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The history of the University of York

The University of York was one of seven Plate Glass Universities which set a new agenda for higher education in the UK. Watch Maddie Boden explain.

In this video, we’ll learn about the construction of the University of York and the unique building methods used to achieve a distinct architectural style. We will start to consider the overall relationship between the buildings and the art in public spaces on the university campus.

You might also be interested in this archival footage from the Shepherd Group, the contractors for many of the buildings on the Heslington West campus.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

How do you think the distinctive CLASP buildings might influence the type of sculpture displayed on campus?

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