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University chefs’ Christmas cheer for young care-leavers

Monday 22 December 2014

Chefs from the University of York worked with young care leavers to prepare a special Christmas meal at Moor Lane Youth Centre in the city.

Christmas celebrations round off York Nursery’s 25th year

Friday 19 December 2014

The University of York’s Campus Nursery and Pre-school had a special Christmas visitor this week, an event that marked the climax of its 25th anniversary celebrations.

York psychologist delivers young scientists’ call to UN

Monday 15 December 2014

A University of York psychologist addressed the second meeting of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) in Paris, stressing the importance of science for achieving sustainability and poverty reduction.

Creating Cinematic Voices: Creative boot camp offered at York

Friday 12 December 2014

The University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television is to host a course on cinematic sound in March 2015.

York’s stained glass artists: final chance to see work

Friday 12 December 2014

An exhibition celebrating York’s most talented stained glass artists is open for two final days before the New Year.

Hollywood dialect coach speaks at York

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Andrew Jack, a dialect and dialogue coach who perfected Pierce Brosnan’s British accent for James Bond, will give a public lecture at the University of York on 3 December.

New Science City York events for bioscience community

Tuesday 25 November 2014

A new initiative from Science City York (SCY) aims to provide networking and idea-sharing opportunities for the local bioscience community.

Rave US reviews for York musician

Monday 24 November 2014

Robert Hollingworth, Anniversary Reader in the University of York’s Music Department, directed ‘breathtaking’ performances of How Like an Angel in New York this Autumn.

University of York Launches Innovation Fund for York Festival of Ideas 2015

Wednesday 19 November 2014

The York Festival of Ideas will launch a new Innovation Fund providing support for organisations and individuals wishing to develop activities for the 2015 programme, funded by the Holbeck Trust.

The role of historic houses in the 21st Century: York hosts Chatsworth lecture

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Matthew Hirst, Head of Arts and Historic Collections at Chatsworth, will give the second biennial Yorkshire Country House Partnership lecture on 26 November at the University of York.

Quack to the Future: York students prepare to launch Astroduck into space

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Students from the University of York’s Astronomy Society are preparing to send a rubber duck into space to capture unique footage and scientific data.

New exhibition comes to Norman Rea Gallery

Tuesday 11 November 2014

A new exhibition featuring the paintings of artist Noelle Turner-Bridger opens at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery on 17 November.

BBC Look North Special to broadcast from University of York

Wednesday 5 November 2014

A BBC Look North special focusing on devolution for Yorkshire was filmed at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television’s studios at the University of York on 4 November.

York Art Gallery curator talks to Norman Rea Gallery

Tuesday 28 October 2014

A new curator talk with Jennifer Alexander, Senior Curator of York Art Gallery, will take place at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery on 3 November.

Human rights activist to address issues of toleration in York

Monday 27 October 2014

Human rights activist, Peter Tatchell, is to give the 2014 Morrell Memorial Address on Toleration at the University of York this week.

European exposure for innovative Yorkshire feature film

Thursday 23 October 2014

A feature film produced as a result of a unique academic-industry partnership is flying the flag for UK independent film-makers with screenings at international film festivals in Europe.

Tenth annual diabetes conference for York

Thursday 23 October 2014

An annual diabetes conference, organised by Diabetes UK and a team led by Anne Phillips from the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences, will take place in York on 11 November.

Sculpture exhibition comes to Norman Rea Gallery

Tuesday 21 October 2014

A new exhibition featuring the sculptural work of Rafael Perez opens at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery on 27 October.

New talk and exhibition at Norman Rea Gallery

Thursday 16 October 2014

A curator talk and a Caribbean photography exhibition will take place this month at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery.

York celebration of female scientists past and present

Wednesday 15 October 2014

A special event at the Yorkshire Museum will celebrate the work of female scientists past and present as part of the national Ada Lovelace Day.

Top speakers lined up for York Union lectures

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Edwina Currie, Professor Lord Robert Winston and Jon Bird are among the politicians, journalists, authors and scientists heading to York this academic year for the student-run York Union event series.

