Fresh from her fabulous talk last year, where Pamela described how she funded her PhD by writing a (highly succesful) series of Mills & Boon books, join us at the Hall for an evening where we learn about the other side of Pamela's life - her career as a writer of historical novels. Always wanted to write a book? Here's your chance to ask the expert!
Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus: these are the Bloodlands, between empires, between dictators, that suffered the worst horrors of the European 20th century and are now deep in the horrors of the 21st. Lucy Beckett has written two novels set in and around this tragic part of Europe, and has for years studied its history. Join her for a talk on this tragically-relevant history. At least £10 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Join us at the Hall for an evening amongst the splendor of Yorkshire's finest country houses with local fine arts lecturer and travel guide Nicholas Merchant - from the grand to the grandiose, and everything in between.
Join us online as writer Adrian Tinniswood takes us on a journey that begins as the sun set slowly on the British Empire in the years after the Second World War, and the nation's stately homes were in crisis. Tottering under the weight of rising taxes and a growing sense that they had no place in twentieth-century Britain, hundreds of ancestral piles were dismantled and demolished. Surprisingly, many of these great houses survived, as dukes and duchesses clung desperately to their ancestral seats and tenants' balls gave way to rock concerts, safari parks and day trippers. Adrian promises to take us on a lively tour of these crumbling halls of power, as a rakish, raffish, aristocratic Swinging London collided with traditional rural values - an afternoon not to be missed.
Join us online with Yorkshire writer and Country House expert Charlotte Furness as she brings vividly to life the remarkable stories of three extraordinary female figures: LadyHarriet Leveson-Gower, Lady Mary Isham and Lady Elizabeth Manners. "These are not the stories of 'seen and not heard' women, these are incredible women who endured tremendous tragedy and worked alongside their husbands to create a legacy that we are still benefiting from today". Join us to find out more.
From the Lindisfarne Gospels to the Luttrell Psalter, Medieval Britain - and northern England in particular - is responsible for the creation of some of the most beautiful literary masterpieces in the world. Join historian and University of York lecturer, Cristina Figueredo, as she explores the who, where why and how of these remarkable manuscripts. Lunch and refreshments included.
Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus; these are the Bloodlands - between empires, between dictators, that suffered the worst horrors of the European 20th century and are now deep in the horrors of the 21st. Lucy Beckett has written two novels set in and around this tragic part of Europe, and has for years studied its history.
100% of online ticket sales will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee, and so far we have raised over £700.