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York Festival of Ideas: Engaging new audiences

Posted on 2 June 2020

The York Festival of Ideas is one of the key ways that the University engages new and diverse audiences.

York Festival of Ideas 2020 Virtual Horizons 2-14 June

Starting this evening, a programme of free online events will highlight the importance and relevance of ideas, education and research. 

Tonight’s launch event will feature the Vice-Chancellor Professor Charlie Jeffery, alongside a panel of international experts, exploring how to create innovative partnerships and the potential for universities to drive economic and societal recovery. Roadmap to Recovery: York in a post-Covid world starts at 7pm. 

With more than 60 events over the next 13 days, there really is something for everyone. Speakers include Professor Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty; anti-austerity campaigner, Sir Michael Marmot; journalists Polly Toynbee, Iain Dale, and Tim Dowling; Tate Modern Director Frances Morris; composers Anna Phoebe and Nitin Sawhney.

View events and sign up for free tickets.