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News archive: Events press releases 2016

Smooth talker – cultural commentator to visit York

Posted on Friday 23 December 2016

Cultural commentator and socio-political pundit Jay Smooth will give a public talk at the University of York in February.


Artwork inspired by research goes on display

Posted on Monday 5 December 2016

Artwork inspired by the ground-breaking medical and scientific research being undertaken at the University of York is to go on display at York Art Gallery later this month.


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Embroider your dreams: artist calls for York exhibition input

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2016

The University of York’s Artist in Residence is calling on local people to embroider their thoughts and dreams about sleep onto pillowcases to help form the centrepiece of a new exhibition.


From lab bench to backbench

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2016

A University of York academic will be swapping the lab bench for the backbench when she visits the House of Commons this week.


University archives reveal hidden stories of York

Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2016

Key events and characters behind York’s colourful past have been brought to life in a new book being launched at a University of York public lecture.


Art curating degree launched at public showcase

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2016

The University of York’s Department of Art History will launch a new degree programme focusing on developing a range of approaches to curating art at galleries and museums.


Being Human: Recreating the sounds of 16th century York

Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2016

Lecturer in Sound Production, Dr Mariana Lopez, is bringing the sounds of 16th century York back to life in an installation that highlights the connections between oral histories and the challenges of modern-day life.


A York Children’s University Theatre in Schools session
Sparking imaginations: York Children’s University returns

Posted on Monday 14 November 2016

York Children’s University (York CU), designed to promote curiosity and a love of learning in children, returns this week with free events running until 18 November.


More than 400 students debate the meaning of the universe with Tim Peake

Posted on Monday 7 November 2016

British astronaut Tim Peake greeted more than 400 students across 80 schools at the University of York as part of the UK Space Agency’s Schools Conferences.


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York strengthens academic links with China

Posted on Friday 4 November 2016

The University of York has agreed student exchanges with one of the most prestigious universities in China.


York student films premiere at Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Posted on Wednesday 2 November 2016

Surreal drama, sci-fi, and horror movies are some of the genres on show at a special event celebrating the work of University of York students as part of the city-wide Aesthetica Short Film Festival.


Globally renowned musician brings the sounds of India to York

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2016

Indian music legend, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, will perform at the University of York next month as part of the autumn season of Open Lectures.


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York archaeologist to star in new series of Medieval Dead

Posted on Monday 17 October 2016

A battlefield archaeologist from the University of York has helped shed new light on the so called Swords of Castillon – a batch of medieval weapons discovered in a river in France.


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Islamic art circle launches in York

Posted on Tuesday 11 October 2016

The University of York will host the first Islamic Art Circle in the north of England – a series of talks exploring Islamic art and heritage.


Professor Adrian Raine
Renowned criminologist lectures at York

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2016

A prominent biological criminologist will speak on the psychology of the criminal brain at the University of York this week.


First students enrol at International Pathway College

Posted on Friday 16 September 2016

The University of York’s International Pathway College (IPC) will welcome its first students on campus next week (19 September).


New exhibition explores human and animal flesh in 600 years of art

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

A new exhibition at York Art Gallery, curated by a University of York Art Historian, depicts how artists over the past six centuries have portrayed human and animal flesh.


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Should the government make us healthy? York hosts major conference

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2016

The University of York will host the Society for Social Medicine’s (SSM) annual conference from 14 – 16 September.


Government advisers look to York experts for insight into bio-waste

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2016

A delegation of top Government officials visited the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a University of York subsidiary, this week to investigate how waste can be converted into valuable products to benefit the UK economy.


Industry experts debate impact of Brexit on UK film industry

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2016

Researchers at the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television were joined by leading industry experts to debate the impacts of Brexit on the UK film industry as part of the European Screens Conference this week.


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Debating the future of EU government debt

Posted on Monday 18 July 2016

Leading figures from the world of international finance will attend a symposium being hosted at the University of York this week to debate the future of public finances around advanced economies.


Two hundred years on: the story behind Frankenstein

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

The story behind one of the most famous novels in the English language is set to be explored during a public reading of Romantic poetry and prose at the University of York.


New 5k community trail up and running

Posted on Monday 27 June 2016

A new community trail has been opened at the University of York.


