How the Society works

The Society is a charity run by an elected Management Board who are its Trustees.

The Society’s Council, which includes representatives of affiliated organisations as well as elected members of the Society itself, has an advisory role.

Standing committees also play an important role in managing finance, publications, and promotional activities, and a further long-established committee has oversight of YAHS Record Series publications.

Special interest sections of the Society organise lectures, excursions and projects, and issue their own newsletters. Other project work is also carried out by ad-hoc task groups, whilst individual officers take ongoing responsibility for matters such as the organisation of volunteers, excursions, or liaison with the partner organisations.

The Society’s archives and rare or early books (published before 1850) and other printed materials, are now housed in the Special Collections department of the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.   More recent printed works are available on the main shelves of the Library.  For further information go to the Collections pages of this website.

Elected officers of the Society

The Society’s elected officers.  To send an email, click on the name:

Administrative office

The Society’s Registered Office in Leeds is not normally open to visitors.   If you have any enquiries about the Society please contact us by post, telephone or e-mail

Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society,
Suite 10E,
Joseph's Well,
Hanover Way,

Telephone 0113 245 7910