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Wed
8
Mar

European Populisms: Demand-Side, Supply-Side and Contextual Explanations

Populist movements and parties have thrived in Southern Europe in recent years. Their success is often related to the influence of the financial crisis...

Wed
15
Mar

CURB Seminar: Enhancing the City Beautiful

York is one of the UK's great heritage cities, and the quality of its centre is one of its chief selling points - it attracts visitors (about 7 million a year), students and entrepreneurs

Tue
18
Apr

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 3: Repair

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 (Turn-taking) and 2 (Sequence Organisation)

Thu
11
May

After Prison: Can we leave Imprisonment Behind?

The UK prison system is under unparalleled strain, and for many, is simply not working

Tue
23
May

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 4: Word Selection

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 (Turn-Taking) and 2 (Sequence Organisation)

Thu
25
May

Call for Papers - Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research

Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2017 We are pleased to announce our conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in Interdisciplinary Social Research

Prospective students

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Criminology @ York Video

In 2012, York celebrated 800 years of being a self-governing city. Watch the video to see how York has developed into a vibrant, exciting place to live, work and study

Current Students