Heritage and hardship: A walking tour of modern York

York has always been more than just Vikings and Romans. Join Oliver Betts, a research fellow at the National Railway Museum, as he explores the fascinating history of the city. Learn how 19th-century York was at the heart of the financial double-dealing during Victorian England’s ‘railway mania’; hear how the Rowntree family used York as a laboratory for understanding poverty at the start of the 20th century; and discover how a city with almost 2,000 years of history under its feet has balanced its historic past with the modern needs of its population.

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Date: Friday 19 October

Time: 2pm­–3pm

Meeting point: Main entrance to King's Manor (post code: YO1 7EP)

Price: £10 (includes special edition magazine)

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Understanding York: A history walking tour

Vibrant and dynamic, York has been a historical nexus for centuries. This tour – led by PhD student Sophie Vohra – will show you a three-dimensional history of the city, from the surviving fortifications of Roman Eboracum (a city in the province of Britannia) and the remnants of Anglo-Saxon and Viking settlements, through to the modern city. York has witnessed it all: scholars and martyrs; coiners and clergymen; immigrants and chocolatiers; emperors and suffragettes – and each in turn have left their mark on the city.

Date: Friday 19 October

Time: 3.30pm–4.30pm

Meeting point: Main entrance to King's Manor (post code: YO1 7EP)

Price: £10 (includes special edition magazine)

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