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Falling Walls Lab York

Posted on 27 May 2017

Join the audience as walls fall at this exciting research event, Friday 23 June 2pm-4.30pm in the Spring Lane Building.

Falling Walls Lab York - Join the audience as walls fall. 23 June 2017.

York's best and brightest compete to captivate you with their groundbreaking research.

  • 2pm to 4.30pm
  • 23 June 2017
  • Spring Lane Building
  • Book now.

Inspired by the symbolism of the fall of the Berlin Walls, Falling Walls Labs challenge up-and-coming researchers to articulate how their work contributes to the fall of intellectual, societal and scientific walls in just three minutes.

As a member of the audience you will be exposed to some of the most exciting research being conducted in the University speaking with passion about their work in an accessible format.


Our researchers will have just three minutes to capture your attention as they are judged by our expert jury on breakthrough factor, impact and performance.

The overall winner will have the chance to give their talk at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.

Judging panel

  • Panel Chair: Professor Debbie Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of York
  • Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, University of Leeds
  • Clare Viney, CEO, CRAC, The Careers Research and Advisory Centre
  • Andy Cope, The Art of Being Brilliant Training and Development
  • Dr Candace Hassall, Head of Researcher Affairs, Wellcome Trust
  • Mr Tom Rodwell, former advertising executive , now Chairman of the Lord Taverners cricket association
  • Nick Emmerson, Aviva insurance

Find out more and book your free ticket for Falling Walls Lab York now.