These events are designed to give you an insight into subject areas at York. Taster days cover a range of related subjects whereas subject conferences focus in depth on one subject area. They're suitable for Year 12 students and mature applicants.

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Taster day team
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Taster days

Taster days give you the opportunity to find out about subjects you could study and your future career prospects. You'll take part in three mini-lectures, meet our staff and students, hear about student life and tour our campus.

Our taster events for 2017 have now finished. You may be interested in attending a subject conference, or one of our Undergraduate Open Days instead.

Subject conferences 2017

Subject conferences give you the chance to explore a particular subject in depth and have a taste of what it is like to study at York. The day includes lectures, some practical workshops, a campus tour and the opportunity to talk to staff and current students.

Sixth Form Philosophy Conference

Friday 7 July, 10.30am - 3.45pm

At this event, you'll have the chance to discuss fascinating and topical questions with Philosophers from the University of York and our guest Nigel Warburton.

This event is free and is suitable for sixth form school and college students with an interest in philosophy or religious studies.

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  • 10am: arrival and registration, Campus West, Biology Building, rooms B/002 and B/006
  • 10.30am: welcome and introduction to studying at York
  • 10.45am: Selfishness and Morality
    • A talk by Dr Chris Jay
  • 11.30am: God, Suffering and Horrendous Evil
    • A talk by Dr David Efird
  • 12.15pm: lunch
    • You'll need to bring or buy your own lunch
  • 1pm: Rumours, Headlines and Believing without Evidence
    • A talk by Dr Louise Richardson
  • 1.45pm: Can it ever be right to believe without evidence?
    • Your chance to get involved with a seminar discussion led by Philosophers from the University of York
  • 2pm: break
  • 2.45pm: Free Speech
    • A talk by our guest, author and podcaster Nigel Warburton
  • 3.35pm: final questions and summary
  • 3.45pm: depart and optional student-led campus tour

Undergraduate Open Days

You may also be interested in attending our flagship Open Days which take place in the summer and autumn. They include a packed programme of talks, tours, mini-lectures, and the chance to view accommodation.

Contact us

Taster day team
+44(0) 1904 324634