Throughout the Festival

Free admission

No booking required

York City Centre (map)

Wheelchair accessible

Prepare to see our city in a new light on a self-guided sociological tour of York’s historic city centre. 

Developed by University of York sociologists, the Sociologically Imagining York podcasted-walk features an exploration of 16 sites, including Museum Gardens, York Minster, Evil Eye and SPARK. At each location enjoy a short podcast by York researchers offering new perspectives on familiar sights via a sociological lens.

You can follow the full podcasted-walk route, select one of the curated walks, or just check out a few locations of your choice. Each podcast is around five to ten minutes long. 

Visit the Sociologically Imagining York website to listen to the podcasts, find out more and to print/download a map.

Please note: Always be aware of your surroundings if listening to the audio on headphones while outside. Parts of the self-guided walk include crossing roads and listening should always take place in pedestrianised areas.

You may also be interested in a talk about the creation of the podcasted-walk on Sunday 2 June, as well as guided walks on Sunday 2 June and Wednesday 5 June. Booking is required for all three events.

Learn more about Sociologically Imagining York.

Image Credit: Wayne Britcliffe