Theme: The Art of Communication
Communication is fundamental to the development of society and culture. Join us to explore the art of communication: The nonsense of Lewis Carroll, the nuance of political spin and the secrets that learning a foreign language can reveal about ourselves.
Music: A child’s hidden language
How does a child who cannot speak express her innermost feelings? Musician and Jessie’s Fund founder Lesley Schatzberger explains how music, in opening gateways to communication, can be so much more than an art form.
Lost in the Library
Discover the data which books can reveal and consider the secrets lost to history through the destruction of library collections.
Mad Men and Bad Men
Sam Delaney will be talking about his dark, revealing and frequently hilarious new book Mad Men and Bad Men: What Happened When British Politics Met Advertising. This is a hugely entertaining behind-the-scenes tour of the election campaigns of the last four decades which examines how a bunch of unelected, unaccountable admen ended up running British politics.
Exploring Learning Global Cultures
This event is for those involved in International Education of any sort, whether school, Further Education or Higher Education to bring their research and ideas to an Unconference to discuss the differences and similarities between Global learning cultures.
Alice in Wonderland 150 Years On: The story of Alice
It is 150 years since the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, transforming children’s literature, childhood and nonsense. To mark this, Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Oxford), will be talking about his new book The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland with Hugh Haughton, editor of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Dr James Williams.
Figured Windows: Adult creative writing workshop
In this creative writing workshop we'll take inspiration from the history and process of glass-making in York to discover the way poems can shift from being transparent, to coloured and even opaque and secretive.
The Three Minute Thesis Competition
Three Minute Thesis is York’s research communication competition. PhD students from across the disciplines have three minutes to communicate the impact of their research to an audience made up of school pupils, teachers, members of the general public and industry.
Who Holds the Secrets?
Lizzi Linklater leads a workshop that explores how writers build characterisation and plot information into their stories. This is a practical workshop suitable for writers of any experience. Be prepared to write!