Wakefield Historical Society welcomes all those with an interest in history both on a local level and more widely. We aim to promote knowledge of the area's past and raise awareness of local heritage.
We offer a programme of winter lectures and summer excursions, provide talks and organise conferences. Members receive a monthly e-newsletter, a quarterly newsletter and a Society Journal containing original research. Activities for members include participating in themed projects and historical research.
The Lecture Pogramme for 2018-2019 is now available. The next lecture is on 10th October at the Elizabethan Gallery, Brook Street (please note new venue):Beneath the Big Top: celebrating 250 years of the circus
by Steve Ward, author, advisor on educational circus matters and director of international youth circus festivals.
The excursion to Rochdale on the 9th August, the study group walk along Westgate on 14th August and the visit to Leeds Discovery Centre are described on the Recent Events page.
Information recently added to the News page:
Lecture at Leeds City Museum, 29 September, Ancient DNA and the Beaker Phenomenon
Opportunity to volunteer at Brodsworth Hall
Book review of 'Beside the Seaside' by John Heywood
Event at University of Leeds, 29 September: New Approaches to the North: A Colloquium in Memory of Gordon Forster
Symposium on James Paine, Cusworth Hall, October 4th