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Senior politicians gather at University of York for BBC Election Special

Posted on Monday 9 December 2019

Senior politicians will gather at the University of York today (Monday 9 December) to take part in a BBC Question Time Election Special – Under 30s debate.

York’s first ever Giving Day raises more than £40k for good causes

Posted on Wednesday 13 November 2019

The University of York’s first ever Giving Day raised more than £40,000 for a range of causes, from improving mental health in the local community to funding student scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor sets out vision for “extraordinary” University

Posted on Wednesday 2 October 2019

Vice-Chancellor Professor Charlie Jeffery has vowed to put sustainability, widening participation, internationalism and inclusive regional economic growth, underpinned by the University’s founding principles, at the heart of a 10-year vision for the institution.

Great York Walk to raise awareness of mental health

Posted on Monday 5 August 2019

The University of York has launched the Great York Walk to support a charitable fund that will raise money to promote good mental health among members of the local community.

Ray Mears to open unique outdoor archaeology lab in York

Posted on Wednesday 17 July 2019

Survival expert and TV presenter, Ray Mears, will officially open the University of York’s YEAR Centre – an outdoor laboratory designed to allow researchers and students to recreate techniques and cultural practices of the ancient past.

Honorary graduates for 2019 announced

Posted on Monday 15 July 2019

The University of York has announced that 15 leading figures will receive honorary degrees this week during graduation ceremonies at Central Hall.

Co-author of a Nobel Peace Prize winning report on climate change to appear at York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2019

World-renowned experts including the co-author of a Nobel Peace Prize winning report on climate change will discuss the vital role universities play in tackling global challenges at York Festival of Ideas.

Go behind the scenes of Poldark at York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Thursday 11 April 2019

The BAFTA award winning writer of the BBC’s hit drama, Poldark, will be in conversation with the historical consultant for the series at a York Festival of Ideas event this summer.

World renowned film director joins York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Wednesday 3 April 2019

British film director, Mike Leigh, will take part in a live discussion about his most recent film, Peterloo, as part of this year’s York Festival of Ideas.

Tate Modern director and Hollywood film editor among University honours

Posted on Monday 14 January 2019

Director of Tate Modern, Frances Morris, and British film editor, Joe Walker are among six leading figures to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this week.

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