Due to the ongoing pandemic, face-to-face lectures are currently on hiatus. However, YAYAS is running a programme of online lectures via Zoom, the details of which can be found below.

There is no need to book a place and all our virtual lectures are free to attend - all you will need is an internet connection and to download Zoom.

Wednesday 28th April, 7pm

More Images from the Hanstock Collection

Ian Drake

Enjoy some rarely seen images of York as YAYAS' Keeper of the Evelyn Collection takes us on a journey through YAYAS' collection of photographs by Hanstock.

Meeting ID: 840 5662 8922

Passcode: YAYASDrake 


Wednesday 26th May, 7pm

The East Window of Holy Trinity, Goodramgate

Robert Andrews

Robert Andrews, Publicity Officer for The Society for Church Archaeology, will discuss the details and study of the fifteenth century east window of the Holy Trinity Church on Goodramgate, York.

Meeting ID: 810 0156 5408

Passcode: YAYASAndre 


Wednesday 23rd June, 7pm

AGM AND Tadcaster: Excursions and Wharfe Crossings! Rosemary Suttill and Angela Wheatcroft


Following the YAYAS AGM meeting, Rosemary will talk about 'Tadcaster: how to manage an excursion (and what can go wrong)'; and Angela will talk about 'Wharfe crossings around Tadcaster: a historical exploration.'

Meeting ID: 864 6418 7099

Passcode  YAYASAGM 



Below are our previous zoom lectures -

Ivan Martin's Evelyn's York: A Guided Tour. 

Ian Tempest's A History of Hotels in York.

Lecture Programme

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.