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Yorkshire Heritage Symposium

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Part of the Yorkshire Heritage Summit weekend of events, the Symposium is a full day of presentations, debate and open discussion on a range of issues and projects related to the local and wider Yorkshire. Panel discussions closing both the morning and afternoon sessions will allow delegates to put their questions to experts and speakers.

Also included in a packed day is the presentation of the Harry Gration History Prize to the winners of this prestigious history research and essay writing competition, sponsored by University of Huddersfield.

This event runs alongside the free to enter Yorkshire Heritage Exhibition, with 50 organisations and their work to promote and protect Yorkshire’s heritage on display. And outside, all day, there will be a fantastic farmers market. All combine to make this a not-to-be-missed event for anyone interested in Yorkshire’s heritage and culture, in one of its most important and historical cities.


Our venue is the Chancel of Hull Minster. An amazing location for such an important and entertaining event.



 Introduction – Paul Cartwright and Alasdair Hutson(Housekeeping etc)

 Welcome to Hull – Cllr Kalvin Neal – Lord Mayor and Admiral of the Humber, Kingston Upon Hull, Hull City Council

Yorkshire Heritage Guardians – Colin Speakman

Heritage at the Heart of Physical Regeneration – Alex Codd, Assistant Director Economic Development & Regeneration, Hull City Council

Yorkshire’s Maritime City – Celebrating and Protecting Hull’s Heritage – Gill Osgerby, Programme Director, Hull Maritime, Hull City Council

Questions and panel discussion – Chaired by Paul Cartwright & speakers

Lunch Break & Networking (90 mins) – Plenty of time to enjoy the exhibtion and one of the many eateries in the area


Harry Gration History Prize – Presented by Professor Tim Thornton, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Huddersfield

Theme: Celebrating the unique landscape and cultural heritage of East Yorkshire            

Welcome – Colin Speakman

An introduction to the Distinctive Culture and Heritage of East Yorkshire – Dr David Neave, East Riding Historian

The Geology of East Yorkshire – Dr Mike Horne, Honorary Fellow in Geology, Hull University; Honorary General Secretary of Hull Geological Society

The Chalkshire Project in East Yorkshire – Jon Traill, Landscapes Manager, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

A Vision for the Proposed UNESCO Geopark for East Yorkshire – Paul Thornley, Acting Project Manager East Yorkshire Geopark

Questions and panel discussion – Chaired by Colin Speakman

End of event


There are a limited number of tickets, available on a first-come-first-served basis. Just £10 pp with free access to the Exhibition and Farmers’ Market running at the same time.



May 11
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Yorkshire Society


Hull Minster
Hull, HU1 1RR + Google Map

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