Since 1968, the UK’s oldest independent radio station has been making waves all over campus, the city of York and beyond – and its 50th anniversary celebrations look set to do that all over again.
This summer a dramatic playhouse setting will be offered to visitors in the centre of York.
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.
The list also rated York the 12th most internationalised university in the whole of the UK. The ratings were based on the THE’s annual Academic Reputation Survey.
Since his retirement, Warren has dedicated much of his time to researching the history. This work has culminated in his book, ‘Eric James and the Founding of the University of York’, published by the University’s Borthwick Institute for Archives.
To thank you for supporting YuStart, the first bespoke university crowdfunding website dedicated to supporting student projects, we’re sharing some of our favourite projects from the last year.
A university that started with 216 undergraduates now has 4100 students on its books. There were no colleges in 1963; there are now ten. A university that has a worldwide reputation started off in Heslington Hall (with refurbished stables.)
One of the largest free festivals in the UK, York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of events including talks, exhibitions, theatre, music, film, guided walks, children’s activities and workshops – all designed to educate, entertain and inspire.
The original Humans of New York project began as a photography project in 2010. The photographs soon developed a global audience intrigued by the daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.
Nearly 100 staff and students were cast as extras in the film, wearing 1960s costume, with shots taking place outside Heslington Hall and inside the lecture theatre in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television.
I was 28 but had nowhere to go with my career, my salary was unlikely to increase to any significant extent as the years passed and the scope of my job unlikely to grow very much.