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Go York Events

Go York Events


Our Go York Events are a series of lectures which aim to bring together York St John University’s eminent academics, high profile speakers and the local community.

The series provides a mixture of guest lecturers and local and international speakers as well as events which celebrate the new Professorships here at York St John University.

The theme of the 2015-16 series is 'Quality, Community, Growth & Resilience.'


To watch recordings of lectures that have already taken place, please click here.

Go York Inaugural Lectures

Thursday 28 January 2016  Prof Karen Stanton; Vice Chancellor

Event title: Northern Powerhouse: How 175 years have shaped York St John University

A recording of this lecture please click here.
Thursday 14 April 2016   

Prof Andrew Village; Professor in Practical & Empirical Theology

Event title: Of Birds and Bibles: What the heck is Empirical Theology?

For further information and to reserve you place book here  BSL

Tuesday 24 May 2016  Prof Chris Hall; Professor of Applied Linguistics

Event title:  The myth of 'Planet English' 
For further information and to reserve your place book here BSL
Thursday 1 December 2016 Prof David Weir; Professor of Intercultural Management

Event title: TBC

Booking for this event will open later in the year.


Go York Guest Lectures Series 2015-2016
Community Lectures & Celebrate 175 years of York St John 
(Booking will open for each lecture, three months before the event)

As part of this year's series, we welcome back a number of alunmi and honorary graduates to take part in our 175th Anniversary celebrations. We also welcome new speakers to our lecture halls as part of the Go York Community Lectures.


Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig OBE (Bookings open August 2016)

Honorary Graduate 2012 - Doctor of Letters

Date:                 Thursday 29 September 2016

Event Title:       'TBC'






Aesthetica Short Film Festival




Cherie Federico - (Bookings open August 2016)

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

Date:                 Thursday 6 October 2016

Event Title:       'TBC'

Centre for Global Education York

Centre for Global Education - (Bookings open August 2016)

Date:                 Thursday 20 October 2016 

Event Title:       'TBC'


Major Teeling

Major Matthew Teeling (Bookings not yet open)

Alumnus (2005) - Psychology at York St John University
A Major in the Royal Engineers and has been awarded the NATO Meritorious Service Medal 

Date:                 Tuesday 25 October 2016

Event Title:       'TBC'



Prof Laura Mulvey -
 (Bookings open August 2016)

Date:                 Thursday 27 October 2016 

Event Title:       'TBC'







Melly Still - (Bookings open August 2016)

Alumna (1985) - British Director, Choreographer & Designer
Date:                 Thursday 10 November 2016

Event Title:       'TBC'

Martine Wright
MBE- (Bookings open August 2016)

Date:                 Friday 25 November 2016

Event Title:       'TBC'


York MinsterGo York Official

York St John University Annual Christmas Carol Service  - Celebrating 175 Year Anniversary

Date:                 Thursday 8 December 2016

Once again York St John University's annual Christmas Carol Service will take place in the magnificent York Minster.

This year we are celebrating the University's 175th Anniversary and the Carol Service  will bring a spectacular end to a great series of events. 

There will be theatrical performances, art pieces and music by our students and produced by the University. Everyone is welcome to come along to what we hope will be a fun and celebratory event.

All guests are invited back to York St John University after the carol service to carry on the festive celebrations with mulled wine, hot chocolate, mince pies and time to socialise




BSL - British Sign Language interpreter will be in attendance for this event. If this sign is not placed next to the event and you require an interpreter. Please contact the Conference & Events Office who will endeavour to secure an interpreter -  e: events@yorksj.ac.uk  

Lecture recordings


Prof Karen Stanton: Vice Chancellor

Northern Powerhouse: How 175 years have shaped York St John University


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Manvinder Rattan: Alumnus (1989) - Musical Director for John Lewis
'A Different Sort Of Business'


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