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Returning visitors will notice that we have a new slideshow featuring the Doncaster home of the famous St Leger Stakes, the final classic of the flat racing season run annually in September.   Established in 1776 it is also the longest and oldest, though it acquired its current name a year or so later at the suggestion of the Marquess of Rockingham, in honour of its founder Anthony St Leger.  More information

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News and Upcoming Events

Free archaeology short courses for adults: Session 3 Building Recording

These free workshops are a great opportunity to learn from Wessex archaeologists about professional methodologies and research practices used within archaeology.  In this course we will be undertaking an introduction to the archaeology of...

Friday 22 June 2018


Roman skull stolen

North Yorkshire Police are investigating the theft of a skull dating back to Roman times from an archaeological dig in Malton. More here.

Wednesday 20 June 2018


Historical Metallurgy Society Research in Progress Meeting - York

Historical Metallurgy Society Research in Progress Meeting Tuesday 6th November 2018 Huntington Room, Kings Manor, York The Historical Metallurgy Society is holding its Research in Progress meeting in York this time, courtesy of...

Sunday 17 June 2018


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President's Blog

Prof. Peter Sawyer

We've just heard news of the death of Peter Sawyer, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, at the age of 90.  Peter joined Leeds University School of History in 1964, and was promoted to a chair six years...

Monday 09 July 2018


Appeal for help - Cavendish letters

Can anyone help with this? Prof. Jim Fitzmaurice of the School of English, University of Sheffield, is looking for any surviving correspondence involving servants of Margaret and William Cavendish of Welbeck Abbey...

Sunday 01 July 2018


Calderdale Industrial Museum: a date to save

Calderdale Industrial Museum is a flagship for voluntary enterprise. After years (a decade?) of closure, Calderdale council handed it over to the CIMA trust. The museum has since been extensively refurbished and has now reopened, weekends...

Thursday 21 June 2018


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