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News archive: Events press releases 2017

Yorkshire businesses urged to tap into university expertise through new funding

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Businesses across Yorkshire are being urged not to miss out on an extra £30m of funding being made available as part of Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme.

Global experts report on climate change and health

Tuesday 31 October 2017

A University of York academic is one of the expert speakers at the launch of a major report on global progress in addressing health and climate change.

York PhD student’s success celebrated at Man Booker Prize event

Wednesday 18 October 2017

University of York PhD student Fiona Mozley has been praised for the quality of her writing after her debut novel Elmet missed out on the 2017 Man Booker Prize.

Turner and the Whale: York art historians co-curate new exhibition

Monday 2 October 2017

Hull Maritime Museum and University of York art historians are curating a new exhibition of J. M. W. Turner’s controversial paintings of whaling as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations.

Playwriting commission: Spotlight falls on women in science

Tuesday 26 September 2017

The University of York is looking for a dynamic playwright to pen an original work about women in science.

From launch to spacewalking: ESA astronaut Tim Peake discusses his Principia mission

Monday 25 September 2017

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will reveal the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station at a talk at the University of York.

Record year for York Festival of Ideas

Wednesday 13 September 2017

New audience figures reveal the 2017 York Festival of Ideas attracted a record number of people, with over 32,000 people attending talks, focus days, exhibitions and performances.

Dying in the 21st Century: conference held in York

Thursday 29 June 2017

A theological symposium addressing one of life’s most difficult subjects - death and dying - will take place at the York Medical Society this weekend.

Powerful emotions: new academic discipline launched at major conference

Wednesday 28 June 2017

International experts in the field of human emotion will gather at the University of York today for the launch of a new journal - the first of its kind in a new academic discipline.

Falling Walls winners announced

Friday 23 June 2017

The University of York's Falling Walls Lab has announced the 2017 winning applicants who will progress to the international competition in Berlin.

Tea with a Refugee: acclaimed artist visits York as part of Festival of Ideas

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Artist and activist Alketa Xhafa Mripa will bring her mobile sitting-room installation to York this weekend, inviting people to join her for ‘tea with a refugee’.

Festival of Ideas: Do everyday objects give modern lives meaning?

Monday 12 June 2017

Archaeologists, philosophers, health experts, and poets have teamed up to investigate how everyday objects have defined human lives throughout history.

Peter Lord auctions Morph for charity

Thursday 8 June 2017

Peter Lord, co-founder of Academy Award winning studio Aardman, modelled and auctioned off a Morph figure for £600 last night, with proceeds going to two mental health charities.

Harriet Harman speaks on future of work

Monday 5 June 2017

Former deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman will deliver a keynote speech on the changing world of work to launch a special York Festival of Ideas Future of Work Focus Day on 16 June.

Question Time special comes to York

Thursday 1 June 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn will take part in a BBC Question Time special at the University of York on Friday 2 June.

Experts gather at York to discuss drug use among women

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Some of the country’s leading experts on mental health and substance abuse will gather at the University of York next month to “end the silence” surrounding women and addiction.

Event: The context of Brexit for the UK elections

Wednesday 24 May 2017

University of York researcher, Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou, will lead a panel of speakers in a public debate about how Brexit could influence the UK general election result.

Embroidering dreams: major new sleep exhibition for York

Tuesday 16 May 2017

A major new exhibition focusing on sleep and dreaming by critically-acclaimed artist Susan Aldworth will open in York next month as part of the York Festival of Ideas.

Major Shakespeare Festival for York

Tuesday 9 May 2017

The York International Shakespeare Festival (#YorkShakes), featuring an exhibition launch by the Danish Ambassador and a Q&A with critically-acclaimed actor Paapa Essiedu, opens in York next week from 15 – 20 May.

The Story of Things: York Festival of Ideas 2017 launches biggest programme yet

Thursday 27 April 2017

The York Festival of Ideas returns this year, from 6-18 June, with a unique launch event with BBC Radio 3 and a programme of over 200 diverse events surrounding the theme The Story of Things: a celebration of human ingenuity and invention.

Roses 2017 - raising awareness of mental health

Thursday 27 April 2017

Roses 2017 – the largest inter-university sports tournament in Europe between York and Lancaster – will take place at the University of York this weekend.

Descendants of pioneering 19th Century York doctor who beat cholera to unveil memorial

Thursday 9 March 2017

A memorial is to be unveiled next week in honour of the pioneering York doctor who identified that cholera is a waterborne disease.

Elite athletes awarded funding at York

Thursday 2 March 2017

Four promising athletes from the University of York have been awarded Santander Elite Sports Scholarships worth a total of £15,000.

University Brass Band Championship returns

Wednesday 8 February 2017

An annual nationwide competition to find the best University Brass Band in the UK returns this month.

York celebrates Year of the Rooster

Friday 27 January 2017

The University of York will celebrate the 2017 Lunar Year of the Rooster at the York Chinese New Year Gala next week.

York Talks returns with bitesize research lectures

Thursday 5 January 2017

The University of York will host a day of inspirational short talks on world-leading research next week.

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