Awards throw spotlight on student camera operators

Monday 6 October 2014

The University of York is to host a national competition set up by the Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) in association with Bill Vinten to encourage cinematographic excellence in undergraduate students.

YuCycle Santander staff team funds seven student bursaries

Monday 22 September 2014

Seven University of York students will receive support during their degree thanks to four staff from the University branch of Santander.

YorNight: prestigious European Researchers’ Night heads to York

Thursday 18 September 2014

Over 80 events in 20 venues will take place in York on 26 September as part of the annual EU-funded European Researchers’ Night.

Global IT conference comes to York

Wednesday 10 September 2014

The latest in a global series of conferences on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET) will be hosted in York from 11 to 13 September.

King’s Manor open day for Centre for Lifelong Learning

Thursday 4 September 2014

The University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning is offering those with a thirst for knowledge the opportunity to find out more about its wide range of courses, all of which are open to members of the public.

Screen showcase for student filmmakers’ talents

Friday 29 August 2014

Talented student filmmakers from the University of York will showcase their work to leading members of the British film industry at the Vue Cinema in Piccadilly, London as part of the Raindance Film Festival 2014.

Nouse marks 50th Anniversary with gala ball

Wednesday 27 August 2014

The University of York’s oldest campus newspaper, Nouse, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala ball.

Richard III Revived at Childhood Home

Monday 18 August 2014

The voice of Richard III will echo once again through the ruins of his childhood home at Middleham Castle this weekend in a screening of a rare black and white silent film, accompanied by the live voices of contemporary actors.

University of York hosts international conference on viruses

Wednesday 13 August 2014

World leaders working in virology will meet at the University of York next week to discuss recent developments in the field, theoretical challenges and new avenues for collaborative research.

Communities urged to explore coal’s wildlife legacy

Thursday 31 July 2014

Scientists based in the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York are inviting communities in the Barnsley and Doncaster areas to join in special free events to find out about wildlife re-colonising local former colliery sites.

York welcomes world humanitarian leaders for annual summer school

Friday 18 July 2014

Senior humanitarian practitioners from around the world are gathering in York to discuss international conflicts and reflect on peace transition.

Salters’ Chemistry Camps at the University of York

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Around 60 students from schools across the UK and Ireland will take part in a residential Salters’ Chemistry Camp for 15-year olds at the University of York.

The Knife That Killed Me movie launches with multiplatform premiere

Friday 11 July 2014

The Knife That Killed Me, a new innovative British feature film made entirely using green screen technology, has raised £20,000 on Kickstarter to launch with a distinctive multiplatform premiere event on 15 July.

University of York honours 16 for their contribution to society

Friday 11 July 2014

The University of York is to award honorary degrees to Nobel Laureates, authors, scientists, humanitarians, a musician and influential members of the Yorkshire community.

Careers Awards celebrate student success

Tuesday 8 July 2014

A special celebration at the University of York marked the extra-curricular achievements of final year students who have contributed to the University and wider York community.

Synod meeting looks at how to tell the story of places of worship

Monday 7 July 2014

A fringe meeting at the General Synod of the Church of England in York will explore how cathedrals and churches can engage with 21st century visitors, providing them with an insight into their rich history and current life.

Butterflies show how patterns evolve on the wing

Tuesday 1 July 2014

A handful of highly specific genetic “switches” can control a kaleidoscopic diversity of colours and wing patterns in butterflies, scientists will demonstrate at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

York chemist co-organises Royal Society exhibition and trials in local school

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Professor Lucy Carpenter, from the University of York’s Chemistry Department, is co-organising part of the prestigious Royal Society Summer Exhibitions, adapting content to ‘road-test’ on schoolchildren in Naburn, North Yorkshire.

Hashtrack tops the field at University of York’s celebration of student enterprise

Monday 30 June 2014

An enterprising first year Computer Science student has won the Outstanding Business category at the University of York’s Exciting New Ventures at York (ENVY) competition.

