Another year, another chance to explore the kind of history that we love.
Specifically, the Friends will once again be turning the spotlight on the current research at the Centre undertaken by staff and students. The 'Spotlight' conference will be held on Saturday, 24th February, in the Museum Studies building, which is located on University Road, immediately to the east of New Walk. Please see theitem below for details and an application form. (If you prefer to make an electronic payment for the conference fee, this can be sent to the Friends account: Sort Code 60-13-39 Account no. 83487212). The programme will be both varied and interesting. We will also be taking the opportunity to hold a sale of the books left to the Centre by the late Cynthia Thomas, a quite splendid collection.
Then in June, on Saturday 23rd, I am delighted to announce that our Hoskins Lecture this year will be given by Dr Stuart Wrathmell, perhaps best known to former students for his formidable 'Atlas of Rural Settlement in England', (with B.K. Roberts) but who has also done much distinguished work on early settlements, and his presentation to us of 'Wharram Percy and its Landscape Contexts' promises a fascinating update on that intriguing site.
So, along with the current Seminar series, there should be plenty for us to get our teeth into and I look forward to welcoming you all on behalf of the Committee.
Yours in the past and presently,
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