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.
What’s the YSTV legacy? And what does the future hold for one of the University’s most enduring societies?
Grab your friends and head back to York to join us – we’ve got festivals, race days and reunions to keep you entertained!
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.
Today’s demand for the immediate often translates into fashionable, quick fix solutions, rather than ones of longevity and substance.
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.
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.)
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.
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.