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Architecture orders our landscape, creating buildings that resonate with ideas and echoes of the past. As well as creating homes for ideas, such as libraries, architecture in itself inspires art and creativity. Join us for a series of talks, art installations and presentations that explore the innovation of architecture.
Thursday 12 June to Sunday 22 June
Take part in a philosophical mystery game played out across the City of York.
Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.00am to 6.00pm
Nestling in tranquil countryside alongside the river Derwent, the picturesque ruins of Kirkham Priory still evoke the peaceful order of its Augustinian founders.
Daily, 10.00am to 6.00pm
Built as part of a plan to impose order on the North, Clifford’s Tower has since had a chaotic history; visit to the Tower to find out more about its history.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10.00am to 6.00pm
Built by the Romans to bring order to the Brigantes tribe in the North of England, the remains of Isurium Brigantum can still be seen today beneath the village of Aldborough.
Friday 13 to Sunday 15 of June
Friday 20 to Sunday 22 of June
10.00am to 6.00pm
Built in 1961 in response to the Soviet threat, York Cold War Bunker could have protected 60 people from the chaos of nuclear attack.
- Structures of the Mind: Architecture and Innovation
- Arts and Society: Order, Chaos and Culture
- Revealing the Ancient World
- Creative Writing
- Empire and Trade
- Eoforwic: A celebration of Anglian York
- Economic growth for the many, not the few
- An Appetite for Food
- Interventions in Healthcare
- Maps and Exploration
- Murder They Wrote
- Religion and Science
- Science: Out of the lab
- Shadows of War
- Our brain: The unknown frontier
- Transport and Tribulations: Going the extra mile
- The war that changed our world
Festival focus days