Over a decade ago, a set of Roman-age bodies were found by York Archaeological Trust (YAT) at Driffield Terrace in the city. Each one of these skeletons was decapitated, and nobody knew where they came from.
Author: Alfie Packham
(English and Related Literature, Halifax, 2015)
Alfie is the former online editor of YU Magazine and an English graduate from the University of York. He was previously on the editorial team of the student newspaper Nouse, during which he received runner-up prizes for best publication (2014) and critic of the year (2015) at the Guardian Student Media Awards.
England manager Roy Hodgson was among the seven honorary doctorates awarded by the University of York this January. Every year, the University confers honorary degrees on people who […]
Vogue editor Anna Wintour will visit York – that’s “old” York – later this month (January 29) for a fashion show featuring the designs of young people from across a number of colleges and universities.
Alfie Packham speaks to director Sarah Gavron about “Suffragette”, her route into a male-centric film industry, and the time she stormed Parliament with horses.
It can be easy to overlook the amazing scientific and historical research going on all around us in York – but it will be hard to miss during YorNight, an international event to showcase research in 300 cities across Europe on the same evening.
Ah, the Willow Restaurant, the best worst disco in York. Walking along the city’s ginnels and snickets you’ll find bars and clubs innumerable – yet the club on Coney Street was the only one to have attained true cult status.
The NHM stands among the greatest museums in the world, boasting over 80 million specimens from stick insects to a woolly mammoth. Running the place is clearly a big responsibility.
Greg Jenner has been “Chief Nerd” to BBC’s Horrible Histories since 2008. He tells Alfie Packham about his mission to get young people interested in studying the past.