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Clockwise from top left: Sedum morganianum, Agave parasana, Aloe polyphylla, Echeveria ‘Perle von Nürnberg‘.

Date: 24 February 2023

Location: Treborth Botanic Garden 53.2163373,-4.1725238

Heslington Hall

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Date: 21 February 2023

Location: York University 53.9458035,-1.047859

Dryad (1984), cast and welded aluminium, by Austin Wright (1911 – 1997)

Heslington Hall is a Grade II* listed building, originally constructed in the 16th century and rebuilt in the 1850s. During WWII, the manor house served as the headquarters of part of RAF Bomber Command. It was later converted into the administrative centre of the University of York when it was founded in the 1960s.

The Quiet Place, intended as a place for contemplative pursuits, comprises four areas: an upper room; a lower room; an enclosed garden; and, a lawn area with yews. The rooms are located in the hall’s gazebo.

Tread softly…

The Singing Stone (2015) by Gordon Young, commemorating Dame Janet Baker’s chancellorship of York University from 1991 – 2004. The 7-metre granite monolith is engraved with words from He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by W B Yeats.

Date: 20 February 2023

Location: York University 53.9484146,-1.0559364

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Inner Horizons

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Date: 20 February 2023

Location: Selby Abbey, Selby 53.7839429,-1.0682875

Inner Horizons
By Cat Scott

What would it sound and feel like to be inside of a bubble?

Step inside a deceptive, inner landscape of a scale that we, as humans, cannot usually physically experience ourselves. From our first experiences submerged in the womb, to the depths of the abyss and outer space – is the universe one big bubble?

— Interpretation panel

Selby Abbey

20 February 2023


Selby Abbey dates back to the founding of a monastery in 1069 by French monk Benedict of Auxerre, apparently prompted by St Germain in a vision. Most of the monastery was destroyed in the 16th century in Henry VIII’s Dissolution but the Abbey church survived. The abbey was restored in the 1870s and the 1890s following damage sustained due to subsidence in the 17th century. In 1906 a fire gutted the interior. Various alterations were made during the 20th century and a further major restoration was carried out in 2002.

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