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Yorkshire but was not included in any of the three Ridings of Yorkshire. It is now a unitary authority, but is included in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. In mediaeval times it was considered the "capital of the North". It is noted for York Minster, cathedral of the Archbishop of York, and for the ancient city walls and historic buildings.
Alcuin was educated at York in the 8th century.
York CHE Group was founded in June 1972
In 1980 the annual CHE conference was held in York.
Paul Burston was born in York.
York has a thriving gay nightlife.