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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.
All events

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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.
All discovery workshops & lectures

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Symbols, Myths and Legends

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Flowers for Pleasure
What better way to enjoy a day with stunning flowers, good food and inspirational surroundings, than to spend it with us at the exclusive Bishopthorpe Palace, home of the Archbishop of York.
Flowers for Christmas
Spend a day in the beautiful  and exclusive surroundings of Bishopthorpe Palace creating stunning floral displays for your home for Christmas. 
Richard III, the York House Books and the York Mystery Plays
Join University of York's Dr Sarah Rees Jones as she uncovers Richard III's links with Yorkshire.

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