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Annual Lecture Programme

Every year the Society offers a series of lectures throughout the autumn, winter & spring. These cover a range of historical and archaeological topics, mainly of local interest but also including national and international subjects. The lecture meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7:30pm in the Salvation Army Hall, Alma Parade, Scarborough  YO11 1SJ.  There is a small entrance fee of £3 to non-members.  For the Hall's location see here.
2023 - 2024 Programme

2nd October, The Coal Black Sea - Winston Churchill and the worst naval catastrophe of the First World War, Stuart Heaver

16th October, Blood from a Stone: Lipids, Pottery and Science in the Northern European Mesolithic, Andrew Langley

30th October, Artefacts and activities of the Scarborough Martime Heritage Centre, Mark Vesey

13th November, Medicine in World War One, Andrew Volans

27th November, North York Moors Association and The North York Moors - Their History, Raymond Clarke

11th December, Attempts to extend the Scarborough Season, Keith Johnston

9th January, The Battle of the Braes and the Isle of Skye crofters' revolt 1882, Stewart MacDonald

22nd January, Ancient Monument Conservation in the North of England - York Bar Walls and Beyond, Stephen Gandolfi

5th February, Members Evening

19th February, A Yorkshire Year: 365 Days of Folkore, Customs and Traditions, Catherine Warr

4th March, Local churches in the Anglo-Norman Landscape, Aleksandra McClain

18th March, A celebration of the work of local historian Dr. Jack Binns, Various speakers

8th April, AGM

22nd April, When the American War of Independence came to the Yorkshire Coast, KIm and James Hodgson



Getting to Lectures and Events
As a charity the Society tries to ensure its activities are accessible to all and we also wish to encourage ‘green’ transport. Many of our activities take place in the town and are readily accessible on foot, by cycle or by public transport.  Car sharing allows those without a vehicle to take part and lessens the impact of the car. If you are able to offer a place in your car or if you require a lift please contact us.  Where an out of town venue is accessible by public transport details will be listed.
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