The characters, which are voiced by Masters and PhD students at the University’s Centre for Medieval Studies and Department of English and Related Literature, form part of the revamped JORVIK Viking Centre.
In 1967 York’s then Vice- Chancellor, Lord James, was still hugely weary of increased student participation.
When you meet Simon Stephens in person, the York alumnus, author and playwright has the charisma that you associate with the front man of a band.
Samuel Pepys is synonymous with the diary that he kept for some nine and a half years, beginning on 1st January 1660 until he ceased writing nearly a decade later.
A York History graduate, Chris came back to the city in September of last year to take up the Headmaster post at the independent boarding school.
A BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s historical novels, the first series was broadcast last year and proved a hit with Sunday evening audiences, pulling in more than 8m viewers an episode.
The differences between the main parties were not as dramatic as in South Africa: the Tories were in hock to the CBI and Labour to the Unions.
“For me, York really was the only place to do a history degree.”
Reminiscing with three alumni of the Class of ’66 as we approach 50 years since they graduated from York
Published works by York alumni this year range from cookbooks to contemporary novels and from teachers’ guides to textbooks. See our selection here.
Creativity is nothing new for York – it is hardwired into our intellectual DNA. Find out how we are bringing together researchers from across the arts, humanities and sciences to realise York’s potential.
Born in Barnsley in 1966, Joann Fletcher is not only a Visiting Professor at York, but also a best-selling author and award-winning TV and radio broadcaster.