Conference explores diagnostic accuracy and its implications for the delivery of personalised medicine

Monday 30 June 2014

A major conference co-organised by the University of York at the Leeds Royal Armouries will explore the accuracy and robustness of diagnosis for haematological cancers.

York scientist to showcase her work at the Royal Institution

Tuesday 24 June 2014

A scientist at the University of York is to showcase her pioneering work on the visual analysis of atomic behaviour in chemical reactions in a presentation at the Royal Institution in London this week.

Peter’s vision inspires young York artists

Friday 20 June 2014

Pupils from a York primary school have contributed to the Tour de France cultural celebrations in the city by producing art inspired by the work of local artist Peter Myers who has Aspergers Syndrome.

University of York physicists lead journey through space – on a bicycle

Thursday 19 June 2014

Cycling enthusiasts can expect an ‘out of this world’ experience at an event led by University of York staff and student volunteers this weekend.

York postgraduate student secures place in national competition with cancer research

Thursday 19 June 2014

A postgraduate student from the University of York researching how to improve the experience of children undergoing treatment for cancer has won a place in the national semi-finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

York students gather bike stories for Tour de France festival

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Students at York will contribute to the Yorkshire Festival celebrating the Tour de France by gathering material for Bike Story, a series of performances celebrating the nation’s love of cycling.

York student volunteers demonstrate commitment to local community

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Student volunteers from the University of York will host a free art-inspired family workshop at St Mary’s Church in York this weekend.

University of York hosts international Google Apps event

Tuesday 17 June 2014

A Google Apps for Education event at the University of York has attracted delegates from Higher Education Institutions, businesses and education-related organisations from across Europe and the UK.

York student filmmakers’ work goes on show at LUMA Film Festival

Monday 16 June 2014

Student filmmakers from the University of York will showcase their innovative work at the LUMA Film Festival this weekend.

York postgraduate students have three minutes to impress

Monday 9 June 2014

Postgraduate research students will take to the stage at the University of York this week to explain their research in just three minutes.

Can science and religion co-exist? York Festival of Ideas explodes myths of conflict between religion, science and medicine.

Friday 6 June 2014

Four major international academics will gather together in York on 18 June to debunk the notion that science and religion are constantly at war.

Groundbreaking performance explores disease transmission

Thursday 5 June 2014

The world premiere of a contemporary performance piece and interactive installation at the University of York will combine dance and cutting edge video and sound technology with scientific research to explore disease transmission.

York Festival of Ideas focus day: Banking reform, economic growth and Britain and the EU

Thursday 5 June 2014

Economists, business leaders, policymakers and third sector experts will discuss the future of the British economy, whether banks will ever regain public trust, how a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU could affect UK commerce and why poverty is not good for business on 20 June.

Enterprising youngsters take on soft drinks challenge

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Enterprising school children are hoping to impress with their designs for a new soft drink at an event hosted by the University of York.

York hosts British Grand Prix of Race Walking

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Athletes from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and Canada will take part in the British Grand Prix of Race Walking at the University of York this weekend.

York historians launch book at World Health Organisation Assembly

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Academics from the University of York’s Centre for Global Health Histories, housed within the Department of History, have launched a book on tropical diseases at the 67th World Health Organisation (WHO) Assembly in Geneva.

York art historian sheds new light on Mondrian

Monday 2 June 2014

An art historian at the University of York plays a key role in curating a major new Piet Mondrian (1872 – 1944) exhibition at Tate Liverpool.

York Festival of Ideas Focus Day: The future of food – From GM crops and stem cell beef to sustainable agriculture and alternative sources of protein

Friday 30 May 2014

Leading scientists, agriculturists and global food security experts will discuss food sustainability and security, crop production, food culture and the future of GM foods in York on 14 June.

Festival launch night: International diplomats, political commentators and conflict specialists travel to York to discuss world’s response to global crises

Thursday 29 May 2014

An international line-up of experts will debate whether the global response to events in the Middle East and Ukraine are appropriate or effective at the launch night of 2014’s York Festival of Ideas on 12 June.

