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Reading Old Handwriting

Reading Old Handwriting

Join Explore's Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman, for this introductory palaeography course. Aimed at complete beginners, this day course will use documents from the archives to explore handwriting styles from the 16th to the 18th centuries. We'll look at Secretary and Italic hands, common issues with transcribing documents and a variety of different types of archival sources. The session will allow for plenty of opportunities for hands-on practice and includes take-home materials.

Date: 27 July 2019
Day: Saturday
Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: York Explore Library
Tutor: Laura Yeoman
Cost: £38 per person


  • 27/07/2019
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • York Explore

History Wardrobe presents....Ready for Action!

History Wardrobe presents...Ready for Action!

What would you wear to war? Join award-winning author Lucy Adlington to explore the stirring stories behind her new history book Women's Lives and Clothes in World War Two - a unique insight into the experiences of women worldwide in the 1940s.

Date: 3 December 2019
Day: Tuesday
Times: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: The Centre @ Burnholme
Tutor: Lucy Adlington
Cost: £7


  • 03/12/2019
  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • Tang Hall Explore Library

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Finding the Words with Mike Farren, Moira Garland and Hannah Stone

Finding the Words with Mike Farren, Moira Garland and Hannah Stone

Finding the Words is a relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening featuring established and emerging poets from Yorkshire and beyond.

Date: 25 July

Day: Thursday

Times: 18:45 - 19:45

Venue: York Explore Library

Cost: £3, or £2 with a YorkCard


  • 25/07/2019
  • 18:45 - 19:45
  • York Explore Library

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Caring for old photographs

Caring for old photographs - Autumn 2019

Do you have family photographs, negatives or slides hidden away in your home? Are you concerned about their condition, or unsure what to do with them? Join Explore's Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman, to learn more about what causes photographic materials to deteriorate over time, and the best ways to care for them at home. 


Date: 19th October 2019
Day: Saturday
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: York Explore Library Learning Centre (Marriott Room)
Tutor: Laura Yeoman
Cost: £18 per person



  • 19/10/2019
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • York Explore

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