Our latest list of publications available by post is now available

Most PLACE publications are available by post, as listed on the attached document, including our new book by George Sheeran, The Mosque in the City.  To order one or more of our publications, please EITHER send a cheque for the appropriate amount, payable to PLACE, to: Dr M A Atherden, PLACE Office, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX  OR pay by BACS transfer to our account with the Cooperative Bank, sort code 08 92 99, account no: 65143106

Publications for sale spring 2017

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The PLACE Autumn Newsletter has now been published, with details of forthcoming events

The PLACE autumn newsletter has been sent to all our members.  A downloadable copy is available here, along with the booking form for events.

Autumn newsletter 2015

BOOKING FORM FOR EVENTS autumn 2015

 

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Forests of the past, present and future – the next PLACE short course is in July

A veteran tree near Helmsley

A veteran tree near Helmsley

Brian Walker will lead a 3-session short course on Forests of the past, present and future, on Wednesdays 8th, 15th and 22nd July.

The course will offer a chance to learn about Britain’s woodland heritage and what the future might hold. Three different sites will be visited:

  • semi-natural woodland and ancient trees  in the Helmsley area
  • C20th plantation forestry in Cropton Forest
  • and sustainable forests for the future in Langdale Forest.

Each session costs £5.00 per head. For further details and to sign up, please contact the PLACE Office (e-mail: place@yorksj.ac.uk)

 

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The Mosque in the City published

The Mosque in the City

The Mosque in the City

Our latest publication, The Mosque in the City: Bradford and its Islamic Architecture, by George Sheeran, has just been published!

This is the first study of the architecture of the mosque in Bradford and its impact on the cityscape. Both purpose-built mosques and the conversion of existing buildings to mosques are considered, together with an explanation of the key architectural and religious features.  There is also a discussion of the cultural effects of Islam and a historical comparison with other faith groups that have settled in Bradford and the impact this has had on the urban environment. The book is available from PLACE at a price of £6.00 + £2.50 P & P. To order a copy, please send a cheque for the appropriate amount, payable to PLACE, to: PLACE Office, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX.

 

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Yorkshire Battles course a great success and Battle of Towton site visited

Marston Moor obelisk

Marston Moor obelisk

Our last short course, Yorkshire Battles, led by Dr Robert Wright, was a great success. We enjoyed blood-curdling tales of political struggles from before the Norman Conquest to the Civil War. The course was attended by over 60 people, many of whom visited the site of the Battle of Towton after the course. Here, the Towton Battlefield Society have erected a series of excellent, informative notices about the battle and a clear trail has been established for visitors to follow around the site.

For those wishing to visit another local battlefield, there is a guided walk across Marston Moor battlefield on Sunday 5th July, starting at 10.00am.  The Battle of Stamford Bridge Society have battlefield walks on the first Sunday of every month, starting at 11.00am near the Corn Mill in Stamford Bridge.

 

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