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New Vice-Chancellor for University of York

The University of York has appointed Professor Koen Lamberts as its new Vice-Chancellor. He will succeed Professor Brian Cantor who is stepping down after 11 years as Vice-Chancellor at York.

I am enormously proud to be chosen to lead this great University. In only 50 years, York has forged a reputation in the UK and internationally for its outstanding teaching and world-class research. I look forward to the exciting challenge of making sure that the University continues to make a difference in the world in the years ahead.”

– Professor Lamberts


Archive records memories of University of York

The University of York has launched a digital archive recording the memories and histories of some of the people who have helped shape the institution over the last 50 years.

The York Oral History Project has recorded recollections of people including former students, academic staff and locals.

Excepts from a selection of the interviews are available online.

The interviews reflect the personal stories and experiences of a wide variety of people. However, the mosaic of these individual memories builds up a fascinating picture of the whole, reflecting the evolution of a world-class institution.”

– Professor Mark Ormrod