Events

West Yorkshire Archive Service run a wide range of events and activities across all five offices in West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

For the most up-to-date list of our bookable events please visit our Eventbrite page.  As we are adding new dates all the time, please be sure to bookmark this page and regularly check for new events.

Book events

Looking for a unique present?

£12, £15, £20 & £50 gift vouchers are available for our events programme, including
• Archive Skills Sessions & History Wardrobe £12
• Archive Surgery Appointments £15
• Conservation Two Day Workshops £50
• A Bespoke Experience Day with Conservation £120
Available to purchase at the West Yorkshire
History Centre

Palaeography - Reading old handwriting

Monday 30 March 2020 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
A beginners workshop on reading handwriting from the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

Conserving Anne's Diaries

Monday 6 April 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Hear about the conservation and preservation of the famous Anne Lister diaries by West Yorkshire Archive Service conservation team

Conserving Anne's Diaries

Tuesday 7 April 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Hear about the conservation and preservation of the famous Anne Lister diaries by West Yorkshire Archive Service conservation team

Palaeography - Reading old handwriting (WYAS Leeds)

Friday 17 April 2020 (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
A beginners workshop exploring seventeenth and eighteenth century handwriting.

Exploring the John Goodchild collection

Wednesday 20 May 2020 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Drop-in and explore some exciting discoveries from the fantastic John Goodchild collection, a treasure trove of local heritage collected over the lifetime of this eminent local historian.

Our criminal ancestors

Tuesday 16 June 2020 (10:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
A hands-on workshop using archive collections to explore local and regional resources relating to police, prisons, crime and punishment.
A one day introduction to bookbinding with leading local expert Philip Winskill from York Bookbinding. Suitable for beginners of those wishing to refresh their skills. Tuesday 23rd June.
Join Archivist Robert Clegg for a talk about the fascinating Ramsden family archive and explore the collection up close.

Copyright - it's complicated!

Monday 13 July 2020 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
A lighthearted introduction to the joys of copyright.
An fascinating insight into the stories held within the Leeds General Infirmary Ledgers and life in a Victorian hospital