A free event highlighting research carried out at the University of York will be held tomorrow.

The York Talks event is a series of 15-minute presentations by professors and academics from the university and will be opened by new Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts.

The programme includes subjects from politics to linguistics and philosophy, the role of the rarest element in earth in cancer treatments, book burning as a form of censorship and the benefits of subjecting politicians and their decisions to philosophical scrutiny. There will also be a chance to ask questions after each session.

Joan Concannon, director of external relations at the university, said: “York Talks will help us share and explain our research to a wide audience of academics, researchers and the general public. The event aims to explain, challenge and inspire.

“No prior knowledge is required, just a natural sense of curiosity.”

The event is held at the Berwick Saul Building at Heslington West campus between 9.15am and 5.30pm, and entry is by free ticket only.

To register for a ticket, go to york.ac.uk/news-and-events