Recent and upcoming events

The Consortium is involved in a number of local, regional and national activities. The major event is the Annual General Meeting, usually held in May or June, at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in Fossgate, York. It is held in partnership with the York Civic Trust and has three components:

  • The formal business meeting;
  • The award of bursaries to apprentices and to professional crafts persons and conservators to advance their skills;
  • The John Shannon Lecture in memory of a former Chairman of the Civic Trust who did so much to protect and conserve York’s built heritage.

Other activities include:

  • Participating in the annual Wild about Wood week-end in September at the Castle Howard Arboretum
  • Annual meeting with students attending the MA in Conservation Studies at the University of York;
  • Representing the Consortium at the York College Construction Awards Ceremony in March when a bursary prize, funded by the York Consortium, is given to a trainee;
  • Occasional outings to view interesting conservation projects;
  • Visits to practitioners’ workshops;
  • Attending craft-based events in the region.

News Highlights

2017 John Shannon Memorial Lecture Date Announced!

This year's lecture will be taking place on the evening of 27th of June at the Merchant Adventurers Hall.  Further details to follow, but please mark your diaries!

2016 AGM and John Shannon Lecture

The Annual General Meeting of the Consortium, to be chaired by our President Dr Peter Addyman, will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday the 28th of June, 2016.  We are fortunate once again to be allowed by the Governor and Company of the Merchant Adventurers the use of their magnificent Hall for the event. 

The John Shannon Conservation Lecture is given this year by Glenn Young, Managing Director of the Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd and YCCC Committee member, whose subject will be “Ensuring a Legacy of Traditional Skills”.