News From York

Jon Kenny has sent details of two events coming up in York.

     Making the Most of Web Tools and Media for the Terrified in Community Archaeology

    800 Years of York – Celebrate the history of our great city

Making the Most of Web Tools and Media for the Terrified in Community Archaeology

The Priory Street Centre, York

Saturday 31st March 2012, 10am–4 pm

Cost: Bargain Price £5!

 More and more people of all ages are using the Internet and the World Wide Web to get in touch with each other and communicate ideas, events and advice.  There are lots of crazy things to use such as Twitter and Facebook – so why shouldn’t we?

This workshop will show us the basics of using the Web and all the things that go with it.  You may want to use the Web as a place to work together on projects, to simply keep everyone up to date or show the world what you are doing.

The day will be led by Pat Hadley, a PhD student at the University of York.  Pat is researching public understanding of the Mesolithic and is interested in prehistory, multi-sensory dissemination, public engagement and digital media.

It will be an informal, relaxed workshop with plenty of space for questions and discussion.  It will broadly be split into three parts of the day:

Speaking to the big wide world!  Looking at the practical aspects of using the web – planning what you want to do, having a web presence and using social media

Keeping things to ourselves! How to use email lists and secure options for group communication

Is it all sci fi? What is it all about anyway?  Why is it important and what does the future hold!


So whether you are terrified or really quite savvy come along and see what the Web can do for you!

The event will be held at the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET.

Please bring a laptop if you can (if not don’t worry, we’ll share) and a packed lunch.  Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.

Tickets are at the bargain price of just £5 and are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information please contact Hannah Baxter, Community Archaeologist, York Archaeological Trust on 01904 663020 or by email on

This training event is brought to you by the Council for British Archaeology and York Archaeological Trust and has been funded by English Heritage, with support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.


800 Years of York – Celebrate the history of our great city

July the 9th marks the 800th anniversary of York becoming a self-governing city, and the Centre for Lifelong Learning is offering a range of provision to mark the occasion.

In addition to a range of short sessions and Saturday Schools, details of which will appear throughout the year at, the Centre has devised a unique distance learning course which offers insights into the development of York since 1212.

Taught entirely online over 10 weeks, this innovative programme of learning is designed to introduce learners to the history of the city, telling the stories of the people that have made this city the multi-faceted experience it is today. Starting with the historic Charter of 1212 the course will unpick the city’s key moments to give an overview of York’s last 800 years, including medieval monasteries, Guy Fawkes, the industrialisation of the nineteenth century… and beyond.

Only basic IT skills are required to participate, and there is no requirement to attend face-to-face sessions at any point in the course.

The course starts on Monday the 23rd April and runs for 10 weeks – learners can book a place by visiting


Jon Kenny
Community Archaeologist
York Archaeological Trust
47 Aldwark

Tel: 01904 663020


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