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YorkTalks 2021

Posted on 15 December 2020

Our popular research showcase will take place on Wednesday 13 January 2021.

YorkTalks - Research in the spotlight

Taking place entirely online, 2021's event will open up York research to audiences around the globe.

In just 15 minutes each, 16 of our academics will introduce their research. The talks will be grouped into four sessions, each followed by questions and answers where you can join the live conversation with our speakers. 

Stay for the day, or pick and choose the sessions which grab your attention.

Session One: 9.10am to 11am

Is there a risk of supermarket food shortages post-Brexit? What’s the impact of covid on climate change? Why are poorer populations more vulnerable to the impact of extreme weather? Why is it important to share research findings with people whose voices are often unheard? 

Session Two: 11.30am to 1pm

Are UK senior judges biased? How can businesses maximise the use of social media to drive innovation? What’s the role of religious leaders in armed conflict? How can data help us understand the role of GP care for people with severe mental illness?

Session Three: 1.45pm to 3.15pm

How can algae boost our crop yields? What’s the role of house design in combating malaria? Are online games good for you? How can we ensure the protection of data in an age of quantum technology? 

Session Four: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

How is digital technology bringing the fascinating Borthwick Institute for Archives to life? How do rogue blood cells drive disease? How can we use economics to create a just future for people and the planet? What’s the hidden meaning behind a remarkable collection of medieval paintings on the walls of a North Yorkshire parish church? 

Join us online for answers to these questions - and many more. 

Explore the full YorkTalks programme and book free tickets