York Researchers’ Night (YorNight) began as part of European Researchers' Night, a mega event taking place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. Having been enormously successful in 2014 and 2015, YorNight returned as a University-event in November 2018, maintaining its original aims to show that research is fun, diverse, and influences daily life for all of us. The 2018 event attracted an audience of over 3000 people to the event, in 2020 YorNight attracted over 4000 people to the York Barbican Centre. Find out more about YorNight 2020 in our Impact Report.
The event is comprised of a wide range of hands-on, research-based activities aimed at a general audience, with a particular focus on families. Short, 15-minute research talks also run consecutively.
YorNight provides an opportunity to showcase your research to a general audience, to engage groups in a dialogue with your research, and to inspire the next generation of researchers.
The date for the next YorNight is to be confirmed. Keep an eye on the staff pages and Staff Digest for any updates.
The key audience is the general public with a particular focus on school-age students and young people.
The main aims of YorNight are:
The date for the next York Researchers’ Night is to be confirmed
- “I thought that tonight was amazing!”
- “Loved this event – researchers very friendly and knowledgeable”
- “Great evening, just too much to see”
- “Cool. So much. So little time”
- “Science is wonderful”
- “So many cool things- not enough time”