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Workshops and lectures in York to inspire you

Inspire is a unique programme of workshops, lectures and events in York, offering exclusive access to some of the city's most famous spaces with tuition provided by experts in their fields, from artists to photographers, bakers and historians.
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Inspire Living

A unique opportunity to gain access to the rooftops and architecture of York.
All living workshops & lectures

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Photography Masterclass

Inspire Events

Discover the latest Viking research being undertaken by the University of York in this lecture for the 2015 Festival of Ideas.
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What's new with the Vikings?

Inspire Discovery

Join us on this guided trail as we set forth to uncover the lost stories behind the carvings, figures and symbols on the streets of our ancient city.
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Symbols, Myths and Legends

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"Coffeehouse" Shopping: or why there’s nothing new about retail therapy
Part of the "Coffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee" series - A series of short informal talks on themed topics, followed by discussion and conversation over coffee.“The cafe is a place for assignation and conspiracy, for intellectual debate and gossip. Open to all, the club of the spirit and the poste restante of the homeless” George Steiner
"Coffeehouse" Read All About It: Political journals, scandal sheets and the beginnings of journalism
Part of the "Coffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee" series - A series of short informal talks on themed topics, followed by discussion and conversation over coffee.“The cafe is a place for assignation and conspiracy, for intellectual debate and gossip. Open to all, the club of the spirit and the poste restante of the homeless” George Steiner
"Coffeehouse" Coffee: a look at the coffee trade, empire and revolution
Part of the "Coffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee" series - A series of short informal talks on themed topics, followed by discussion and conversation over coffee. “The cafe is a place for assignation and conspiracy, for intellectual debate and gossip. Open to all, the club of the spirit and the poste restante of the homeless” George Steiner

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