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Theme: The Future: What's Next?

Explore ideas about how we might live our lives in the not so distant future. How can we make our cities more socially just? How is the latest York-based research going to change our lives? What might the Existentialists have to teach us today? Find out the answers to these and other thought-provoking questions. 

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Thu
16
Jun

How Should Cities Grow?

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this event has now been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Thu
16
Jun

Tick Tock: Ideas Against the Clock

The clock is ticking for 10 University of York student researchers as they face the challenge of communicating the impact of their research in just three minutes. Come along and join the audience for the final of York’s Three Minute Thesis competition and hear about the ground-breaking research taking place in York.

Thu
16
Jun

Tick Tock: Ideas Against the Clock

The clock is ticking for 10 University of York student researchers as they face the challenge of communicating the impact of their research in just three minutes. Come along and join the audience for the final of York’s Three Minute Thesis competition and hear about the ground-breaking research taking place in York.

Mon
13
Jun

Helping Now or Helping Later?

You have to choose. Save a life today, or work to prevent future catastrophes, generations into the future when completely different people exist. Which should you choose, and why? Bring your thinking caps and have your say at this philosophy event with Richard Yetter Chappell of the University of York. The clock is ticking…

Wed
8
Jun

At the Existentialist Café

What is it to be free? How do we want our world to be? Can we change how we live? Such questions inspired the Existentialists, an adventurous group of philosophers and novelists whose story stretched from the dark years of interwar Germany to the exciting Paris of the 1950s and beyond. Find out what the Existentialists might have to offer us today, as author Sarah Bakewell talks about her book At the Existentialist Café.

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