Lost in Information

How do you decide what information to trust when you have questions about your health, mental health and well-being? Have you tried to find information via Twitter, Google or through Facebook groups?

Tonight Cochrane Common Mental Disorders will take part in its first ever York Festival of Ideas.

The Lost in Information immersive exhibit explores the explosion in information from multiple sources, via social and mainstream media, through a series of short films. Against this swirling backdrop of competing and opposing views, the need for accurate, evidence-based info has never been greater. Our exhibit questions how we can help make sure it is easier for the public to distinguish between facts, opinions and myths. 

The exhibit takes the form of a presentation of short films in the University of York 3Sixty at the Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East. The editorial team will then be on hand for discussion over a cup of tea and a biscuit. We hope this is an opportunity for members of the wider York community to come and find out more about what Cochrane does.

‘A World of Wonder’

I have technology at my finger tips.
I search day and night.
I can find answers.

There are so many answers.
Not all of them match. 
What filters?
I feel lost. 
Lost in information.

Find out more about the event.

York Festival of Ideas

York Festival of Ideas was launched in June 2011 as a partnership between the University of York, York Theatre Royal, York Museums Trust, the National Centre for Early Music and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Its objective, then and now, is to enhance York’s reputation as a city of ideas and innova

tion through offering the highest calibre of public events to local, regional and visitor audiences. 

Growing year-on-year, the Festival now attracts audiences of over 40,000 and works in partnership with more than 120 local and national organisations.

York Festival of Ideas 2019 offers over 200 inspiring events – the majority of them free – under the banner of A World of Wonder. Featuring world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre, music, films, guided walks, family-friendly activities and much more, our programme offers something for all ages and interests.

Find out more about the York Festival of Ideas which runs from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 16 June at venues across the city of York.