Events and Activities

Programme of Events 2021

  • Third Thursday Talks

    Third Thursday of each month

    Until we can resume our normal activities, we are offering a series of monthly online talks which will normally take place by Zoom at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month. The talks are open to all (including non-members) and are free of charge.

    The first two talks are listed below and booking is now open for the first one. Please book a place by clicking on the button, which will take you to the Eventbrite booking page. Joining instructions with the Zoom link will be sent by email shortly before each talk.

    Details of more talks will be emailed to members and added to this website as they are arranged.

    • Ships timbers ahoy! Ways to convince itís not part of the Armada

      by David Cant. Thursday 21 January 2021 at 7.30pm.
      Owners of houses and pubs with ancient looking timbers often seem to think that they must have been rescued from old ships. This talk by David Cant examines the reasons behind this with some examples from the north of England. We'll also consider the thorny problem of whether we should try to debunk this myth and how we could do this.

    • A farmer-miner landscape: cowhouses and the practice of smallholdings in Castle Bolton (lower Wensleydale)

      by Hannah Kingsbury. Thursday 18 February 2021 at 7.30pm. Booking not yet open.