Visit to David Kato and Anne Lister Colleges

04apr2:00 pm4:00 pmVisit to David Kato and Anne Lister Colleges

Event Details

See the University’s newest colleges in this tour!

We will be hosted by Paula Mountain-Agar, College Administrator of David Kato College (the University’s newest) having previously been administrator of Anne Lister College (opened 2021, the first University college to be named after a woman). She will introduce us to the tradition of colleges in York, first on the original campus and now on Heslington East, the support and facilities available to the students, and explain these college dedications. You will be able to visit the very modern accommodation which the students rent for 44 weeks – flats, ‘townhouses’, bedrooms, kitchens – and see the shared spaces there and in the College buildings.

The two Colleges are neighbours, with Kato designed to optimise views of the local landscape and the surrounding lake, and Lister having landscaped gardens and a large green space for University and College events. For upstairs visits, a lift can be available. We will be offered tea/coffee by the College.

We will meet at 2pm at David Kato reception. Parking for blue badge holders only beside the College. Otherwise ‘pay and display’ parking at the Field Lane car park, or get bus no 6, 66 or 67 to the Heslington East terminus, and walk to the college.

Background: Anne Lister, (1791-1840) lived in Shibden and was an entrepreneur, traveller and diarist. York Civic Trust installed a ‘rainbow plaque’ to her at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate.

David Kato (1964 -2011) was a Ugandan teacher and LGBT activist who in 2010 came to the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights for six months respite, research and teaching. He was murdered in Uganda in 2011.

Non-Members are welcome to join us on this event. Tickets for Non-Members go on sale two weeks before each event.


(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


David Kato College - Meet at Reception

David Kato College York University, Heslington, YO10 5FZ