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News archive: Events press releases 2018

York Professor joins historical consultant to launch Mike Leigh's Peterloo movie

Posted on Monday 22 October 2018

A University of York Professor will host a live Q&A with the historical consultant for Mike Leigh’s Peterloo movie as part of its UK premiere.


York archaeologist opens new-look Bolton museum

Posted on Friday 21 September 2018

University of York archaeologist, Professor Joann Fletcher, will open a new exhibition of Egyptian artefacts at the newly refurbished Bolton museum.


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Scientists from York involved in World Clean Air Day

Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018

Scientists from the University of York have been involved in teaching children the importance of air quality as part of World Clean Air Day.


Listening to the Commons with the 'women of the ventilator'

Posted on Wednesday 30 May 2018

After women were banned from the House of Commons in 1778, a small group refused to accept exclusion from political life and began to gather around a small space above the ceiling to listen in on speeches.


Revealing the scientific secrets of Doctor Who

Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2018

Authors of The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who will talk to audiences at the York Festival of Ideas about the truth behind the fiction.


Masterchef critic and food writer joins York Festival of Ideas line-up

Posted on Thursday 26 April 2018

Food writer and long-standing critic on BBC’s Masterchef, William Sitwell, will reveal a heroic tale of how Britain and her colonies were fed during World War II at York Festival of Ideas.


Festival of Ideas: Gender equality on agenda for leading human rights campaigner

Posted on Tuesday 27 March 2018

Leading human rights campaigner and Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti, will take part in the York Festival of Ideas 2018, discussing why women still need equality in the 21st century.


Festival of Ideas: War Horse author comes to York

Posted on Tuesday 13 March 2018

Acclaimed author and storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, will launch York Festival of Ideas 2018 with a performance of his book The Mozart Question in York Minster.


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