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.
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.
When the University of York first opened its doors in 1963, to 215 students, it was smaller in population than Lord James’s prior institution, Manchester Grammar School, which had over one thousand pupils.
Over the past 24 years Gates’ work with Diageo – global alcoholic beverages producers and the world’s largest producer of spirits – has taken him across the globe. As well as the UK, he has called Brazil, Japan, Singapore and Holland, home.
The University of York will unveil a number of new teaching and leisure facilities over the next 18 months, including a new lecture building, sports hall, and laboratory space.
Led by research teams at the University of York and Goldsmiths, University of London, Precarious Trajectories gave a voice to refugees, through personal testimonies, forensic analysis and film.
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.”