Our last event of 2017 was a Christmas extravaganza at St Anthony’s Hall, York, featuring dramatic readings by local theatre group Ars Ludendi. Their theme was the origin of Christmas traditions and it was illustrated by hilarious extracts from plays and books, from the Second Shepherds Play from the Wakefield cycle of mystery plays, through Victorian melodrama to Just William! Seasonal refreshments and winter punch were served and a good time was had by all.
York St John University will be closed from Thursday 21st December until Wednesday 3rd January, so mail addressed to PLACE will not be collected during this period.
A full programme of events from February onwards will be published in the new year, along with the next newsletter. We wish all our members a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Our autumn newsletter has now been published. To download a copy and the booking form for events, please click on the links below:
Autumn Newsletter 2017 [Compatibility Mode]
BOOKING FORM FOR EVENTS Autumn 2017
Don’t miss our autumn conference on Saturday 4th November, organised jointly with the Royal Geographical Society. The theme is Landscapes and it features some of the brightest young researchers from universities in Yorkshire and the North East.
The conference takes place at York St John University, starting at 10.00am and ending around 5.00pm. As well as talks by 7 young researchers, there will be a keynote lecture by Professor Vincent Gaffney on Landscape and the “New Mapping”. Professor Gaffney is well known for his work on hidden landscapes in Doggerland and the Stone Henge area. There will also be poster presentations and PLACE books for sale. The conference fee is £15.00 (£5.00 for students) and includes coffee, tea and buffet lunch.
To book your place, please send a cheque, payable to ‘PLACE’, to the address below:
York St John University
Lord Mayor’s Walk
York, YO31 7EX.
Further details from: firstname.lastname@example.org Booking closes on 27th October.
The second part of our al fresco ‘Stopping the Flood’ conference will take place on Monday 31st July, when we shall be visiting sites in Coverdale with researchers from the University of Leeds and their research partners. The day will start in Masham with presentations, followed by lunch and a visit to Coverdale in the afternoon. Numbers are limited to 20, so if anyone who has not already signed up wishes to join the group, please get in touch with the PLACE office as soon as possible (e-mail: email@example.com).
Attached (via the link below) is our latest list of publications. All may be purchased from the PLACE Office on receipt of a cheque (payable to PLACE) for the appropriate amount. Address: Dr Margaret Atherden, PLACE Office, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX. E-mail enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publications for sale summer 2017