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What's On

Wed 20 March

Book Group Meeting - The Myth Gap by Alex Evans. 8.00pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.

Mon 25 March

Philosophy Group Meeting - Love. 7.30pm, in the Cross Keys, 34 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF.

Tues 2 April 2019Samaritans Logo

Providing Emotional Support for People in Distress, from York Samaritans.

The Samaritans were established in 1953, starting as a small one-man operation set up to provide a “999” line for people who were feeling suicidal. At the core of this early service was a desire to support people to find a way to help themselves on their terms.

York Samaritans was established in 1967 and is now part of a large organisation across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The service has broadened, whilst still supporting those who have suicidal feelings the Samaritans are there to provide emotional support for anyone who may be experiencing difficulties or distress.

Some of our York volunteers will talk to you about the Samaritans, giving an insight into who we are, what we do, how we do things and why we do things. On a local level we will tell you something about the work that we do in York.

That desire to support people to find a way to help themselves on their terms, which underpinned the setting up of Samaritans in 1953, remains relevant today. We believe that listening is a powerful tool and we will give an insight into how we listen and how you might be able to support someone by listening too.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 7 May 2019Emily Brunsden

Fantastic planets, and how to find them with Dr Emily Brunsden, University of York.

Imagine living in a world with three Suns, red jungles or endless night. These ideas have moved from fiction to reality as we discover more and more fantastic planets in our galaxy. This talk explains how we find such amazing worlds, how we know what they might be like and what we are still searching for out there.

Dr Brunsden is a Lecturer in the Department of Physics specialising especially in Astrophysics. She is the Director of Astrocampus - a teaching and outreach observatory at the University of York. Her research interests include the spectroscopy of pulsating stars and higher education in physics and astrophysics.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 4 June 2019

Our (short) AGM, followed by a Soapbox Evening.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 2 July 2019

Universal Basic Income with Dr Louise Haagh, University of York.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

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