From brunch at the Perky Peacock, to pulled pork at the Shambles, to pancakes at the Brew and Brownie York Alumna Emma Cooke, gives her rundown of our city’s most mouthwatering grub.
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.
The University of York Boat Club (UYBC) is the largest sports club at the University of York with more than 200 members, over half of whom are women. Alumni have gone on to represent their country. Current members are trying to raise £6000 for new equipment to allow them to do the same.
“When I look over the various jobs I’ve had over my life, being chancellor has definitely been one of the better ones,” Greg Dyke tells me. He certainly has a number to choose from. One-time Director General of the BBC and current head of both the British Film Institute and the Football Association, Dyke has proven himself extraordinarily versatile since graduating from York himself in the early 70s.
Why do we trust some people more than others? James Strachan says the direction we look in could hold the key. His research recently won the York round of the national 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Here he outlines the latest thinking…
For New Zealander Malcolm Grant, England was only ever supposed to be a “transitional destination as part of an ‘overseas experience.’” However, a temporary lectureship at the law school at Southampton University quickly became fifteen years and a permanent position, “accompanied by marriage, mortgage and children.”
When I first joined York as a history lecturer, my inaugural group of first-year students very nearly had their essays marked by Ralph Fiennes. At the time, I was acting as historical adviser to the feature film The Duchess.
York isn’t only a beautiful city, it’s also the hub for a huge number of fascinating day trips to nearby places in Yorkshire. From the best of my many day-trips from York over the years, I’ve compiled a large Kindle e-book, Choice Visits in Yorkshire and York.
Though I knew I was joining Teach First in October 2014, it didn’t make my final day in York any easier. It definitely wasn’t easy saying goodbye to friends I’d made, while knowing also that The Willow would soon be closing down too.
When I was 22, I started a doctorate in cognitive neuropsychology at John Hopkins University. What I didn’t know was that a year later my advisor would be sacked, my (now ex-) husband would move to Germany, and I would be remaking my decision about postgraduate work almost from the ground up.
My mother cried when I set off for the University of York. My father looked a bit pinched. I’m sure they could not have known how difficult regular contact would become as I would queue with a pile of coins cupped in both hands by the three payphones after six or at weekends.
Catch up with alumni memories, awards, career updates and other news – all submitted by fellow University of York graduates and retired staff.
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.
Let’s face it: the word ‘mistake’ goes hand in hand with your 20s. And to be honest, I’d be worried for you if it didn’t. Your 20s are, after all, the time for experimentation, for risk.
Freshers, listen up. Alumni: read, sob, consider building a time machine. With the arrival of another set of grads imminent, we asked you to give our York Newbies some advice. Here’s how it went…