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Go York Events

We have a selection of exciting and inspirational speakers and a series of University celebrations for you to enjoy

Go York OfficialThe 'Go York Events' are a series of lectures and events which bring together York St John University’s eminent academics, high profile speakers and the local community for a series of events to be enjoyed by all.

Go York Events aim to welcome the local community onto our campus to learn about a range of interesting and stimulating themes. These events bring students and the local community together to enjoy a wide range of speakers and to welcome guests to York St John University and the city.

There will be a mixture of guest lecturers, local and international speakers covering many topics, and later in the series, events which celebrate the new Professorships here at York St John University.

'2015-2016 Theme: Quality, Community, Growth & Resilience'

York St John University Annual Christmas Carol Service 2015
Thursday 10 December 2015, 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
York Minster
Please book your tickets for this event in advance to avoid disappointment.

Go York Inaugural Lectures
- We have four Inaugural Lectures to celebrate this year. Full details and booking information will be released September 2015.

Thursday 28 January 2016     Prof Karen Stanton; Vice Chancellor
                                               'Northern Powerhouse: How 175 years have shaped York St John University'
                                               For further information and to reserve your place book here

Thursday 14 April 2016           Prof Andrew Village; Professor in Practical & Empirical Theology

Thursday 19 May 2016           Prof Chris Hall; Professor of Applied Linguistics
                                               Inaugural Lecture - The myth of 'Planet English'
                                               For further information and to reserve your place book here                                        
For further information and to book onto one of the above lectures CLICK HERE

Go York Guest Lectures Series 2015-2016*
Celebrating our 175 Year Anniversary
(*events running from January - December 2016 - tickets will open for the below events three months before each activity)

As part of this year's Go York Lecture Series, we are welcoming back a number of Alumni to create interactive and inspirational talks to celebrate our students, as part of the University's 175 Year Anniversary celebrations. Alongside this we will also welcome some new speakers to the floor as part of the Go York Community Lectures.

Professor Karen Stanton will be kicking off the University's 175 Year Anniversary Celebrations with her Inaugural Lecture being held on Thursday 28 January 2016.

Thursday 11 February 2016    Manvinder Rattan - book here
                                                Alumnus (1989)- Music, French & History at York St John University 
                                                Musical Director for John Lewis

Thursday 3 March 2016           Chris Hees
Alumnus (2008) - Film & TV Production at York St John University 
                                                Awarded a BAFTA for his film 'The Bigger Picture' in 2014

Tuesday 8 March 2016            Jesse Toksvig-Stewart
Alumna (2011) - Film & TV Production at York St John University
                                                Co-Founder of Ugly Duck Books 

Thursday 28 April 2016            Robert Hiscox
Honorary President, Hiscox

Monday 16 May - 1 June          CREATE16 - Faculty of Arts showcase event celebrating
                                                Faculty of Arts students' work and end of year celebration

Thursday 12 May 2016            Dr Nick Rowe 
                                                Co-Founder and Director of CONVERGE 

Tuesday 17 May 2016           York St John University's 175 Year Anniversary

Thursday 29 September 2016  Sandi Toksvig OBE 
                                                 Honorary Graduate 2012 - Doctor of Letters

Thursday 6 October 2016         Cherie Federico
Alumna (2003) - MA in Literature Studies at York St John University
                                                 Managing Director & Editor, Aesthetica Magazine and founder of the
                                                 Aesthetica Short Film Festival - ASFF

Autumn 2016 lecture date tbc   Major Matthew Teeling
Alumnus (2005) - Psychology at York St John University
                                                  A Major in the Royal Engineers and has been awarded the NATO
                                                  Meritorious Service Medal