York Gamelan orchestra joins martial arts group for unique concert

Friday 23 May 2014

The University of York’s Gamelan Sekat Patak, an ensemble of traditional Javanese musical instruments, and the Yorkshire Pencak Silat Academy, practitioners of Indonesian martial arts, will present an evening of fight scenes from the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.

Ruth helps MPs broaden their knowledge of deafness

Thursday 22 May 2014

A deaf employee from the University of York, Ruth MacMullen, spent the day at the House of Commons talking to MPs, about what life is like as a deaf person in a hearing working world.

York postgraduate co-curates exhibition at Tate St Ives

Tuesday 20 May 2014

A York art historian is co-curator of an exhibition looking at mid-20th century art in St Ives in Cornwall.

Innovative Yorkshire feature film seeks local support

Monday 19 May 2014

A specially invited audience will today enjoy an exclusive Yorkshire preview of the feature film The Knife That Killed Me at the University of York ahead of its national release this summer.

York choir presents UK premiere of French masterpiece

Friday 16 May 2014

University of York student vocal ensemble The 24 has pulled off a major coup in the classical musical world by becoming the first UK choir to sing a rarely-heard masterpiece by French composer Jean Francaix.

Buzzin’ Brains biking for bursaries

Wednesday 14 May 2014

A team of staff members from the University of York are to get on their bikes to raise money to help to make sure the benefits of education are available to all.

Public seminar to examine natural route to crop protection

Wednesday 14 May 2014

A leading University of York scientist will discuss sustainable crop protection at a public seminar organised in partnership with the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera).

Why does Humanity need the past? Researchers and public explore what it means to be human

Wednesday 14 May 2014

The University of York is to host an event to participate in Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, which involves current research on York’s past and its relevance in the present.

Chance to become part of ‘living sculpture’

Monday 12 May 2014

A visual artist is looking for groups of people from the York area to take part in a dynamic science-art project which will create ‘living sculptures’.

York academics making Hay

Monday 12 May 2014

Five University of York scholars will speak at the Hay Festival and the neighbouring HowTheLightGetsIn Festival in May.

York Festival of Ideas to ignite minds around ‘Order and Chaos’

Friday 9 May 2014

An international line up of diplomats, political commentators and conflict specialists will open the York Festival of Ideas on 12 June with a debate on the crises in Syria and Ukraine.

Chief Social Workers debate future of social work at York seminar

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Two of England’s top social workers will take part in a seminar at the University of York looking at the challenges and opportunities for social work in the 21st Century.

York Festival to confront dying matters

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Artistic, cultural and medical perspectives on death and bereavement will be explored in a week-long festival organised by the University of York in a bid to encourage more people to confront end-of-life issues.

Chance to enjoy a ‘Pint of Science’ at York pubs

Friday 2 May 2014

Top University of York scientists will share their research with members of the public at three York pubs this month as they offer a ‘Pint of Science’.

Top judge to visit York Law School

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Court of Appeal judge, Lady Justice Arden, will give a public lecture at the York Law School at the University of York this week.

York art historian co-curates major National Gallery exhibition

Friday 25 April 2014

York art historian Dr Amanda Lillie is co-curating a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Gallery – the first in Britain to explore architecture in Italian Renaissance painting.

Two new exhibitions to open at University’s Norman Rea Gallery

Friday 25 April 2014

A film installation by Roman Sheppard Dawson and a surrealist sculpture exhibition by Jake Francis will debut at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery.

York conference to debate ethics of patient treatment

Thursday 24 April 2014

A panel of experts will gather at a conference at the University of York to examine the ethics of withdrawing treatment from vegetative and minimally conscious patients.

Conference puts integrity in the spotlight

Thursday 10 April 2014

The University of York is supporting an international conference on integrity featuring contributions from philosophers, historians, social theorists, health scientists, and sociologists.

York World Voice Day event explores science behind choral singing

Friday 28 March 2014

The University of York will mark World Voice Day with an interactive workshop exploring the science of choral singing, followed by live choral music at York Minster.

University of York event to mark same sex marriage legislation

Thursday 27 March 2014

Sociologists at the University of York are hosting a public event to mark the introduction of legislation granting formal recognition for same sex marriages in England and Wales.

