Go York Events
We have a selection of exciting and inspirational speakers and
a series of University celebrations for you to enjoy
The '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
Gary Verity - Chief Executive, Welcome
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
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
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
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
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.