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Public Lectures

The St Peter's School Public Lecture programme is a series of lectures, talks, and presentations by a range of expert speakers from many disciplines.

The School organises several of these per term. They are open to the public and usually free to attend. Click below for more information on our upcoming public lectures.

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Tickets for our Public Lectures are usually FREE and are available from our Eventbrite page.

Due to the popularity of our lectures, parking on-site can be very limited. The nearest public car park is on Marygate, which is just a few minutes' walk from the school.

Please let us know if you need a disabled parking space, are hard of hearing or need other assistance at the event. If you have any enquiries or access requirements you can email or telephone 01904 527315.

Free refreshments are served after most events. If the speaker is an author, copies of his/her recent books will be on sale with a chance to have them signed.

Click here for a list of previous speakers

York Literature Festival 

We are sorry to announce that the upcoming York Literature Festival has been postponed until later this year. All public lectures taking place at St Peter’s School this March have therefore been postponed until further notice.

York Literature Festival have been carefully considering the guidance from the government and Public Health England, and the postponement of the Festival is the best course of action to protect the health of the Festival’s artists, audiences, volunteers, venue staff and the wider community. The decision has not been taken lightly and full details of what this means for the York Literature Festival can be found at

Those who had booked tickets through St Peter’s School have been notified via Eventbrite, whilst those who bought tickets through the York Theatre Royal box office will be contacted in due course regarding refunds.

St Peter’s school remains open for its staff and students with lessons continuing on campus as normal. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding at this time.

The lectures which have been postponed include:

We are delighted to announce that our Public Lecture programme has been shortlisted in the Community Engagement category for the Educate North Awards 2020. 

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