Event Highlights Inspiring Research In York
7:10am 8th January 2014
The University of York says that some of it's most innovative and inspiring research will come under the spotlight at a free public showcase event in the University’s Berrick Saul building today (January 8th 2014).
‘York Talks’, styled on the popular ‘TED’ Talks lecture series, features a series of 15-minute presentations by York’s Anniversary Professors, leading edge academics appointed last year to mark the University’s 50th year.
The event, the first of its kind at the University, will be opened by York’s new Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts.
The University says the full day programme covers a range of subjects including politics, linguistics and philosophy. It includes a talk on the role of the rarest element in earth in cancer treatments, book burning as a form of censorship and the benefits of subjecting politicians and their decisions to philosophical scrutiny.
Joan Concannon, Director of External Relations at the University of York, said: “As a world-class research institution, the University of York is pushing the frontiers of knowledge to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
“York Talks will help us share and explain our research to a wide audience of academics, researchers and the general public. The event aims to explain, challenge and inspire. No prior knowledge is required, just a natural sense of curiosity.”
There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of each session.
‘York Talks’ will be held in the Berwick Saul building on the Heslington West campus from 9.15am to 5.30pm on Wednesday 8 January. Entry is by free ticket - each session is ticketed separately to allow the audience to select sessions of particular interest. To find out more and register for tickets visit http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-2014/york-talk/
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