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Geology Notes for May

Paul Thornley’s latest instalment of suggestions to keep anyone interested in geology busy during the pandemic is now available. This month’s notes feature William Buckland, who studied the remarkable bones in Kirkdale cave, which led to the founding of the …

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Geology Notes for April

This month’s instalment of Paul Thornley’s guide to keeping interested in geology during the pandemic begins with an invitation to visit the dramatic scenery of the Isle of Arran via the website of the Arran Geopark. There are lots of …

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Grinling Gibbons: Crafting a place in history (YCCC Talk on Zoom)

Grinling Gibbons: Crafting a place in history. Talk on 13th April at 7pm see details below: Grinling Gibbons, legendary artist, sculptor, craftsman, and the greatest carver in British history died on 3 August 1721. Over the past 300 years, he …

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Cambridge & Sutton Hoo Tour rescheduled

Thursday 1 July to Sunday 4 July 2021 We have been able to reschedule the Covid-delayed Study Tour to Cambridge, Sutton Hoo, Burghley House etc, and to negotiate a few extra rooms at the hotel.  This is a wonderful opportunity …

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Geology notes for March

Paul Thornley has added a March instalment to his notes to keep anyone interested in geology busy during the pandemic. This month his section on Women and Men in Geology introduces Lewis (also Louis) Hunton (1814-1838). Lewis came from a …

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Geology Notes for February

STOP PRESS – MARCH NOTES NOW ADDED! A few days ago we added another instalment of Paul Thornley’s informative series of notes and suggestions to keep anyone interested in geology busy during the pandemic. This month features Mary Anning, the …

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YCCC second Tuesday talk on 9th February at 7pm

St Paul’s Cathedral: Rescuing a lost architectural scheme. The Restoration of James Thornhill’s Tambour Decoration In the last of our Winter series of Second Tuesday Talks, Martin Stancliffe MA FSA, will discuss the project to restore the lost decorative scheme, …

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York Talks 2021 now available online

For the first time in its history the University of York’s “York Talks” were delivered entirely online on 13th January 2021. Catch up on any talks you missed on the following link: York Talks 2021

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Geology notes for the New Year

Paul Thornley continues his informative series of notes and suggestions to keep all interested in geology busy during the pandemic. January’s suggestions have a Scottish flavour, to celebrate Hogmanay! However, as usual there is material  for all ages and levels …

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Geology Notes for December

Paul Thornley continues his informative series of notes and suggestions to keep all interested in geology busy during the pandemic. There is material here for all ages and levels of knowledge, including virtual trips, online courses, museums to visit, and …

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