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2017 - 2018

Unless shown otherwise, all Talks will be at the Friends’ Meeting House, Friargate and will start at 2.30 pm.

Talks last for about 45 minutes, with time for questions afterwards.

There will be a charge of £4 to cover the cost of the room hire and we do make a very modest donation to the speaker's chosen charity (i.e. not a speaker's fee).

Members and friends are very welcome.  Tea and Coffee is available to buy in the foyer.

Forthcoming Talks


Saturday 21st April 2018 - Russell Marwood: English Civil War: The Great Siege of York in 1644


Dressed in character Russell Marwood, Battle Field Historian and Musketeer, will give us a ringside seat at the 1644 “Great Siege of York”; the last and only time that York's medieval walls were put to the test. The Royalist city survived a three-month siege by Parliamentary and Scottish armies, before Parliament won the Battle of Marston Moor, the City gates were opened, and General Thomas Fairfax saved York from despair. There will be artefacts to handle to enrich the experience.

Saturday 24th March 2018 - 47th AGM at the Hilton Hotel, Tower Street, York from 10:30 onwards

Dr Peter Addyman, Founding Director of The York Archaeological Trust


We are delighted to welcome as our speaker Dr. Peter Addyman, who founded the York Archaeological Trust in 1972, an independent charity established "to investigate the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations". He retired as Director in 2002. He was awarded the CBE in 2000, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities (FSA) and in 2015 he was awarded the President's Medal by the British Academy (the UK's national academy for the humanities and social sciences) in recognition of his significant efforts in making archaeology and historic heritage publicly accessible. He is currently President of York Civic Trust.


Do join us for the short formal AGM at 11am; tea and coffee are available for everyone from 10.30am. Guests are welcome but may not vote at the AGM.


A two-course lunch will follow the talk, for which a menu and booking form were included with the December newsletter and which is also available here. At 12.45pm the Conservatory Bar will open, and remain available throughout lunch. Lunch is served at 1.30pm and the event concludes at 3.30pm.


Booking deadline is 10th March.

Booking Form AGM Notice & Accounts