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Find out about the science of our poles and what they tell us about the rest of the world. All events are free to attend but require tickets.
5pm, 20 June, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York
The Polar regions are a rich resource for science. Join three scientists from York and the British Antarctic Survey whose research takes place above, in and below the snow, to explore climate change, microbes and life in Antarctic sub-glacial lakes.
6.30pm, 20 June, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York
Scientists have long looked to the Polar regions to find answers to complex global questions, but what conclusions did they reach? What is the reality of Antarctic research today? And how easy is it to explain this to the viewing public in programmes such as Frozen Planet? Polar experts and an academic advisor to the BBC series discuss.
Spectacular images from recent research in the Antarctic and from the academic advisor to the BBC Frozen Planet series are showcased in the University of York’s stunning 3Sixty exhibition space.
- Barnes Wallis and the Dam Busters
- Children's events
- Creating film
- Creative writing
- Design for living
- Economy and equality
- Eoforwic - Anglo-Saxon York
- Festival launch
- Food in time and place
- Cultural identity
- Ireland: North and South
- New writers
- North-South Conference
- Performance and performance related
- Science out of the lab
- Northern villains?
- The influence and legacy of women
Festival focus days