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About the festival
York Festival of Ideas took place from 9 to 21 June 2015 with a theme of
Secrets and Discoveries.
With over 150 events, including talks, performances and exhibitons, the Festival was an event for all ages and interests!
The Deputy Chief of Staff of NATO, Operations and Intelligence, Major General Gordon 'Skip' Davis and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Defence Editor of the Guardian, Ewen MacAskill lead a debate on the nature and appropriate level of state surveillance...
Business leaders, journalists and economists gathered to explore whether economic models and systems used nationally and globally are actually fit for purpose.
Discover talks, activities, performances and exhibitions that interest you.
Several days during the Festival are dedicated to events on a certain theme.
Everything from Stalin's supper to the secrets of the universe.
Theatre, music, film, dance and more.
From creative writing to hands-on science.
Several exhibitions are on show around the city throughout the festival.