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Major arts and humanities event debuts at York

Posted on Friday 17 June 2016

The University of York will host ‘Common Ground’, an inaugural arts and humanities showcase and networking event, on 21 June.


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Refugee crisis focus at York

Posted on Thursday 16 June 2016

The escalating refugee crisis and building a secure world for the future will be examined in a dedicated Focus Day at the York Festival of Ideas on 18 June.


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Brexit debate for York Festival of Ideas 2016

Posted on Tuesday 14 June 2016

Lord Lawson will join a distinguished panel of experts to debate the EU Referendum as part of the York Festival of Ideas.


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Seeking the Holy Grail: An economy that works for everyone

Posted on Monday 13 June 2016

The York Festival of Ideas collaborates with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation this week for a Focus Day exploring political decision-making and its impact on social mobility.


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Consuming meat: a ticking time bomb?

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2016

A soon-to-be published report conducted by Plate for the Planet, released on World Meat Free Day on 13 June, reveals surprising new statistics about our attitudes to meat and how our consumption will change in the next decade.


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Effective treatments for cannabis use hampered by “benign” image – conference told

Posted on Tuesday 7 June 2016

Some cannabis users have developed an “inverted expertise” on the drug – often equipped with more up-to-date knowledge than the people trying to help them, a conference being held at the University of York was told today.


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Living with Floods – experts debate the future impact of climate change

Posted on Thursday 2 June 2016

Leading environmental scientists, policy-makers, insurance industry leaders, engineers, farmers and city planners will come together to debate how we can prevent - and live with - floods in the future.


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The Doomsday Clock is ticking: three minutes to midnight…

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

The 2016 York Festival of Ideas launches this year with a night exploring the findings of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists latest Doomsday report placing us at ‘three minutes to midnight’ to humanity’s closeness to catastrophe.


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Where is York’s Lost Amphitheatre?

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2016

Where did the Roman gladiators fight in York? It’s a question that children, students and archaeologists have asked for a long time.


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Classic FM joins forces with York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Monday 9 May 2016

The York Festival of Ideas has struck a major partnership with Classic FM in its sixth year of operation.


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Chance to see Mercury in York

Posted on Friday 6 May 2016

The University of York’s Astrocampus will open for those wishing to see the transit of Mercury next week.


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From farm to fork – the international launch of the N8 AgriFood Programme

Posted on Thursday 5 May 2016

The global challenges of ensuring sustainable, resilient and healthy food supplies for all is the focus of the international launch of the N8 AgriFood Programme.


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The clock is ticking… launch of York Festival of Ideas 2016

Posted on Wednesday 4 May 2016

The York Festival of Ideas returns this year, from 7 – 19 June, with a packed programme of over 150 diverse and stimulating events delivered under the overarching theme of ‘Tick Tock’.


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Brexit – your chance to ask the experts

Posted on Tuesday 3 May 2016

A distinguished panel of experts will argue the pros and cons of staying in Europe in a debate being organised by the University of York.


Northern Hive
Employability in a digital age: York hosts event

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2016

The University of York will host a networking event on 4 May to promote the Yorkshire launch of Northern Hive, encouraging regional businesses to engage with academics and students.


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Hiroshima bomb survivor speaks in York

Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2016

The University of York will host one of the survivors of the 1945 nuclear detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at a public conference next week.


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The future of Shakespeare: York academic to give keynote speech at Hamlet’s castle

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2016

A University of York academic will give a keynote speech at Kronborg Castle, known worldwide as Elsinore in Hamlet, to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death this month.


NASA Space Apps Challenge
York joins global NASA event

Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2016

The University of York’s Department of Computer Science will take part in the NASA Space Apps Challenge, a global coding event organised by NASA and its partners.


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York open day lifts lid on distance learning

Posted on Monday 18 April 2016

The University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) will hold a Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 23 April, offering an insight into a growing portfolio of online diplomas.


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Pint of Science returns to York pubs

Posted on Monday 18 April 2016

University of York scientists will share their latest research in pubs across York from 23 – 25 May for the price of a pint.


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York hosts day for mapping enthusiasts

Posted on Monday 18 April 2016

The University of York will host a public study day on Saturday 23 April to celebrate the publication of an illustrated atlas of York, charting the development of the city across two thousand years.


