Yorkshire Archaeological Society — 150th Anniversary Events

Yorkshire Archaeological Society
150th anniversary events, 2013

2013 is the YAS’s 150th anniversary. Since 1863 we have been promoting the study of Yorkshire’s past through talks, excursions, publications and access to library and archive collections. To celebrate our anniversary we have a special range of events this year. Find out more on our website www.yas.org.uk

Tue 12 Feb
‘Ralph Thoresby: Man & Manuscripts’. A rare chance to see unique manuscripts belonging to the famous Leeds antiquary from the collections of the YAS, Leeds City Museum. (on display until Sun 2 Jun)
Leeds City Museum, Millenium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH. Free.

Sat 20 April, 12 noon
50th Anniversary Celebration Lunch with a short talk by David Hey.
Members and guests welcome.
Drinks reception 12pm, lunch 1pm, Metropole Hotel, King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HQ.
£27. For menu and booking contact Janet at Claremont, 0113 245 7910 (Thurs-Sat) or email yas.excursion@gmail.com

Sun 12 May, 1pm
‘Aspects of Industrial Leeds: A walk to discover more than 150 years of the industrial history of Leeds’, Industrial History Section event led by Robert Vickers
Free. Limited to 20 places. Meet 1.00pm, at the Black Prince statue, City Square, Leeds.
Book via industrialhistoryvicechair@yas.org.uk

Tue 14 May, 6.30pm
‘Castle to Cottage: House and Home in East Yorkshire’ by David Neave. Lecture organised in association with East Riding of Yorkshire Archives.
6.30pm, The Treasure House, Beverley
£5. Book via Treasure House

Sat 22 Jun, 2pm
AGM followed by lecture on ‘Augustus Pitt-Rivers and Yorkshire’ by Dr Dan Hicks from the Excavating Pitt-Rivers project at Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford,
2pm. Free. (AGM for members only).
YAS, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ 2pm

Mon 8 July, 10am
Phil Abramson: ‘Catterick Garrison – From Iron Age to Digital Age’
Joint 150th/200th anniversary excursion with Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne.
YAS members only. Limited to 25 places. Coach pick-up 10am Scotch Corner.

Tue 9 July
‘Family Stories’: 150 years of discovery with the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. An exhibition of YAS archive and library collections.
The Museum of North Craven Life, The Folly, Settle (until 3 Nov). Adults £2.50, concessions £2.00, children 16 and under, free.
For events see http://www.ncbpt.org.uk/folly/

Sat 13 July, 2pm
‘150 years of Genealogy’ by Anthony Camp (former Director of the Society of Genealogists). Family History Section lecture
2pm, YAS, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ 2pm

Sat 13 July, 2pm onwards
Launch of ‘Family Stories’ exhibition and talks by Prof Richard Hoyle on Richard Preston of The Folly (2pm) and The Listers of Gisburn (7pm), Museum of North Craven Life, The Folly, Settle
£6 for each talk or £10 for both for YAS members. Bbook via The Folly 01729 822893 by 22 June

Sun 25 Aug: Day School at Wentworth Castle (details to follow)

Sat 21 Sept: National Coal Mining Museum Day School (details to follow)

Sat 28 Sept: Collections Lecture: A Lecture to Celebrate Yorkshire’s Documentary Heritage (details to follow). Free.

Thurs 17 Oct: Joint lecture with Olicana Historical Society, All Saints Church, Ilkley (details to follow)

Sat 26 Oct: Visit to Experience Barnsley to view new archaeology exhibition. Event for YAS members. (details to follow)

Sat 9 Nov: Roman Antiquities Section Day School (details to follow)

Sat 23 Nov: Symposium on ‘Luddism’ and launch of volume 16 of the Wakefield Court Roll Publishing Section, the court roll for 1812-13 edited by Dr John Hargreaves, Huddersfield University (further details to follow)

Sat 30 Nov: Musical afternoon at Claremont. For YAS members. (details to follow)

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