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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 - 2019

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 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.


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 are available below. 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 9th March.

Booking Form

Saturday 27th April, 2019

Dorothy Nott, "Waggoners Memorial at Sledmere"

Following the carnage of the First World War there was a widespread desire to remember those who were killed in the conflict.


The story of the Waggoners Reserve will be explored, particularly as it is revealed on their memorial erected at Sledmere by Sir Mark Sykes.