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Lecture Programme

Lectures will also be live-streamed over zoom (subject to agreement).

The zoom link will be sent to members and shared in social channels nearer the time - contact us if you'd like to be notified.

Recordings of these lectures, where available, can be viewed on our YouTube channel

2023/24 Season :

Wednesday 11th October: John Oxley

York’s World Heritage Bid: update and background information


Wednesday 8th November: John Shaw

Hugh Murray's Photographs and Photographers


Wednesday 10th January: Anna Cook, YAYAS Archivist

1954 Twelfth Night Quiz - echoes of Florence E Wright


Wednesday 14th February : Susan Major, Clements Hall Local History Group

The story of the scoria brick in York's back alleys: a Victorian recycling success

Wednesday 13th March : Ian Tempest

Combs, Cobblers, Chicory - work in 1840's York

*Change to original Programme*

Wednesday 10th April : Jonathan French 

Preservation of York's Parish Churches

Wednesday 8th May : Helen Whittaker MA FMGP, Barley Studio, York 

Commemorative Stained Glass: inspirations and insights.


Wednesday 12th June : AGM 

Lecture TBC. 

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.

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