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Enjoy an inspiring programme of in-person and online events at York Festival of Ideas 2024.

Taking place from 1 to 14 June 2024, the mostly FREE events include talks from world-class speakers, exhibitions, music, films, guided tours and family-friendly activities. And with topics ranging from animals to art, history to health and biodiversity to the brain, the Festival promises something for all ages and interests.

York Festival of Ideas is one of the largest free festivals of its kind in the UK and was enjoyed by a local and global audience of nearly 40,000 in 2023.

Look out for the 2024 programme going live on 3 May and choose inspiring events to attend in York or online. In the meantime, why not get a taste of what’s on offer by watching some previous Festival events for free on YouTube.

Join the York Festival of Ideas mailing list to be among the first to hear details of the 2024 programme.

Photographs: University of York/Alex Holland and Ian Martindale

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