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Lecture Archive - Index of lectures

You'll find all our recent lectures here: use this page to get a feel for the kind of lectures you could enjoy free of charge as a YAYAS member or as an aide memoire for those elusive lectures you've enjoyed over the years.

Click on a season to see more details on each of the lectures.

2022-23 season

  • 14th June, 2023 : AGM & The Life and Times of Harkers Hotel, St Helen’s Square - Ian Tempest

  • 10th May, 2023 : Excavations on the York South Motive Power Depot site.

  • 12th April, 2023 : York's Preservation Tradition, Part 2 - 20th Century

  • 8th March, 2023 : Archaeology on Prescription – Willow House, Walmgate

  • 8th February, 2023 : Interpreting the Ryedale Hoard

  • 11th January, 2023 : The Streetlife Project, community engagement and the history of Coney Street

  • 9th Novenber, 2022 : Watching for Armageddon – the Royal Observer Corps in Yorkshire and their bunker

  • 12th October, 2022 : Book launch – The Making of Roman York - See 'publications' for more details

 

[All recordings for 22/23 season available on our YouTube channel]

  • 15th June, 2022 : AGM & "HerStory - Celebrating Women in York's History" - Kate Hignett & Jocelyn Hayes <Recording available>

  • 11th May, 2022 : York's Visitor Attractions - the visitors' views - Ian Tempest

  • 13th April, 2022 : York's Preservation Tradition - Dr Jonathan French

  • 9th March, 2022 : The Organ Builders of York - Dr Max Elliot <Recording available>

  • 9th February, 2022 : York's Historic Environment Record, an introduction - Claire MacRae <Recording available>

  • 12th January, 2022 : The Acomb Assemblage: fragments of an early Anglo-Saxon high-status burial - Dr Tania Dickinson <Recording available>

  • 10th Novenber, 2021 : Raids over York - John Shaw and Nick Bielby

  • 13th October, 2021 : Nunnery Lane and Clementhorpe: exploring old shops and pubs in York - Dr Susan Major

  • 15th June, 2022 : AGM & "HerStory - Celebrating Women in York's History" - Kate Hignett & Jocelyn Hayes <Recording available>

  • 11th May, 2022 : York's Visitor Attractions - the visitors' views - Ian Tempest

  • 13th April, 2022 : York's Preservation Tradition - Dr Jonathan French

  • 9th March, 2022 : The Organ Builders of York - Dr Max Elliot <Recording available>

  • 9th February, 2022 : York's Historic Environment Record, an introduction - Claire MacRae <Recording available>

  • 12th January, 2022 : The Acomb Assemblage: fragments of an early Anglo-Saxon high-status burial - Dr Tania Dickinson <Recording available>

  • 10th Novenber, 2022 : Raids over York - John Shaw and Nick Bielby

  • 13th October, 2022 : Nunnery Lane and Clementhorpe: exploring old shops and pubs in York - Dr Susan Major

NOTE: remainder of 2020 was without lectures due to Covid-19

  • 17th February 2021 : A trip round York's Walls - Ivan Martin <Recording available>

  • 24th March 2021 : A history of York's hotels - Ian Tempest <Recording available>

  • 7th April 2021 : Archaeological Discoveries by Remote Sensing - Tony Hunt <Recording available>

  • 28th April 2021 : The Hanstock Photography Business - Ian Drake

  • 26th May 2021 : Talk on the East Window of Holy Trinity Goodramgate - Robert Andrews

  • 10th February 2020 : The Red Tower and Foss islands - Ian Tempest

  • 13th November 2019 : The 1951 Revival of York's Mystery Plays - Margaret Scott

  • 23rd October 2019 : York Minster in close up – the exterior - Catherine Sotheran

  • 19th June 2019 : AGM & Aerial archaeological mapping in Yorkshire - Tony Hunt

  • 15th May 2019 : Landscapes of Opportunity?  Archaeology and the City of York Local Plan - John Oxley

  • 17th April 2019 : The Work of York Conservation Trust - Guy Bowyer

  • 20th March 2019 : York Home for Nurses 1870 – 1920 - Rosemary Cook

  • 20th February 2019 : St. Martin's Church, Coney Street - Andrew Hingston

  • 16th January 2019 : York Civic Trust: Changing the Face of the City - David Fraser and Nick Beilby

  • 14th November 2018 : Clifford's Tower - Louise Wheatley

  • 17th October 2018 : Constantine the Great and the Wold Newton Hoard - Andrew Wood

  • 20th June 2018 : AGM & The Bedern fire, 1876 - John Shaw

  • 16th May 2018 : Excavations on the site of St. Leonard's Hospital - Kurt Hunter-Mann

  • 18th April 2018 : Understanding and future-proofing historic buildings - Sally Walker

  • 21st March 2018 : Roman silver mining in the north Pennines - Al Oswald

  • 21st February 2018 : Heritage building and conservation: a perspective - Charles Anelay

  • 17th January 2018 : The Kiplin Hall Estate  -  Emma Wells

  • 15th November 2017 : York Cemetery: Complete records of Burials from 1837 as an information source - David Poole

  • 18th October 2017 : The Wood family and the River Ouse - John Shaw

  • 30th September 2017 : 175th YAYAS Anniversary Lecture - Dr. Peter Hogarth

  • 14th June 2017 : AGM, followed by : The British Newspaper Archive - John Shaw & Recent acquisitions to the YAYAS collection - Sandra Garside-Neville

  • 17th May 2017 : Beneath the Stage: Excavations at the Theatre Royal - Ben Reeves

  • 19th April 2017 : Coin use in Roman Britain: how did the Romans regard their money? - Barry Crump

  • 15th March 2017 : The Archaeology of Excrement: the passed and the present - Andrew 'Bone' Jones

  • 15th February 2017 : The Rowntree Society over 15 Years: What we’ve done, what we do and what we will do - Dr Bridget Morris

  • 18th January 2017 : York and Peterloo: Radical Landscapes, Radical Heritage - Caitlin Kitchener

  • 19th November 2016 : “Home Comforts” : A talk and exhibition about the work of the Great War Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in the North Riding. - Anne Wall and Eileen Brereton

  • 19th October 2016 : Creating the medieval northern landscape: churches and commemoration in Anglo-Norman Yorkshire - Dr Aleksandra McClain

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