YorkTalks is an annual research showcase styled on the highly successful TED Talks lecture series. YorkTalks features short, accessible, 15-minute presentations illustrating the breadth of the University’s most innovative and thought-provoking research. It also highlights collaborations between academics from different disciplines.
The day comprises four sessions, at each of which four speakers present their research and answer questions from the audience.
The formal presentations are supplemented by the PhD Research Spotlight competition, an exhibition by the post-graduate community celebrating the innovation of their research. The competition is judged each year with awards for the best presentation within each of the three Faculties (Science, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences), and an overall winner being selected.
The key audience for this event is internal colleagues and post-graduates; donors; alumni supporters, and the general public.
YorkTalks takes place on the first Wednesday of the Spring Term.
Participants are selected by the University’s Research Theme Champions and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research.