A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

York

'The Society was founded in 1975 in order to further the interest in Family History Research and is run entirely by volunteers working in their spare time. Our aim is to bring together local people who share the same interest and to provide a point of contact for those members who, although not living in the area, have their roots within the modern Archdeaconry ... All Meetings take place on the First Wednesday of Every Month ... As well as a Speaker at each Meeting, there is a Book and CD Stall where it is possible to purchase books, CD’s, pamphlets and maps from a large selection of Family History Publications.'

'The Department of Archaeology at York is among the world’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of archaeology ... Our outlook is both local and global: we exist for the city of York, animating the city, giving something back to it, but we work internationally to deliver the same approach to our global audiences. We are developing new methods of exploring and visualising ancient landscapes, excavating sites, analysing ancient artefacts, human and animal bones, pioneering the biomolecular study of all manner of organic and inorganic compounds, and conserving our shared heritage in order to tell diverse stories and build a sustainable future.'

'Our excellence in teaching and research, plus our strong industrial links, make us one of the UK's leading Computer Science departments ... We run a series of public lectures, to give the public a chance to find out more about Computer Science in general, as well as the work taking place at York. The lectures include speakers from both inside and outside the Department, and typically take place twice a year.'

Member of the RSPB - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

'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.

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'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.

'Established in 1965 by people who attended an adult education class in order to continue with what they had learned ...  Indoor meetings take place most months (not July/August) on the first Tuesday. They usually feature a talk as well as a short meeting beforehand to deal with Club business.'

'York's longest established photography club and indeed one of Britain's earliest photographic societies. New members are always welcome to this thriving, friendly and energetic camera club.'

Member of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Grouping

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