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Back to Business!


We are delighted to announce that the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society (YAYAS) is back to face-to-face lectures in the Friends Meeting House. However, we are aware that many people do not feel comfortable attending gatherings under the current conditions, so we are continuing to live-stream our lectures on Zoom. The links will be sent out via the YAYAS mailing list - to ensure we have your current contact details, or to join, please contact Tonita at We often put details on our Facebook page as well, so do keep an eye out!



Ian Drake and Paul Chrystal's title, York 100 Years Ago is published on 20th October 2021, and will be available to buy at lectures and from YAYAS directly - please email us at for more information. Their title Roman York will be available in 2022.


YAYAS' Council's very own Catherine Sotheran has published this lovely companion to several walks around the York the tourists miss! Perfect for planning your post-lockdown wanders!



"York in close up - the walks" takes you on a wander round many of York's streets and lesser known areas showing you lots of little details which often go unnoticed. There is a circular route around the centre which is split in to 4 parts and 3 stand alone walks which take you a bit further out.
The paperback book is A5 and wire bound so the pages fold back and make it a very convenient size to carry around. It contains 80 pages with over 1000 photos. The price is £15 + £2.50 p&p, purchase it from Catherine at

or email us at YAYAS for more information if you're not a Facebooker!

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Wednesday 15th June :

AGM and  Kate Hignett

HerStory – HerStory is a website celebrating women in York’s history.

Our 2022 lecture programme is now out

please visit our lectures page

to find out more!