From David Cameron to secret squirrels – six fascinating free talks in York

David Cameron at ten. Main photograph © Guillaume Paumier via Wikimedia
23 Sep 2015 @ 5.29 pm
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Historian and author Sir Anthony Seldon will give his verdict on David Cameron’s ten years at the top at a free lecture this autumn.

But if political analysis isn’t your thing, there’s a host of other subjects covered in the latest series of talks at St Peter’s School in York.

Covering topics as diverse as nanomedicine to cycling’s Secret Squirrel Club there’s something for all.

The Grand Challenge of Fusion Energy

Thu Sep 24 @ 7pm

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Professor Howard Wilson takes York residents on a journey exploring the much-hyped possibilities of fusion energy and examines the benefits and challenges in developing it as a fuel.

Professor Wilson’s talk is part of YorNight, a European Research night which takes place in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond.

Life Saving Chemistry – From Medicine to Nanomedicine


Wed Oct 14 @ 7pm

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Professor David Smith uncovers the way in which chemical drugs interact with the biological patient and considers how this may lead to new types of drugs in the future.

Cameron at 10

Tue Nov 3 @ 7pm

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British schoolmaster, contemporary historian, commentator and political author, Sir Anthony Seldon’s visit to St Peter’s will explore David Cameron’s premiership during the coalition government and the story of his time as leader of the Conservative party.

Can Science Make a Cyclist Faster?

Wed Nov 11 @ 7pm

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As head of the British Cycling team’s ‘Secret Squirrel Club’ in charge of technical developments, no one is better placed to talk about how science and technology can contribute to the raw speed of all Olympic cycling disciplines than Professor Tony Purnell. His talk will consider whether science can make a cyclist faster.

Gothic & Romantic Literature: A Deeper Understanding

Tue Dec 1 @ 7pm

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Genres that divide readers more than most, Gothic and Romantic literature are the subject of Sheffield University lecturer and author Professor Angela Wright’s visit to York. Learn more about the themes and techniques of both.

St Peter’s Science Society Christmas Lecture: Light Fantastic


Tue Dec 8 @ 7pm

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St Peter’s science staff celebrate the International Year of Light with an exciting lecture demonstration.

All tickets are free and available on the St Peter’s School Eventbrite page.