Ripon & District

Events

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Feb 24th Monthly Speaker Meeting

Ripon Spa Hotel, 2pm

The First Marquis of Ripon
Speaker: Richard Taylor, Chair of Ripon Museums Trust

Richard is Chair of the Ripon Museums Trust, a role which he says has been a great privilege and source of pleasure. It allows him to continue his interest in the heritage where he worked professionally in historic environment management for over 30 years most recently as the conservation team leader at Leeds City Council.

As a chartered town planner specialising in built environment conservation he previously had experience of regeneration as the Ripon Project Officer for the former national charity, the Civic Trust. Since taking early retirement in 2010 Richard continues active involvement in local affairs as Vice-Chair of Ripon Civic Society and has been part of the team to devise and promote the Ripon City Plan. Following its approval he is keen to see the Plan delivering real benefits to the city.

In the brief spare time left over he enjoys singing in Ripon Choral Society, exploring his native Yorkshire and beyond and admits to an addiction to cryptic crosswords and Radio 4.


All welcome
Mon Mar 23rd Monthly Speaker Meeting

Ripon Spa Hotel, 2pm

SCANDAL, SPITE AND SHUTTLECOCKS - Wentworth Woodhouse
Speaker: David Winpenny

David lives in Ripon and is a Vice-President and former Chairman of Ripon Civic Society. He is the author of ‘Secret Ripon’ (published by Amberley Books) and of several books for the Automobile Association, including the Leisure Guide to Northumbria and Hadrian’s Wall’ and ’50 Walks in North Yorkshire’.

All welcome
Mon Apr 27th Monthly Speaker Meeting


Ripon Spa Hotel, 2pm


Elizabeth Feodorovna - Princess, Saint and Martyr
Speaker: Reverend Ruth Newton

Ruth is the Priest-in-charge at St Johns, Sharow. She is also a freelance Trainer and Lecturer, and a Trustee of the Church of England.
Mon May 25th A.G.M. and Monthly Speaker Meeting

Ripon Spa Hotel, 2pm

Our speaker this month is Dean John, of Ripon Cathedral.
Mon Jun 22nd Monthly Speaker Meeting

Ripon Spa Hotel, 2pm


Our speaker this month will be Dr. David Allen, who will speak on the subject of 'The Georgian Tea Party'.
Mon Jul 27th Monthly Speaker Meeting

Ripon Spa Hotel, 2pm


Our speaker this month will be Barbara Dickson, who will speak about her experiences as a Registrar.

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