on the Sun
Public events focus on plasma and solar storms

Posted on Wednesday 20 March 2013

The University of York is offering people of all ages an opportunity to learn more about plasma and solar storms.


Charlie Taylor
University celebrates close links with York schools

Posted on Friday 15 March 2013

A wide range of community and school partners from York and North Yorkshire attended a special event to mark 50 years of Education at the University of York.


We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream
University premiere for new employee ownership documentary film

Posted on Friday 8 March 2013

The University of York is inviting members of the local business community to the first screening in England of a new documentary film.


Alison Foster-Lill and Louise Towse in the Department of Health Sciences’ Clinical Simulation Unit. Photo: Jane Milsom
York nursing students swap uniforms for pyjamas

Posted on Thursday 7 March 2013

University of York nursing students will swap their uniforms for pyjamas this week as they find out what it’s like to be a patient.


The 24
Centre stage for University of York choir on Mothering Sunday

Posted on Thursday 7 March 2013

BBC Radio 4’s live Mothering Sunday broadcast from York Minster will feature University of York choir The 24.


Sphinx, an oil painting by John Kiki, part of Professor Cantor’s private art collection
Private art collection goes on show

Posted on Monday 4 March 2013

Works of modern art, collected by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of York, Professor Brian Cantor, will go on public show this week.


A Mock Employment Tribunal was held at the York Management School
Mock employment tribunal success

Posted on Monday 4 March 2013

The University of York and a team of employment law experts hosted a mock employment tribunal to help North Yorkshire organisations understand how best to prepare for employment tribunal cases.


Dr Damian Murphy, from the University of York, will deliver the annual Merchant Adventurers’ Science Discovery Lecture
Lecture highlights audio’s role in preserving our heritage

Posted on Friday 1 March 2013

A major public lecture held at York’s historic Merchant Adventurers’ Hall will examine how audio and acoustics can help us investigate our past and design our future.


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Event explores how Renaissance lives are created in the theatre

Posted on Thursday 28 February 2013

The University of York is offering a behind-the-scenes view of a play rehearsal and an opportunity to learn how Renaissance lives are created in the theatre for 21st-century audiences.


Resistance is not Futile. Credit: Fran Copeman
Challenging new exhibition at University's Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on Monday 25 February 2013

A challenging new exhibition by artist Fran Copeman opens at the Norman Rea Gallery at the University of York today.


John Snow, credit: R G Snow
Conference explores legacy of York-born physician John Snow

Posted on Wednesday 20 February 2013

The University of York is inviting the local community to join a special event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Snow.


Maggie Snowling, credit:Suzy Harrison
Celebrating 50 years of Education at York

Posted on Monday 18 February 2013

A series of public lectures and other events will celebrate 50 years of Education at the University of York.


Traditional dance at last year's Chinese New Year Gala
Chinese New Year celebrations herald the Year of the Snake

Posted on Thursday 7 February 2013

York's Chinese students are inviting the local community to share an evening of spectacle, dance and music as they celebrate the Chinese New Year.


Theatre, Film and Television Building. Photo by BDP
Award-winning playwright returns for masterclass

Posted on Monday 4 February 2013

‘I do know the real thing when I see it. And Nick Payne, a playwright previously unknown to me, is at the beginning of a great career.’ John Lahr, The New Yorker


Suitcases, Auschwitz. Photo: Flickr/DanMaudsley
Holocaust Memorial Day marked by premiere of play by Jewish prisoners

Posted on Friday 1 February 2013

The first UK performance of scenes from a play written by Jewish prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp formed the centrepiece of the University of York’s commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.


Damaged Goods. Credit: Graham Hutchinson
Collages go on show at University’s Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on Thursday 31 January 2013

A new exhibition at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery will feature a collection of collages created using old books and vintage magazines.


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Music technology takes centre stage at York

Posted on Monday 28 January 2013

The University of York is to host a day of music technology workshops and performances in partnership with the electronic music record label The Centrifuge.


Sir Stuart Rose
Former Marks & Spencer Chairman to deliver public lecture

Posted on Thursday 24 January 2013

Leading businessman Sir Stuart Rose will present a major public lecture at the University of York, discussing the role that business has to play in delivering the sustainability agenda.


The ceremonies will be held at Central Hall. Photo: Georgi Mabee
University awards five honorary degrees

Posted on Monday 21 January 2013

A British campaigner and writer, the Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, an award-winning historian, a BAFTA-winning playwright and the lawyer who represented the University at the public inquiry into Heslington East are to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this week.


Professor David Howard raises awareness of speech technology at a previous CreST Network exhibition. Credit: CreST Network
Pioneering concert combines live and synthetic voices

Posted on Friday 18 January 2013

An innovative concert combining human and synthetic voices with music will provide exciting new insights into how computer-generated voices can be made more expressive.


Gevulah I by Katrine Roberts
University's Norman Rea Gallery launches colourful new exhibition

Posted on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Abstract portrayals of the human face, featuring bold, lurid colours, take centre stage at a new exhibition at the Norman Rea Gallery at the University of York.


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