Old Vicarage

Gardeners Arms

St. John's Church

Roman finds from the Newington Hotel, York.

Wednesday February 7th 2018

Anne Jenner has worked on archaeological ceramics since the early 1980's and has been involved in writing many reports, articles and books on the subject. She has worked for English Heritage, Tyne and Wear Museums, University of Durham and on the pottery from excavations at Jarrow and Monkwearmouth.

Since 2003 she has worked at York Archaeological Trust where she continues to broaden her knowledge of ceramics as their Ceramic Specialist. She gives talks, runs workshops and has founded Pursuing Potters of the Past which involves the community in the history, recognition and making of pottery.

The talk will outline the excavations at the former Newington Hotel site. The finds and pottery will be discussed in relation to the known burials in the SW area of York, and comparisons made with previous evidence from graves along the sides of the Roman Road from York to Tadcaster.

The Vikings in Yorkshire

Wednesday March 7th 2018

Professor Hill gave us a very interesting talk last year on revealing the secrets of the Vatican, and she returns to tell us about the Vikings in Yorkshire. Once again this is a brilliant presentation, not to be missed. A wonderful speaker, Professor Hill delivers her talks with enthusiasm and humour. She is Emeritus Professor of the University of Leeds where she specialised in the language and literature of Anglo-Saxon England. She remains active in research and contributes to research conferences worldwide, and is an adviser to the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The Rise of Samurai

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Ken Adams, who lived in Japan for many years, will describe the rise of the Samurai who once ruled Japan and whose influence is still felt today.

He is an active member of the Historical Society’s Tuesday morning study group.