Lecture Programme 2013


JANUARY 9TH
ALAN PLOWRIGHT takes an architectural and landscape journey on a Bronte trail from Birstall in West Yorkshire to Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley.


FEBRUARY 13TH
IAN ORR explains the influence of the Aislabies on the landscape at Studley.


MARCH 13TH
Annual General Meeting at 7-00 p.m.
Followed by at approximately 7-30 p.m. by a talk on Surgeon/Apothecaries of the Eighteenth Century by DAVID SEVERS.


APRIL 10TH
STEPHEN MOORHOUSE describes the ancient landscape of Hutton Moor, north of Ripon, from the Neolithic times to the Early Modern period.


MAY 15TH
FRANK CARPENTER discusses the life and times of Cusworth Hall, near Doncaster. Built in the 1740’s, the mansion and parkland is now the Museum of South Yorkshire Life.


JUNE 12TH
ROGER NEWBY outlines the interest in social and economic reform by Charles Dickens and other nineteenth century writers, and their influence upon it.


SUMMER BREAK


SEPTEMBER 11TH
ERIC HOULDER takes a tilt at Windmills and Watermills in his own inimitable style.


OCTOBER 9TH
TONY POWELL, also known as BROTHER ANTHONY, gives an account of the layout, function and economics of Yorkshire’s Cistercian Abbey at Rievaulx, and its estates.


NOVEMBER 13TH
DAVID ATKINSON reminds us of farming and farming practices in the 1950’s, illustrated by the use of his family cine film. (Remember that!)


Information and Fees

All talks are on Wednesday evenings and start at 7-30 pm unless otherwise stated. The venue is the guardians’ room of the Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon.

Free to members of Ripon Historical Society and Ripon Museums.

Non-members are asked to give a donation of £2. Bookings are not necessary.