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University of York to host major space conference for young people

Posted on Friday 15 April 2016

The University of York has been selected to host a major educational conference on space exploration which will involve hundreds of young people showcasing their projects linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission.


World Voice Day
York celebrates World Voice Day with new research into choir singing

Posted on Monday 11 April 2016

The University of York will mark World Voice Day with an afternoon of free interactive masterclasses and live research on Saturday 16 April.


Professor Koen Lamberts at the Brussels office launch (credit: Philippe Veldeman)
White Rose universities launch new strategic office in Brussels

Posted on Friday 8 April 2016

The White Rose University Consortium - a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research intensive universities: Leeds, Sheffield and York – has launched a new office in Brussels as part of a long-term strategy to influence EU research policy.


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Documentary highlighting impact of inequality set for UK release

Posted on Friday 8 April 2016

A documentary, inspired by the critically acclaimed book The Spirit Level by University of York academics Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, receives its London premiere on Monday.


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York and Leeds launch programme of rediscovered Jewish music and theatre

Posted on Tuesday 5 April 2016

The Universities of York and Leeds will stage performances of various Jewish works – many thought to have been lost – through 20 performances across eight venues as part of a major global research project ‘Out of the Shadows: rediscovering Jewish music and theatre’.


Youngsters graduate from York Children’s University

Posted on Wednesday 30 March 2016

One hundred and twenty five children took part in a graduation ceremony at York Children’s University (York CU).


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Dame Kelly Holmes to open £2m athletics facility at University of York

Posted on Monday 7 March 2016

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes is to perform the official opening of the new £2 million athletics stadium at the University of York and take part in a community fun run.


Sarah Nicolls and the Inside-Out Piano (credit: Suzy Harrison)
Inside-out piano comes to York

Posted on Thursday 25 February 2016

Pianist, inventor and performer Sarah Nicolls will play her unique ‘Inside-Out Piano’ at the University of York this weekend.


Annamarie Phelps CBE with members of the University of York Boat Club
Annamarie Phelps visits University of York Boat Club

Posted on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Annamarie Phelps CBE, Chairman of British Rowing, visited the University of York Boat Club (UYBC) to support both the rowing programme and the club’s recently launched Rainbow Wellies campaign.


Chinese New Year 2016
Chinese New Year celebrations herald the Year of the Monkey

Posted on Friday 12 February 2016

The University of 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.


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N8 chair says Northern voices vital in innovation policy-making

Posted on Thursday 11 February 2016

The N8 Research Partnership has outlined its vision for Innovation-led Northern economic growth in an event at the Houses of Parliament. N8 stressed its role as a willing partner in ensuring that northern research voices are heard in national innovation and economic policy making.


White Rose universities to open Brussels office

Posted on Wednesday 10 February 2016

The White Rose University Consortium - a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research intensive universities: Leeds, Sheffield and York – has established a Brussels office as part of a long-term strategy to influence EU research policy.


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Student fashion show raises £30k for refugee charities

Posted on Friday 5 February 2016

A fashion show hosted by the University of York and featuring American Vogue editor Anna Wintour raised more than £30,000 for two charities supporting refugees.


York Union
York Union lines up top speakers

Posted on Thursday 4 February 2016

The student-run York Union will host speakers including Trevor Phillips OBE, author David Goodhart and historian Sir Anthony Seldon this term.


Celebrating half a century of excellence

Posted on Friday 29 January 2016

The University of York’s Department of Physics is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend (30 January) with a day of special physics-themed events.


Global Game Jam, Connor's Departure game
That’s Entertainment! People urged to sign up to the Global Game Jam

Posted on Thursday 21 January 2016

Gaming enthusiasts from across the region are being urged to sign up for the upcoming Global Game Jam event being co-hosted by the University of York.


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Annual lectures on sustainability return to York

Posted on Wednesday 20 January 2016

Weekly public lectures on corporate social responsibility (CSR), organised by the University of York’s Environment Department, return this week.


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University’s brightest stars launch YuCycle 2016 challenge

Posted on Friday 15 January 2016

Promising University of York athletes Alastair Hepworth and Bethan Richards joined Ashley Marsh, student cycle club president, at the launch of this year’s YuCycle challenge.


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Student wins freelance prize

Posted on Friday 15 January 2016

An enterprising Language and Linguistics student received recognition after showcasing his business at the University’s annual Christmas Market.


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