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  • Date and time: Sunday 11 June 2023, 11am to 12.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Heslington Hall, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join us for a guided walk exploring the flora and fauna of the University of York campus grounds. 

In the summer of 2022 a York Living Labs biodiversity pilot study saw University of York students work with a team of consultants to undertake a baseline ecological survey of the campus grounds and help identify interesting areas of biodiversity. This walk will showcase some of their fascinating findings.

The biodiversity walks are part of a wider York Living Labs (YLLs) initiative that aims to use the University of York’s campus as a test-bed for sustainability solutions which have wider impact. Created by Environmental Sustainability at York (ESAY), the Living Labs are intended to provide powerful learning opportunities for students, and motivate and empower everyone on campus to drive changes towards sustainability.

Join us to get to #KnowYorCampus!

Please select a tour when booking your tickets.

Tour 1 - 11am to 12.30pm

Tour 2 - 1.30pm to 3pm 

Meet at Heslington Hall courtyard, University of York.

Please wear sturdy footwear and warm clothing as the walk will take place outside on the University grounds.

Accessibility: Please note that due to the nature of this walk, the route includes areas of uneven ground and steps away from central accessible walkways. Therefore, it is not suitable for members with mobility issues. Alternative accessible routes can be found here.

Image credit: © Alex Holland

About the speaker

Gordon Eastham gained a higher national diploma in landscape and horticultural technology at Askham Bryan College, York. After working at the University of Leeds, he joined the University of York in 1994 as Supervisor of Grounds. He was heavily involved in the landscaping of the University’s Campus East and is now the Grounds Maintenance Manager.


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