York Conferences invite you to step back in time 40 years…

20th January 2010

It is 1970, and the University of York has

just appointed its first event Conference Officer, heralding the creation of

York Conferences. Forty years later marks their 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).

York Conferences

invite you to help them celebrate 40 years of conferencing at the University of

York – contact them today for availability, and to receive every 4th

person on a 24 Hour package free of charge for all new events confirmed before

the end of January, and held on their Heslington campus before 31 July 2010 (quote RUBYRES10 – cannot be used in

conjunction with any other offer).