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York Festival of Ideas
York Festival of Ideas 2014
The York Festival of Ideas will return from 12 - 22 June, exploring ideas of order and chaos.
The full programme will be available in May. Email 'subscribe' to firstname.lastname@example.org to be one of the first to find out when it's online.
About the festival
Running from 13 to 29 June, the 2013 York Festival of Ideas consisted of over 120 mostly free events with talks from world-class speakers, performances, exhibitions and interactive experiences for people of all ages.
Venues across the city and around the University campus hosted events as part of the festival.
The influence and legacy of women day - 29 June
A focus on the lives of women as novelists, artists, wives and heroines since the 18th century.
The North of England has a strong legacy of female novellists, from the Brontë sisters to Elizabeth Gaskell. The final day of the Festival will play host to a series of talks and debates on the legacy of women in literature, featuring talks from experts and lecturers in the field.
Entrance is free but all events require tickets.
With over 120 events to choose from across diverse themes ranging from economy and equality to science at the poles, there's bound to be something to inspire you!
Learn about a diverse mix of topics, from polar exploration to Jacobean theatre.
Including the best independent film York has to offer.
Several exhibitions will be on show around the city throughout the festival.
From soulful folk music to choral symphonies in York Minster.
From creative writing to orienteering, there's something for the whole family.
See everything that's taking place during the festival.
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Last year we celebrated 50 years since the foundation of the University in 1963.
The Festival of Ideas was just one of a number of events taking place throughout the year.