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York Conferences celebrates 40 years of conferencing at the Academic Venue Show…


Feb 19, 2010 | News

York Conferences at the University York is pleased to announce they will once again be exhibiting at the Academic Venue Show, May 12th 2010. The show is excellent for show-casing the best academic venues for conferencing and events throughout the UK.

Come and visit *stand number 31* and find out how our extensive experience can help you plan your event. Any enquiries taken on the day will receive a fantastic *10% discount*. If you enter our business card prize draw, you could be in with a chance of winning a ruby themed hamper including a ruby –*i-pod nano*.

In 1970, and the University of York appointed its first event Conference Officer, heralding the creation of York Conferences. Forty years later, marks our Ruby Anniversary, but what else was happening in that eventful year?

• On April 11 1970, the Apollo 13 mission was launched, due to be the third manned moon landing. An electrical fault and the subsequent explosion precipitated the now famous, but often misquoted, transmission, “Houston, we’ve had a problem”. The whole flight team landed safely back on Earth 6 days after launch.

• War movies such as Catch-22 and M*A*S*H stormed the UK and US box offices, although it was Love Story, a tragic romance, that was the highest-grossing film of the year, bringing in $106 million in the UK alone.

• 1500 people gathered to see Stackridge and T. Rex perform at the first ever Pilton Festival at Worthy Farm, 6 miles east of a small Somerset town called Glastonbury. 137,500 tickets have already sold out for the Glastonbury Festival 2010 where mega-band U2 are set to headline the main stage.

• The soundtrack to 1970 included number 1’s from Simon and Garfunkel with Bridge over Troubled Water, Mungo Jerry with Summertime, a post-mortem hit for Jimi Hendrix with Voodoo Chile, and a Christmas number 1 from Benny Hill with Ernie (the Fastest Milkman in the West).

Visit *stand 31* and help us celebrate our Ruby Anniversary.

*applicable to all new enquiries. The offer is valid for contracts signed by 31st May 2010. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or rate agreements.

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