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York Festival of Ideas

11-24 June 2022

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Welcome to York Festival of Ideas 2022! 

Taking place under the banner of The Next Chapter, this year's Festival offers an exciting programme of over 150 free in-person and online events to educate, entertain and inspire.
Meet world-class speakers, experience incredible performances, join fun family activities, explore York on guided tours, and more! With topics ranging from archaeology to art, history to health, and politics to psychology, the Festival promises something for all ages and interests.
Browse our diverse programme - by theme, date or format - and find out everything you need to know about the Festival.
Please note: All event timings are British Summer Time (BST, UTC +1), so please check your specific time zone if you are joining us from outside the UK. 

Calendar of Events

View our packed programme of over 150 events.

Festival Themes

Find events that are right for you by browsing our programme by theme.

In-person Events

We are excited to be back with a large number of in-person talks, workshops, performances and more.

Online Events

Our programme includes over 60 events that you can attend online.

Building York’s Entrepreneurial Culture

Friday 24 June, 1.30pm to 5.45pm

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Good Business Charter, and the launch of Enterprise Works and the York Accelerator, we showcase how the city of York is forming a coalition with innovative partners to respond positively to the levelling up agenda.

Discover how York is creating a new approach to supporting entrepreneurs, driving inclusive economic growth and tackling the impact of COVID-19.

Find out more

I LOVED so much of this. The concept, the variety, the option to book live but watch later if needed, the depth of knowledge brought by the speakers I saw, it was all brilliant!

Feedback from 2021 Festival