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Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Order of ceremony, Wednesday 26 August

Welcome, one and all, to our summer 2020 stream for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

You can rewatch the ceremony in full below, and we'll soon be sharing highlights of the occasion and looking ahead to your next moves in the wider world as a York alum.

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  • Archaeology
  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • English and Related Literature
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media

Your arrival at York.


Mary Haworth, Director of OPPA, welcomed graduands and introduced the Chancellor, Professor Sir Malcolm Grant.

Chancellor's message

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Chancellor, declared the Congregation open for the conferment of awards.

Presentation of candidates

Professor Ambrose Field, Arts and Humanities Faculty Dean, announced and awarded graduands from each department.

Discovering new joys.


I Anonimi delivered a musical performance of Can’t Stop the Feeling! by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback.

Presentation of candidates (cont)

Professor Ambrose Field, Arts and Humanities Faculty Dean, announced and awarded graduands from each department.

Student orator speech

Yoonjung Kim from Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media delivered a speech to faculty members.

Honing your craft.

Presentation of honorary graduand

Dr Martin Suckling, Department of Music, presented Nicola Benedetti (MBE) for her honorary degree.

Closing declaration

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President, closed proceedings with thanks and good wishes to all.

Departmental receptions

Graduates entered smaller reception groups, sharing praise and tributes from department leads and fellow classmates.

With you, friends

Each week in the run-up to the ceremonies, we shared well-wishes from our past alumni and honorary graduates far and wide.

Hear from our extra-special guests

Give cheers and congratulations to those you love, and tell us how you celebrated the occasion from home, sweet home.

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Bonds to last a lifetime.