lecture programme 2018-2019
Meetings are held at 7.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. Non-members are very welcome, a nominal fee of £2 is charged. Our usual venue is the Elizabethan Gallery, Brook Street, apart from the January meetings.
For a resumé of lectures 2017-2018 see: lecture notes 2017-2018
For a resumé of lectures 2016-2017 see: lecture notes 2016-2017
For a resumé of lectures 2015-2016 see: lecture notes 2015-2016
For a resumé of lectures 2014-2015 see: lecture notes 2014-2015
For a resumé of lectures 2013-2014 see: lecture notes 2013-2014
12 September 2018 Wednesday 7.30pm
The development of pit banners and trade unions in the mining industry.
Anne Bradley, Curator of Social and Oral History at the National Coal Mining Museum.
10 October 2018
Beneath the Big Top: celebrating 250 years of the circus
Steve Ward, author, advisor on educational circus matters and director of international youth circus festivals.
Some Other and Wider Destiny: Wakefield Grammar School Foundation and the Great War.
Elaine Merckx, Archivist, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Neal Rigby, Former Head of History QEGS.
12 December 2018
Drink and the Georgians: new consumer tastes in the eighteenth century
John Chartres, Emeritus Professor of Social and Economic History, University of Leeds
Joint meeting hosted by Wakefield Civic Society
Lecture, date and venue to be announced later
Potwallopers: the story of Britain’s first secret ballot, Pontefract 1872.
John Whitaker, Wakefield Museums Curatorial and Collections Officer
AGM and Members’ Evening
An opportunity to have a say in the running of the Society, and then to hear what some of our members have been researching.
10 April 2019
The timber-framed buildings of Wakefield
Peter Brears, Historic Houses Consultant and local historian