Can pubs survive, in the face of so many challenges?
Yes, and they can thrive, says Victoria Wells.
She is a professor in the business and society school at the University of York, and her thoughts on how pubs can change and prosper will be shared as part of a series of free talks next week.
YorkTalks 2024 is a series of free short talks on research across a range of topics, including the ethics of artificial intelligence, spirituality in popular music and architecture in York.
The event includes 16 talks throughout the day, grouped into four sessions.
It takes place on Wednesday, 10 January at the Piazza Building at the university’s campus east.
Other topics include unlocking the language barrier between scientists and doctors, rethinking schizophrenia and the impact of county lines drug networks.
Professor Matthias Ruth, pro-vice-chancellor for research at the university, said: “In 15-minute engaging, visual, and accessible talks, our researchers will provide insights and knowledge about our curiosity-driven research and its role at the heart of our mission as a university for public good.
“It really is a great way to kick-start the New Year, whether you attend one session or the whole day, as it is sure to inspire and get people talking.”
Research students will also be showcasing their work throughout the day in the PhD Research Spotlight Competition. They will be on hand at their exhibitions to answer any questions that attendees have.
The day runs from 9.30am to 5pm and you can attend the whole day or a single session. Find out more and book free tickets here.