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Wed
22
Feb

CURB Seminar: Grasping the Everyday Rhythms and Atmospheres of a Fish Market

This presentation takes two fish markets as sites to explore urban social life.

Thu
23
Feb

CrimNet in conjunction with Sociology: Deaths in the Criminal Justice System: A North East and Yorkshire Conference

The 2016 national suicide rate in prison was the highest recorded and the number of deaths in other supervision settings and in the community after release continue to cause concern.

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)

Prospective students

Sociology @ York Video

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