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Bootham School Public Lecture programme

YPS held their first lecture with Bootham School on Tuesday 15th March and a review and slides are available on this website (Member’s report and Slides from this lecture as a pdf) Bootham School hold a public lecture programme and …

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Emma Gibson Quicksand Exhibition 12th February to 5th June at Scarborough Art Gallery

The exhibition features a triptych of sculptures which see minuscule grains of sand transformed into megalithic forms, putting this endangered but seemingly ubiquitous material – used to make anything from phone screens to windows, from plastics to paint ­– quite …

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Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival for 2022

The Festival will launch on Hadrian’s birthday on Monday 24 January 2022, with a year long programme, culminating with Saturnalia on 17-23 December 2022. Today the festival is providing a snapshot of activity, which will be added to in the …

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The conservation and installation of two locomotives to Danum Museum during the pandemic: A good news story!

York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship present a lecture on Zoom at 7pm on Tuesday 14th December. Register here The conservation and installation of two locomotives to Danum Museum during the pandemic: A good news story! In the Summer of …

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The Ryedale Roman Hoard

The Yorkshire Museum has just announced its acquisition of the Ryedale Roman Hoard and hopes to display it when the Museum reopens in Spring. The three bronzes and plumb bob in the hoard date from the later 2nd century AD …

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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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