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Festival of Ideas

The festival of Ideas was initiated in 2011 by the University of York working in association with the NCEM, York Theatre Royal and Yorkshire Museums Trust and has blossomed to engage with a broad range of partners currently including BBC Radio 3, The British Library, Granta Magazine, The Institute for Engineering and Technology, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Royal Academy of Engineering, and the V&A.

The 2013 programme - with a theme of North and South - brings together a range of world-class speakers, exhibitions, performances and interactive experiences for people of all ages from York, Yorkshire and the rest of the world! The terms North and South are suffused with cultural, social, economic, historical, scientific, geographical, industrial and broader resonances - in the UK and throughout the world.

Recognising York's status as 'capital of the North', this year's Festival will explore, question and celebrate ideas of 'North', both as a stand-alone idea, and in direct comparison with ideas of 'South'. Ideas of cultural identity, health, food, women, technology, engineering and architecture are just some of the array of subjects which will be presented in more than 120 events across a 15-day period.

Please see the Festival of Ideas website for further information