Lecture Programme

Our lecture meetings will resume on 11th September 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. We meet in the Old Restaurant at Wakefield Town Hall

For a resumé of lectures 2018-2019 see: lecture notes 2018-2019
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

11 September 2019
Wednesday 7.30pm
Old Restaurant, Town Hall

Struggle and Suffrage in WakefieldWomen’s Lives and the Fight for Equality
by Gaynor Haliday, author and proofreader

9 October 2019
Wednesday 7.30pm
Old Restaurant, Town Hall

Barrows, Beakers and Blue Streak Missiles:Archaeology on the MOD Estate
by Phil Abramson, archaeological advisor for the MOD covering the North of England, Sotland and Cyprus

13 November 2019
Wednesday 7.30pm
Old Restaurant, Town Hall

Civilian and military prisoners of Lofthouse Park Camp near Wakefield, 1914-1919 
by Claudia Sternberg, project leader of ‘Legacies of War and lecturer and at University of Leeds

11 December 2019
Wednesday 7.30pm
Old Restaurant, Town Hall

The Borough Waits and Their Music
by Leeds Waits, official civic musicians

8 January 2020
Wednesday 7.30pm
Old Restaurant, Town Hall

The timber-framed buildings of Wakefield 
by Peter BrearsHistoric Houses Consultant and local historian
This is a joint talk with Wakefield Civic Society

12 February 2020
Wednesday 7.30pm
Old Restaurant, Town Hall

William the Conqueror & the Harrying of the North, 1069-70 
by Gillian WatersEducator and Historical Consultant, Coordinator of CBA Festival of Archaeology

11 March 2020
Wednesday 7.30pm
Old Restaurant, Town Hall

AGM and Members’ Evening
An opportunity to have a say in the running of the Society, followed by talks by three members of the Westgate Research Group about their research.

Cancelled due to Coronavirus
8 April 2020

Wednesday 7.30pm
Old Restaurant, Town Hall

John Brearley: an eighteenth-century textiles worker’s view of Wakefield 
by David Scriven

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