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Forthcoming events 2024

Local events of interest to our members and friends


Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2024

The Third Yorkshire Heritage Summit

Hosted by the Yorkshire Society in Hull Minster. Including an exhibition of heritage organisations, a symposium with key note speakers and the awarding of the prestigious Harry Gration Yorkshire History Prize, plus a number of heritage events organised by Hull Civic Society and local heritage organisations. The Yorkshire Branch of the Richard III Society will be attending.


Monday 1st to Thursday 4th July 2024

International Medieval Congress

As the largest academic conference of its kind in Europe, the IMC regularly attracts more than 2,700 medievalists from all over the world, also hosting a wide variety of concerts, exhibitions, and excursions, which are open to delegates and the public alike.

Follow the link below for more information

IMC 2024


Saturday 6th July 2024

Middleham Festival

A programme of illustrated lectures by invited guest speakers at the church of St. Mary & St. Alkelda Middleham

11.00am: 'Richard, the Northern King' by Graham Mitchell (Secretary Yorkshire Branch Richard III Society)

1.00pm: 'The Princes in the Tower – Solving History’s Greatest Cold Case' by Philippa Langley MBE

2.00pm: 'John Evans, the Missing Princes & the Coldridge connection' by John Dike (Lead Investigator TMPP Coldridge)

3.00pm: Questions & book signing.

Each lecture lasts one hour. Entry to the church is free but donations will be appreciated


Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th July 2024

u3a Festival 24 at York University

University of the Third Age (u3a) members will be running a wide variety of activities - talks, sporting events, musical entertainment and workshops. Branch Secretary Graham Mitchell and Branch Editor Dr Alison Harrop will be presenting talks on Friday 19th July. Full Festival details on the u3a website


Saturday 14th September 2024

Branch Annual General Meeting

1.30 pm at St Bede's Pastoral Centre Blossom Street York (next door to The Bar Convent)

3.00 pm Guest Speaker former Branch Chair Angela Moreton “"Richard III before Shakespeare”

Please book your place at the AGM and/or lecture by emailing or telephoning Branch Secretary Graham Mitchell.

Luncheon is recommended at The Bar Convent restaurant. Tel (01904) 464910 to reserve a place.