Come join us for a guided walk and change your perceptions of York’s history. The York Science Trails Group aims to highlight the city’s important and interesting scientific people and locations: from Alcuin, anemometers and atomic science to bears, botany and zoos.
Find out why York’s history is far bigger than Vikings, Romans, royalty and religion. Hear about:
the Archbishop’s son who changed the course of British science
York’s hyena and the museum it led to
an escaped bear in York Museum Gardens and his journey by stage-coach to London
volcanoes and York scientists’ close escapes
political wranglings in York Medical Society
cholera, death and disease
the two Thomas Laycocks and Gate Helmsley asylum
a deaf astronomer who discovered flashing stars at the age of 20
Tukes, Rowntrees, health and social science
York’s young female student who became a Nobel prizewinning astronomer
the Botanist from Bootham who ended up in charge of Kew Gardens
George Stubbs the artist at York County Hospital.
This event is aimed at adults and interested children aged over ten years old, but all children are welcome.
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This event is part of the Exploring York festival theme. Also in this theme: