Welcome to Vanbrugh events

Throughout the year we run many events for Vanbrugh students and their friends! From Jazz Nights on a Monday, and Pub Quiz and Karaoke on Fridays (with a free round of drinks for the winning team!) there is always something fun to come along to. We also organise Freshers Week, Refreshers and the College Balls during the year. Check out the calendar for more information on upcoming events and look out for our social media posts as well. See you in V Bar!

Calendar of events


Last Years Summer Ball at the Principal Hotel

Regular events

Vanbrugh college regular events

During the year we hold multiple events across the college. Some of these having been so successful we have made them a regular event! Vanbrugh Jazz night and the committee run pub quiz and karaoke are two of these.
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Jazz Night

Every Monday at 20:30, Vbar transforms into the Uni of York's very own jazz club! ​

20:30-21:20 House Band

21:45-23:30 Open Jam ​

Keep up to date on the jazz band on their Instagram @vanbrughjazz

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Pub Quiz & Karaoke

Pub quiz in progress

Freshers & Refreshers

Bi-annual festival of events

Yearly we hold a freshers week and then in term two, a refreshers!

During these weeks we hold a range of events, on and off campus. Including club nights, pottery painting and movie nights!

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For the incoming 1st years we hold an action packed week for them. This week helps everyone get settled in, and it gives them a chance to experience York and the campus, but most importantly their new home - Vanbrugh College.
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Refreshers week takes place in term two, after the Christmas break.
Pub quiz in progress