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YPS Summer Garden Party for YPS Members

23 Jun 2022
Start time
2:30 PM
Yorkshire Medical Society
YPS Summer Garden Party for YPS Members

Event Information

YPS Garden Party Celebration

YPS Members are invited to join us at the York Medical Society Rooms, Stonegate, York at 2.30pm for a celebration to include a short presentation about future plans, including the 2022 Bicentenary Dinner and Book launch, followed by time to talk to friends both new and longstanding, over full afternoon tea provided by “Food Angels”. There will also be a chance to explore the secret garden here, weather permitting, and to look at the Tempest Anderson Exhibition.

Small Groups will be able to take an informative tour of the building with Dr Neil Moran (York Medical Society member and YPS member).

Pre- booking is essential. Further details will be sent to participants.

Booking Form:

Garden Party (1)

Member’s report

The weather was kind to the YPS membership on the occasion of this year’s summer party. The garden of York Medical Rooms looked stunning in the sunshine, especially from the distance of a shady corner. It was hard to imagine we were only a few metres away from busy Stonegate.

Catherine Brophy started off the proceedings with a powerpoint presentation illustrating the society’s achievements over the last twelve months, in particular the two day conference on Kirkdale Cave in March, ushering in the society’s bi-centennial celebrations. She then moved on to outline the programme for the rest of the year, highlighting the dinner, this year to be held in the magnificent surroundings of the Mansion House on 7 December, the exact date on which the society was founded.

Throughout the afternoon, Neil Moran, conducted several informative guided tours of the building pointing out its development from the original Elizabethan house through to the Victorian addition and more recent terraced steps to the rear. One room of special interest was the ’Tempest Anderson’ room containing multiple photographs of his achievements as vulcanologist as well as York’s first telephone. Then on to the impressive library containing not only books but some rather terrifying examples of earlier medical implements.

All this was accompanied by plentiful refreshments alongside much laughter, chatter and relief in being able to meet up again after such a long period of restraint – and no rain.

Dorothy Nott