The slideshow

The St. Leger being over for another year, we now have a selection of slides provided by the Industrial History Section  More information

Suggestions for other themes are welcome, especially if accompanied by a few suitable images.  Contact the editor.


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Medieval Section Lectures 2018 - 2019

Unless otherwise shown, all lectures are held on Saturday afternoons starting at 2.00 pm in the Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD 13 October...

Tuesday 09 October 2018


Family History Section Lecture Programme 2018-19

Saturday Morning Lectures at the Swarthmore Education Centre Please note that all these lectures will take place on Saturday mornings on the dates listed and start at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise indicated. Lectures will take place at the...

Wednesday 08 August 2018


RAS Swaledale visit - directions

RAS visit to The Hagg, High Fremington - Saturday, July 14th, 2018 Directions and Parking   From Grinton follow the B6270 across the bridge. At the Bike Centre the road bends round to the left, immediately after which there is a right...

Saturday 23 June 2018


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President's Blog

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - new website launched

The new ODNB site is launched, with new entries. You can find it here, and Sir David Cannadine's introduction here. It's a subscriber service, though everyone should be able to access it free via their local...

Friday 27 April 2018


Consultation about North Yorkshire Archives

Kirsty sent me news of the consultation about North Yorkshire Record Office. I urge members, especially those of us who use and love archives, to respond to this. The online survey is here. Being a Grade A cynic, however, this made me jittery....

Sunday 22 April 2018


In memory of Gordon Forster

The University of Leeds along with the editors of Northern History, the journal so closely associated with Gordon, have announced their plans to commemorate his life's work. An obituary by Simon Green appears in the recent issue,...

Sunday 22 April 2018


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