It always rather surprised me that an ancient city such as York did not have a university until 1963. In fact, York was just one of a clutch of universities that sprang up in the 1960s to meet the growing demand for higher education from the baby boomers.
The Embassy co-ordinates the activities of the UK government in Sweden, and works with the Swedish government and other institutions on international political and economic issues.
The 2014 Synod was itself haunted by the “no” vote against women bishops two years before. “It was an awful moment,” recalls the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, Dean of York.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Tracing the story all the way up to York’s victory over Lancaster this summer.
The New Zealand writer chats about her recent Sunday Times EFG short story award nomination
Mark Laity has an impressive CV; BBC Defence Correspondent, Special Adviser to the NATO Secretary General, personal adviser to the Macedonian President, three tours of Afghanistan and receiver of the NATO Meritorious Service Medal – to name a few.
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.