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Yorkshire Museum Re-Opening from 9th July 2021

The Yorkshire Museum re-opens on Friday 9th July for pre booked visits. The world-famous late 16th century portrait of Richard III will go on display at the Yorkshire Museum as part of a new exhibition, in summer 2021. The loan …

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Grinling Gibbons in the Workshop 7pm on 15th June

Grinling Gibbons in the Workshop This spring, we’re exploring craft and conservation related to the work of Grinling Gibbons, in partnership with the Grinling Gibbons Society. In the last talk of the series, chaired by Lee Prosser, master carver Alan …

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York Festival of Ideas 2021

The 10th Festival launches on Tuesday 8th June and continues to Sunday 20th June. Under the banner of “Infinite Horizons” there is a diverse and spectacular programme of over 150 free online and in-person events. Festival of Ideas 2021 website …

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Pint of Science Tuesday 18th May online York Event 7pm to 8pm

From Atoms to Galaxies: the Circus Act of Gravity The invisible & mysterious force of gravity is all around us and affects everything from atoms to galaxies. Tonight we look at scientific discovery using the medium of circus. Click on …

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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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