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Theme: Eoforwic: A celebration of Anglian York

There are few physical remains of Eoforwic – Anglian York – but it has a far-reaching legacy.

Experts will shed new light on latest discoveries which help to increase our understanding of this important period in the city’s past.

What's on

Sat
21
Jun

Worlds of Arthur

Historian Guy Halsall talks us through how we should re-imagine Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries, the time when the legendary King Arthur is supposed to have lived.

Sat
21
Jun

Eating and Drinking in Anglo-Saxon England

Come and hear from historian Debby Banham what the Anglo-Saxons ate and drank, and how we find out

Thu
19
Jun

Beer and Beowulf: An Evening of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Come and join us in the beorsele or beer-hall of the Duke of York pub, to listen to some Anglo-Saxon poetry and drink some ‘Eoforwic Ale’, a beer brewed specially for the Festival of Ideas by Leeds Brewery

Thu
19
Jun

Viking Town Planning: Order from chaos

An illustrated talk on the Hungate dig showing the archaeological evidence that it provided for the extent and layout of the Viking city of Jorvik

Wed
18
Jun

Eoforwic to Jorvik: Understanding Anglian and Viking Age urban development at York from the 8th-10th centuries AD

Join YAT Project Development Officer Mark Whyman as he considers what the evidence tells us about differences are there in the location, layout and form of Anglian and Viking-Age settlement at York.

Tue
17
Jun

The Enigma of the Escrick Ring

Join Leslie Webster of the British Museum as she explores the exotic origins and significance of the Escrick ring, who might have owned it, and how it might have come to be lost in the hinterland of York

Tue
17
Jun

Shedding New Light on Early Medieval Settlement in the Yorkshire Dales

Found out how current archaeological work around Ingleborough is shedding new light on the chronology of early-medieval settlement in the Yorkshire Dales

Tue
17
Jun

Exploring Eoforwic

A special curator-led look at the displays of the Yorkshire Museum, and some of the special artefacts in the museum collections, exploring what they reveal about the city of Eoforwic (Anglian York).

Fri
13
Jun

York’s Roman Cemeteries: Bringing order to the Roman dead

Hear from York Archaeological Trust archaeologist, Kurt Hunter-Mann, what the amazing ‘gladiator’ burials at Driffield Terrace can tell us about Roman attitudes to death and the afterlife.

Sat
7
Jun

Eoforwic: Anglian Fishergate and Pre-Viking York

Join us for a day of talks set in Fishergate – on the site of Eoforwic, York’s Anglian trading and manufacturing centre at the time of Alcuin.

Throughout the Festival

The Fulford Tapestry

Monday 12 - Sunday 22 June 2014

An opportunity to see the Fulford Tapestry, created by volunteers to mark the Battle of Fulford outside York in 1066