Calendar of events
We're adding new and exciting events to the listing all the time, so do keep checking back regularly.
You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.
Missed an event? Most of our events will be recorded, so keep an eye on our Watch Again page.
Puzzles in the (Virtual) Pub
Join Scott Carson and Oliver Matheau-Raven of the University of York for an informal session in the ancient and medieval arithmetical gymnasium.
OpHouse York: Co-designing futures
Explore how co-designing neighbourhoods can lead to sustainable solutions for planning housing developments at our OpHouse York workshop.
Museums and Galleries: Locked down, but not locked out
How are museums and art galleries surviving the coronavirus lockdown? Our expert panel reveals the challenges and new opportunities the pandemic brings.
Socrates in Love: The making of a philosopher
Join author Armand D'Angour for an innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates.
Brexiternity: The uncertain fate of Britain
Britain’s former Minister for Europe Denis MacShane discusses how we face a 'Brexiternity' of negotiations and internal political wrangling for many years to come.
All the Ghosts in the Machine
Will Facebook be your funeral director? Psychologist Elaine Kasket takes you on a fascinating tour through the valley of the shadow of digital death.
The Chimera Ensemble
Watch the Chimera Ensemble perform Lawrence Dunn’s Sentimental Drifting Music and David Lumsdaine’s Kali Dances.
The Lost Decade
Journalists Polly Toynbee and David Walker survey one of the most tumultuous periods in British history, the ten years from 2010, which explain much of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fictional York Twitter Reading Group
Enjoy a Twitter reading group led by Zoe Enstone and Adam Smith of York St John University looking at how York has been used in literature.
Sway: Unravelling unconscious bias
Learn how our 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, and how they affect our decision-making, even in life and death situations.
Roadmap to Recovery: York in a post-Covid world
How can cities like York, their businesses and their residents recover from the economic and social impacts of a pandemic like Covid-19? Join us as we explore how York might play a role in a national recovery plan.
POSTPONED - The Imperfect Art of Making News
Award-winning BBC broadcaster Emily Maitlis and journalist Isabel Berwick of the Financial Times discuss the fine art - and often chaotic result - of the interview.
Poor Economics: The Human Toll
Abhijit V Banerjee and Esther Duflo were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for their work on poverty alleviation. They speak of the human toll of the pandemic in the world economy