History, hystery, heritage: happenings in June

Several interesting happenings have come to my attention, all taking place this month, and deserving a mention. All may be of interest to readers of this site, I hope so. At the time of writing all had tickets available. And they’re all free events.

The Landscape History of Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows

Tuesday 16 June 2015, 6:30 pm
At Rawcliffe Meadows (northern end)
Free (donations welcome), booking required


I’ve often gone a-wandering on Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows, and admired the work of the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows — see this earlier page for more information on their work and the site’s recent history. On 16 June Martin Hammond will be leading a walk looking at the landscape history of the Ings and Meadows. There’s more information on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows website. Booking is required, the event is free, but donations are welcome.

Professor Herring’s Natural Hystery

Sunday 14 June 2015, 2.00pm to 3.00pm; 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Start and finish: Museum Gardens
Free (booking required)

A tweet a few weeks ago alerted me to this event. It included mention of this website you’re reading, which was nice. I think many readers may find it interesting. It also sounds like good fun. It’s one of a wide range of events taking place as part of the York Festival of Ideas, and there’s more information on the event, and how to book, on this link.

What has heritage ever done for us?

20 June 2015, 1.30 – 4.30pm
Friargate Meeting House
Free (booking required)


Posing the question ‘What has heritage ever done for us? (…and what would we like heritage to do for York?)’ this event will present and discuss visions for the future of York’s heritage, from a wide range of viewpoints. Part of the ‘How should decisions about heritage be made?’ project (which has previously tackled the controversial issue of York’s most hated (and no, it’s not listed) building, Stonebow House).

Free, but booking is required. More information on the Living with History website.

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