York, long been associated with books, through printing, publishing and selling, makes a natural base for a society initiated by, and dedicated to those who love books. Meetings other than the New Year Supper will take place in the Lecture Room of the York Medical Society at 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW. The Society combines information and scholarship with entertainment and sociability.
Authors and illustrators, designers and publishers, booksellers and collecters feature in programmes of five winter lectures supplemented by summer visits to memorable libraries.
All who have an interest in books are welcome to join this active group of booklovers. Visitors may attend meetings on payment of a small charge.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
October 2016 – June 2017
All meetings will other than the New Year Supper will take place in the the Lecture Room of the York Medical Society, at 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW. They take place on Wednesdays and start at 8.00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.
THE PLEASURES OF CATALOGUING
(preceded by the AGM at 7.30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.
A DISCURSIVE SURVEY OF PRIVATE PRESS BOOKS FROM WILLIAM MORRIS TO THE PRESENT DAY
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.
SIR THOMAS HERBERT
- Wednesday 11 January 2017, 2017 – 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.
THE SECRETS OF EARLY PRINTED BOOKS: LORD BROTHERTON’S INCUNABULA REVEALED
- Rhiannon Lawrence Francis
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 7.00 for 7.30 p.m.
WINTER DINNER in The Dean Court Hotel, Duncombe Place, York YO1 7EF
(There will be no talk this year)
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.
THE VICISSITUDES OF WRITING BIOGRAPHY
- Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 7.00 p.m.