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Go York Events

GoYork Events 2013-14

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 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 local community together to enjoy a wide range of speakers and welcome guests to York St John University and the city.

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


Wednesday 5 November 2014

Professor Ken Hodge - Professor in sport and exercise psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand


Thursday 11 December 2014

York St John University Annual Christmas Carol service- York Minster, 19:00


Thursday 12 February 2015

Picture of Gary VerityGary Verity - Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire

How Yorkshire wowed the Tour de France

Since his appointment as Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire in October 2008 he has successfully raised the profile of Yorkshire at a regional, national and international level.

Gary led the winning bid to bring the Grand Départ of the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014 and was instrumental in the entire process from start to finish. He helped galvanise the county’s public and private sectors to stand together to back the ultimately successful bid to bring the Tour – the world’s largest annual sporting event – to Yorkshire ahead of other bidders like Florence, Barcelona, Utrecht, Berlin and Scotland.

Against all odds, Yorkshire won the right to host the Tour de France and set about creating history by hosting the grandest Grand Départ in the history of the race, wowing the riders, the teams and the world that tuned into the opening two stages.

Gary Verity was the man who made it all happen, leading the bid and delivering one of the greatest sporting events ever to have taken place in the UK.


Thursday 26 February 2015

Picture of Ruth Hunt

Ruth Hunt - Chief Executive, Stonewall

Ruth Hunt is Chief Executive of Stonewall, having worked in senior positions at Stonewall since 2011. She has successfully led the development of the organisation’s ground breaking policy, campaigning and research outputs. These include Stonewall’s pioneering work to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, effective interventions to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people and, Stonewall’s acclaimed leadership development programmes. Ruth has spearheaded efforts on engaging people of faith in Stonewall’s work.

At Stonewall, Ruth has overseen the rapid growth of Stonewall’s public affairs and education teams as well developing the infrastructure of Stonewall Scotland and Stonewall Cymru. Specifically, she led Stonewall Scotland’s lobbying to secure the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill as well as giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee on marriage equality. Ruth has also developed strategic partnerships with organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Health, Accenture, McKinsey and UKBA. Ruth’s expertise has been recognised across the third sector, and has worked closely with a number of high profile charities to develop their campaigning functions.

Ruth attended St. Hilda’s College, Oxford where she studied English and was elected President of Oxford Student Union. Prior to Stonewall, Ruth worked at the Equality Challenge Unit where she led work advising Higher Education Institutions on sexual orientation and gender identity equality.

In 2013, Ruth was voted the fifth most influential LGBT person in Britain in The Independent’s Pink List. Ruth’s wife Kirsty is a doctor specialising in histopathology.