York conference debates multinational corporations’ response to Scottish independence

Wednesday 26 March 2014

A panel of experts will examine the implications of Scottish independence for foreign direct investment and the likely response of multinational a groundbreaking event hosted by the York Management School at the University of York.

Chance to enjoy Buster Keaton silent film masterpiece

Thursday 20 March 2014

A University of York historian is offering theatre-goers a glimpse into the “giddy, silly, thought-provoking” world of early silent film cinema.

Young people hit the trail to scientific knowledge

Thursday 20 March 2014

Schoolchildren will experience science in action this week as they take part in a series of interactive sessions at the University of York.

From cultivation to consumption: Fera and University of York seminars to examine agri-food supply stability

Thursday 20 March 2014

Lead scientists from the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) and the University of York have launched a joint programme of seminars to discuss ways of ensuring the future stability and integrity of agri-food supply chains.

Teachers’ union leader and Shadow Education Secretary to speak at York conference

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Two high-profile figures from the world of education will deliver keynote speeches at the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) Conference at the University of York this week.

Schoolchildren and space enthusiasts reach for the stars at Astrocampus opening

Friday 14 March 2014

Space enthusiasts from the York community will enjoy an ‘out of this world’ experience during a day of celebrations to mark the official opening of the University of York’s Astrocampus.

York convention showcases latest innovations in TV and film

Tuesday 11 March 2014

A new annual event at the University of York will bring the latest developments in television and feature film to the doorstep of people working in Yorkshire, the North East and beyond.

New laboratories to foster world-leading research into air quality and climate change

Tuesday 11 March 2014

The UK’s first dedicated laboratory building for atmospheric chemistry research will be officially opened at the University of York next week.

University of York hosts Big Data Analytics Innovation Masterclass

Tuesday 4 March 2014

The University of York will host a masterclass examining how high-performance analytics and Big Data can aid innovation and fundamentally change business processes.

York event examines how to ensure food supplies meet demand

Monday 3 March 2014

Tea and coffee producers are flying in from Kenya and Tanzania to take part in workshops at the University of York as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Mysteries of the Aero Girls unwrapped

Friday 28 February 2014

The secrets behind an enigmatic collection of 1950s paintings commissioned by Rowntree will be revealed at a public talk in York next month.

York exhibition marks Rare Disease Day

Friday 28 February 2014

Clinicians, scientists, patients, nurses and University of York graduates will mark Rare Disease Day on Friday, 28 February with a special exhibition at York Hospital.

Poetry workshops in York will explore the impact of ill health

Wednesday 26 February 2014

The University of York is to host a series of hands-on reading and poetry workshops to explore the way we talk, think and write about ill health.

Does Britain need an emigration policy?

Friday 21 February 2014

With almost 3,000 British citizens moving abroad every week, academics and policy-makers are meeting in London to discuss whether Britain is facing a ‘brain drain’ of skilled workers.

York Astrocampus helps people reach for the sky

Thursday 20 February 2014

The University of York’s Astrocampus will help bring the mysteries of space closer to home for thousands of people across the region when it launches a series of regular public events.

University announces An Audience with Greg Dyke

Friday 14 February 2014

Greg Dyke, Chancellor of the University of York and Chairman of the Football Association and the British Film Institute, will answer questions on subjects ranging from education to the World Cup at a special event in Manchester.

York's Chinese students host colourful New Year Gala

Friday 7 February 2014

Students, staff and the local community are invited to the University of York to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Games enthusiasm could benefit society and science

Thursday 23 January 2014

A groundbreaking event at the University of York will bring together members of the games industry and leading academics to discuss how digital games can be put to social and scientific uses.

University awards eight honorary degrees

Thursday 16 January 2014

A philanthropist, a post-conflict specialist, the Chair of the Science and Technology in Society forum, a composer, biographer, academic publisher, physicist and the Chair of Scope are to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this week.

Chance to meet the people making history in York

Tuesday 7 January 2014

A series of lectures on how York’s rich history is presented to the public begins with an opportunity to learn more about the city during the First World War.

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