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Category Publishers

'Yale University Press, founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1908, first established a marketing base in London in 1961, before going on to publish its own list of titles, alongside the books produced by its US head office, in 1973. Yale now has a unique position as the only American university press with a full-scale publishing operation in Europe, with a staff of approximately 50, including those working in its subsidiary marketing company, Yale Representation Ltd, and for the renowned Pevsner Architectural Guides programme.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'The York Art Workers' Association is an eclectic group of craftsmen, artists, conservators, academics and others who share a serious interest in the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes. Members represent architectural craftsmanship, other applied arts, fine arts, architecture and conservation. We welcome not only practitioners in these fields but anyone with a keen interest or appreciation of art & design. We exist to extend and share our knowledge and experience through a programme of monthly talks ... We also organise occasional courses, workshops, outings & social events. Our talks are open anyone with an interest in the arts.'

'Authors and illustrators, designers and publishers, booksellers and collecters feature in programmes of six winter lectures supplemented by summer visits to memorable libraries ... All who have an interest in books are welcome to join this active group of booklovers.'

'Featuring world-class speakers, performances, walking trails, family-friendly activities and much more, York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests – most of them free.' Normally held Mid June.

Category Local Heritage

'The York House Society is Twickenham's oldest amenity society. It was formed in 1924 from the committee of councillors and local residents that was originally set up in 1922, to persuade the then Urban District Council to buy York House for conversion to a town hall ... It has no political allegiance. It is concerned with York House and the central area of Twickenham and its river frontage. Among the objects of the Society are preservation of the historic character of the neighbourhood, its architectural qualities, public gardens, parkland and riverside.'

'The Festival began in 2007 under the auspices of York City Council. After the cuts which followed the crash of 2008, it was adopted by a voluntary group and has grown steadily to become one of the foremost literature festivals in the North of England ... The Festival prides itself on having a diverse range of events including talks, lectures, panels, debates, performances, storytelling pieces and workshops. It features both fiction (literary, contemporary and genre-based), non-fiction and poetry while focusing on a number of themes including history, current affairs and a small programme for children.' Normally held Late March.

'Objectives of the YBKA are as follows: * To promote and improve the craft of beekeeping; * To provide education, training and support for its Members; * To inform the wider public about the important role that the honeybee (Apis mellifera) plays in our natural environment and to promote the protection of that environment ... Members are organised into Affiliated District Associations (Districts) that are either locally based or dedicated to beekeeping related special interests.'

'The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is organised by Scarborough Museums and Galleries and funded by Yorkshire Coast BID, The Palaeontological Association and other partners. The Festival seeks to enlighten and engage families and young people in the world of Geology and Earth Sciences. Visitors can become immersed in all things fossils and dinosaurs, many originating from Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast.' Held Mid September.

'Founded in 1837, the Yorkshire Geological Society was the first geological society in the North of England ... Our objective is to promote & record the results of research in geosciences in Yorkshire. We achieve this mainly by hosting and promoting a series of indoor meetings & field trips throughout the course of the year, and publications by the Society, including the world-renowned Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society which is published twice per year.'

'The Yorkshire Philosophical Society is a charitable learned society, founded in 1822 when “philosophical” had the same meaning as “scientific”. The Society’s primary aim is to promote public understanding and involvement in the academic disciplines of the natural and social sciences ... Our Lectures cover a wide range of subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences and archaeology, and take place in a friendly, welcoming environment with the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. Lectures are free and open to all.  Non-members are invited to make a donation to help cover costs.  Children are welcome provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult.'

'The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better connected and more sustainable communities across the UK. As a UKRI accredited Independent Research Organisation, social investor and community development practitioner, we combine all our skills and expertise, to further that mission ... The Young Foundation runs dozens of events each year - from our regular lunchtime seminars ... to large international conferences. Past events have featured senior politicians, renowned academics and leading campaigners.'

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