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spacer spacer Venues

bullet The Royal York Hotel and Events Centre
bullet The National Railway Museum
bullet York Minster
bullet The Institute for Effective Education (IEE)
bullet York St John University
bullet York College
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The National Railway Museum
 
york college
 
york st john
 
royal york
 

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The three day event will be held in York.

The City of York has an intriguing mix of history, architectural beauty, fantastic designer shops, buzzing nightlife and over 30 award-winning attractions - all nestling under the gaze of the imposing Minster.   It will make a fantastic backdrop to the 2010 Conference, and is conveniently located at the intersection of East-West and North-South railway lines.

The venues:

  • The Royal York Hotel
  • York Minster
  • The National Railway Museum
  • The University of York
  • York St John University
  • York College

The Royal York Hotel and Events Centre nestles beneath York's ancient walls and stands proudly in beautifully kept gardens, boasting spectacular views of this historic city and York Minster.  A magnificent Victorian building, The Royal York Hotel and Events Centre has recently undergone a major refurbishment and investment programme.  The Royal York Hotel and Events Centre is  located next to York Railway Station and is within walking distance of the centre of York and is close to many places of interest such as the Shambles, the National Railway Museum and York Racecourse.

The National Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in the world. Its displays and collections are the most comprehensive and significant in their field, illustrating the history of British railways and railway engineering from the industrial revolution to the present day and beyond. Special exhibitions, hands-on interactive displays, live interpreters in the exhibition halls and drama programmes all help tell the incredible story of the train and its effects on society. Since it opened in 1975, the NRM’s unique blend of education and entertainment has thrilled over 20 million visitors, young and old. More than just a great attraction, it has always aimed to give school children and the wider public a broader understanding of Britain's industrial achievement.

York Minster acts as a beacon welcoming all visitors to the City of York.  Built over two and a half centuries from the 1220s to the 1470s, and renowned worldwide as an artistic and architectural masterpiece, it offers a wealth of things to see for people of all ages, and offers thrilling memories for all who visit.  The Minster is much more than a superb building. It is a site where history has been made over the centuries.  The Emperor Constantine began his progress to greatness here, and the Roman buildings in which he lived still stand beneath the central tower. St Paulinus baptised the local Saxon king here, and here are buried many of the Archbishops of York, including St William of York. 

The Institute for Effective Education (IEE) has been established at the University of York through an £11 million grant from the Bowland Charitable Trust.  This pioneering research centre aims to shape the educational landscape of our schools.  The IEE’s researchers will endeavour to transform the relationship between researchers, teachers and policy makers so that education practice is driven by good evidence.  The Institute is led by distinguished researcher Professor Robert Slavin, who was previously Director of the Centre for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University in the USA. The IEE’s strategy board is chaired by former Secretary of State for Education, Baroness Estelle Morris.

York St John University Serving over 6,000 students, York St John University enjoys a fantastic location - right at the centre of the City of York.  The eight acre site on Lord Mayor's Walk is in a beautiful setting facing the Minster across the City Walls. The campus is just a five-minute walk from city centre shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries and numerous historical and tourist attractions.  A major investment of £50 million in recent years has seen the development of exciting and cutting-edge buildings and facilities. The campus is now an impressive blend of the contemporary and historic, ranging from the Fountains Learning Centre to the quadrangle.

York College The landmark £60 million York College opened in September 2007 and is located on the southern gateway to the city.  The college is one of the largest new-build colleges in the UK and has been described as ‘the benchmark’ for further education.   The new college has state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities including a theatre, training restaurant, hair & beauty spa and nail bar, 3G sports pitch, travel agency, engineering and construction workshops, art & design studios and a learning centre on three floors equipped with the latest technology.   York College offers some 13,000 learners a wide range of academic and vocational courses at all levels, as well as working alongside local educational providers and businesses.   York College brings social and economic benefits to the city and provides a massive boost to further and higher education in York and North Yorkshire.









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