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Forthcoming events 2023

Local events of interest to our members and friends


Sunday 25th June 2023

Lecture - “Richard, the Northern King”

In the Chantry Chapel, Wakefield Old Bridge, Graham Mitchell will be giving an illustrated lecture on Richard’s role in the North. This event is kindly hosted by the Friends of the Chantry Chapel; please inform richard.atkinson@events-central.org if you would like to attend.


Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2023

Middleham Festival

Amicorum will be attending again with their mediaeval stalls and displays. The Yorkshire Branch will attend with a stall, together with several Ricardian authors.

Branch Treasurer Graham Mitchell will give his “Richard, the Northern King” illustrated lecture in The Key Centre in Middleham at 2.00 pm on Saturday 1st July.

The lecture examines Richard's family background and training, the twin crimes of Usurpation and Infanticide of which he is unjustly accused, what may have happened to his nephews, and finally, the real Richard and his legacy. Entry is free but donations will be requested.


Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th July 2023

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 2023


Saturday 23rd September 2023

AGM and lecture

At 1.30 pm at The Bar Convent 17 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ, near Micklegate Bar, five minutes' walk from York Station. The Bar Convent has an attractive cafe where lunch may be taken from 12 noon. Members are advised to ring (01904) 464910 to reserve a table for lunch. Tea/coffee may be bought individually by Members from the cafe and taken in to the lecture room.

The speaker following the AGM will be Dr Kate Giles from the University of York, whose recently-published The Wall Paintings of Pickering Church reveals one of Yorkshire’s hidden artistic treasures. The paintings have been re-dated to 1470 and are regarded as one of the most complete set of wall paintings of this period.

PLEASE inform Treasurer Graham Mitchell via the contact form or on (01535) 645454 if you plan to attend.


Saturday 2nd December 2023

Presentation “The Missing Princes Project”

A presentational update on The Missing Princes Project given by Philippa Langley MBE, hosted by the Yorkshire Branch in The Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, with support from The Richard III Society. We hope that further details will be available in the September issue of the Ricardian Bulletin.