Lecture Programme

Wednesday 12th January : Dr Tania Dickinson (University of York)

The Acomb Assemblage, fragments of artefacts found in an Anglo-Saxon high status burial and their reconstruction.


Wednesday 9th February : Claire MacRae (City Archaeologist)

The York Historic Environment Record – an introduction.


Wednesday 9th March : Max Elliott

The Organ Builders of York.


Wednesday 13th April : Jonathan French

York’s Preservation Tradition – Exploring the motivations (and some myths) behind the history of preserving York’s historic built environment in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Wednesday 11th May : Ian Tempest

The History of Several York Visitor Attractions – long established and recent ones.


Wednesday 15th June : AGM and  Kate Hignett

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


Getting There

All lectures are held in the Friends' Meeting House, Friargate, York. 

Lectures begin at 7.30pm although we happily provide the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and a chat from 6.45pm in the Meeting House foyer (limited seating available).

The Meeting House is accessible for wheelchair users and has a hearing loop in place. Please contact us regarding your needs if you have any access concerns as we are keen to be an accessible and disability-friendly group.


Parking - Castle car park 200m flat walk.

Bus - Clifford St/Friargate junction stop; bus numbers 4 and 7.

Train - York Railway Station 1km walk.