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Events and public engagement: Get involved

Get involved

University events are a fantastic platform to share your research and passion for your subject with the public and young people. From the York Festival of Ideas to Open Lectures there are lots of opportunities to get involved. Please see the information below for a list of the main events for the academic year 2023-24.  

If you have an idea that does not fit within any of the events below, please contact Sarah Mitchell, Head of Events, on 

Event: York Festival of Ideas

Date and time: Saturday 1 June to Friday 14 June 2024

Location: Venues across campus and the city and online

Description: York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of mostly free stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests across York. The Festival ethos is to educate, entertain and inspire and its mission is to attract diverse audiences from the UK and abroad by delivering an accessible, stimulating programme of talks, workshops, performances, exhibitions and panel discussions.

What we’re looking for: The Festival provides an opportunity to showcase your research to a general audience or to engage groups in a dialogue with your research, so we are looking for stimulating but accessible talks, panel discussions, performances, tours or workshops.

Applications open: Autumn 2023

Further information: York Festival of Ideas

Get in touch: Naomi Richards,

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