All talks take place on Wednesdays 7.30pm for 8.00pm
in the Lecture Room of the York Medical Society
at 23 Stonegate, York.
9th October 2019
N.B. Change to advertised programme.
Professor Derek Pearsall (University of York and Harvard University)
ENGLISH MONASTIC LIBRARIES
13 November 2019
LIBRARIES IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR AND INTERREGNUM
The fate of important libraries in the Civil War must be a matter of concern to all bibliophiles. Cathedral libraries, college libraries, country house libraries and gentlemen’s libraries were all at risk in a time of widespread disorder. Here is an account of the fortunes and misfortunes of some significant collections in those perilous years. Richard Foster is Fellows’ Librarian and Keeper of Collections at Winchester College.
11 December 2019
ON THIN ICE?
In summer 2017, two academics had a bright idea to establish a working letterpress printshop in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. Learn about our trials and tribulations as we get to grips with the business of setting up a The Thin Ice Press and find out about our publications to date, and our future plans. Professor Helen Smith is Head of the Department of English at the University of York.
22 January 2020
THE WINTER DINNER
The Dean Court Hotel, York (7.00PM)
12 February 2020
Hannah Thomas and Maureen Pickman
REDISCOVERING THE BAR CONVENT LIBRARY
A revelation of the long-established, richly stocked but relatively little known library at the Bar Convent in York. Hannah Thomas is a Special Collections Manager at the Bar Convent; Maureen Pickman is a doctorial candidate at the University of York.
11 March 2020
MASTER JOHN HALL, PHYSICIAN; A CASE-BOOK FROM SHAKESPEARE’S STRATFORD
An exploration of the professional activities of Shakespeare’s son-in-law; based on a recent book on the subject. The Revd. Dr Paul Edmondson is Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
MEMBERS’ EVENING AND SUMMER PARTY
17th June 2020: Medical Society Rooms, Stonegate York. (7.00pm)