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University of York subject Taster Days – Philosophy and Chemistry – summer 2014

york_logo Sixth Form Subject Conferences (Taster Days)

Sixth Form Philosophy Conference 2014

Featuring special guest Dr. Nigel Warburton

Dr Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster and writer, described by Julian Baggini as ‘one of the most read popular philosophers of our time’. His books include A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: The Basics, Philosophy: The Classics, Thinking from A to Z, The Art Question, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction. He is the interviewer for the popular Philosophy Bites podcast which he makes with David Edmonds.

Date:    Friday 27 June 2014

Location: University of York

Event:  This conference for post-16 students (Year 12 or equivalent) will provide a taste of what it is like to study Philosophy at university through a packed programme of talks and workshops:

  • Hear from special guest Nigel Warburton: ‘Thought Experiments: The Basics’
  • Listen to a lecture on ‘Death, Persons, and Brain Injury’
  • Take part in seminar discussion groups
  • Listen to a lecture on ‘Sight and Touch’
  • Take part in an optional campus tour

 Book your place

Sixth Form Chemistry Conference 2014

Date:    Friday 11 July 2014

Location: The Department of Chemistry, University of York

Event:  This conference for post-16 students (Year 12 or equivalent) will provide a taste of what it is like to study Chemistry at university through a packed programme of talks and workshops:

  • Listen to a lecture on cutting edge chemistry, delivered by a top researcher at the University of York
  • Learn about chirality through a molecular modelling workshop
  • Take the opportunity to look at a range of spectroscopic techniques (mass spectrometry, NMR and IR)
  • Carry out a short practical in the teaching laboratories
  • Hear about career opportunities for chemistry graduates
  • Discover how to choose the right chemistry course
  • Gain some essential hints and tips for applying to university
  • Find out how to write an outstanding personal statement

 Book your place

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