20th January 2010
York Conferences invite you to step back in time 40 years…
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?
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).
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).