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YANT Talks

Talks Organiser:  Roger King 01904 761274    talks@yant.org.uk

Talks Archives

Photos and descriptions of previous Talks

2017 - 2018

Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York

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 19th January, 2019

Maurice Gordon, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of 47 wildlife trusts across the UK. They look after 103 nature reserves and also work with landowners and farmers to encourage good environmental practice on private land. Living Landscapes and Living Seas are their twin aims.

Maurice Gordon is Wildlife Supporter Manager, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Saturday 16th February, 2019

Colin Alderson, “ Cooking at Buckingham Palace”

Colin Alderson will entertain us with his account of working as a chef at Buckingham Palace. Who did he cook for? What kind of food did he cook? What were the challenges of working in kitchens in a palace?

Colin Alderson, Chef at Buckingham Palace

Saturday 23rd March, 2019

48th AGM and Lunch at the York Hilton Hotel, Tower Street, York

Dr Peter Hogarth is our guest speaker before lunch and he will give us a well illustrated talk about the history of York’s Museum Gardens. Peter has spent many years researching the history of the garden and is the author of ‘The most fortunate situation’: The Story of York’s Museum Gardens; copies will be available to purchase at the special price of £20.


Do join us for the short formal AGM at 11am, followed by the talk and lunch. A menu and booking form are available for the lunch. Tea and coffee are available for everyone from 10.30am and 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 Form

Saturday 27th April, 2019

Dorothy Nott, Waggoners Memorial at Sledmere

Further details to follow in the March newsletter.