OPEN LECTURES: Human rights, building peace, smallpox eradication, and private schools

Posted on 1 November 2019

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.

Researching with you
Monday 4 November 2019
Come and hear examples of ways in which you can shape and collaborate on exciting research taking place at the University of York.

200 million lives saved: Smallpox eradication 40 years on
Tuesday 5 November 2019
This seminar will involve former smallpox eradicators and historians to present a multi-faceted and nuanced view of this eradication, and the socio-cultural contexts that made the eradication dream a reality.

The Private Schools Debate: Robert Verkaik v Dr Martin Stephen
Tuesday 5 November 2019
The York Union, in partnership with the University of York Labour Club, warmly invite you to attend their first debate of the term.

Wonders on Wednesday: Week 2 – Chapbooks
Wednesday 6 November 2019
Chapbooks are small booklets produced for children. The University of York has some rare and unique items from York printer James Kendrew that are over 200 years old.

State-led gentrification and contested reframings of citizenship in Turkey
Wednesday 6 November 2019
Gentrification has long been addressed as a class remaking of the city led by the state.

Building peace, improving health: Perspectives from Colombia
Wednesday 6 November 2019
The signing of the 2016 peace agreement in Colombia made international headlines, but what happened next?

The Jungfraujoch high altitude research station and Max Perutz: Expeditions that shaped our understanding of glaciers
Wednesday 6 November 2019
Robin's father, Max Perutz, is best known for his work on the structure of proteins but he had a sideline: glaciers.

Back to the future: Reflecting on past achievements and looking forward to new challenges
Thursday 7 November 2019
The Stockholm Environment Institute’s York Centre invites you to look back at some of its achievements over the last 30 years.

Human rights in Russia today
Friday 8 November 2019
Sergei Nikitin describes the difficulties experienced by human rights defenders in Russia including police harassment and the attempted closure of the Amnesty office.

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